Things to do on a Rainy Gold Coast Family Holiday

You’ve just escaped the daily grind, you’ve packed the bags, kids, and husband into the car or plane and arrived on the beautiful Gold Coast. But it’s raining. Never fear, the Gold Coast is both beautiful and plentiful with things to do when it rains on your Gold Coast family holiday!
  1. Timezone – Surfers Paradise
This classic is a hit with all kids. From car racing and space invaders to pin ball and laser frenzy the better you do the more tickets you’ll win to trade for prizes!
You’re also based in the heart of the Gold Coast so if the rain does slow, you’re in the prime position to head out and enjoy the beautiful beach.

Things to do on a Rainy Gold Coast Family Holiday - Timezone Surfers Paradise by @benny1508

  1. Bounce – Burleigh
A newer attraction, Bounce is hugely popular with the young and young at heart! This is a great activity if your family includes older children. From the free jump arena to testing your hand at slam dunks to giving dodgeball a go, there is plenty to do here! Just expect to be worn out afterwards!

Things to do on a Rainy Gold Coast Family Holiday - Bounce Factory at Burleigh by @quin_bath

  1. The Escape Hunt – Southport
The escape hunt is a murder mystery style game with the aim being to crack the case within one hour by solving the puzzles, finding the clues and working with your team. Just like any good mystery, it involves costumes!

Things to do on a Rainy Gold Coast Family Holiday - The Escape Hunt Gold Coast by @lovin0life

  1. Game Over – Helensvale
Go karting, rock climbing, video arcade, café and much more! You can spend more than an entire day here forgetting all about the rain!
  1. Infinity – Surfers Paradise
This long standing family favourite has been a crowd pleaser for many years! The challenging and multi-sensory maze is filled with unique special effects, music, illusions and more.

Things to do on a Rainy Gold Coast Family Holiday - Infinity @be_manson

  1. The Movies! – Southport, Broadbeach, Coolangatta, Harbour Town (Biggera Waters), Robina & More
What better time to catch up on your new release movies than a rainy day! With cinemas peppered across the Gold Coast, there will be one near you.
  1. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! – Surfers Paradise
Prepare to bend your mind and have your attachment to reality twisted at Ripley’s! This museum fill of odd, unique, and incredibly usual artefacts is sure to please all families.
  1. iFly – Surfers Paradise
Another new attraction to hit the Gold Coast, iFly Indoor Skydiving allows you to enjoy the closest feeling to real skydiving with none of the risks making it an awesome experience for the whole family. Have you booked one of our Discover Queensland hot deals? Your MyDQ Card will give you discounts on this activity!

Things to do on a Rainy Gold Coast Family Holiday - iFly Indoor Skydiving at Surfers Paradise by @justinweight.

  1. The Wax Museum
One of the Gold Coast’s longest standing attractions, the Wax Museum offers guided tours through it’s incredible features and is the perfect place to get a few great shots.
  1. Holoverse
Holoverse is the world’s most futuristic theme park developed by the Australian government using the latest advanced holographic technology. With 40 rooms you can pat animals, play in water, swim with turtles, have the floor open up around you to look down hundreds of meters!
  1. Indoor Putt Putt Golf – Surfers Paradise OR Carrara Markets
The Gold Coast is home to two indoor putt putt courses, King Tutts Putt Putt in Surfers that features Egyptian ruins with glow in the dark caves or take on the Jurassic course! Over at Carrara you’ll adventure through Asian ruins or time travel to an ancient world of pirates, rainforests, and medieval times.
  1. The Arts Centre Gold Coast – Surfers Paradise
Here you’ll find the arts theatre, gallery, two cinemas, a comedy club and café – the perfect way to spend a soggy day!
  1. Ten Pin Bowling – Surfers Paradise OR Robina
Fun for the whole family, ten-pin bowling is the perfect rainy day activity as the giant screens are playing cartoons, kids can put up the automatic bumpers and there are glow in the dark lanes, pins, balls and even shoes! Plus there’s a bar for Mum and Dad.
  1. Laser Skirmish – Broadbeach, Robina OR Helensvale
An experience you’ll never forget, once your geared up you will traverse your way through the purpose-built indoor laser skirmish maze looking for targets with your infrared beam!  It’s all the fun of paintball without the pain, so it’s great fun for younger children.
  1. Waterparks!
Sea World – Main Beach
Wet ‘n’ Wild – Oxenford
White Water World – Coomera
All three parks are the perfect place to spend a rainy day! You’ll be getting wet regardless, and there will be less people to wait in line for the rides!

Things to do on a Rainy Gold Coast Family Holiday - Wet 'n' Wild by @snezapolizzi

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