• Nature play,  Playgrounds

    Gilston Hall Park, Gilston

    Gilston Hall Park is a very popular spot with the locals, and it's easy to see why. This beautiful nature play park spread out over many levels will capture imaginations, encourage exploration and lead to many new adventures!

  • Attractions,  Classes,  Messy play,  Nature play

    Messy Play for Gold Coast Kids

    Here on the Gold Coast, we're lucky to have a number of different options available to us for our kids to join in on messy play. Each week you'll find new themes and tray set ups, each carefully thought out and designed to excite and engage all of your children's senses. So what are you waiting for - get those old clothes out, pack the towels and head on over to one of these great Messy Play options!

  • Nature play,  Playgrounds

    Cascade Gardens, Broadbeach

    The Cascade Gardens at Broadbeach has always been a family friendly spot for picnics, bbqs or just a play in the park. Explore the sensory garden, lay out a picnic blanket in the sun by the river, and enjoy a great family outing!

  • Animals,  Attractions,  Nature play,  Water play

    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!

  • Attractions,  Free to do,  Nature play,  Playgrounds,  Water play

    Home of the Arts (HOTA), Surfers Paradise

    HOTA is the Gold Coast's home for all things creative! Formally known as Home of the Arts, HOTA is a cultural precinct bringing people together. Here you can experience shows in the theatres, performances on the outdoor stage, exhibitions in the Gallery, immersive events, workshops and more. If the arts aren't your thing, the parklands around HOTA are hugely popular. Whether you're visiting the Farmers Market each Sunday, swimming in Evandale Lake, playing on the playground or relaxing with a picnic under the trees by the river, you're bound to enjoy a day out at HOTA.

  • Free to do,  Nature play

    Bamboo Down Under, Wongawallan

    Bamboo Down Under at Wongawallan is a garden centre with a difference. The perfect weekend outing, here you can stroll through their rainforest walk, explore the meditation garden, enchanted forest and bamboo tunnel, and get bamboozled in the bamboo maze!