THERE'S plenty to keep kids active and parents sane this September school break, with theme parks and hotels coming to the rescue to offer great activities and accommodation deals.
Brisbane's Mercure and Ibis hotels are offering great family rates for stays between September 19 and October 5.
Both hotels have prime riverside locations, meaning they're in easy distance to South Bank Cultural Precinct, the sensational Riverlife adventure centre at Kangaroo Point, The Wheel of Brisbane and all the attractions of the city.
Deals at the Mercure start at $164 per room per night and at the Ibis from $139 per room per night.
Both allow two children up to 15 years to stay with adults using existing bedding.
For more information visit the Accor Hotels website or call (07) 3237 2310.Soaked and silly
Parents will hate it, but the kids will adore it - it's messy, mucky and sure to be one of the hits this school holidays - the Nick Slime Fest from September 21 to October 16.
Get soaked and go silly. Get messy and mucky in an infectiously funny day out that will literally leave kids “green” as 1000 litres of gorgeous green goop dumps down twice daily from the pipeline plunge bucket at WhiteWater World. Then hop right next door to Dreamworld to continue with super soaking slime games, Nick Slime Time live performances and all the Nick rides and attractions.Tiger tales
Also on offer at Dreamworld this school break is a fabulous day where the theme park's “other” side is under the spotlight.
On Sunday, September 27, join TV's Ranger Stacey and other well-known animal activists as Dreamworld focuses on wild animal conservation.
Kids and adults can learn about our wildlife and how one person can help the survival of animals in the wild. Dreamworld's 15-month-old Sumatran tigers will feature in a special Cub Chaos tiger presentation.
Warner Village Theme Parks have introduced a VIP Pass exclusively for Queensland and northern NSW locals, representing a huge saving - for only $99.95, you'll get unlimited access to Movie World, Sea World and Wet'n'Wild until June 30, 2010.
But move quickly - the VIP pass must be purchased before September 20.
Sea World is also offering a special Qld VIP package - guests can stay three nights and get two VIP passes for free, for only $450.
For more info and to book, go to www.MyFun.com.au or call 133 FUN (that's 133 386). For accommodation bookings call 1800 074 448.Take a grand drive
Wollongong and operators along the Grand Pacific Drive are offering some great family deals this spring break.
Set on the beachfront, Novotel Wollongong Northbeach is offering a Jamberoo Family Fun Package with accommodation for two adults and two children under 16, full buffet breakfast, undercover parking, late check-out and a family pass to Jamberoo Action Park from $364.
Just off the beach, the Belmore All-Suite Hotel has a Family Action Package including overnight accommodation in a two bedroom apartment, in-room cooked breakfast, complimentary parking, late check-out, family pass to Jamberoo Action Park and souvenir photo, all from $299.
For more about these and other deals see www.grandpacificdrive.com.au.
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