Southport Sharks offers good family fare at an affordable price and so much more for a fun family dining experience AND Wobbygongs Kids Fun Zone that put them on our Toddler Fun MUST DO list.
Southport Sharks Frenzy’s Bistro is a super family friendly Gold Coast restaurant open 7 days. Find out ALL the kid friendly reasons you should visit:
Wobbygongs Kids Fun Zone
Wobbygongs Kids Fun Zone is a purpose-built play area for children aged 3 to 12 years offering fun activities including:
- Rock-climbing wall
- Mini basketball court
- Theatrette showing the latest movies and TV shows
- Home corner play area
- Drawing tables
Wobblygongs is $4.50 per hour per child for members and $6.50 for non-members. Children must be toilet trained. Children under 3 are permitted but must be accompanied by an adult, who must remain with the child at all times.
Visit for Wobbygongs opening hours. Bookings are essential. Phone 07 5532 1155 to book. Guest price surcharge applies.
More for the kids…
Southport Sharks Frenzy’s Bistro is ideal for families with something for kids EVERY DAY of the week!
Every Monday night, one child 12 years & under eats from the buffet for free with every full-paying adult buffet in Frenzy Food Court.
Also worth mentioning here that there is no charge for children 3 and under for the buffet (with paying adult(s) of course).
Every Monday kids receive a FREE Grub Lab immersive A.R. colouring-in book! It’s designed to keep kids entertained and put the joy back into family dining.
Tuesday to Thursday
Great selection of kids meals from our dinner buffet, starting from $9.90*. Plus did I mention for kid’s 3 and under there is no charge for children 3 and under for the buffet with paying adult(s) .
Friday & Saturday
Our complete all-you-can-eat buffet has returned, with our entire range of dishes on offer starting from $11.90*
Kids eat half price* at Frenzy’s dinner buffet for every paying adult, plus enjoy the free Kids Show run by LOL Crew.
Every Sunday kids receive a FREE Grub Lab immersive A.R. colouring-in book! It’s designed to keep kids entertained and put the joy back into family dining.
Kids can enjoy Wobbygongs.
Free Kids Show every Sunday
Every Sunday from 5pm to 7pm LOL CREW provides a fantastic, magical overload of family fun with on-stage party games, singing, skits, puppets, prizes and junior talent spotlights. LOL Crew love any excuse to dress up and are always ready for action – especially with that cheeky Fideous The Frog around! This is a free event and non-members are welcome to attend.
Family Friendly Seasonal Events
Southport Sharks also often host family friendly events for Halloween, Christmas and New Year’s etc. Check out the Southport Sharks What’s On webpage for more info.
Atmosphere and Staff
We visited Frenzy’s on a Sunday afternoon / evening and the kids run the place! There was a show on so the kids were having a blast. It was busy and full of children so ideal for a boisterous family dinner.
Mum’s & Bubs can now train together at Sharks Fitness!
Join us for Mum’s & Bubs every Monday and Thursday morning at Sharks Fitness. Classes run for 45 minutes for mums and, bubs aged 6 weeks to 12 months.
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Kids Yoga now at Sharks Fitness!
Kids Yoga every Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at Sharks Fitness. Classes run for 45 minutes and include 7 to 13 years. Experience Yoga, Mindfulness, Movement, Breathwork and Relaxation for kids!
When I first heard about Wobbygongs it put Southport Sharks on my list of things to do with my toddlers. I don’t know of any other Gold Coast restaurants that offer a kids club experience. If you know of others, pass on the details and I will check those out too!
When I decided to visit The Night Before Christmas being held at the Southport Sharks Event Centre I decided to book in for Wobbygongs and dinner in Frenzy’s to make a lovely pre-Christmas Family afternoon/evening outing.
Be prepared to stand around in the entrance for a while whilst your toddler investigates the two large aquariums that contain reef sharks and tropical fish. They are at the perfect height for a toddler and mine were mesmerised.
As I mentioned we went on a Sunday afternoon whilst the Kids Show was running making Frenzy’s the embodiment of kid friendly dining. With the show on, you don’t really need to pay for Wobbygongs as the show would entertain your toddler and you could sit back and relax. Having said that I had pre-booked a 1 hour session and Fletcher and his cousin loved Wobbygongs and it was hard to get them to leave when their dinner was ready. So Wobbygongs got the thumbs up from a 3yo and 8yo.
When it comes to meals we ordered a Pizza, Schnitzel and Large serve of chips to share between the 4 of us. This turned out to be a better value way to order and feed the four of us. The kid’s meals were pretty average but do the job. The food in general is what you would expect from a pub or club. I recommend purchasing at least one membership for $7 as you will get that money back from your food and drinks bill.
Watch Southport Sharks What’s On page for free kid’s events and consider booking in for dinner so your toddler can experience Wobbygongs or the other kids entertainment Southport Sharks has on offer.
What to pack (suggestions)
- Snacks (back-up if there are any meal delays)
- Packet of wipes for spills and toddler clean-up
- Bibs (if out for dinner and your toddlers are bathed and ready for bed)
- Tablet / phone or diner table friendly toys for smaller children unable to attend Wobbygongs