Work is Play
You're growing when you're learning. You're growing even more when there's fun to be had. Join a local class or workshop, meet new friends, enjoy a laugh or two and learn something new.
classes & workshops
From now until 05 Nov 2023
Women's Fishing Lesson - Paradise Point
Ever want to go fishing but you're not sure what to do? Want to learn so you can take the kids out fishing and look like a pro? Want to learn how to fish, but feel uncomfortable about it? Come along to this award winning program and let the team at 2 Bent Rods take care of all the tangles, they've had plenty of experience with flying hooks over the past 18 years. Everyone will be eased into fishing with this fun and educational activity. Classes are very hands on, everyone will be shown how to use the equipment and receive help to correct their technique. Get your feet wet and enjoy the sand between your toes as you pump up yabbies. Have a ball learning an awesome life skill, bond and make wonderful memories for the day. Learn to read the beach, catch bait with yabby pumps and a bait net, tie a fishing knot, cast a rod and hopefully land a fish. You will pick up plenty of tips to help make your next fishing adventure more successful. This class is for women to learn in a comfortable, no-pressure environment and to meet other like-minded women while learning a new skill. All bait and fishing equipment provided. Bookings are essential.
From now until 11 Sep 2024
Sovereign Islands & Surrounds Monthly Community Luncheon
Hosted by Mother & Daughter duo, Marilyn West & Joanne Rahn, the Sovereign Islands & Surrounds Monthly Community Luncheon is held on the second Wednesday of each month at a fabulous Northern-end restaurant. All welcome regardless of where you live! The luncheon has been established for guests to connect and engage in a relaxed and non-pretentious environment - so please come along, meet and socialise with new and old friends whilst supporting a worthwhile cause.
From now until 01 Nov 2024 (Annual)
Burleigh Heads Milky Way Masterclass
Do you want to learn night photography to capture the beautiful Milky Way? Join multi-award-winning photographer David Magro for a night under the stars! Beginners and enthusiasts are welcome. The Masterclass takes place in a classroom before spending the night photographing the stars. You will leave with beautiful photographs. Most cameras can photograph the Milky Way and galaxies. Borrow one of their cameras on the night. Masterclass details will be provided upon booking . The Masterclass venue is the Burleigh Leagues Club, and the amazing nearby dark sky photography location will be along Hinze Dam, directions will be provided on the night. You will learn how to: Photograph the Milky Way and night sky. Compose your photographs in the dark. Produce noise-free photographs. Easily photograph panoramas. Plan your future photographs. Edit your photographs with the Milky Way Masterclass Suite included. Plus receive access to the Milky Way Masterclass Suite learning tutorials guides and the Facebook support group, David Magro Masterclass. Photographing the stars have never been easier.
From now until 01 Oct 2023
Botanical Workshops - Flower Crown Fun
Craft your own crown using blooms and foliage with SWELL Sculpture artist Dion Parker! Make a Flower Queen Tiara or an Elvin King Crown, an everlasting floral creation to proudly wear home WHERE: Ground Floor, in front of Myer WHEN:10am - 10:45am daily CostFREE
From now until 10 Mar 2024
Cauldron Distillery Interactive Gin Blending Class
Get your creative juices flowing during an informative and interactive Gin Blending Class at Tamborine Mountain’s very own Cauldron Distillery. Do you enjoy creating recipes in the kitchen? How good is your palate at detecting flavours? During this one hour experience, you will learn everything there is to know about gin and then you are set free to create your own gin masterpiece to take home. Set in their world-class distillery and guided by their distilling team, you will select from a multitude of individually distilled botanicals and skilfully blend them together to create a balanced gin that suits your palate and taste. How does a gin with orange, sage, and anise sound to you? Maybe you prefer rose petals, strawberry, and cocoa nibs? Perhaps your preference is lemon myrtle, macadamia nuts and honey? The choice will be yours because your gin blend can be as unique as you are! Here’s what is included in this unique experience: Complementary G and T on arrival from our signature Five-To-Five Range A guided 45-minute gin blending class A 200 ml bottle of your very own gin to take home A G&T made from your very own gin at the completion of the course Free Cauldron Club membership with $10 on us to spend at the tasting room bar or bottle shop.
From now until 26 Oct 2023
Sip, Create and Clay away...
