Family Days Out Blog

Top 5 Places Ready To Accept Families After Covid Restrictions

familyDaysOut Jun 22, 2020

With lockdown restrictions eased dramatically, and after months of staying indoors, we can now see the country opening up – still with caution – allowing the anticipation of a family day out to once again filter into the home.


And we couldn’t be more excited!


Nervous about the idea? Check out our previous blog on the precautions you can still take, to make sure your first days out of adventure can remain safe and stress free.


Ready to take on the next few months?  Let’s go!


1.     Gold Coast Fun – SOON!


One of the biggest draw-cards on the Gold Coast are, of course, the theme parks, and lucky for you they are opening VERY SOON!


Sea World opens June 26

Australian Outback Spectacular opens July 3

Wet’N’Wild opens July 15

Warner Bros Movie World opens July 15


Of course, all of these parks & attractions will be doing their very best in health and safety, ensuring you don’t need to worry about anything than having fun.


All parks will be adhering to social distancing of 1.5m, contactless payment will be encourages, and they will be opening to 50% capacity to ensure more space for those families who do visit.


Just keep in mind during your visit that some attractions, shows, experiences, meet and greets and food / retail outlets may be closed or modified to ensure their commitment to safety.



2.     Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo – Open NOW


One of the most beautiful places Australia to visit is the Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo, and lucky for you, it’s open NOW!


The great thing about this attraction is that it’s outdoors – so concerns of being indoors near others can be put aside.  Not only that, the park will monitor daily visitor numbers to ensure social distancing, and tickets will only be available to purchase online to restrict queues at the gate.


In person keeper talks will be accessible virtually, and those few exhibits that are indoors such as the Galapagos Tortoise indoor viewing area remain closed.


3.     Kakadu National Park – Open NOW (from 19 June)