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Tame your three ring circus at SkyPoint’s Magical Circus.

Magical Circus, SkyPoint (image supplied)
Magical Circus, SkyPoint (image supplied)

What do you get when you combine SkyPoint’s breathtaking 360 degree vistas with a mind-blowing series of Las Vegas style performances? Magical Circus of course! For their next trick – the SkyPoint Observation Deck will have us wide-eyed like never before with a high-energy new show that will captivate audiences of all ages.

Magical Circus, SkyPoint (image supplied)
Magical Circus, SkyPoint (image supplied)

Apparating in front of our eyes with mind-boggling hijinks to wow the whole brood, the panoramically-blessed 77th level is set to transform with thrilling feats of balance, juggling and illusions just in time for the school holidays. Right on cue and not a moment too soon, the astounding scenes won’t be the only part that’s beyond belief. The twice-daily immersive shows are included in your SkyPoint entry for all guests! No, we are not clowning around here – how’s that for school holiday magic!

Magical Circus, SkyPoint (image supplied)
Magical Circus, SkyPoint (image supplied)

Held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from June 25th to July 18th, Magical Circus will be the favourite new ace up your sleeve of the GC’s nominated fun purveyors this school holiday season. SkyPoint will have visitors under its spell like never before, with two awe and action-packed sessions held at 11:30am and 1pm daily. Taking those spellbinding views to all new heights, the family friendly spectacle promises human sized balloons, a snowstorm of Giant bubbles and a surprise grand finale that makes the guests the star of the show!

Magical Circus, SkyPoint (image supplied)
Magical Circus, SkyPoint (image supplied)

Step right up as renowned magical maestros Jason Gray and Rhett Morrow take centre stage to blow us away with a big top inspired spin on their seen-to-be-believed performances. You won’t believe your eyes as their amazing act makes objects appear and vanish – themselves notwithstanding – as the dynamite duo switch places at lightning speed! These high energy shows are guaranteed to leave the kidlets speechless – which is nothing short of a school holiday miracle #IYKYK. What is this sorcery!?

Magical Circus, SkyPoint (image supplied)
Magical Circus, SkyPoint (image supplied)

To make it an encounter your lot truly won’t be forgetting anytime soon, SkyPoint’s resident culinary wizards will of course be on hand to also whip the tastebuds into a frenzy of their own. The fully loaded all-day menu is bursting with a fresh assortment of tricks to please even the toughest of pint-sized critics. With classic kid-approved bites from the Bistro + Bar like Cheeseburger, Ham and Pineapple Pizza, and Chicken Nuggets, or a cheeky round of post-performance strawberry ‘shakes sure to keep those smiles plastered on dials for hours to come.

SkyPoint, Surfers Paradise (image supplied)
Food at SkyPoint, Surfers Paradise (image supplied)

Of course, no one needs a pick-me-up more than the chaperones – and bites like Bug Rolls and Baja Fish Tacos and a particularly dazzling drinks menu absolutely deliver here. Taco ‘bout cementing your status as certified Houdini of fun experiences for the entire fam!

Magical Circus, SkyPoint (image supplied)
Magical Circus, SkyPoint (image supplied)

So, these school hols, we propose you switch chanting ‘serenity now’ for an enchanting encounter at SkyPoint’s spectacular Observation Deck instead. The breathtaking beauty of the GC certainly won’t be the only spectacle to behold on the 77th level these school holidays!

For more information, go here.

Where: SkyPoint Observation Deck, Level 77, Q1, Surfers Paradise
When: 11:30am and 1pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from June 25th to July 18th

Words by Kellie Leader

STORY SPONSORED BY SKYPOINT

SkyPoint Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise (image supplied)
SkyPoint Observation Deck, Surfers Paradise (image supplied)

10 kids activities in Surfers Paradise

Timezone (image supplied)
Timezone (image supplied)

It’s right under our nose, but sometimes we forget how many activities there are for the small, medium, and big kids (aka us) in good ‘ole Surfers Paradise. And we’re not just talking about the beach, but a myriad of other cool stuff to keep them entertained and whinge-free these school holidays.

Here are ten ideas to help fill the blanks in your school holiday schedule, with some old faves and a few newbies thrown in for good measure. The best part is not only will you score ‘cool mum’ kudos from the kids, but you’ll get a kick out of them too!

