From an inflatable obstacle course to koala story telling and being splashed by a colourful giant tipping bucket, resorts around Australia offer a great array of activities just for kids. These terrific attractions mean that both parents and kids have a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Here is our pick of the top resorts that feature either a terrific Kids Club or fantastic facilities on-site.
Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast
The Kids Cove team, who are all qualified childcare professionals, love keeping the little ones entertained at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast. There are various themed sessions every morning and afternoon, with an evening session on Friday and Saturday nights for kids aged between two and twelve. This will be one action packed holiday with cooking classes, face painting, dress-ups and fairy house on offer. There's also arts and crafts, board games, a climbing wall and home corner.
Palmer Coolum Resort, Sunshine Coast
On Queensland's Sunshine Coast, the Palmer Coolum Resort features a Kids Club that's run by qualified childcare professionals. Your children will revel in being able to make impressive sandcastles, dance to funky tunes, listen to stories told by scary pirates or cuddly koalas, or pretend they're on an adventure while climbing up and over playground equipment. There's also swimming, canoeing and craft making.
Sea World Resort & Water Park, Gold Coast
With a water park and theme park on your doorstep, staying at the Sea World Resort is an awesome family experience. The SpongeBob SplashBash aquatic adventure playground is oodles of fun for the kids - with the colourful water-play areas. And be sure not to miss the nightly LED light show. The Kids Club features various activities and programs designed around SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer.
Cable Beach Club Resort, Broome
The Cable Beach Club organises a range of activities that are perfect for kids of all ages. Local artist, Rebecca Morgan shows budding Picasso's how to create a masterpiece, while the kid's pool games at the Family Pool are always fun. Also on the schedule are chalk drawing, a beach explorer tour, Kid's Tennis, Kid's Basketball and Kid's Crafts - build yourself a Popsicle Stick Sailboat.
Zagame's Paradise Resort Gold Coast
If the plethora of activities available for kids wasn't enough at Zagame's Paradise Resort Gold Coast, this fantastic family-friendly resort recently opened an ice skating rink. Kids are sure to also love the Z4K Water Park that features jets, hoses and a giant tipping bucket, the games room and Dusty's Playground. Every day the Zone 4 Kids Club offers a range of fully supervised sessions.
Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort
For a tropical North Queensland experience, check in to the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort. After exploring Four Mile Beach, the kids will enjoy cooking, sculpture and painting courtesy of the Kidz Club. Also on offer is Aqua Play, a fantastic floating inflatable obstacle course constructed on the North Lagoon - watch as your children jump, slide and bounce about to their little heart's content.