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Louise Heginbotham4 years ago

Raining on the Gold Coast? We have you covered.

The weather on the Gold Coast these last few weeks have been less than desirable. We are so spoilt with sunshine that when it does rain, it can really catch us off guard. Never fear, though, the recent increment weather has inspired us to create your rainy day survival guide—perfect for those with kids on holidays. We’ve left no stone unturned, so don’t be discouraged by a little rain, instead put on your jacket and let’s go have some fun! Read on to discover some great places to go, even in miserable weather.

One of the great things about the Gold Coast is that there is always something to do, even if it’s pouring outside. If your plan for a fun day out has been ruined by horrible weather, don’t worry—we’ve made a survival guide, including Gold Coast cafés to visit, for this very situation! Grab your kids or some friends and get ready for a day of laughs and making memories.

So it’s a bit wet out? Don’t let it dampen your day, try heading to these amazing local attractions to keep you busy!

Go rock climbing, go karting and more!

Head over to Helensvale and book yourself a go-kart race or rock-climb with Game Over. This is a great option if you were looking forward to some adrenaline-pumping action before the rained ruined it all. If you’d prefer fun of the trampoline kind, there’s always the newly established Air Factory in Burleigh Heads or Mr Bounce in Mermaid Waters (whichever is closer to you!).

Not a fan of fast-paced activities? Head to Surfers Paradise for some fun!

Experience everything Caville Ave has to offer!

Known for its thriving nightlife, during the day Caville Ave sings a completely different tune. Extremely child-friendly and full of fun activities and shops, this is a great option if you find yourself stuck out in the rain. Head on over to Timezone and win enough raffle tickets to get yourself a prize, or if you prefer, head across the mall to the Old Time Photos. This is a great option for those who love to have some fun dressing up: whether you want to be a cowboy or a 1920s gangster, you can do it all here! If that’s still not your jam, why not try your hand at Strike Bowling Bar? They serve drinks!

Getting hungry? Here are some great local cafes and play centres for families, friends and solo adventure seekers.

Kidz N Play Playcentre & Café

Fun for kids and parents, Kidz N Play Playcentre & Cafe - Gold Coast
Fun for kids and parents, Kidz N Play Playcentre & Cafe – Gold Coast

If you’re dragging the kids out of the house, why not take them somewhere they can have some fun? Head over to Kidz N Play Playcentre and Café in Robina, where kids from 6 months to 13 years of age can have a bundle of fun. The centre includes level slides through to trampolines, climbing structures and a separate junior area for the younger kids. For parents, this centre has an amazing café with a full commercial kitchen, not to mention their fully trained barista serving up delicious coffee. What else could you need? Hop on down with the kids today!
Where: Shop 3, Robina Super Centre, 86 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina QLD 4226

Squires Loft Robina

Come in for a delectable feed, Squires Loft Robina - Gold Coast
Come in for a delectable feed, Squires Loft Robina – Gold Coast

Looking to be wined and dined? Squires Loft Robina is the perfect place! Located at the picturesque Robina Town Centre Promenade, you’ll have views of the lake to complement your amazing food. Choose from their extensive wine list, with a range of unique flavours that will perfectly match your meal. Dine inside in their cosy interiors or under cover in their alfresco area, you can enjoy this café rain, hail or shine!
Where: The Promenade, Robina Town Centre, Robina QLD 4226

Secret Deck Café

Come in and enjoy some amazing brekky or lunch, Secret Deck Cafe - Gold Coast
Come in and enjoy some amazing brekky or lunch, Secret Deck Cafe – Gold Coast

Nestled in the heart of Coolangatta, you will find the Secret Deck Café. Serving up amazing $10 lunch specials and even better coffee, this is the ideal spot if the rain has kept you on the southern end of the Gold Coast. As a bonus, if you mention this LocalSearch article when you order, you can get a 2-for-1 coffee (conditions apply)! So what are you waiting for? Pop down and give them some love today.
Where: 1/140-144 Griffith St, Coolangatta QLD 4225

Has the rain cleared up? Check out at these breathtaking Gold Coast lookouts to make the most of it!

What’s your favourite thing to do on a rainy day? Let us know in the comments below!