Birthday parties are a big deal when you’re a kid (or an adult with kids). So much potential for sugar comas, bulk presents, and general good times with all your favourites. What’s not to love?
Organising good times for 15+ kids hopped up on sugar can be somewhat stressful… so we’ve come up with a solution. Well, to be more specific the following venues have the answer, and we’re here to share them with you in one convenient location as let’s be honest adulting is hard and time is (always) of the essence.
Here are the best spots for kids birthday parties on the Gold Coast. Ohh and good luck!
Make your kids birthday party one to remember — and quite possibly the envy of all of their friends — at Paradise Resort. This sprawling fun-packed venue has so many options for kids birthday parties we can’t possibly list them all. However, a standard 2-hour package for an ice skating party costs just $30 per head, or you can mix and match waterpark and magic show activities; so, the kids will love their time here regardless!
Where: 122 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise
Imagine sitting down at your birthday party and having 3D hologram fishes and butterflies surrounding you. Fun right? You can do precisely that and more at Holoverse in a multitude of holograph rooms. Parties start at $32 per person for a half-hour session, with a minimum of eight people and including popcorn and slushies. And did we mention we have a discount voucher here?! (You’re welcome)
Where: 59 Nerang Street, Southport
Slideways Go Karting
Go-karting is the greatest. And watching the kids race around a track as fast as possible having the absolute time of their lives is pretty great. At Slideways, all small people invited to the party need a membership (which is $10), and packages start at $72 for two ten-minute drives. Or use our special discount here and put that saved money towards that extravagant cake to match the party. Pretty sure you’ll be the most popular parent around with this one!
Where: 10 Spencer Road, Nerang
Who doesn’t love a game of mini-golf? The challenges and how you might be winning never gets old and somehow the one thats leading always somehow gets stuck and ends up taking 22 shots on one hole. It’s a sure-fire winner for all playing, and one that the little ones can get behind (maybe too much!) We are pretty lucky here on the Gold Coast as we are spoilt for choice with many Putt Putt’s venues to pick from.Whether it’s King Tutt’s and their Ancient Egyptian or Jurassic Dinosaur courses or Putt Putt Mermaid Beach with their three themed 18-hole courses or maybe even Surfers Paradise Mini Golf’s western-themed mini golf course you and the kids will love them all. Be sure to enquire with any of them about their birthday parties, as you’ll be able to organise a birthday package for the little one and their friends!
It goes without saying that Timezone is a good time for kids and adults alike. There are multiple party packages to choose from, ranging in price from $25 to $38 per person and includes everything from time on the games to snacks and a party host, depending on the one you choose. The kiddies will love it and be entertained for ages! (Bonus!)
Where: Paradise Centre, Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise and The Strand, Marine Pde, Coolangatta
It’s an incredible journey through a world of illusion at Infinity. Think of a futuristic, maze-like world of wonder with unique rooms and sensory overloads that will have you feeling as though you’re in a dream. Pair that with tasty eats from Betty’s Burgers, and you’ve got yourself one of the best party packages around. Should we mention that you can get 10% of child entry here?! Go on and make your little one’s year!
Where: Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre, G31/3240 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
Locking the kids up for an hour might be one of the best party ideas of all time! Thank you, Escape Rooms. Plus, they’ll love it AND they’ll use their brains to get un-locked too. Break the kids up into two teams and have them race to escape the rooms. Sounds like the perfect party plan to us – especially when we have a 10% off discount to Padlock’d or The Escape Hunt Experience.
Where: Padlock’d – 3177 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise and The Escape Hunt Experience – 2/162 Scarborough St, Southport
RACV Royal Pines
RACV Royal Pines Resort is the place to be for a seriously cool kids party that both the little ones and the parents will enjoy. It’s certainly one to remember by combining coastal resort vibes, sprawling facilities, and the best party food around. Starting from just $25 per child, including party food, you can choose from a cutesy High Tea Party, active Playground Party (complete with a massive jumping pillow, climbing area, swings and slide in a completely gated area), or an action-packed Water Park Party. Think three waterslides, water cannons, water spouts and water tip buckets together with a separate heated pool, spa and toddler area. Really, it’s your ticket to the best Summer birthday. It’s worth noting though that it’s only available on weekends and not during school holidays.
Where: RACV Royal Pines, Ross St, Benowa
Words by Alex Mitcheson.