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Bring the kids: Family time in Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise has fun for everyone. There’s enough adventure for any thrill seeker, plenty of nightlife for the party lover, but best of all, it’s one of Australia's best family holiday destinations. Between the world’s largest Timezone, stunning beaches and family-friendly dining options, here’s why you should plan your next family holiday to Surfers Paradise.

Go wild at Timezone

Load up a Powercard and let the kids go wild for a day they’ll never forget at the world’s largest Timezone in the heart of Surfers Paradise. From glow-in-the-dark golf to a laser tag arena, to bumper cars and mini bowling – it would be hard to be bored while exploring Timezone! There are more than 300 games and attractions to keep kids – and adults – entertained for hours.

Bowl into the flames

There’s no better place to let the good times roll than Zone Bowling. Take the family for some not-so-old-fashioned fun at this buzzing, vibrant bowling alley. There are 12 interactive lanes to choose from, plus a cafe and bar to keep everyone fed.

Feed a dinosaur

Is someone in the family dino-obsessed? Take them to meet real-size dinosaurs at Holoverse Dinosaur World. Made out of light, kids can interact with 10 different creatures. Feed a Brontosaurus, fly with Pterodactyls, and dive beneath the ocean to face these Jurassic creatures. Sounds scary? All the dinosaurs are holograms made of lasers and light.

Get your hair braided or wrapped

For more than 21 years, the team at Surfers Paradise Hairwraps & Braiding have been styling beautiful mermaid braids, unicorn braids, cornrows and hair wraps. The team even did braids for the Aquaman movie when it was filming on the Gold Coast!

Eat all the sweets!

Being at the beach calls for ice-cream, so drop into Ben & Jerry’s for scoops dotted with pieces of biscuit, fudge and brownies, or try Royal Copenhagen for freshly toasted waffle cones. Stop for an Instagram moment at Krispy Kreme and snap a picture of the kids eating a classic glazed donut while sitting in a giant one, or give into that Nutella craving at Crepe Addict.

Take a family photo with the Surfers Paradise sign

You can’t have a family day in Surfers Paradise and not snap a photo with the iconic sign. Ask a passerby to capture the moment and cherish the memory for years to come.

Enjoy dinner out without the stress

Taking the kids out for dinner doesn’t have to be hard. For quick and simple dining, go for burgers at Grill’d or Hungry Jacks and Mexican street food at Guzman y Gomez. Sit down as a family at Salty’s on Cavill or Surfers Paradise Beer Garden for classic pub meals, for pizza and pasta try Love Italy or Charlie’s, or take older kids out for an interactive Korean barbecue experience at Shila.

Fun in the sun

Let’s not forget the beach! Down by the water families can frolic in the waves, rent boogie boards from Novotel Surfers Paradise or try a surf lesson. The best thing about any stay in Surfers is that you can park the car and forget it – everything is within easy walking distance.

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