Once upon a time, the idea of spending a whole day in a shopping centre would have been enough to send your kids stir crazy. At Pacific Fair, they’ll never want to leave.
There are few places that so perfectly cater to every member of your family as Pacific Fair. Covering the latest and greatest in retail, dining and entertainment, you could spend a whole day here and still not get to everything. Not to mention, with lush palm trees, water features and an open, breezy atmosphere, it’s not exactly your typical shopping centre…
SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP
Your little shopaholic will love a trip to Pacific Fair, with its impressive collection of children’s clothing and accessory retailers. Gorgeous products at reasonable prices are the aim of the game at stores like Pavement – which is perfectly suited for the tween in your life – Cotton On Kids and Seed Heritage, but there are a number of one-off retailers where your boy or girl will certainly find something they love. If it’s not fashion that they’re into, then your kids are bound to go crazy in Kidstuff, the major toy store at Pacific Fair – it covers tech, wooden toys, puzzles, arts and crafts, costumes, dolls and even educational games, which you’re sure to love just as much as your kids will.
Mums, you can get your fashion fix with the kids in tow, too. Unique boutiques like AJE and Gorman specialise in gorgeous garments for everyday wear or your next night out, while the newly-opened Sabo Skirt – which had enormous success with their flagship store in Brisbane – will deliver all of the luxe, vintage-inspired goodness you could ask for. And don’t worry, dads – we haven’t forgotten about you. With stores like Lacoste, Gant and Tommy Hilfiger, you can update your wardrobe with the latest threads and accessories for fellas to ensure you look your sharpest all school holidays and beyond.
RELAX AND REFUEL
When you’re all shopped out, head to one of the many family-friendly dining spots in the centre to refuel – the Outback Steakhouse is the perfect spot for the entire family with big family booths, toys for the kids to play with and all kids’ meals under $14. Or, if you’re after a sweet treat, Cowch is a family favourite that is almost to delicious to be true. Head there in early April for their brand-new Easter menu, which will again include their famous Bunny Shakes. For parents and guardians with little ones, Crema Espresso is always a hit. Located just near Play Street – the coolest street on the block, complete with a high climb course, giant slide and interactive toddler room – parents can sit back and enjoy a hot coffee or lunch while the kids climb their way through the impressive play area. Or, organise a school holiday meet-up with a lunch date at The Patio, taking your pick from over 15 dining options and relaxing in the gorgeous cabanas in the communal seating area. But no trip to Pacific Fair is complete without a visit to The Resort, the tropical wonderland filled with luscious palm trees, flowing water falls and sun lounges. It really is the perfect place to rest your legs during a day of shopping, and before heading off again to stroll through the many designers stores that line the area. Kids can also dip their feet in the water and play the giant Connect Four, Jenga and table tennis games.
Coming up at Pacific Fair
These school holidays, let your little PACasso’s get creative at Pacific Fair’s Art Academy! With help from the craft experts from the Craft Parlour, your kids will learn how to draw, paint and craft as they create mini cactus gardens, magical tube monsters, pom pom ice-cream cones and so much more. There will also be massive colouring-in walls to keep your tiny artists busy, as well as creative sticker art projects and fun photo walls. There are no bookings required for these workshops, however, spaces are limited per session.
Then, in the lead-up to Easter, Pacific Fair will host their Big Egg Scramble event on Saturday April 6. The massive Easter egg hunt will send kids searching around The Resort, hunting for over 3,000 plastic Easter eggs that they can then redeem for real chocolate eggs. Tickets are available exclusively to members of our Little Paccas Kids Club, so make sure you join up to get involved. And don’t miss the Easter Bunny when he roams throughout the centre from April 15 thru to April 20 (excluding Good Friday on April 19) from 11am each day.