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With school holidays in progress for QLD, VIC and NSW and Christmas fast approaching, the ‘perfect family holiday destination’ is top of mind for many of us!
Whether it’s a family adventure interstate, a short visit to see the rellies or even a weekend staycation close by to give everybody a much-needed break, these are our top picks for your next family holiday!
Novotel Twin Waters Resort Sunshine Coast
Novotel Twin Waters Resort has always been known for its beautiful location and the ultimate relaxation and indulgence, in one of Australia’s most popular holiday locations – the Sunshine Coast! Over the past few years, Novotel Twin Waters Resort has transitioned into also being a really prominent family resort, with plenty to keep everyone happy!
There’s so many free activities for the kids to join in daily around the lagoon, including the Springfree Trampoline Jump Zone – with 6 trampolines permanently installed on a picturesque sandy beach surrounding the lagoon, sure to be a hit with the whole family! One of the best things – if you pick a quiet time, you can grab a trampoline to bounce on each, so you can all jump at once!
The Springfree Jump Zone also features our world-first tgoma interactive game experience – sensors on the mat detect your every move, and your jumps control fun, active and interactive games on your tablet via Bluetooth! So you can challenge the kids to a leaderboard competition, as you jump around to stomp on aliens, squash fruit, complete the trivia or maths challenges and have fun!
Novotel Twin Waters Resort also has a bunch of other fun free activities, including fish feeding, (an amazing experience for young and old), kayaks, catamarans, swimming, a water trampoline (so much fun), minigolf (a family holiday must) and so much more!
For the adventure seekers, there’s also the Aqua Fun park on site, bike hire, stand up paddleboard hire, surfboard hire, Segway, night vision goggle tours and other experiences you can purchase during your stay.
And while the kids are having fun: Novotel Twin waters has an amazing Day Spa, some cute retail shops to get your R&R, a gymnasium (for those super motivated holidaymakers). And while Mum and Dad are getting their rest and relaxation – there’s a Kidzcove kids club – so you can indulge in some quiet time, knowing the kiddies are safe and sorted (a definite holiday essential).
And of course, on the Sunshine Coast, there’s plenty to do nearby - including an 18 hole golf course, tennis courts and Mudjimba Beach just across the road! If you’re a local, Novotel Twin Waters Resort and the range of activities can make a great family day trip activity, or a sneaky weekend staycation!
Paradise Resort Gold Coast
If you’re holidaying at the Gold Coast this year, Paradise Resort is definitely a top pick! Located just minutes from the heart of Surfer’s paradise, it’s a big hit for parents and kids. With an awesome water park complete with a huge water-dunking bucket, there’s hours of fun interactive water play to be had for kids of all ages!
With a kids club to help you relax and have some down time while the kids are entertained, there’s so much to do that you don’t even need to leave the resort if you don’t want to. And, just like all the coolest holiday locations these days, it’s complete with a Springfree Trampoline!
Thredbo Resort Thredbo, NSW
Thredbo Resort makes a great family holiday destination for obvious reasons. It makes an amazing family winter holiday, complete with plenty to do on and off the mountain!
Do you want to build a snowman? You’re sure to be singing that the WHOLE time during a winter stay at Thredbo, which the kids will absolutely love. There’s an endless list of fun things to do, including snow play, tobogganing, skiing, snowboarding, snow biking, and just enjoying the snow – which a magical, exciting thing for many of us Aussies!
There’s also Springfree Trampolines available to jump on at the Village Green, Snow Play Area and the Thredbo Leisure Centre for everyone to enjoy! You can bounce all year with Springfree, and check out our new tgoma Smart Play experience.
The fireworks and flare run is really something special to enjoy at night! And surprisingly make sure you pack your swimming gear – the Thredbo Leisure Centre has a 50 & 25 metre indoor heated swimming pool, a separate waterslide pool, a super fun inflatable obstacle challenge! There’s also a full-sized basketball court, a squash court, a gym and much more!
Oaks Oasis Sunshine Coast
If you’re holidaying in the south end of the Sunshine Coast, Oaks Oasis Resort in Caloundra is another great family resort, at an affordable price. With lush tropical grounds and a fun-filled water park that’s sure to keep the kiddies entertained for ours, it’s the perfect mix of relaxation for the kids and fun for you.
The water park is really exciting for the kiddies – with water slides, water fountains, interactive activities, and comfortable seats for Mum and Dad to kick back, relax and watch the fun. (Mum and Dad can also relax in the spa)!
There’s plenty else to do, with a resort-style pool, putt-putt golf, a sandpit, a climbing frame, a tennis court, beach volleyball, a Springfree Trampoline and a giant Kangaroo Jumper.
Yallingup Forest Resort Yallingup, WA
Located south of Perth in the beautiful Margaret River wine region, Yallingup is a great eco-friendly and child friendly holiday! Surrounded by nature and close enough to the beach to hear the surf, you’ll feel totally surrounded by nature.
Nestled in a massive area of serene forest with native Australian bushland, there’s over 140 species of native plants, trees and wild flowers, plenty of kangaroos, possums, bandicoots and native birds. And of course, there’s plenty of bushwalking tracks!
You can enjoy the swimming pool, tennis court, BBQ facilities and kids playground, complete with a cubby and a Springfree Trampoline. And for you: Yallingup Forest Resort also shares the grounds with the Bush Shack Brewery – a great place to try some home-style brews. There’s also the OM Day Spa for some pampering!
Big4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park Alice Springs
If you’re planning an iconic Aussie holiday in the red centre, the Big4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park is a great family-friendly resort in Alice Springs. The most awarded tourist park in the Northern Territory, the holiday park is surrounded by the beautiful MacDonnell ranges and has plenty of activities for the kiddies.
There’s so much active fun for kids offered by the holiday park, including pedal go-karts, bike hire, basketball courts, the kids playground and climbing pyramid, a BMX track and not one but 2 jumping pillows! There’s also a Springfree Trampoline O92 Large Oval for the enjoyment of guests – your kids will love having a bounce!
And for when that red centre head gets to you, they’ve got a 6m high water slide, a refreshing pool and a TV room, games room and reading room. And while you’re in the red centre, make sure you take day trips to visit the beautiful gorges and explore the different walking trails along the McDonnel ranges, and a day trip to see Uluru (Ayers Rock) is also a must– it’s just under 6 hours’ drive, but there are plenty of bus tours to take the stress out of it all!
So whether it’s a coastal holiday you’re after, a trip to the red centre or a snowy winter wonderland, you’re sure to love our top picks for your next family holiday. The common theme that we love with all: plenty of active entertainment to keep the kids happy, fun-filled family activities and of course, the pampering ‘me-time’ essentials for Mum and Dad!
Got any recommendations for the ultimate family getaway? We’d love to hear them in the comments below!