Family Fun

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When Wilbur gets teased by the Starfish Meanies for wearing his glasses, the whole undersea world gets turned upside down. Loaded with stunning circus tricks, puppets, digital and visual imagery and music, Wilbur and the Optical Whale is an interactive show where kids can collaborate and have fun.

The performance unpacks big ideas around friendship, bullying, and the strengths of being different, sparking the imagination of the young and young-at-heart. Performances daily at 10.30am & 1.30pm.

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 The Australian queen of children’s entertainment will take over the HOTA Outdoor Stage in a special concert as part of Kids Take Over, where kids can dance and sing along on the grass in the outdoors.

Justine will be supported by Gold Coast homegrown talent, including Lucas Proudfoot, DJ Fletcher and Sam Besmehn-Burt, with more to be announced.

A day of music, mini markets and activities awaits. Don’t forget your hats and sunscreen!

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CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY – So much more to explore!

The Gold Coast’s #1 Wildlife Experience is known for its extraordinary array of Australian wildlife!  Why not have fun all year-round with our Annual Pass from $65!  Pat a kangaroo, take an interactive walk through Lost Valley, feed the rainbow lorikeets, ride the miniature train, and check out the ALL NEW Blinky Bill Show.

Why not treat the family and Wake Up with Our Wildlife – Breakfast with the Koalas, the newest of many encounters and experiences on offer for all ages!

Over Easter hunt for the EGGS to discover new and interesting facts about egg-laying wildlife and reptiles, plus enter the competition for your chance to WIN! Download the app to get the most out of your visit to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, featuring an interactive map, show time alerts, animal facts and videos, the Lost Valley Game and so much more!

For up-to-date operating hours, to book tickets, news, events and our COVIDSafe information visit

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 SHOUT OUT FEST – 17 April

 Save the date for Shout Out Fest 2021 during Queensland Youth Week on Saturday 17 April from 2pm-6pm at Tugun Skatepark. Bring your friends for an afternoon of fun with skate park jams, clinics and demos, live music and skate park DJ, custom vinyl skate stickers, HubbleGC and Fight4Youth activations, food trucks and more.

Proudly supported by Division 14 Cr Gail O’Neill, this year’s event will be conducted under a COVID-19 Safe Event Plan.

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