Five fun activities to keep the kids amused these school holidays
The mid-year school holidays are fast approaching and if the thought of finding activities to keep your offspring amused has you breaking out in a cold sweat, fear not. We’ve round-up five fun things to do with the kids these school holidays.
Get the adrenalin pumping at iFLY Indoor Skydiving
If you really want to sweep them off their feet (literally), treat the kids to an indoor skydiving experience at iFLY in Surfers Paradise. iFLY allows your mini humans (and you big humans) to experience the sheer thrill of flying inside a state-of-the-art, fully controlled vertical wind tunnel, perfect for the young and young at heart. For a special school holiday treat, iFLY is holding a Junior iFLYER Holiday Club for children aged from six to 16 every Monday and Tuesday at 9:00 am and Wednesdays at 5:30 pm over the holiday period. For $89.00 a session they get at least five minutes of flying time (more if they learn to fly with others) as well as a take-home video at the end. They’ll not only have a blast but they’ll win at show-and-tell when they go back to school.
Stand-up paddle boarding in Tallebudgera Creek
Brave the winter chill and head out for a fun day of paddle boarding in Tallebudgera Creek. It’s inexpensive and provides a great upper body work-out but best of all, they can do it all day without getting bored! Tallebudgera Creek is the ideal spot thanks to its crystal clear water and flat conditions. There are also lifesavers in the area for added peace of mind. There are plenty of hire companies that hire boards by the hour or by the day.
Hit up an indoor trampoline park
Instead of your kids bouncing off the walls at home, let them bounce off the walls at an indoor trampoline park. Air Factory in Burleigh Heads and Bounce Inc in Robina have dedicated zones and equipment to cater for everyone from young children through to gymnasts and professional athletes. Air Factory also has three dodge ball courts and a ‘zorb soccer’ arena where participants can test their skills while strapped inside an inflatable ball. Air Factory is running a Winter Holiday Camp especially for kids so if you’re keen to keep your sanity, enrol them here.
Explore the glow worm caves on Tamborine Mountain
Venture underground in search of glow worms at the Tamborine Mountain Glow Worm Caves. The purpose-built caves are interconnected by winding tunnels that feature realistic formations including stalagmites and stalactites, water features and flow stone. Entry to the glow worm caves is $6 for kids between four and 12 and $12 for adults. Pack a picnic and make a day of it.
Have a hit at Putt Putt
If your kids have conquered the putt-putt course on the Nintendo Wii and are looking for a new challenge, see how they fare with a real life ball and club at Putt Putt in Mermaid Beach. There are three themed courses to play and it’s perfect for kids of all ages. One course starts from $12.60 or play all three for $18.