Timezone (image supplied)
Timezone (image supplied)

Timezone
I mean, does this place really need an introduction? We’ve all racked up many-an-hour at Timezone in days gone by, and your mini-me’s will love it as much as you did. Probably more, because it’s levelled up its epic-ness in recent times. With arcade games, bowling, mini bowling, mini golf, laser tag, and bumper cars, it’s actual kid heaven…with a touch of nostalgia for us.
Where: Paradise Centre, Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise

Holoverse
This new hi-tech entertainment centre using holograms which look oh-so-real will make you feel like you’re in a Star Wars flick! Pick hologram grass to feed a dinosaur, swim with life-sized holographic whales, compete against your kiddos in holographic sports, play holographic arcade games, and more! Special shoutout for their birthday party packages #theshizzle.
Where: Paradise Centre, Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise

Infinity, Surfers Paradise (image supplied)
Infinity, Surfers Paradise (image supplied)

Infinity
To infinity and beyond! Challenge their sense and ignite their imaginations with a unique and mind-blowing 30-minute journey into spectacular, interactive, futuristic maze-like worlds of wonder! This walk-through experience is choccas with unique special effects, emotive atmospheric sound fields, sensuous aromas, awesome tunes and amazing illusions. Suitable for kiddos aged 8 and above. Get an exclusive 15% off here.
Where: Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre, G31/3240 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise 

Ripley’s Believe it or Not
This iconic home-grown ‘odditorium’ – now with over 300 exhibits and artefacts – is out of this world! A highlight is the new state-of-the-art Ripley’s 7D Moving Theatre where you feel every twist and turn as you compete against your seatmates. Enjoy a Ripley’s LaseRace, find out just what happens to your body in space, make friends with a life-sized R2-D2™ and more. Click here for a special offer.
Where: Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium ( image supplied)
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium ( image supplied)

The Wax Museum
Fancy some famous people watching? There’s no better place than The Wax Museum, home to the largest collection of wax figures in the Southern Hemisphere. Super realistic replicas of celebs, nursery rhyme characters, scientists, explorers, villains, world leaders, and even the crown jewels await (#RIPQueenElizabethII)! For the big kids (if you’re game) check out The Chamber of Horrors (shriek!!). Fancy a discount voucher? You’re welcome.
Where: 56 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise 

Quack’r Duck
Is there any such thing as a kid who doesn’t go loco when they spot the big duck cruising down Ferny Ave? Imagine if you actually took them on said duck #eeep. Check out the pristine beaches and landmarks by road, then experience the thrills as the duck splashes into the Broadwater! Admit it – you’ve always wanted to do it too…. Grab a special offer here.
Where: 7 Elkhorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise

Quack'R Duck (image supplied)
Quack'R Duck (image supplied)

Escape Rooms

Fox in a Box
Ever wanted to break out of prison (without actually going to prison)? Or break into a diamond-filled vault in a bank? Or perhaps work out how to open a mysterious chest and unlock its contents and the secret within? You can do all of this and more at Fox in a Box! The rooms are recommended for ages 10 and above, but everyone is welcome to play. Good times!
Where: Level 1/3173 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise

Padlock’d Escape Rooms
Boasting ten immersive rooms themed to perfection, a visit to Padlock’d Escape Rooms is a great way to ditch reality for a bit (an hour to be exact…) and put your mind to the test. You’ll have a blast and the kids will be tuckered out from all that clue finding, code cracking, and puzzle solving #missionaccomplished. Recommended for ages 10 and above but all ages welcome.
Where: 3177 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise

Eclipse Escape Rooms
With five diverse, highly immersive, and technologically advanced rooms with insane special effects, bespoke props, and unique storylines leading up to an unforgettable grand finale, what’s not to love? Puzzle solving is designed to be fun and rewarding, with different levels of difficulty available. Kids as young as five can join in the fun, plus babies in prams are welcome in some rooms #StartEmYoung!
Where: Level 1, Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre, Surfers Paradise

Padlock'd Escape Rooms (image supplied)
Padlock'd Escape Rooms (image supplied)

Surfers Paradise River Cruises
Kids get as pumped about boat rides as we do, so why not jump on a morning, midday, afternoon, or sunset cruise with Surfers Paradise River Cruises! Friendly guides will point out landmarks and homes of the rich and famous around our glitter strip’s waterways, whilst you kick back with the kiddos enjoying complimentary snacks. And mum/dad – there’s a bar…. Cheers! Get 10% off your cruise here.
Where: 63 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise

 

Words by Bianca Trathen.

Surfers Paradise River Cruises (image courtesy of Destination Gold Coast
Surfers Paradise River Cruises (image courtesy of Destination Gold Coast
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