• Family adventures,  Free to do,  Indoors

    Ormeau Community Library, Ormeau

    The Ormeau Community Library is one of our favourite libraries on the Gold Coast to visit with children. Originally known as Book Box, this library was dedicated to our 0-5 year olds and jam packed with engaging opportunities for our little ones. After a few changes, it is now known as the Ormeau Community Library, which encompasses the old Book Box and also includes a range of books for children aged 5-12, teenagers and adults.

  • Family adventures,  Free to do,  Playgrounds

    Ormeau Community Centre Playground, Ormeau

    The Ormeau Community Centre Playground is a great playground for kids aged 2 years and up. A small playground, yet hugely popular for being fully fenced, shade covered, toilets onsite and having equipment for varying ages and abilities. You're bound to find other families here too, so it's a great opportunity for kids to play!

  • Family adventures,  Free to do,  Nature play

    Fingal Head Coastal Walk & Lighthouse

    The coastal walk along Fingal Head where the lighthouse sits, has to be one of my favourite! With minimal crowds, picture perfect views and plenty of spots to sit and relax, this is a great family friendly coastal walk. Points of attraction here include the Fingal Head Lighthouse, built in 1872, and Australia's very own Giants Causeway.

  • Family adventures,  Free to do,  Nature play

    Gold Coast nature play destinations

    The Gold Coast is known for both the green and gold - the bush as well as the beach. Our children are very lucky to have many opportunities to connect with nature during play, exposing them to opportunities to be imaginative, creative and problem solve. Here is my round up of some great nature play destinations across the Gold Coast.

  • Bikes & wheels,  Free to do

    Learn to ride bike tracks for Gold Coast kids

    Across the Gold Coast we are lucky enough to have a number of parks with custom built learn to ride bike tracks, helping parents to teach their budding riders! These tracks are designed to expose children to road markings, signs, pedestrian crossings and hills while in the safety of a miniature streetscape, and are perfect for riding anything with wheels – trikes, bikes, skateboards, scooters and balance bikes. Here are the best learn to ride bike tracks for Gold Coast kids that you need to check out!

  • Free to do,  Water play

    Where to swim on the Gold Coast

    Suffering through another Gold Coast summer without a swimming pool at home? Don’t worry!! Aside from the obvious beaches, there are so many amazing options, whether it be swimming pools, splash zones or swimming enclosures. I’ve rounded up a great list of both paid and free options to keep your cool this summer!

  • Free to do,  Holiday Guide

    Our Summer Bucket List

    I'm sharing our Family Summer Bucket List today, our go-to list of things we want to do over the Summer! Whenever we have a ‘what shall we do today’ moment, we can refer to our trusty list and tick something else off! Family Bucket Lists are a great way of getting through school holiday boredom, but also as a way of reminding us to stop and do some of the more simple things in life. Enjoy!