Sharnie, Marley, Mika and Peter Fenn enjoy a day at Tropical Fruit World.
Sharnie, Marley, Mika and Peter Fenn enjoy a day at Tropical Fruit World. Karen Harper

Entertainment options for all

SCHOOL’S almost out for the summer and as usual parents are asking themselves ‘what is there to do?’.

Fortunately, Tweed Tourism has taken the hassle out of the holidays by putting together a round-up of activities in the area.

Their events calendar highlights family and kid-friendly activities being held in the region until January.

The Christmas break begins this week for New South Wales students but their Queensland counterparts finished school last Friday.

Mermaid Waters family Peter and Mika Fenn and their two daughters Sharnie and Marley kicked off the holidays with a trip to Tropical Fruit World in the Tweed.

“It was lovely, very enjoyable,” Mr Fenn said.

He added they often found it hard to come up with new ways to spend their days during the holidays.

“There are only so many times you can go to the beach,” he said.

“We’re always looking for something unique and different to do.

“It’s hard finding something that’s free or doesn’t cost much; theme parks can be too expensive.”

Mr Fenn said they mostly went to the beach but also enjoyed barbecues at a nearby park.

Activities advertised through Tweed Tourism include whale watching, Tweed River crab catching cruises, river cruises, snorkelling with the turtles, deep sea fishing charters, kayaking along Cudgen Creek, learning to surf and a trip to the Marine Environment Museum.

Full details can be found on their website at

What’s on

Dec 17: Kingscliff Carols by the Coast;

Dec 18: Coolheads Goodwin Park Youth Activities.

Dec 31: New Years Eve at Crabbes Creek Community Hall;

New Years Eve live Entertainment at Seagulls Club;

New Years Eve fireworks at Jack Evans Boat Harbour at midnight and Club Banora at 9pm.

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