• Animals,  Attractions,  Family adventures,  Nature play,  Water play

    Hosanna Farmstay, Stokers Siding

    Hosanna Farmstay is well loved by many families, with the 100-acre family and dog friendly campsite located in the hinterland of the Tweed Valley regularly booked out. But did you know that they also offer a great options for locals (especially those not too keen on camping!)? Day visitors are welcomed at Hosanna Farmstay and you get to join in on all the fun without camping requirement!

  • 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,  Playgrounds,  Water play

    The Backyard, Coomera Westfield

    The Backyard, Coomera Westfield is a game-changer in the way that shopping centres are catering to families. Think; bespoke play-zones for kids of all ages, an interactive water feature for water play, scooter track, BBQ facilities, picnic tables, hammocks and so much more.

  • Playgrounds,  Water play

    Pirate Park, Palm Beach

    Pirate Park at Palm Beach has long been a family favourite. Located within the Palm Beach Parklands, right on Currumbin Creek, you can easily spend the day here so be sure to pack the swimmers, a picnic blanket and a change of clothes!

  • Playgrounds,  Water play

    Budds Beach, Surfers Paradise

    Budds Beach is just minutes from Surfers Paradise, and the perfect spot for families with little ones to visit for a play, picnic and swim. Here you can park just metres from the water, the sheltered foreshore is shade covered with established trees, and the gentle waves mean plenty of fun splashing in the shallows.

  • Attractions,  Playgrounds,  Water play

    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.

  • 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!