Try these toddler tamers on for size when you’re visiting our Gold Coast theme parks.
You may not be riding with Coldplay’s Chris Martin but James Corden ain’t got nothing’ on The Wiggles Big Red Car ride. Songs from the famous singing skivvies ring out as you cruise around with the top down through character themed worlds of Henry the Octopus and Wags the Dog. Hot tip- watch out for special shows in ABC KIDS World from Jimmy Giggle (IRL ladies!) and The Wiggles throughout the year.
Not the ‘boom-shaka-shaka-jam’ 90s r’n’b kind of Kulcha, but definitely the culture set to get your kids grooving. Dreamworld Corroboree staff perform indigenous music displays and have the ability to capture even the busiest child’s imagination through traditional storytelling and animal inspired face painting. For free.
Parents are now able to take advantage of fellow thrill seeking pro-creators and enjoy the rides their spawn are yet to brave. Ask about Parent Swap at guest services to skip the queue, ensure your munchkins are cared for and ride easy, easy rider.
Everyone thinks their mini me is royalty but now your little nobles can actually be the Prince or Princess of the parade in Movie World’s daily Star Parade. A $30 donation to the Gold Coast Community Fund will score your kid a throne with zero feeling of nepotism ‘cause you only really did it to donate to charity. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
MOVE OVER ROVER
Maybe it’s the way Frou Frou looks at you as you groan and pull out your doggy doo-doo bag during walkies -I swear that was a smirk- but there’s something about patting animals who haven’t ruined your couch that makes you feel like a kid again. Paradise Country feels like bouncing on a Care Bear cloud and sliding down rainbows for both you and the kids. Check out the animal nursery, Aussie wildlife and other farmyard friends whose doo-doo’s for some weird reason bring feelings of nostalgia, not nausea.