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Gold Coast Easter Weekend Family Activities 2013

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by Susan Jackson (subscribe)
Gold Coast Explorer since Jan 2010. Always on the lookout for fun, family things to enjoy with my four kids.
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Have an Eggstra Good Easter Weekend
If you live on the Gold Coast or are here for your Easter holiday, then there are a number of family friendly events on offer, to keep you entertained during the Easter weekend.

Good Friday 29 Mar
Surfers Paradise Festival, Surfers Paradise Easter 2013
Image courtesy of Surfers Paradise Festival website

Australian Street Entertainment Championships
Mar 29
The Australian Street Entertainment Championships, from 10am – 7pm, is held over the Easter weekend in Surfers Paradise, as part of the Surfers Paradise Festival. Check out the pavement performances and stage presentations from jugglers, acrobats, magicians and musicians from around the world.

Surfers Paradise Festival, Surfers Paradise Easter 2013
Image courtesy of Surfers Paradise Festival website

Ice Skating Mar 29
You can ice skate on the foreshore of one of Australia's most famous beaches at Surfers Paradise, at the "Brrr on the Beach", ice rink ($10 for 15 mins), from 2pm – 9pm. How cool is that.

Easter Saturday 30 Mar

Easter Saturday Family Fun Raceday 
March 30

Gold Coast Turf Club Easter Weekend
Image courtesy of Gold Coast Turf Club
Get along to the races, with the whole family for a special Easter Raceday. The Gold Coast Turf club have lots of great free activities planned for the kids, including a Giant Slip & Slide, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Jumping Castle and even a visit from the Easter Bunny. That's in addition to all the horse racing action and entry is free for kids and only $15pp for adults. Enjoy a day at the races, 10am to 4pm
, for something different this Easter. For more information, visit the Gold Coast Turf Club website. The course is located at: Racecourse Drive, 
Surfers Paradise.

Easter Madness at Broadwater Parklands 
March 30 

Broadwater Parklands is hosting a free outdoor concert on Easter Saturday, 5pm to 9pm. Find your spot on the Great Lawn and get ready for a line up of talent with: Nadia and The Swing, DJ Warren Elwell, Lesyah and The Vault House Band, ABBA Live, Michael Fix and Nadia Sundae all set to perform. There's more on Easter Sunday, with Easter themed games and activities for the whole family. For lots of eggcellent fun, join in the Easter egg hunt, egg and spoon races, sack races and more. For more information, click here.

Easter Sunday 31 March

Sirromet Wines Easter Family Fun Day 
March 31

Sirromet Cellar Door
Image courtesy of Sirromet Winery

Sirromet Cellar Door have a family Easter Sunday planned with the Easter Bunny bringing free Easter eggs, rides (between 10am – 4pm, $5 p ride), pedal carts, rock climbing, a jumping castle and sausage sizzle ($2) for the kids, while parents can enjoy the wine, delicious food, live music and winery tours and tastings. There's a café menu over lunch available too. Sounds like a great way to spend Easter Sunday. Bookings aren't required. For directions and more info visit the Sirromet Winery website.

Music in the Park Mar 31

There's also a free outdoor concert at Burleigh Heads (Memorial Park Cnr The Esplanade & Connor Street, ) on the 31st, from 1pm – 5pm. Featuring a line up of local artists from South East Queensland, this is a fun way to get outdoors and into the groove on the long weekend. For more information, visit Gold Coast Parks.

Surfers Paradise Festival
27.3 – 21.4.13 runs throughout the holidays. Check the program of events as there's lots on offer over the whole Easter break.
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Why? Family events to enjoy, if you are on the Gold Coast for Easter
When: The Easter Weekend 2013
Where: Surfers Paradise, Burleigh Heads, Mount Cotton
Cost: Free and low cost
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