It’s all about the kids this Friday, Saturday and Sunday as Unified Events bring the largest family event to the Gold Coast Convention Centre. It’s filled with inspiration for pregnancy, baby, parenting and of course the kids. Check out new products and services for parents and families with kids ranging in ages from 0 to 12 plus keep the kids entertained.
“Everyone knows kids get bored easily – yes, even on the Gold Coast – so we wanted to bring together anything and everything for both new parents and families with children 0 – 12, where adults can grab show specials and find the latest services and products, and the kids can still be entertained,” said event director Kiara Sullivan.
The event will feature a performance stage for the kids, free workshop areas and over 100 baby, kids and parenting exhibitors showcasing the latest in ideas and inspiration, creativity and crafts, family wellness, nutrition, growth and education, baby and kids fashion, toys and games, clubs and sport, family lifestyle, travel and leisure, and plenty of food and drink options to keep everyone happy.
Some big drawcards already announced include a massive Brick Builders (Lego Lovers) area (+$3) and free wellbeing workshops from the Happiness Mission – aka the bubbly duo from My Kitchen Rules, Carly and Tresne – aimed at helping children and adults with goal setting, gratitude and healthy eating.
Parents are encouraged to plan ahead so they can enjoy the Gold Coast Kids expo to its fullest. Gold Coast Convention Centre 28 – 30 April (9am-5pm daily). Buy tickets online or at the door and to save $5 enter promo code HAV17.
EXHIBITORS Meet baby, kids and parenting industry leaders and find the latest products, ideas, activities & inspiration for all your family needs.
BRICK BUILDERS The Queensland Lego Users Group is putting on tables and tables of giant Lego Displays and Play Tables – for Lego Lovers of ALL ages! (+$3 per person)
PERFORMANCES FOR KIDS Bring your kids along to Center Stage for Healthy Harold’s activities, Scouts presentations and ‘Meet & Greets’ and ‘Dance & Singalongs’ with kids favourites including Olaf, Peppa Pig, Paw Patrol, Mickey mouse and more.
PERFORMANCES BY KIDS When it comes to our local kids up on Center Stage, your eyes may water at the cuteness overload with aerial acts, song and dance performances.
WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS Visit the Parent Hub and Happy Zone for free parenting and family workshops. Meet MKR ‘s Carly & Tresne, with ‘The Happiness Mission’ as they hold free workshops for family happiness, positivity and clean eating.
ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS Visit the Kids Workshop area for free activities for kids all day long, or visit the Playgroup Queensland Parent Lounge for baby & toddler free activities.
PLAYGROUP QLD PARENT LOUNGE Chill, Feed, Change – the Playgroup Queensland Parent Lounge has free activities, parent quiet time and comfy cushions.
CAFE + PICNIC Visit the picnic area for coffee, sweets, snacks, vegan + healthy options and of course, a few food trucks!