• Attractions,  Family friendly adventures,  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.

  • Attractions,  Gold Coast eats

    The Park at Coomera

    The Park at Coomera Westfield is a great family friendly destination for a meal, but also for some fun! Dine in for lunch or dinner (kids eat free most nights), and be sure to get involved in a game of bowling or putt-putt!

  • Attractions,  Mum Life

    8 places for kids to learn sports on the Gold Coast

    Pre-school sports should be more like play than a lesson or drill, with coaches emphasising fun, socialisation and key motor skills. Developing an understanding of working as a team, sharing, and following instructions are also critical elements. On the Gold Coast, we are lucky to have a number of options for children aged 1-5 starting their sporting journey. This list below covers both indoor and outdoor options, casual attendance and term programs. With locations right across the Coast, you're bound to find something that fits with your schedule!

  • Attractions,  Nature play

    Tamborine Mountain Rainforest Skywalk

    The Tamborine Mountain Rainforest Skywalk offers a unique yet family friendly way to explore the beautiful rainforest canopy. A 1.5km walk, it combines 300m of steel bridges, with forest floor trails and the highlight - a 40m cantilever bridge sitting 30m above the forest floor!

  • Attractions,  Indoors,  Playgrounds

    EMF Jnr play centre, Nerang

    EMF Jnr is the first of its kind on the Gold Coast, encompassing kids specific training rooms, a creche, party room and the most EPIC play centre on the Gold Coast. Divided into 5 different zones - toddler play, trampolines, jumping castle, kids play and ninja warrior course, there is something for everyone here!

  • Animals,  Attractions,  Nature play

    Little Bee & Me Secret Garden, Canungra

    Little Bee & Me is a secret garden and nursery located in Canungra, stocked with everything native bees love! But what makes this place so special are the workshops. Little hands can get creative making bee friendly seed bombs, or even a bee hotel. This is one day trip not to be missed, with an awesome playground across the road too.

  • Animals,  Attractions,  Cafe & playground,  Nature play,  Water play

    Shark and Ray Gardens

    Ever wanted to get up close and personal with a shark or stingray? Hidden away just north of the Gold Coast is a place where dreams come true for those obsessed with all things sharks and marine life! Providing a very unique experience, your visit to the Shark and Ray Gardens is guaranteed to be both educational and fun!