Night Activities for Families

by Jenny

What are the best night activities for families in Gold Coast?

I will be spending 4 nights in Gold Coast with 2 kids (11 and 13 yrs). I'll be bringing them to the theme parks in the day but I understand they close at 5pm.

What can I do in the Gold Coast after that?

There is so much to do in the Gold Coast at night that is suitable for kids and teenagers. You will find some suggestions below.

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Here are some suggestions:

  • The Australian Outback Spectacular Show is a dinner and show experience which is suitable for families. The show is a showcase of Australiana with horses and music and special effects. It is really worth a visit but needs to be booked in advance.

  • Take them to the latest dinner theatre show at Jupiters Casino in Broadbeach -

  • King Tutt's Putt Putt (also known as Crazy Golf or Mini Golf) in Surfers Paradise stays open till late it has both indoor and outdoor themed courses.

  • Timezone which is in Cavill Mall is open until late and has a mixture of video games, laser skirmish and lots of fun things to do. I probably wouldn't stay too late here as the older kids tend to move in as it gets later!

  • Bowling - there is Strike Bowling in Circle on Cavill in Surfers Paradse (though I would probably not go there too late either, because it is a bar as well). Surfers Paradise ten pin bowling is in the Mall next to Timezone. Or if you want to go to a good bowling alley try Ashmore Bowl, which we go to.

  • Adrenalin Parc in Surfers is open late, but as the night goes on it gets less family friendly in my opinion.
There are also places to do indoor rock climbing or iceskating.

I hope that gives you some ideas, if you have any more questions or want any more suggestions please leave a comment below or use the contact form to contact me directly.

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Jun 26, 2012
Budget Night Activities For Families
by: Annie

Hi Margaret,
It depends when you are visiting. If you are in Surfers during Surfers Paradise Festival, then there are free activities and entertainment on at different times. Surfers Paradise festival is on mid June to mid July. If you can let me know the time of year then I can make some other suggestions, but I will also keep my thinking cap on and see what I can come up with.

Jun 26, 2012
thanks so much but...
by: Margaret

I was looking for the exact same thing some night activities but my Mum Dad and I are on a bit of a tight budget. I want to plan the whole thing for them but I really want to have some night activities. We are going to do the 'King Tut's Put Put but I need something spectacular for the last day. $69.99 or 70 dollars a person is just way too much. I really wanted to go to the ild Night Life Adventure but it was just too expensive. Wondering of you could help?

from Margaret

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