School Holidays on the Gold Coast

18 August, 2017

School holidays on the Gold Coast

School holidays are the perfect time to plan a family beachside escape to the Gold Coast. With the warm weather and long days, you will find entertainment, dining and attractions to suit the young and young at heart! Australian school holidays fall between 16 September and 2 August, so join in the celebrations at Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise!

Kid’s Week

Surfers Paradise comes alive with FREE family-friendly entertainment from 23 to 29 September! Enjoy a fun-filled week, where you can meet the Minions from Despicable Me 3 or cuddle Australian wildlife at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary show. For entertainment times and locations, click here.

Catch a Wave and Soak up the Sun

Choose from several surfing schools on the Gold Coast that run private lessons and larger group sessions throughout the school holiday period. Lifeguards regularly patrol Surfers Paradise or Broadbeach, making it a safe choice for families. You can relax on the sand, soak up the beautiful sunshine and keep an eye on the kids in the water, all at the same time. It’s win-win for both the kids and the parents. For directions on the safest beaches, visit our friendly Concierge.

Experience Queensland’s Only Revolving Restaurant

Four Winds 360° Revolving Restaurant was recently nominated “Best Rooftop (Dining)” by MiGold Coast and voted number 7 for the “Gold Coast’s Best Buffets” by the Gold Coast Bulletin. The restaurant boasts sweeping ocean and hinterland views, which rotates as you dine on fresh seafood and Australian fusion cuisine! During these school holidays you can save with the “I Like Four Winds Offer.” Hurry, bookings are limited and offer ends soon. Reserve a table now.


Arcade Games Room

Calling the young and young at heart! Try your skills at Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise onsite Arcade Games Room. With all your favourites including skill testers, air hockey table and car arcade games, you will be entertained for hours. Open from 9am to 9pm daily during school holidays. For more information visit our friendly Concierge.

Night Markets 

Miami comes to life with food from all corners of the world with Miami Marketta, the Gold Coast’s original and unique street food market. Complete with a dessert hall, live music and hand crafted fashion items, this family orientated outdoor dining experience has to seat for 450 people all undercover. Speak with our friendly Concierge for more details.

Come Face to Face with Marine Life

Sea World Gold Coast offers an exciting day-trip for the whole family! Learn about your favourite marine life including dolphins, seals and penguins. Come face to face with a polar bear at Polar Bear Shores, test your fear factor with a thrill-ride or meet your favourite Nickelodeon characters. Sea World is a short 15 minute drive from Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise.

Perks for Mum & Dad

For a unique wine experience, Balthazar Wine & Dining is not to be missed! Be immersed in wine, as you sit at a long, marble table under a wine glass chandelier. Learn perfect food and wine matching techniques from the onsite sommelier. With tapas or set menu options available, you will be able to indulge your inner wine connoisseur! To arrange a sitter for the kids, please speak with our friendly Concierge.

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Family Friendly Accommodation on the Gold Coast

We’ve got you covered when it comes to family friendly accommodation on the Gold Coast. With interconnecting and twin rooms, and spacious self-contained apartments, we’ve got plenty of room to accommodate the entire family. We’ve even got the perfect package  to take care of everything you and your family would need during your stay. Enjoy the comforts of home with ensuite bathrooms with separate bath and shower, or indulge in the onsite facilities including lagoon pool, hot tub, day spa and 24-hour gym. Book now for the best deals.

Main photo credit: Surfers Paradise Alliance, Kid’s Week 2016