Hit The Sales in Brisbane!

Now that the Christmas shopping rush is over it’s time to hit the sales in Brisbane! You can jump aboard a train from Kippa Ring and be in Brisbane City in just over an hour.

Once you reach Central Station in Brisbane CBD it is an easy walk to Queen Street Shopping Mall, with over 700 shops to choose from for all of your shopping needs.

Saunter down Queen Street with many shops lining the mall or explore high-end Queens Plaza, Wintergarden with its diverse range of shops, the historically significant Brisbane Arcade and Tattersall’s Arcade, the convenient MacArthur Central and the ever-popular Myer Centre.

Large Department stores include Myer, David Jones, Target and K-Mart as well as chain stores, designer brand stores and fashion boutiques.There are also the popular international fashion stores such as Zara, Forever 21 and Top Shop.

This time of year you will find there are many big sales on at all the stores with discounts up to 70% off normal retail prices.


Handmade Redcliffe Market

When: Various dates in 2017
Where: Old Redcliffe Fire Station, 395 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe

Handmade Redcliffe was started in February 2013 by Janmaree Lowe who saw a need to bring together handmade artisans on the Redcliffe Peninsula to promote them, and at the same time establish a handmade market to sell and buy wares.

The inaugural Handmade Redcliffe was launched on Saturday the 6th of July 2013 and the markets has been a regular on the scene ever since.

This handmade market is the perfect place to browse the stalls for artisanal food, handmade items, and more.

Handmade Redcliffe dates for 2017:

  • Hello 2017 Saturday 25 February 10am to 3pm
  • Mother’s Day Markets Saturday 6 May 10am to 3pm
  • Mini Market TBA September 9am to 1pm
  • Christmas Market Saturday 25 November 10am to 3pm

Check the Handmade Redcliffe website for more dates including pop-up events.

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Scarborough BBQ Facilities

Did you know that at Scarborough Beach Resort we have rooftop BBQ facilities for our guests to use?

Cap off a perfect day with a BBQ and stunning ocean views from our rooftop BBQ area.

Pick up supplies at the supermarket or head to Morgans Seafood Market for fresh seafood straight from the trawlers to enjoy a relaxed meal with your family or friends.

Scarborough Beach Resort offers great facilities and family friendly accommodation in Brisbane, perfect for a holiday with the kids, a romantic getaway for two or weekend away with friends.

Brisbane Summer School Holiday Activities

Keep the kids entertained these Summer Holidays with loads of activities in and around Brisbane. Take the kids into Brisbane to experience some of the fun activities that are lined up for the Summer break.

Pine Rivers Heritage Museum

Where: Dayboro Rd, Whiteside

What: Check out their newest exhibition, Cubbies, Forts and Adventure: explores these childhood hideouts, both past and present and the wonderful imagination of kids.

When: Until 29th January

Flipside Circus Training Centre

Where: 117 Mina Parade, Alderley

What: Flipside provides a circus program that is extensive and includes an exciting range of circus activities. Children can start in Circus Foundations and there is a clear path through Intermediate, Advanced and then into the Performance program if desired.

When:  January Holiday workshops start on Wednesday 4th January until Friday 13th January

Queensland Museum

Where: Grey St & Melbourne St, South Brisbane

What: Wild State Gallery a new, permanent gallery celebrating the diverse animals and habitats that make Queensland so incredibly unique and special. Check out the School Holiday Program for other activities.

When: Open Permanently

QUT Gardens Point

Where: The Cube, Gardens Point, Brisbane

What: Check out Dino Zoo, some life-sized dinosaurs that are the most scientifically accurate portrayals of these creatures.

When: 6th January to 31st March

SummerSet @ QPAC

Where: QPAC, South Bank, Brisbane

What: SummerSet is a huge program of activities to entertain the whole family these summer holidays.

When: 4th to 22nd January

These activities are just a small sample of what’s on over the Summer School Holidays in Brisbane. For more events visit Brisbane Kids

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AC/DC Tribute Show

When:  Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Where:  Redcliffe Cultural Centre, Redcliffe

I can’t think of a more befitting way to spend the eve of Australia Day than an AC/DC live music tribute. Come along to this “high voltage” 100% AC/DC tribute show that imitate the sounds of the original band.

