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Rally the troops for a family friendly outing for the one-off TM Sundays bash at Miami Marketta
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Rally the troops for a family friendly outing for the one-off TM Sundays bash at Miami Marketta

Before kids the world is your oyster. You can go anywhere, anytime with nothing but your phone and wallet. Add one or more little people into the mix and suddenly things change, drastically. You inevitably pack the entire contents of your house and view outings very differently – places you once loved become terrifying cold-sweat inducing experiences and vice versa, places you never even noticed before become havens of solace. If you're in need of an outing that isn't attached to a playground, TM Sundays at Miami Marketta is right up your alley.  more

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Save your sanity – things to see, do and devour on the Gold Coast these school holidays
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Save your sanity – things to see, do and devour on the Gold Coast these school holidays

School holidays are – for the most part – a welcome reprieve from the relentless Monday-to-Friday routine. Two glorious weeks of freedom – hurrah! The downside to all of this extra time is that you have to fill it with something and, let's be honest, there's only so many times you can watch Frozen 2 in a day. If the thought of finding activities to keep your offspring amused has you breaking out in a cold sweat, fear not. We’ve rounded up some fun things to do with the kids across the Gold Coast these school holidays. more

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Florals, flavours and furry-friend outings – our top five things to check out at Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
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Florals, flavours and furry-friend outings – our top five things to check out at Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

The longest-running floral event of its kind in Australia and the premiere celebration of all things spring – Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers continues to bloom in its 71st year. Picture-perfect flora, plenty of family-friendly fun and local foodie adventures are all on offer over the course of the entertainment-filled festival from September 18–27. So you know what events to make the roadtrip for (there are more than 30 of them!), we have curated our top five picks of (horti)cultural adventures to get around – from dog-friendly activities and street-art walking tours to grand floral parades and Ferris-wheel rides. Read on to discover what to add to your calendar ... more

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Watch old-school movies, live concerts and sing karaoke at this festive drive-in party
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Watch old-school movies, live concerts and sing karaoke at this festive drive-in party

With social distancing measures to remain in place for the foreseeable future, the way we party will look a lot different from here on out. Bush doofs, festivals and clubbing nights may be off the cards for now, however, that doesn't mean some good ol' fashion fun has been removed from the equation. Enter The Parking Lot Social, a new drive-in party series from the team behind the world’s largest jumping castle, The Big Bounce. With live tunes, food trucks, stand-up comedy and car karaoke all part of this huge program of immersive and interactive entertainment, it's safe to say you're in for one wild ride (or park, rather). more

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Take a virtual trip through our land down under – Tourism Australia presents Live from Aus
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Take a virtual trip through our land down under – Tourism Australia presents Live from Aus

Travelling is a bit of a sore spot right now – overseas trips are currently a no-go and even interstate travel is still banned – but that won't stop us from planning our next holiday. Set to inspire some serious domestic wanderlust, Tourism Australia has curated an entire weekend – aptly named Live from Aus – of exclusive access to some of the most awe-inspiring travel experiences Australia has to offer. So tune in from Saturday May 16 to Sunday May 17 to enjoy some dead-set amazing travel content – think iconic Aussie landmarks, award-winning restaurants, cuddly koalas and workouts with Chris Hemsworth's trainers. more


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Keep the tribe entertained this summer with these family-friendly Gold Coast events (that are actually fun)
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Keep the tribe entertained this summer with these family-friendly Gold Coast events (that are actually fun)

Let's be honest, we're all friends here – December and January bring the best of times and also the most hectic of times for families. Nothing beats the excitement of Christmas and those fun-loving summer vibes – until you realise that it's school holidays and there are many (so many) days and nights that need to be filled up with fun activities. We teamed up with the folk from the coast's innovative new rental community, Smith Collective, to bring you a handy guide to this summer's best family-friendly happenings – partly so you can nail the parenting life (or at least look like it) and also to ensure that the kids are all tuckered out by night-time ... ahh, the serenity.  more

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The Festival 2018 line-up has been revealed and holy heck, it's BIG
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The Festival 2018 line-up has been revealed and holy heck, it’s BIG

Hold on to your hats folks, things are about to get next-level across our fine city. With the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games just around the corner (April 4–15, in case you've been living under a giant rock), excitement is buzzing, and it just went up a notch with the announcement of the Festival 2018 program, which will feature a spectacular line-up of more than 1000 arts and cultural experiences in more than 28 locations across the city for 12 action-packed days. more

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Inspire creativity at Pacific Fair's school holiday workshops
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Inspire creativity at Pacific Fair’s school holiday workshops

While it’s wonderful to have a break from the early morning school routine, finding activities to keep the kids amused can be challenging to say the least. Fear not, parents, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre has come to the rescue with a fun school holiday program that runs from Monday June 27 to Sunday July 10. more