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Daily Activities 

Running out of ideas to entertain the kids? Looking for something different to do this school holidays?
Paradise Resort Gold Coast has an extensive daily activity and entertainment program catering to young children right through to Mum and Dad! There is no need to leave the resort with Captain's Crew on board to ensure your holiday is jam packed full of fun for the whole family. 

View our event calendar for upcoming resort activities or visit our explore Gold Coast page to see what's on outside of the resort (not that you will want to leave).


New! at Paradise Resort


 The fun just keeps on coming! In case the current activities don't keep you run off your feet, we've introduced the following brand new activities! 

Teens' Club - Limited Time *NEW*

'Our Teen's Club program includes pre-planned events during the session such as Ice-Skating, Virtual Reality, Laser Tag or Rock Climbing as well as teen's get together games with prizes to be won. The session includes a teen's only dinner as well as VIP seating for shows or movie including a popcorn, churros or a fairy floss.

Water Tag Battle *NEW*

FREE ACTIVITIY - Try out the all new WATER TAG BATTLE! This is the perfect tagging game to cool off some heat in sunny Gold Coast and get everyone soaking wet!!! Players only need to don on Water Tag Vest and equip yourself with our  super-soaker guns and you will be ready for some wild wet fun. 




Each day our Resort Entertainment Crew offer an extensive program of activities and entertainment for you to choose from including:

  • Aqua Hunt
  • Art & Crafts*
  • Balloon Artistry
  • Balloon Toss
  • Beach Ball Relay
  • Big Screen Wii Challenge
  • Cupcake Decorating*
  • Duck Races
  • Dunk Tank Fun
  • Dusty's Rock Climbing Wall*
  • Family Bingo
  • Footy Toss
  • Frisbee Challenge
  • Game Shows
  • Giant Connect 4
  • Hula Hoop Challenge
  • Jelly Eating Contest
  • Jump Rope Splash
  • Laser Tag*
  • Live Character Show
  • Live Poolside Music
  • Meet our Resort Mascots
  • Plaster Art*
  • Pool Noodle Races
  • Poolside Movies by Moonlight
  • Sand Art*
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Teddy Bear Workshops*
  • Trivia Nights

 *Charges may apply for some activities



*NEW* Dusty's Adventure Pass 2

Only $50

Strap yourselves in for a wild Adventure! Experience some of our most popular attractions and enjoy incredible savings with Dusty's Adventure Pass 2.

For just $50 guests will receive:

  • 1 x Ice-Skating Ticket at Planet Chill 
  • 1 x Laser Tag session
  • 1 x Virtual Reality session
  • 1 x Virtual Reality Roller-Coaster session
  • 1 x BONUS ticket to use at your choice of attractions, including the 9 metre Rock-Climbing Wall or an extra session of Ice-Skating, Laser Tag or Virtual Reality.

**passes available for Paradise Resort guests only**



Ice-Skating with In the Air Experience - Aerial Show 

'In the Air’ will feature incredible aerial artistry, high energy dance, live singing, specialty acts and special guest appearances! 

Mug Makeover Workshop 

Come along and explore your creativity in a fun, colourful way with our brand new Mug Makeover Workshop.


Slime Making Workshop 

We invite you to come get a little messy making your very own gooey slime!


Captain & Friends Sand Art

Sand Art! With our fabulous range of coloured sand and sand art cards we take art to the next level! Sand art picture cards are like big stickers separated into sections to make up different parts of the picture.


Virtual Reality

Prepare to be amazed! Step into another dimension with your very own 360-degree virtual reality experience. Get up and close with the animals in Africa, swim with Dolphins, Whales, Turtles and Sharks or even visit outer space! 
Ages 3 and up.


Shark Dunk Tank

Nominate a friend or family member to sit on the plank above the tank filled with water and launch the ball at the target to make them fall! 

You can even watch them as they fall into the water with the underwater viewing window.

