When you’re a kid (or an adult with no kids) birthday parties are a big deal. So much potential for sugar comas and 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 though so we’ve come up with a solution. Well, other people have but we’re here to share them with you in the one convenient location.
Here are the 11 best spots for kids birthday parties on the Gold Coast (from north to south). Good luck.
A giant, interactive arcade style-situation, iPlay features arcades, laser tag, bowling and dodgem cars and, quite obviously, is a really great place for a party because there is no shortage of entertainment for the wee ones. They’ve got lots of party packages available including High Ropes (eek), Clip n Climb and Arcades to name a few.
Where: Westfield Coomera, 103 Foxwell Rd, Coomera and Pacific Fair, Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach
Coomera’s latest fun time spot comes in the form of The Park where kids birthday parties include pizza and drinks, one game of mini golf, one game of ten pin bowling and a reserved space to set up. It’s $30 per child and sounds pretty good to us.
Where: Westfield Coomera, 103 Foxwell Rd, Coomera
Game Over Adventure Park
There are MANY exciting things to get involved in at Game Over, from go-karting to laser tag and clip and climbing. For birthday parties, you can choose from combo packs including all of the above plus party food and a designated area or just Clip ‘n Climb or Laser Tag plus party food and a designated area. From $35 per person.
Where: 88 Siganto Drive Helensvale
Imagine flying over the Gold Coast without your feet having to leave the floor. Fun right? You can do exactly that and more at Holoverse in over 40 holograph rooms. Parties start at $28 per person for a half hour session, with a minimum of eight people and including popcorn and slushies. Fun.
Where: 59 Nerang Street, Southport
Slideways Go Karting
Go karting is the greatest. Let’s discuss children racing around a track as fast as possible having the absolute time of their lives. Yes please. At Slideways, all small people invited to the party need to have a membership (which is $10) and packages start at $69 for two ten minute drives. Pretty sure you’ll be the most popular parent around with this one.
Where: 10 Spencer Road, Nerang
King Tutt’s Putt Putt
The kids will love party time at King Tutt’s. Choose from one or two rounds of mini golf at either the Ancient Egyptian or Jurassic Dinosaur themes plus you’ll get party pies, sausage rolls, hot chips and drinks from $20 per person. Oh and each guest gets a Paddle Pop at the end of the party. Always a great time with King Tutt.
Where: Ocean Avenue, Surfers Paradise
It goes without saying that Timezone is a good time for kids and adults alike. There are four party packages to choose from ranging in price from $25 to $36 per person and including everything from time on the MANY games to snacks and a party host depending on the one you choose. The kiddies will love it.
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 a futuristic, maze-like world of wonder with unique rooms and sensory overloads that will have you feeling as through 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. Just $24 per child.
Where: Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre, G31/3240 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
Padlock’d Escape Rooms
Locking the kids up for an hour might be one of the best party ideas of all time. Thank you Padlock’d. 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 from just $34 per person for an hour. Sounds like the perfect party plan to us.
Where: 36 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise
Your little vampires will never see another show like Drax4Kids, one of the best kids parties on the Gold Coast by Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant. Featuring pumping live rock music, special effects, comedy, puppetry, dancing, interactive games, and amazing aerial circus, it’s an unforgettable day out. We would like to come also please. From $32 per person.
Where: 1 Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach
Putt Putt Mermaid Beach
A putt putt party is a guaranteed winner and particularly one that takes place at Putt Putt Mermaid Beach. From as little as $15 per child you get a game of mini golf, refreshments, a party table and invitations, a souvenir party photo and a VIP gift card. You can also opt for snacks, a party host, show bags and return parties. How good.
Where: 2492 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach
Words by Kirra Smith