Strap in for a night of Aussie rock ‘n roll as the boys get on the “highway to hell” to give you an evening of 100% AC/DC. Listen to all of AC/DC’s classic hits including: ‘Highway To Hell’, ‘Thunderstruck’, ‘TNT’, ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’, ‘It’s A Long Way To The Top’ and ‘Jailbreak’.

Tickets are $25 and are available from Redcliffe Cultural Centre

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Splash Into Scarborough This Summer

Splash into Scarborough this Summer with heaps of cool things to do involving the water and the great outdoors.

Scarborough Beach is the perfect place for a family holiday with our gorgeous beachfront location and green spaces lining the shores, there is plenty to keep the kids entertained for days or even weeks.

So here is the lowdown on what there is to do in the Scarborough/Redcliffe Peninsula area during your stay with us:

  1. Swim in the calm surf-free ocean.
  2. Explore the volcanic rock pools on the beach full of colourful crabs and other creatures.
  3. Climb the amazing gnarled branches of the Cottonwood trees in the park.
  4. Play on the Pirate Ship Playground in the fully-fenced park.
  5. Hire a Brum Pedal Car from us and pedal along the esplanade.
  6. Walk or cycle along the network of pathways along the beachfront.
  7. Go SUPing! Standup Paddle Boarding that is.
  8. Paddle a kayak in the ocean.
  9. Drop a line in at Scarborough Spit.
  10. Explore nearby Redcliffe Jetty, Suttons Beach, parks and boardwalk.
  11. Get aboard a Dolphin Wild Cruise out to Moreton Island.
  12. Learn to sail at Moreton Bay Boat Club.
  13. Plunge into the sea front pool at Settlement Cove Lagoon Redcliffe.

Book your Summer beachside holiday escape on the Redcliffe Peninsula with us here today at Scarborough Beach Resort.

Active Holidays for Kids @ Scarborough

When: 9 to 20 January 2017
Where: Scarborough & Redcliffe

If you are looking to entertain the kids during your stay in Scarborough over the school holidays, the Moreton Bay Regional Council conduct a heap of free activities for children called Active Holidays.

The Active Holidays program will get the kids moving this January with a range of sport and recreation activities for children and youth aged 3 – 17 years. All activities are provided by qualified instructors in local parks and facilities across the region, providing new challenges for a fun-filled school holiday.

Here is a sample of what is on offer:

11 Jan – Ramp Day Out (5-15yrs) Redcliffe Skate Park, Redcliffe

12 Jan – Little Dance Moves (3-6yrs) Scarborough Park

12 Jan – Stand Up Paddle Boarding (12-17yrs) Suttons Beach Park, Redcliffe

15 Jan – Ramp Up Skateboard Beginner Session (5-15yrs) Redcliffe Skate Park, Redcliffe

17 Jan – Learn to Sail (12-17yrs) Moreton Bay Boat Club, Scarborough

18 Jan – Stand Up Paddle Boarding (12-17yrs) Suttons Beach Park, Redcliffe

20 Jan – Stand Up Paddle Boarding – 15 minute sessions (3-17yrs) Suttons Beach Park, Redcliffe

For more information and a program of activities see Moreton Bay Regional Council

Bookings are mandatory.

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Christmas on Redcliffe Peninsula

Christmas is just over a month away and our thoughts start turning to all that is festive and fun over the Christmas period.

Only a short distance from Brisbane city is the Redcliffe Peninsula on the sparkling waters of Moreton Bay where you can really get into the Christmas spirit, relax, unwind and enjoy your Christmas holidays.

Here is some Christmas inspiration for this festive season:

Scarborough Lights Up

Bringing back that old-fashioned Christmas spirit to Scarborough you will soon be seeing ten HUGE ‘crystal rain’ decorated and lit-up 3-metre tall Christmas Trees in the streets of Scarborough throughout December and January this Christmas.

Scarborough Christmas Carols

Scarborough Lights are also conducting the Scarborough Christmas Carols event on Sunday 11 December at the Scarborough Beach Parklands on Landsborough Avenue in Scarborough.

Enjoy dance groups, roving Christmas performers, twilight markets, and free Christmas activities and workshops. The kids will fall in love with Santa’s Village and our life-sized snow globe, and they will even get to meet Santa himself. The evening will also feature a very special fireworks display!