Take a look at the Dunk Tank in actio

Captain and Friends Live Show

Saturday at 2:30pm

Come out and join Captain, Cleo, Astro and Dusty on the main stage in our "Paradise Dance Party" show. Dance along with the crew and meet the characters after the show.

*Subject to weather conditionsCheck the 'What's On' guide for days and times



Teddy Bear Workshops

Keep your crafty kids entertained with our Teddy Bear workshops. Create and customise your own bear to take home and cuddle forever including an adoption certificate, colourful heart insert and carry case.


Poolside Movies by Moonlight

Saturday Night's (Plus Wednesday nights in school holidays)

Resort guests - big and small - can sit outdoors in the Zone 4 Kids Waterpark area to watch family-friendly movies every Saturday night on the outdoor movie screen. 

*Available throughout September - April. Subject to weather conditions. For the comfort of our patrons movie night may move inside in cold or wet weather. Check the 'What's On' guide for days and times


Fancy Dress Fridays

Every Friday at Paradise Resort sponsored by Streets

You never know who you might see, all sorts of characters have been spotted!  Bring along your costume and have your moment of fame in the Fancy Dress Parade at 2.30pm on the Main Stage!

Receive a FREE Streets Paddle Pop when you come in Fancy Dress!



Laser Tag at Paradise Resort

All the more reason to visit Paradise Resort with Laser Tag available from 8am on selected days (daily sessions in school holidays) Battle it out in Underwater World and the Egyptian Room in Zone 4 Kids Club. Please see our activities screens on arrival for full details (this activity is for ages 3yrs and over)



Outer Space Adventure Game Show 

Come and join Dusty and Astro on the Outdoor Stage where they will be hosting this intergalactic game show. There will be some riper challenges and they will be giving away some astronomical prizes. (Check our paradise weekly for days and times).




Sunday Horse Racing

Both Adults and Children are welcome to play this exciting family fun activity, where anyone has a chance to win. Grab your stick horse and cowboy hat and join the race that stops Paradise Resort. Just like the Melbourne Cup, the first over the finish line wins a cool prize. (Check our paradise weekly for days and times).



Family Disco on Ice

Grab your skates and join us for an evening of fun in Planet Chill at our "Family Disco on Ice" nights. Exclusive for in house guests 5years and over you can join in the fun with games such as ice-hockey, marco polo and there's even some cool prizes to be won. 


Stringbling Hair Wraps

For many years, Rachel has been giving our guests of all ages a take home souvenir of brightly coloured & decorative hair wraps & designs. 

You can choose from French Plaits, Hair Wraps, Coloured Plaits & Corn Rows.  You can even be daring & choose from a range of air brush tattoos! 

Please see our Resort Shop on arrival for times.


Fire Truck Tours

Ride aboard a real Fire Truck and share the fun and enthusiasm that children (both big and little) enjoy about the love of Fire Engines! The siren sounds as you depart for an exciting ride to the Spit via Surfers Paradise, along the beachfront / Esplanade and past Sea World. Plenty of smiles, laughs and waving to everybody to be enjoyed as you ride aboard a real Fire Truck!


Cleo's Cupcake Decorating

Cleo loves her cupcakes and we know you do too, come and join us to decorate your own cupcake! What colour icing will you choose? Will you decorate with marshmallows or maybe sprinkles? Either way this will be the yummiest part of your day!


Dusty's Rock Climbing 

Are you the adventurous kind? Step outside your confort zone and climb the daring 9 metre high rock climbing wall. 
No previous experience is required to have a go. Just bring your enclosed footwear and a sense of adventure! 


Facepainting for Kids

Be transformed into a character of your choice! Become Spiderman, Rainbow Princess, Honey Bee or a Pirate, AARRRR!!!!




Captain vs Cleo, Boys vs Girls Game Show

Come and Join Captain and Cleo in this epic battle on the Outdoor Stage. Captain will be in command of the boys and Cleo will be the leader of the girl’s team. The team to acquire the most points throughout the three games wins. (Check our paradise weekly for days and times).



Nickleby the Magician

Nickleby the Magician is one of Australia's leading child entertainers and will add that extra touch of magic for your holiday memories.

