Spending time with your family on holidays or the weekends is always something to look forward to. Kids are simply too busy in school and parents can hardly peel themselves away from work during the week, which is why it is important to take breaks. So, when it’s time to look for adventures, food, and entertainment fit for everyone, come visit these attractions on the Gold Coast.
A few great family activities you must do on the Gold Coast
Burleigh Heads National Park
Kids can enjoy a scavenger hunt at the park. Scouring the place would give them great exercise and it is a fun way to learn about local wildlife such as water dragons, lizards, birds, and much more. Listen to the Yugambeh people as they talk about the history of the Gold Coast and Jellurgal (Burleigh Mountain). It will be a very enriching experience for both parents and kids.
Another great place for kids with a lot of energy is the Broadwater Parklands. Give them time off from electronic gadgets and let them play in the jumping pillow, run around in the giant playground or take a dip in the public pool. Visitors can grab a bite at nearby dining options.
Kids are always very curious and ask the most interesting questions. Take them to Sea World and it might just answer some of those. Watch Polar bears swim and enjoy world-class shows like one from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Get close to dolphins, seals, and penguins safely and learn more about marine life in a fun way.
Ice Age Mini Golf
If you want to introduce golf to your little ones, this would be a great place to start. Kids will enjoy an encounter with dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures made possible by a motion sensor technology as they go through the course. The glow in the dark zone also gives a one-of-a-kind experience. The venue is fully air-conditioned and there are nearby restaurants to keep everyone’s stomachs from rumbling.
Gold Coast City Art Gallery
For a more low-key and culturally enriching experience with the family, taking them to the city art gallery will be perfect. Kids get the chance to observe textures and colors and it might inspire them to be creative. The artistic works in the gallery are from local artists and you can show your support when you pop in.
Enjoy the Gelato
The award-winning The Gelato Shop in Broadbeach has charmed many with its delicious flavors over the years. They serve waffles, acai, smoothies, sundaes, dairy and sorbet gelatos. Treat the family to something frosty and sweet or choose from their healthy selection. Bring the whole gang over after a hot day.
Spend the night in the Gold Coast
If you find that a day is not enough to explore the city, you’ll love that there are lots of places to stay that are close to these attractions. Blue Sky Mermaid Beach offers family friendly accommodation within a resort complex at Turtle Beach. Mermaid Beach is already an attraction of its own and the resort features recreational facilities that can be enjoyed by the whole family.