• Family friendly adventures,  Free to do,  Mum Life

    Easy Gold Coast walks to take with the kids

    The Gold Coast is home to heaps of fabulous spots to take the family for a walk! Now more than ever, families are looking for options that get them out of the house, but also allow them to stick to the outdoors and keep away from the crowds. I've pulled together a list of 16 places to take an easy walk with the kids, and many of them would be perfect for bikes or scooters, most have a playground involved, and some even have animals to spot!

  • Family friendly adventures,  Free to do,  Playgrounds

    Coomera Springs Park, Coomera

    This small park in Coomera is a great spot to head out for a stroll, located beside a lake and with a small playground on site. Many northern Gold Coast parents might recognise it, as it's located right beside the Early Years Centre at the Benevolent Society Coomera Springs. Bring the pram and head out for a walk after your child health check!

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    Pimpama Sports Hub, Pimpama

    The Pimpama Sports Hub is home to the northern Gold Coast's state-of-the-art aquatic centre with Olympic-standard 50m swimming pool, netball and tennis facilities and heaps of other recreational and sporting options. Built on a 14-hectare site, it has a large outdoor events space for things like Carols by Candlelight and outdoor movies, and also a community centre. The cherry on the top is the children's playground and walking trails, making this an inviting hub for families to visit any day of the week.

  • Family friendly adventures,  Free to do,  Playgrounds

    Hilltop Park, Ormeau

    Hilltop Park in Ormeau is an older park, but still delivers a great time! On a weekend you’re sure to find a birthday party or two happening here, and the wide open spaces, facilities and variety of play equipment really make it ideal. Split into two sections, you’ll find a shady toddler play area with a car, climbing frame and mini playground with slide and swing in one area. The main playground space is better suited for over 5’s, with a larger playground and slide, large climbing net, balance beams, spinners and a swing set. Kids can also climb the ramp up to the old water tower, which has been…

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    Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

    Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a lush, 27-hectare outdoor space connecting wildlife and nature with the community. There is so much to see and do: Cuddle a koala, pat a kangaroo or book a hospital tour - whether paid or free, there are so many opportunities to interact with the animals and see the Sanctuary in action up close. Don't miss the Extinction Trail where you can get up close with dinosaurs, and the Wild Island water park and playground!