Wow. What a fun filled day out with the B2BK kids. Tasting and learning about fruits from around the world(grown on the farm), riding the tractor train, feeding the animals and taking a boat cruise to Treasure Island, all before lunchtime.
The fruit tasting session is included in the fully guided park tour. The kids fill their bellies trying a taster plate of seasonal fruits and other yummies grown on the farm- some things they’ve never tried and some even the adults haven’t heard of before. If you get to the first tasting session of the day you can get back to the Plantation Cafe in time for lunch.
The tractor train travels through the farm with commentary on all the fruits grown along the way and the history of the farm, as well as information on the local farming families. The kids loved stopping along the way to pick bananas and crack macadamias. Brave kids (and brave grown ups) can pat and feed the farm animals in the Fauna Park before the Wildlife Boat Cruise to Treasure Island.
It’s very tempting to stop at Treasure Island for the rest of the day. The flying fox, adventure playground, sandpit with diggers and basketball hoop keep the kids busy, big and small. With picnic tables and a large grassed area too, it’s perfect for the kids to play. There is water around the park but it is well signed and the walkways and bridges are mostly fenced.
The Plantation Cafe has beautiful views and an impressive menu showcasing fresh seasonal locally sourced products and fruits from the farm. The kids menu is healthy and fresh, includes seasonal fruits and is served on a biodegradeable platter. There are also gluten free and vegetarian options. The ‘design your own fruit’ ice cream is a must do as the kids can pick their own combination and watch it being made. You can explore the cafe, gift shop and fruit market for FREE and there is a playground, play tractor and a grassed area right out the front all well separated from the carpark by a fruit-tree lined walkway.
Strollers and prams can’t be taken on the tractor train so be prepared to wear the little ones out.
Tropical Fruit World have an AMAZING offer going where you join the TFW Local Club and get HALF PRICE entry for everyone in your household and up to 4 visitors. As members, you’ll also receive special seasonal discounts in our fresh fruit market and café. Join NOW if you are a resident of Gold Coast, Tweed and Byron Shire.
Tropical Fruit World passes the kid friendly test because…..
There is never ending options of fun and entertainment to be had.