Southport Sharks

Southport Sharks Family Friendly Restaurant

 

Southport Sharks offers good family fare at an affordable price but it’s Wobbygongs Kids Fun Zone that put them on my Toddler Fun MUST DO list.

 

Key Details

Address: Corner Olsen & Musgrave Avenues, Southport QLD 4215

Google Map Directions

Time from Ormeau HQ: 30 minutes (28.3 km)

Contacts: 07 5532 1155   Website   Facebook  Instragram

Hours: Open 7 days from 8am to 4am. Check website for specific dining, Wobbygongs & event times.
             

Southport Sharks Frenzy’s Bistro is a super family friendly Gold Coast restaurant open 7 days for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Find out all the 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
  • PlayStations
  • 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.

Wobbygongs is open on Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 10pm and Sunday 5pm to 9pm. Bookings are essential. Phone 07 5532 1155 to book.

The Food

Southport Sharks Frenzy’s Bistro is ideal for families and is open 7 days for breakfast

Dinner Buffet

The Southport Sharks Dinner Buffet is back! Commencing Tuesday, 29 December 2020 it will be available 7 nights a week between 5.30pm and 8.30pm.

Breakfast

Enjoy a hot or cold brekky from 8am at Frenzy’s. Member’s meals range from $13 to $20. Check out the Breakfast Menu.

Lunch
Frenzy’s lunch is available from 11.30am to 2pm and member’s prices range from $12 to $20. The lunch menu features a good range of options.

A la Carte Menu is your standard pub/club fare which I find good for my family. There are 3 kid’s meal options: Spaghetti, Nuggets and Fish Bites which are $10.90 for members or $12.90 for non-members.

Frenzy’s Dinner Specials

Southport Sharks Members (only $7 per year) receive discounts on food and drinks so if you are having a family meal it is well worth getting at least one membership.

Southport Sharks also offer members some great weekly food specials: 

Monday:25% OFF all A La Carte Menu Main Meals and Kids Meals
Tuesday: $15 Chicken Schnitzel served with salad and chips or mash and vegetables of the day
Wednesday: $15 Burger served with fries
Thursday: $20 Steak (200g) served with salad, chips and choice of sauce

Please note these offers are only valid for current 2020 Southport Sharks Members after 5.30pm.

Events

There is a FREE kid’s show run by the Laugh Out Loud Crew (LOL Crew) in Frenzy’s every Sunday in December 2020. LOL CREW provides a fantastic, magical overload of family fun with on-stage party games, singing, skits, puppets, prizes and junior talent spotlights.

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.

Toddler Review

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

 

 

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