DREAMWORLD // LEGO® STORE OPENING
Saturday January 28 from 9am – 6pm // Dreamworld, Dreamworld Pkwy, Coomera
It’s almost here! Australia’s first LEGO® Certified Store will open at Dreamworld this Saturday! The flagship store will be part of a stand-alone precinct at Dreamworld’s front entry with access from within and external to the park. Offering one of the largest ranges of LEGO products in Australia, the store will feature 10 life-size LEGO models, hard-to-find and collectors’ items, a world-famous LEGO ‘Pick a Brick’ wall, ‘Make-Your-Own Minifigure’ stations and LEGO brick engraving. Covering an area of 350 square metres, you won’t want to miss out on this opening event!
For more info visit www.dreamworld.com.au
Now thru to Sunday January 29 // Burleigh Heads Point Break, Goodwin Tce, Burleigh Heads
The Burleigh Pro is back! The World Surf League (WSL) event attracts a number of the best surfers from Australia and throughout the globe to the iconic Burleigh Point. The four day Burleigh Pro will see some of the world’s best surfers battle it out against the local talent. Bring the family, bring a picnic rug and get in early to secure a good spot!
For more info visit www.surfingaustralia.com
ROBINA TOWN CENTRE // SUMMER CAMP
Now thru to Sunday January 29 // Robina Town Centre, Robina Town Centre Dr, Robina
Keep your kids on-the-move these holidays with loads of fun activities led by a team of professional coaches and athletes. From January 7-29, Robina Town Centre will be transforming into the ultimate kid-friendly Summer Camp, running a number of FREE sporting workshops and activities for children of all ages to get involved in every day over three weeks. This weekend the kids can catch a dance show or a superhero relax workshop, or work on their basketball and footy skills!
For more info visit www.robinatowncentre.com.au
EXHIBITION // HAPPY BIRTHDAY PLAY SCHOOL: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
Now thru to Sunday February 5 // Gold Coast City Gallery, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise
Come inside and find all your favourite characters: Big Ted, Little Ted, Humpty and Jemima, as well as the Rocket Clock and all the Play School Windows. This exhibition brings our childhood stories alive. Free exhibition and Play Space. For all ages. On show at Gold Coast City Gallery, Surfers Paradise.
For more info visit www.theartscentregc.com.au
CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATIONS
Saturday January 28 from 10am – 4pm // The Marine Village, Masthead Way, Sanctuary Cove
Experience the exuberance, colour and excitement of Chinese New Year at The Marine Village this Saturday with authentic cuisine, traditional lion dancing, cultural entertainment, and Chinese-inspired craft workshops. Welcome the Year of the Rooster in style with family and friends as the waterfront retail and dining precinct ignites and plays host to a celebration of Chinese art, culture, and food throughout the day. Everyone from kids to adults can get involved in the day’s traditional Chinese workshops with Griffith University’s Tourism Confucius Institute, which includes paper cutting, mask painting and mastering the art of Chinese calligraphy. Be entertained by an enthralling lion dance display – traditionally performed to bring good luck and drive away evil spirits – while Chinese artists fill the precinct with their culture’s enchanting music.
For more info visit www.sanctuarycove.com
MOVIES UNDER THE STARS // THE JUNGLE BOOK (PG)
Saturday January 28 at 7pm // Broadwater Parklands, Marine Pde, Southport
Bring your fold out chair and movie snacks and enjoy the free ‘Movies under the stars’ program that runs from September through to early April. This weekend’s treat is The Jungle Book!
For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au
PACIFIC FAIR SHOPPING CENTRE // RUN WILD // WILD FACE PAINTING
Saturday January 28 to Monday January 30 from 11am – 2pm // Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Level 1 (outside Event Cinemas), Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach
Come on Safari with Pacific Fair these school holidays! Children will run wild as their guides take you on a show-style adventure throughout the Centre and explore the many creatures of Pacific Fair and learn about everything from Elephants to Zebras! This weekend head to Level 1 for some wild face painting fun!
For more info visit www.pacificfair.com.au
GC HOME & LIVING EXPO
Sunday January 29 from 10am – 4pm // Gold Coast Turf Club, The Event Centre, Racecourse Dr, Bundall
The Gold Coast Home & Living Expo is back again in 2017 and is set to be bigger and better than ever before! Running alongside Australia’s largest property promotion, The Event 2017, the expo welcomes back a range of property and lifestyle related businesses, all offering awesome deals, discounts, giveaways and more!
For more info visit www.gchle.com.au
SHARE, TALK & READ
Tuesday January 31 from 9.30am – 11am // Gainsborough Greens (at the park), Wyperfield Cct, Pimpama
Research shows up to 90 per cent of a child’s brain development happens in the first five years. Spend time with your child sharing, talking and reading together with your local library group at parks and community venues across the Gold Coast in 2017. Suitable for children 0 – 5 years and their grown-ups.
For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au
FREE COMMUNITY TALK // UNDERSTANDING CYCLES OF ABUSE
Thursday February 2 from 6pm – 7pm // Fabic Behaviour Specialist Centre, Worongary Town Centre, 1 Mudgeeraba Rd, Worongary
This free community talk is about understanding cycles of abuse and how to not be controlled. Abuse can appear in many differing forms and plays out in cycles. Unless the cycle of abuse is truly healed it will continue to reappear even if the situation looks or presents itself differently.
For more info visit www.fabic.com.au
Check out our January calendar for all of the coolest food, fashion and art and craft markets in Byron Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast these school holidays!