Can you believe school holidays are HERE???!!!
Some parents love em...fill the car, hit the road, camp for a few nights and enjoy the great outdoors in the beautiful spring weather.
Others can't stand them! Yep you heard us! The nagging, the "I’m board", the sibling fights, the tears and the "omg when is this going to end"?!
But never fear! The Gold Coast has you covered!!!! This year sees the return of KIDS WEEK an awesome festival that takes place in Surfers Paradise and this year’s theme and focus is DINOSAURS! From the 29th to the 5th October this festival is jam packed with things for kids to do, beach sports, dance parties and yoga just to name a few. A live dinosaur experience allows you to meet and greet these amazing creatures up close and personal! watch out for the TREX! For more info head to http://www.surfersparadise.com/whats-on/annual-events/kids-week
Swell Sculpture Festival has also kicked off at Currumbin Beach. A great day out seeing the amazing artistic creations for the whole family. Checkout the sculptures, hit the beach and grab a bite to eat from one of the amazing places to each on the southern Gold Coast or pack your own picnic. This one is free and an awesome day out for all. More info http://www.swellsculpture.com.au/
Farm Yard Fun Day - 23 September, Broadwater Parklands. Milk cows, chase chickens and learn the ins and out of life on the farm.... oh and cute little baby animals to cuddle! What more could a kid want!
FREE TRAIN RIDES on the BROADWATER EXPRESS!!! 24th September- Broadwater Parklands, explore the park on a Choo Choo. With a fantastic water playground and a kids climbing playground, the ocean and eateries, again another great day out. Jump on one of the Glink Trams and then no stressing out to find a carpark, the kids will love it!
Science is taking over Pacific Fair Sunday the 24th-6th October ! Shopping and education, 2 peas in a pod. Help all over the centre, activities include GLOW IN THE DARK SLIME MAKING EXPERIMENTS!!!! For more info head to
WHHHHHHAT .... did someone say GIANT INFLATABLE MAZE????!!!!! 25th September, Broadwater Parklands...try to find your way out! More info http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/thegoldcoast/broadwater-parklands-events-29755.html
JEWEL International Kite Festival... Head to Surfers Paradise beach on the 30th September from 11 am till 7pm to witness the most spectacular array of kites flying high, the kids will LOVE it...maybe the parents too! More info https://kidsonthecoast.com.au/things-to-do/events/event/fetes-a-funfairs/jewel-international-kite-festival
Did someone say unicorn festival???? YEP they sure did! Held at Carrara Markets October 6th - 7th, we are talking, sparkles and glitter! Definitely not to be missed if you have a little (or big) one who loves the unicorns as much as we do!!! More info http://hellogoldcoast.com.au/event/unicorn-festival-carrara-markets/
So there you have it, no excuse for those kids to be bored! And remember Brisbane is a fun train ride away and an outstanding day out for the kids. The Queensland museum is showcasing SparkLab, and great science experience. Hit the museum, take a river walk and splash around Southbank, definitely a great day out!