Nickleby offers a fast paced family show guaranteed to give you the WOW factor!





Planet Chill Ice-Skating

Discover the Coolest Place in Paradise! Planet Chill is suitable for kids big and small (3yrs+) - even Mum and Dad!

Chill out in the "Chill Zone" with game tables such as air hockey and foos ball along with a complimentary jukebox so you skate around to your favourite tune. 




At Paradise Resort, we recognise that family holidays should be fun for everyone and whilst we have always operated on a ‘Kids first' philosophy our extensive daily activities and entertainment program well and truly has the kids covered, so our focus for the last 18months has been on working with our guests to develop something ‘just for the adults' and ensure we offer a program where parents too can have fun on their holiday or simply relax and unwind.

View our Zone 4 Adults facilities here 

With many of our packages offering kids up to 4 hours of complimentary care in our Kids Club each day our ‘Zone 4 Adults' program has been re-developed to offer parents a place to come together within these hours, join us for a few laughs and enjoy a program that is created just for them all with the peace of mind knowing their kids are being looked after. Our weekly activities program features all your favourites including Trivia, Karaoke, Live Music and the latest including;


Cooking Demontration and Tasting 

Set your inner masterchef free with our Hawaiian Cooking Show. We'll show you simple tips and tricks to impress your guests this summer.   Learn to whip up  some tasty dishes including a Huli Huli chicken perfect for your next BBQ.  

*This is an 18+ activity. Seasonal activity only. 




Cheese and Wine Tasting

Wednesday Afternoon's at 4:30pm

Come join the group and have a relaxing hour sipping on wine and sharing an array of cheeses.  This is a great opportunity for all wine lovers to develop their knowledge and understanding. Whether you're a wine novice or something of a connoisseur, this is for you. 

*This is an 18+ activity. Fee applies.

Cocktail Tasting The Game Show

You don't need to be a cocktail connoisseur to enjoy this game but if you can guess the ingredients you can have fun with the rest.  Players will be put into teams, competing to take out the title of Cocktail Champions.

*This is an 18+ activity. Fee applies.



Blind Cocktail Tasting

Join us in the adults area to test your bartending and trivia skills.  Guests will trial 4 different types of cocktails and try to figure all the ingredients involved.

*This is an 18+ activity. Fee applies.


Live Music

A great entertaining addition to your stay, relax with your favourite beverage and boogy along to some of the best live music Paradise Resort has to offer.  


Majority Rules

In this game there is no right or wrong and the majority will always rule.  If you are travelling alone or wanting to meet new friends this can be loads of fun as you'll be put in to groups and tested with a series of wild and wacky questions but the answer may not always be obvious...unless you are part of the majority in which case majority rules.  


Visual Trivia Marathon 

This game covers, two back-to-back games with two categories of visual trivia. The team with the highest total combined score will be crowned the champions of this unpredictable trivia.



Adults Super Star Karaoke

Bring back all the hits from the 70's, 80's and 90's.  Show off your singing skills and let your hair down while the kids are happily playing at our Zone 4 Kids Club.  



Finish That Lyric

You've all got a song that you have probably been singing wrong for years but this is a game that will test your music knowledge and see how well you really know your lyrics.  You'll be played part of a song and when the music stops you've got to ‘finish that lyric'.

Live Music with Mick Danby

Mick Danby's catchy individual style & upbeat coastal groove has become a popular act with our guests new and old. With over 12 years experience in the Brisbane - Gold Coast music scene, his music has been fine tuned to suit all audiences.

Listening to Mick is the perfect way to wind down after a busy Gold Coast day.



Name that Tune

How frustrating is it when you can’t remember who sings that song? Well why not try working it out with a team. In this Game teams will battle one another to test their musical knowledge. Join us in the Adults area to play Name That Tune, each show varies by musical genre from 70’s Disco to 80’s Michael Jackson and Madonna, so ‘Play that Funky Music’ with ‘Saturday Night Fever’ before ‘Another one Bites the Dust’.