School’s out – fun’s in across our city

21 September 2015

The countdown is over. School holidays are here and thousands of children across the Gold Coast are getting very excited.

Mayor Tom Tate said the City had created a school holiday program.

“It offers hundreds of activities right across the city, many of which are free or low cost. It’s a great opportunity for Gold Coast kids to get active and the perfect excuse for families to get out and enjoy our beautiful city throughout the spring holiday period," Cr Tate said.

Some of the fun, free events and activities in our parks, libraries and community venues are:

  • learn how to care for your pets by getting up close to some live animals at branch libraries
  • run away and join the Have a go Circus. Learn juggling, hula hoop, flower sticks, spinning plates, clowning around and poi
  • join Sparky Do Dah for outdoor play and connecting kids to nature through activities and games
  • bring your family, bring your friends and bring your pet to the Gold Coast Pet and Animal Expo on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September from 9am to 3pm at Varsity Lakes
  • impress your family and friends with marvellous magic tricks by joining the Magic Club at the Upper Coomera Library
  • celebrate our city at Celebrate Gold Coast on Sunday 27 September from 10am to 4pm
    at Country Paradise Parklands, Nerang.

There are some great happenings at Broadwater Parklands during the school holidays, so grab the family and join in these awesome events:

  • Wheelie Big Day, (today) Saturday 19 September, 10am to 2pm on the Great Lawn - pedal cars, mini-jeeps, train rides, slot car racing, car displays, fire trucks, and much more
  • Food Truck Friday, 25 September, 5pm to 8:30pm at the Broadwater Parklands adjacent to the Aquatic Centre – fire up your tastebuds with cuisine from around the world
  • Farmyard Fun Day, Sunday 27 September, 10am to 3pm  on the Great Lawn – pig racing, sheep shearing, lamb bottle feeding, pony rides and cow milking.

Check out the full school holiday program at: holiday activities parklands


School’s out – fun’s in across our city photo