Sip, Create and Clay away... Construct a clay masterpiece in their authentic working art studio sipping on your favourite beverage and hanging with your friends or making new ones! Remember to bring your fave bottle of vino (or beer, cider, spritz etc) they are BYO! Plus a selection of your fave nibbles, an open creative mind and a willingness to have fun. Sessions run for 2-2.5 hours. Wine glasses are provided (they’re clean although a little covered in paint) and a fridge to keep the essentials fresh and cool. The studio will have all art supplies needed for your creation, as well as artist grade, premium air-hardening clay along with professional clay tools. Plus the option to paint your clay creation with full use of their artist grade paints available to you in the session. With no experience necessary, their clay host will offer a variety of techniques to take you through the techniques needed for creating your own masterpiece with as little or as much guidance as you like.
22 Sep 2023
Opal Ocean Australian Tour
Fresh off a European tour, the boys are bringing their mesmerizing and psychedelic spin on the mariachi metal sound to Tupes! Whether you are a foot tapper, hip swayer or head banger (or a combo of all 3), Opal Ocean are sure to get you moving, grooving, and having a rad time.
From now until 23 Sep 2023
Sip, Paint and Laugh
Unleash your creative side with their Sip & Paint social art sessions! Bring your favourite bottle of wine, friends and nibbles of choice as you sip and paint your way around a canvas in their authentic art studio! What to remember: Your fave bottle of vino (or beer, cider, spritz etc) A selection of your fave nibbles An open creative mind and a willingness to have fun The session will run up to 3 hours What they will have for you: Wine glasses (they’re clean although a little covered in paint) A fridge to keep the essentials fresh and cool All art supplies needed for your creation An entertaining and friendly host They also offer a private experiences whether it be at the studio or a mobile Paint and Sip booking where they come to you. They have been hosting hens parties, team building events, birthdays and more since 2018 so if you’re looking for things to do in the Gold Coast you’ve come to the right place!
From now until 29 Oct 2023
Lino, Print & Sip
Put down the satisfying TikTok videos and do it yourself! Enjoy the process of linocutting, carving an aesthetic design which is then painted and printed onto rag paper producing your own art prints. Remember to BYO drinks and nibbles, bring an open creative mind and a willingness to have fun. Please arrive 5 minutes before the start time. This session will run for approximately 2-3 hours. The studio will provide a selection of professional carving tools, block of lino per person, samples and examples of designs, artist-grade acrylic paints, rag paper and more to create your masterpiece. Wine glasses are provided (they’re clean although a little covered in paint) and a full sized fridge to keep the essentials fresh and cool. Their warm, inviting and friendly professional artist cannot wait to host this session with you.
From now until 24 Sep 2023
Kids Fun at Cavill Lane
Enjoy some family-fun entertainment during the spring school holidays at Cavill Lane. They are excited to showcase good-times, colourful, friendly, talented performers, and entertainers during lunchtime over two weekends. Stop in and have fun with their kid’s entertainment, photo opportunities, meet and greets and more.
27 Sep 2023
Brats CarnivalA high-energy super fun afternoon show for all ages – from tots to teenagers and their mums and dads - brought to you by the finest team of circus artists and mischief makers behind international touring sensation Briefs Factory. This show has been created specially to get youngsters excited about expressing themselves, watching top notch circus superstars and getting on stage to have a boogie. Hula hoops at top speed, acrobatics at alarming heights and seriously cheeky clowning antics, put on your party outfit and join the Brats Carnival! Ideal for youngsters who enjoy wild circus skills, pumping music, ridiculous acts of amazement and eye-popping party tricks. A noisy, fun, silly afternoon for all ages – not just for mum and dad – but they can come too! 'It’s a rare thing that a children’s piece holds its young audience in such high regard... no wishy-washy storytelling: this is as hardcore as you get for children.' ★★★★The Irish Times Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts.
