Paradise Resort Gold Coast is any kid’s dream holiday. With so much for the kids of all ages to do, Mum’s and Dads even get a chance to relax by the pool!
Address: 122 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217
Time from Ormeau HQ: 20 minutes (11.8km)
A mecca of holiday fun and a must visit for every family, Paradise Resort Gold Coast features an ice-skating rink, waterpark, kids club, miniature train, daily activities and loads of entertainment catering to all ages, not to mention we are situated just a few short metres from the iconic Surfers Paradise Beach.
Let’s dive in to all the reasons why you need to organise a toddler staycation at Paradise Resort Gold Coast:
Award Winning Family Holiday Destination
Paradise Resort has been voted Australia’s Best Family Resort for 10 years in a row! In 2021, they were awarded QLD Tourism’s Unique Accommodation award.
Paradise Resort offers 360 rooms of varied accommodation styles with the largest room catering for families with up to 8 people. All resort rooms have a private balcony with views of the resort’s facilities and surrounding areas.
Every accommodation package includes one (1) complimentary session in the fully supervised Kids Club for all children 0-12 years per stay, unlimited use of the Giant Water Park located in the centre of the resort plus a load of daily activities and entertainment the whole family can enjoy and so much more. Find the right type of Paradise Resort Accommodation for your family.
Paradise Resort is the only resort in Australia with a Kids’ Club that is available to children as young as 6 weeks to 12 years of age.
Children can blast off and explore the galaxy in Astro’s Space Station with pedal-powered space buggies or search for buried treasure in Under Water World. They can explore the jungles of Asia in Dusty’s Safari Room or play in the colourful ball pit in the Magic Garden where our Kids’ Club team of ‘Holiday Heroes’ provide an unrivalled activities program to entertain and engage kids of every age.
Kids Club activities include pyjama parties, disco nights, arts and crafts, carnival activities and loads more. Get all the Kids Club details.
- Water park with pools and a spa.
- Adventure Playground
- Outdoor Lawn Games near the Playground
- Giant Chess
- Dunk Tank
- Indoor Jungle Gym (near the lobby)
- Movie Nights (every Saturday night between September – April)
- Live Music and Shows
- Streets Fancy Dress Friday’s
- Captain and Friends Live: Meet our four colourful friends Captain, Cleo, Astro and Dusty. You can sing and dance along at their weekly shows
Discover more about What’s On at Paradise Resort for families.
The resort offers a large range of paid activities for kids, teens and adults including:
- Ice Skating for ages 3+
- Various Art Craft Clubs and Workshops for the Kids
- Paint and Sip for family’s and adults only
- Hair Braiding
- Virtual Reality Roller-Coaster
- Laser Tag
- Yoga Class
- Safari Train Rides
And much much more! Find out more about all the resort activities available.
What’s to Eat
With many options for a meal or snack including: Penguins Restaurant, Jerry’s Burger Bar, Deb’s Pizza Shack, Poolside Cafe & Bar, Splashes Boutique and Mini-Mart and a BBQ area behind the Waterpark there is really no reason to leave Paradise Resort during your stay.
You don’t need to be a guest to enjoy all the fun on offer at Paradise Resort – a Paradise Resort birthday party combines all the fun of a holiday into a customised party package to suit the birthday boy or girl. A party in paradise is massive fun for the kids and relaxing time for the adults and Mum’s and Dad’s organising! Find out more about having your next Birthday Party in Paradise.
Check out the Paradise Resort Special Offers available right now.
Toddler and Mummy Review
We stayed at Paradise Resort Gold Coast on an extended family weekend staycation. Paradise Resort was an ideal destination as we were holidaying with 4 plus families with children ranging from infants to teens. Whilst it wasn’t the destination of choice for the grandparents in attendance all the kids had a blast!
With the kids so well entertained, the parents also had a great time grabbing some much needed rest and relaxation by the pool. As you can imagine, getting a rare break from constantly entertaining our small children we were pretty stoked with our choice of such a kid-friendly resort too!
For the parent’s with younger children (i.e. me) it was great to get a little more time to myself whilst the bigger kids entertained the littlies with adults looking on. But it was even nicer to see all the cousins playing together.
From our weekend family getaway experience, Paradise Resort Gold Coast is a great holiday resort for families with children of all ages and a great place to go with a bigger group too.
We spent the majority of our stay by the pools and waterpark wandering off occasionally to check out the playground, activities, grab a bite or a cocktail! As we were only there for the weekend there really were enough free activities to keep the whole family entertained for our stay. There are a heap of paid fun activities for all ages to consider if you are staying longer or perhaps not as interested in the pools and waterpark as we were.
There are a number of different places to grab a snack or a meal. Paradise Resort really does have everything you need so you don’t have to leave the resort. We also took snacks, fresh fruit and cereal and drinks to reduce the meal costs for the weekend (and because our toddlers are early risers), there is a small fridge in the rooms. On our first night, our group decided to bring everything needed for a family BBQ using the BBQ area behind the waterpark. If you do want to venture out of the resort, there is a light rail station nearby and you are just a few short metres from Surfers Paradise Beach
We received a free 4 hour Kids Club session for each child with our accommodation package so all the adults had an even rarer night out poolside with cocktails and nibbles whilst all the children (babies to teens) were well looked after in Kids Club for the night. The Kids Club set-up is amazing. Harper was the most reluctant at 2 years but soon settled in exploring all the fun to be had in the 0 to 2 years Kids Zone. Tip with Kids Club is to book as soon as you can as time slots fill up fast!
Staying at Paradise Resort Gold Coast really is like staying on a ‘cruise ship on land’. If you are missing your cruise holidays or simply want a holiday destination your toddler is going to love (Fletcher and Harper are still talking about it and we visited in September!) then take a closer look at Paradise Resort for your next family holiday.
What to pack (suggestions)
- Snack foods, nibbles and drinks to enjoy in your room.
- To save on dining costs consider packing a BBQ dinner for your first night and cereal supplies for low cost breakfasts.
- Hats, Swimmers and Sunscreen.
- We packed some toys for our stay but they were not needed as there was just some many activities and outdoor adventures to be had.