How exciting you and the family are visiting the Gold Coast on your next holiday! We’ve got some great family friendly attractions, events and things to do in and around Surfers Paradise. Surfers Paradise is great for kids as there is so many activities to get involved in, plus of course the iconic Gold Coast beaches provide free family fun for everyone.
Here are some of our favourite activities that are not to be missed on your next holiday in Surfers Paradise.
The Gold Coast’s Build-A-Bear Workshop is a hit with all the little ones, choose from over 30 animals and then lovingly fill your new friends heart with wishes, add in the stuffing, give your new teddy a name and Birth Certificate and dress him or her in the latest fashions.
Open 9am – 9pm, 7 days a week.
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Paradise Centre, Cavill Ave Surfers Paradise
7D Cinema has been so popular in Surfers Paradise that they opened a second store! See a short film with a whole body experience, this Virtual Reality simulator has moving seats whilst wearing 3D glasses and takes you on an incredible ride. There are 10 movies to choose from for an 8 minute screening with state of the art simulator. Suitable for the whole family, walk in anytime between 9.30am-10pm and experience the thrill of 7D Cinema in Surfers Paradise
Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets are open every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night, with over 120 stalls you are bound to find treasure with quality fashion, jewellery, accessories, artworks, photography, beauty and home ware products. Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets at The Foreshore, 5pm-10pm.
SkyPoint Observation Deck and SkyPoint Climb is a popular destination for visitors to Surfers Paradise. SkyPoint Observation Deck is open to all ages where you can enjoy food and drinks from Seventy7 Café and Bar with incredible 360 degree views of the Gold Coast and beyond, take in the stunning beaches all the way out to the Gold Coast hinterland. SkyPoint Observation Deck is an 18+ venue on Friday and Saturday night after 8pm.
SkyPoint climb is an exhilarating adventure, take the 270m climb into the air for unsurpassed and breathtaking 360 degree open-air views from on top of the iconic Q1 Resort Building.
Don’t miss SkyPoint on the Gold Coast.
Some events during the winter Queensland school holidays include:
Titans v Dragons, 30 June 2017. Get in the sporting spirit and see the Gold Coast Titans v St George Illawarra Dragons for a Friday night of fun for footy fans, it’s round 17 of NRL Season. Don’t miss the action at CBUS Super Stadium, 30th June 2017
2017 Billabong Occy’s Grom Comp, 1-6 July. See up and coming surf legends do what they do best, with competitors from across Australia and International competitors this is an exciting event for man-on-man heats for 16 and Under Boys and Girls. Based at Duranbah (Coolangatta/Tweed Heads) catch the Billabong Occy's Grom Comp
VIVA Surfers Paradise 2017, 7 – 16 July 2017. This FREE festival kicks off just for the tale end of the Queensland school holidays, be dazzled by the days of yesteryear with rock’n’roll dancing, vintage car-lovers show, Elvis Tribute Concert and more. Catch all the fun at VIVA Surfers Paradise.
Want to go exploring the beaches, take a day trip south and stop in at any of the beaches along the way between Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta and you will know you have landed in paradise. Some of our favourites are Main Beach, Burleigh Heads, Currumbin and Kirra. Soak up some sun, go for a dip, get your wetty on and catch some waves, hire a paddle board or Kayak. There’s endless fun in the sun on the sunny Gold Coast. Happy holidays.
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