Summer combined with school holidays means that a fun and relaxing vacation away with the kids is bound to be on the cards. If this is the case for you, but you’re yet to find a resort with a kids club that your little ones will love, don’t worry, because we’ve done all the searching around for you. Here are our top 6 picks for hotels and resorts with kids clubs, and each one is only a few hours’ drive from Brisbane.
Whether you prefer the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast, we’ve found the perfect places to stay in both beachside locations.
Gold Coast Resorts With Kids Clubs
PARADISE RESORT GOLD COAST
Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise and with a slogan ‘Haven for Kids…Paradise for Parents!’, you’ll be hard beat to find a better family-friendly resort than this one. In fact, Paradise Resort was voted as the number 1 family resort in Australia. There’s so much going on at this resort, with monthly activities changing all the time, and there’s heaps on offer for adults too including live music, beer and wine tasting, cooking demonstrations and more.
The Kids Club – Before we start with the kids club, we have to talk about the activities. The kids will love the water park, massive playground, face painting, rock climbing, ice skating rink and indoor laser tag. Paradise resort even hosts birthday parties too. Your kids will have so much fun at this resort; they won't want to leave!
Did we mention complementary child supervision is included with every accommodation booking? That means your kids can enjoy the Zone for Kids Club for up to 4 hours every day for free. The kids club is designed to be a utopia for kids and includes a space room, captains underwater world, a painting room, Egyptian room, magic garden, junior adventure park and more. This is a kids club not to miss!
Kids club age range – Between 0yrs and 12yrs
Operating Hours – Every day 8am and 11.00pm (1x 4-hour session free per day)
Website – Paradise Resort Gold Coast
SEA WORLD RESORT AND WATERPARK
To get the most out of your visit to Sea World with the kids, stay at Sea World Resort where you also get the added bonus of an outstanding kids club too. Parents and the whole family will enjoy the onsite massage and beauty salon, access to a huge range of water sports activities, resort pool, SpongeBob aqua play playground and a gymnasium.
The Kids Club - Your kids will have an amazing time as they take part in Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants themed activities and programs. They will have everything they need to stay entertained including a movie theatre especially for kids, X-Box 360 games, and plenty of fun is always on offer including face painting, sports and arts and crafts.
Kids club age range – Between 4yrs and 12yrs (Under 4’s can attend but must be supervised by an adult).
Operating Hours – Monday to Sunday 5.30pm to 9.30pm
Website – Sea World Resort
TURTLE BEACH RESORT
This family-friendly beach resort located at Mermaid Beach has everything a family could want. There’s so much here to keep the entire family entertained including a 22-seat cinema with 4 shows daily, a 15-hole putt putt course, arcade games room, pool with epic waterslides, playground, tennis court and so much more.
The Kids Club – Your kids will have so much fun taking part in all the pre-arranged activities on offer including arts and crafts, video games, big screen interactive games, movie screenings as well as dancing and disco fun. Kids will also have fruit in the morning as well as lunch and dinner too depending on the session they are in.
Kids club age range – Between 4yrs and 12yrs
Operating Hours – Three sessions per day – 9am to 12pm, 1pm to 4pm & 5pm to 8pm.
Website – Turtle Beach Resort
Sunshine Coast Resorts With Kids Clubs
RACV NOOSA RESORT
The RACV Noosa Resort is a highly rated vacation hotspot on both Google and Trip Advisor for a reason. This fresh and modern Noosa Resort has plenty to keep the whole family entertained including an infinity edge heated pool, two waterslides, splash park and playground. There’s even an onsite spa for parents to relax and unwind. And with the beautiful surrounds of Noosa to explore, what more could you want?
The Kids Club – This kids club is professionally run and promises to provide activities, movies, games, and arts and crafts to kids of all ages. Care is provided by qualified childcare professionals to give you peace of mind and the RACV Noosa Resort kids club program is always evolving and changing. Take a look at a School Holiday Activity Program example on their website to see what your kids can get up to.
Kids club age range – Between 4yrs and 14yrs
Operating Hours – 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Website – RACV Noosa Resort
IVORY PALMS RESORT NOOSA
Boasting 7 acres of tropical gardens, 3 swimming pools, 2 spas, a sauna, and playground for the kids, the 4 star Ivory Palm Resort in Noosa has it all. Families who stay here can enjoy the in-house restaurant, games room and leisure activities on offer including bikes, tennis equipment and DVDs for hire. Best of all you’ll be staying just across the road from the water's edge.
The Kids Club – This is primarily a family resort, so everything here is for the enjoyment of parents and kids alike. As part of the kids club, they can take part in an exciting program with lots of fun activities to keep them entertained. Your kids can enjoy the many games on offer in the Bali hut games room. They can also take part in Holiday tennis Clinics run by Coast Hit Tennis during the school holidays.
Kids club age range – Between 5yrs and 10yrs
Operating Hours – During school holidays between 11am and 3pm
Website – Ivory Palms Resort Noosa
NOVOTEL TWIN WATERS RESORT
A picturesque beachside haven dotted with palm trees and filled with fun activities for the whole family, Novotel Twin Waters Resort has got the goods. This lux family resort boats a private saltwater lagoon, onsite café, bar and buffet restaurant, a stylish sports bar, and it’s only a short stroll away from the patrolled surf beach. What more could you want?
The Kids Club – This kids club is all inclusive with meals and activities included in the package. Along with the activities on offer, there’s an outdoor playground for the kids to enjoy. Your kids will also love the floating trampoline and will enjoy splashing around in the pool too.
Kids club age range – Between 3yrs and 12yrs
Operating Hours – During school holidays between 11am and 3pm
Website – Novotel Twin Waters Resort
All The Fun and Care of a Kids Club Closer to Home at McDowall Village Childcare Centre
It’s always good to know you’re kids are in safe hands and are well cared for at kids club during your vacation, but when it’s time to head back to work, your childcare centre should be providing just as much fun, care and entertainment too. So, whether you’re looking into childcare for the first time or if you are thinking of switch centres, take a closer look at McDowall Village Childcare Centre. Get in touch if you would like to meet us and have a tour around our centre.