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Bridge to Belvedere

Kick off the new year early with a family friendly fireworks extravaganza at 8:30pm, sponsored by the Belvedere Hotel at Woody Point. You can view the spectacular display from just about anywhere along the Clontarf-Woody Point foreshore, from the Ted Smout Bridge right through to the Woody Point Jetty.

Pine Rivers Christmas Carols

Sit back, relax, and join in the carolling fun with local community groups, schools and dance groups, and a marquee carolling performance at Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine on Sunday 27 November from 7pm. Don’t miss meeting Santa at Santa’s Village or jumping in the giant snow globe. Wander through the twilight markets and the kids will love the free Christmas activities and workshops. The evening will also feature a huge fireworks display.


Handmade Redcliffe Christmas Markets: Saturday 26 November 9am to 3pm at Old Redcliffe Fire Station, 395 Oxley Avenue, Redcliffe

A local, indie-craft market; a curation of all manner of handmade supported by shoppers who are seeking niche, handmade products and who enjoy meeting the local artisans that make them.

Redcliffe Jetty Markets: Every Sunday 8am to noon at Redcliffe Jetty.

Indulge your senses in delicious foods, entertainment for both adults and children and find yourself immersed in this wonderful beachside market. Live entertainment, fresh farm goods and produce, quality arts and crafts, handmade items, jewellery, clothing, children’s toys, exotic imports, ethnic food specialities and so much more.


Australian Army Band – Christmas Show

All ages are welcome to enjoy the fabulous talent of this remarkable and loveable band for two performances at 11am and 2pm on 11 December. No words can describe the enjoyment this group of army folk brings to the Redcliffe Cultural Centre. Their enthusiasm is spell binding, their talent remarkable. Two big shows have been scheduled, so the word of Christmas is spreading with the goal to have a smile put on all of our peninsula family.

Tickets are $12

The Kazoos – Search For Santa

Redcliffe Cultural Centre presents The Kazoos – Search for Santa, that is sure to entertain the kiddies this Christmas on 12 December.

Join the Kazoos on a jolly romp around the North Pole to find Santa who has forgotten how many sleeps there are until Christmas!

There will be heaps of  laughs, silliness and Christmas carol favourites and this show is sure to get everyone in the Christmas Spirit!

Tickets are $15.

Buble Christmas Show

Rhydian Lewis plays Michael Buble’s Christmas on 16 December at Redcliffe Cultural Centre.

Joined by an 8 piece Big Band, The Residuals, Rhydian Lewis offers a taste of the classics, bringing these timeless pieces into the modern day. The show features everyone’s favourites from Buble’s hit Christmas album!

Tickets are $35

Get your tickets for these great festive shows at Redcliffe Cultural Centre Downs Street, Redcliffe.

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The Kazoos – Search for Santa

When: Monday, 12 December 2016

Where: Redcliffe Cultural Centre

This must see musical theatre stage show for pre-school children, The Kazoos – Search for Santa, is sure to entertain the kiddies this Christmas on 12 December.

Join the Kazoos on a jolly romp around the North Pole to find Santa who has forgotten how many sleeps there are until Christmas!

There will be heaps of  laughs, silliness and Christmas carol favourites and this show is sure to get everyone in the Christmas Spirit!

Tickets are $15 and are available from Redcliffe Cultural Centre

Redcliffe Cultural Centre is located at Downs St, Redcliffe.

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Brisbane Christmas Shopping

Christmas is just around the corner! Combine Christmas shopping with Brisbane’s favourite family tradition, the Christmas Parade in Queen Street Mall this festive season.

Queen Street Mall offers an unrivalled mix of local, national and international labels and flagship stores. There are more than 700 retailers here fronting onto the mall and street, whilst others are tucked away inside world-class centres and heritage-listed arcades.

Must-visits include the sparkling high-end Queens Plaza, Wintergarden with its diverse range of retailers, the magnificent and historically significant Brisbane Arcade and Tattersall’s Arcade, the convenient MacArthur Central and the ever-popular The Myer Centre.

The annual Christmas Parade is brimming with festive music and merriment and comes complete with a nativity scene, Santa and dozens of performers to entertain and delight all ages.

It’s on nightly at 7pm from 16-24 December and commences at the Edward Street end of the Queen Street Mall. It then weaves its way through our vibrant city, culminating at King George Square.

The Queen Street Mall is Brisbane’s shopping hotspot!

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