Welcome a summer of possibilities in the Gold Coast, igniting a season sizzling with experiences for both kids and kids at heart this January. InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort shares exactly how to have an incredible beginning to 2018 with their top tips for your family vacation.
How does spending a summer’s day exploring an inflatable aquatic playground sound? Aquasplash is making waves in the Gold Coast with an on-water playground located on Marine Parade at Southport Broadwater Parklands. It’s fully supervised by trained lifeguards so while the kids have the time of their lives – sliding, bouncing and climbing – you can lay back in the sun and take in Queensland’s beautiful beach-scape.
2. Spotlight Theatre’s school holiday pantomime, Snow White
Spotlight Theatre are hosting a pantomime production of Disney’s Snow White and the seven dwarves, given a slapstick edge that will have the whole family in fits of laughter. There’s plenty of audience interaction, musical numbers and topical jokes that ensure you discover a whole new version of the well-known fairy-tale. Matinee shows run from 10:30-12:00pm, 3-13 January, giving you plenty of time to squeeze in an afternoon at the beach post-theatre.
3. Visit Dreamworld
Dreamworld promises a wild time for the whole family with its’ vast selection of animal encounters that you can pre-book to make your experience even more memorable. From Tiger feeding, the Sunset Safari Experience, dingo experience and crocodile feeding there is an animal for everyone!
Speaking of beaches, we invite you to the Gold Coast’s most impressive amphitheatre to watch the best surfer’s in the world battle it out for the World Surf League points and prize. Burleigh Heads world-renowned surf event is back this year with a splash, having added a fourth day to its schedule it now runs from 25-28 January 2018. Don’t miss a moment of the beachside action – it may even inspire a whole new generation of mini-surfers out there!
Looking for something magical to do these school holidays? There’s mind blowing tricks and Las Vegas style grand illusions live every weekend in Sanctuary Cove. Located only a 5-minute walk from InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, the Village Theatre is home to the five-time champion of magic and Australian Entertainer of the Year, Master Illusionist Matt Hollywood. Witness astonishing acts of levitation, people being sawed in half and effects that will stun you with an action-packed evening of side-splitting comedy and ultimate entertainment.
Burleigh’s reputation as a premier surfing destination has ensured it’s retained the relaxed coastal culture that made it so famous. A wide patrolled beach protected to the south by the iconic Burleigh Head is lined with shady Norfolk pines and offers beachgoers views all the way to the skyline of Surfers Paradise. There are beach-front playgrounds and picnic tables and a walk over the headland to beautiful Tallebudgera Creek. Take a picnic to the Heads and embrace #summerpossibilities
7. The Australian Ballet present Once Upon A Time: The Sleeping Beauty
Wake the kids up with the news that you’ve got tickets to The Australian Ballet’s special child-friendly version of The Sleeping Beauty – a fully-staged production performed with live music and narrated by the royal servant; Catalabutte. The best part? Your budding ballerinas can come dressed up in their favourite tutus. This fun, interactive version of a story time classic is set to be a dream come true.
8. A daytrip to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
There’s a reason that it’s a Gold Coast institution – say a big hello to the cheeky lorikeets who come to feed or the laid back kangaroos waiting to be hand-fed, the baby crocodiles or perhaps the cuddly koalas. Children will be enthralled by this park that gives them the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favourite animals. There’s a strong educational element including the observation window at an animal hospital and conservation program.
If you would like to know more, you can speak to our concierge team in the Resort lobby or by calling: