It’s school holidays and planning what to do with the family while on the Gold Coast for end of September and beginning of October? Join us these school holidays for free family activities Gold Coast at Pacific Fairgrounds Carnival which is taking over Pacific Fair from 19 September to 4 October 2020!

What is it?

Enjoy a range of classic carnival games and rides like the teacup ride, Sideshow Alley crazy mirrors, bean bag toss, strongman cut outs and rubber ducky fishing ponds where you can win heaps of prizes!

Plus, for a limited time only, by popular demand, the iconic Pacific Fair train will be returning for kids to take a ride throughout The Resort. Bookings essential.

#1: Teacup Ride

We will spin you round, right round on this carnival classic for the whole family. One teacup per family/group. Riders must be 100cms in height to ride alone. Children under 100cm may ride when accompanied by an adult 16+ years of age. Unfortunately, no ‘babes in arms’. Located outside Myer.

#2: Sideshow Alley

Pop down the alley near Connor to find some carnival tricksters devises and games. I’m tall, I’m short. No wonder they’re called crazy mirrors. Strike a pose in the circus strong man photo opportunities and have a go at the bean bag toss lawn game.

#3: Train

All aboard! We are bringing back the much-loved Pacific Fair train for 2 weeks only through the outdoor Resort area. Make sure you book a spot and don’t miss out. Customers under 95cm tall must be accompanied by an adult 16+ years of age.

#4: Lucky Duck

Are you feeling lucky? Grab a net and go fishing around the Pacific Fair Resort pools to scoop up that one little rubber duck that catches your eye. Choose wisely as there are a tonne of retailer prizes up for grabs.

When is it?

Dates: From 19 SEP 2020 – 4 OCT 2020

Time: 10:00 am – 02:00 pm

  • Allocated timeslot online bookings are essential for COVID-19 tracking and to prevent crowding at entry points.
  • Each session contains only 30 customers so you won’t need to wait in long lines. We recommend arriving at the start of your 30minutes session to allow you to visit all carnival rides and games. Should you not be able to complete all activities in 30 minutes you will be able to stay a little longer.
  • Event day walk-ins are now available only if the rides are quiet, however customers that have booked are first priority. Walk-ins must register their contact details at entry.

What is the Cost?

Cost: Free

What Else is there to Do?

Pacific Fair Shopping Centre offers one of the best mega shopping experience on the Gold Coast with a selection of designer luxury brands and Australian brands. Catch a movie with the family at Event Cinemas or grab a bite to eat at the various eateries, restaurants, cafes and food court in the centre.

You can also find various play areas in the Centre so discover all the fun with the family at Pacific Fair, there’s something for everyone.

How to Get There?

Getting to Pacific Fair is easy. All Holiday Holiday apartments are located within easy walking distance from a tram station. Disembark at Broadbeach South tram station and walk 5 minutes to the shopping centre.

If you are self driving, follow the signs to Pacific Fair and Broadbeach. Car parking at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre is free for 5 hours.

Where to Stay?

All Holiday Holiday apartments are located either in Surfers Paradise, which is 5 – 10 minutes drive from Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, or in Broadbeach in the same suburb as Pacific Fair.

Best family accommodation is Chevron Renaissance apartment located above Coles supermarket at Surfers Paradise.

Chevron Renaissance apartment

Chevron Renaissance 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment level 19

Check out level 19 ocean view apartment, and don’t forget to add on kids pack to keep the kids entertained during your stay. Read more about how a guest enjoys the kids pack in the room.

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