Family fun

October 6, 2019

‘Insight into vet nursing’ community course

from 16 October


Ever wanted to know what it is like to walk in the shoes of a vet nurse? Maybe you’re considering a career change, looking to become a vet nurse, or are interested in the operations of a veterinary hospital? Whichever is your motivation, this course is presented by qualified vet nurses from Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Hospital and provides an insight into the role of a vet nurse and their importance in caring for animals. The next course commences 16 October and runs over eight weeks (in the evenings). Spaces are limited, so book quickly to avoid disappointment. Age requirement: 14 years and over with parent consent.


Information and bookings can be found online at or by calling 07 5534 0895.



Get wet at Wild Island Adventure Splash Zone


Refreshing fun! Wild Island Adventure Splash Zone is an exciting outdoor wet play area and adventure playground suitable for toddlers and children aged up to 12 years. Kids can go wild in a safe and controlled environment, located in the heart of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. There’s a great new picnic area for families and loads of fun play spaces. This is the ideal adventure play zone for everyone, where the outback meets the rainforest. Wild Island Adventure Splash Zone opens this summer at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. 


For updates and tickets visit



ArtLab kids’ workshops at HOTA, Home of the Arts

monthly from September


In ArtLab, kids aged five to 16 can explore big ideas while working with a professional artist to create an artwork to take home. Kids will learn about different materials, practice, and skills through activities responding to current exhibitions and the Gallery at HOTA collection.


In Little ArtLab, kids under five years can enjoy hands-on creative fun with activities with their parents and carers.  Little ones can experiment, play, and create with art-based activities. During every Little ArtLab, HOTA likes to share words from the Yugumbeh language, and those who speak a language other than English are invited to share their words during Little ArtLab too.


Upcoming dates include:

11 Sep – Little ArtLab: Rough Paint

9 Oct – Little ArtLab: Water Marks

12 Oct – ArtLab: Big Art Feels with Ellie Hopley


For more information visit



Buskers by the Creek

19–20 October


In a celebration of the old-fashioned art of busking, more than 300 performers will showcase their talents along the banks of Currumbin Creek on the weekend of 19 and 20 October. People of all ages will soak up the atmosphere, vibe, and sunshine and immerse themselves in the melting pot of creativity, culture, and surprise. A variety of singer/songwriters, artistic fire, magicians, bands, and dancers will be scheduled into the multi-award-winning event program. Come and ‘Discover the Undiscovered’!


It's a weekend of magic and marvel not to be missed.


Visit for more details.



Tugun Lights Up

30 November – 31 December


The annual Tugun Lights Up returns in 2019 to kick off a month-long celebration of Christmas in Tugun Village. Now in its 7th year, Tugun Lights Up promotes the village spirit of coming together to enjoy the glittering Christmas light displays in each shopfront window.


To kick off the celebrations, an evening of family fun will be held on Saturday 30 November in the village from 4.30pm. Enjoy free Christmas entertainment and carols, shop at the market stalls for Christmas gifts, and dine under the stars with special menus from the local restaurants.


For more information visit



Coolangatta Christmas carols

15 December


Coolangatta will come alive with the spirit of Christmas on Sunday 15 December, with free Christmas carols in Queen Elizabeth Park. Sing along to your favourite Christmas carols with legendary performer Denis Walter, enjoy brilliant Christmas performances, and settle in for a magical night under the southern Gold Coast stars. The Coolangatta Christmas markets and food trucks will be open from 4pm, with the show starting at 5.30pm. The Coolangatta Carols will be a no-plastic-bottle zone to preserve the beautiful area and reduce waste. Bring your own bottle and refill for free at the water refill stations.


For more information visit




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