28 Sep 2023 - 30 Sep 2023
Proudfoot and Friends
Proudfoot and FriendsGet ready for the foot-stomping, rib-tickling, toe-tapping time of your life at the Proudfoot & Friends stage show spectacular! Join local award-winning children’s performer Lucas Proudfoot and a cast of unforgettable characters on a non-stop musical adventure around Pelican Bay. You’ll meet wise, respected elder Aunty May, cheeky best friends Ned and Sis and all their magical animal friends, like Hopa-tee-woo Kangaroo, Boompa-tee-moo Emu, Big-Gulp Pelican and everyone’s favourite Ruby the Frog! But watch out for Cane Toad Bill and Fruit Bat Charlie from Smelly Mud Swamp – those shady characters are always up to no good… This music based comedy show features state-of-the-art digital puppeteering and choreographed animated projections that delight and captivate little ones (and big ones!) as proud First Nation’s performer Lucas leads them on a hilarious interactive sing-along adventure. So come on down to Pelican Bay and join Proudfoot & Friends for story time like you’ve never seen it before! Recommended for ages 7 and under. Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts.
28 Sep 2023 - 30 Sep 2023
FLUFFYThis immersive family show is a free play environment for audiences of all ages. Matching imagination, art creation and physical performance with joyful mountains of recycled shredded paper. The audience throw, stick, roll, crunch, rip and build characters, lands and stories of their own. They explore multiple sculptural landscapes, some soft and ethereal, others wondrous, magical and energetic. Fluffy’s interactive wonderland of 200kg of swirling, fluttering paper is part narrative, part make-your-own adventure. Performers lead spontaneous stories, quirky interruptions and help the audience build an evolving communal sculpture work along the way. Kids can hunt for unboxed gifts revealing clues and materials to start new stories, and grapple with thousands of paper fragments blown into the air. Fluffy’s mix of theatre, visual art and confetti-filled playground will hopefully inspire hands-on creativity, a sense of awe and human connection. We aim to upend rules about creating mess and touching art, particularly for children whose impulse in a gallery space may be to stroke sculptures or brush a curious hand across paintings. In Fluffy, there is no choice but to play when the floor, walls and sculptures are covered with shredded paper! Ultimately, Fluffy explores how art can bring different generations of a family together and discover something new about each other. Fluffy makes the recycling process magic by reusing, and transforming waste paper brought in by families into performance and art before sending the paper on its way to be composted. Experience Fluffy’s joyful, playful and beautiful mess where the physical laws of this universe don't exist and Fluffy Logic reigns supreme. Ages 4-12 Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts.
28 Sep 2023 - 30 Sep 2023
DJ SkoolArmed with headphones and a fully setup DJ booth, Kids will learn how to create their own party play list and mix their own beats. It’s DJ skool with DJ Fletcher. Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts.
28 Sep 2023 - 30 Sep 2023
Picnic PartyLunch under the shade or dance your lunch off with live music before letting your imagination run wild with our big blue building blocks. Thurs 28 Sept - Jerome WilliamsJerome Williams, local Gold Coast musician comes with a warning: wear comfy shoes! Bringing high energy to his performance and taking you on a ride from toe tapping to thigh slapping and ultimately dancing with your hands in the air like you just don't care. There could be some howling too! Yes, you'll probably end up with blisters on your feet, aching muscles you didn't know you have and no voice... but you're guaranteed to have the time of your life! Fri 29 Sept - Salmon HeadA fun and playful performance for all ages. Not only were the kids up and dancing but parents were swaying, stomping their feet, and bopping to the beats. A Quirky and memorable performance by a man with a salmon on his head! Highly recommend for anyone wanting a performance with a twist! Sat 30 Sept - Bunny RacketWhether you are 3 or 103 years old, you will not be able to resist the beautiful madness of King Bunny and his gang of fluffy punk-rock friends. Plugged in with influences ranging from The Ramones, KISS, Black Sabbath and The Muppets, the music of Bunny Racket reminds both actual kids and big kids at heart of the innocence of being young: endless freedom, Saturday morning cartoons, and super-rad soundtracks. Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts.
28 Sep 2023 - 30 Sep 2023
CartooningUnleash Your Cartooning Potential with Brenton McKenna! Dive into the vibrant world of cartoons and elevate your skills to new heights alongside the renowned artist, Brenton McKenna. Over the 3-hours, you'll learn to create captivating characters, craft engaging storylines, and bring them to life in your very own cartoon strip! But that's not all! Get ready to be in the spotlight as your incredible artwork takes centre stage at HOTA during the Kids Take Over event. Imagine seeing your masterpieces proudly displayed on the café terrace, where everyone can marvel at your talent! Please note, there will be a lunch break from 11.30am-12pm, bring a packed lunch or you can buy a Kids Lunch Box from the HOTA café. Recommended ages: 9+ Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts.
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.