• 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!

  • Eating out,  Free to do

    Valley Espresso, Elanora

    Take a stroll down the garden path beside Valley Espresso at Elanora and discover a fully fenced grassed area perfect for enjoying a coffee in the sun. Visit on a Monday or Wednesday and you'll even find a jumping castle perfect for keeping the kids busy!

  • 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,  Nature play,  Playgrounds

    Hinze Dam

    While Hinze Dam is best known as the Gold Coast’s water supply, many are surprised when they visit and take in its stunning hinterland setting, with onsite View Café taking prime position to capture the breathtaking vistas. Add to this the state of the art information centre, dam wall walk, picnic grounds, pathways, fishing coves and mountain bike trails, and you’ve got yourself a great spot for locals and tourists.

  • Free to do,  Holiday Guide

    7 end of Summer Gold Coast activities for families

    Did you know that there are only 4 weekends left of this Summer!? Before we know it, Winter will be here so we are packing in family activities each week before the weather changes. To help you and family to make the most of the next few weekends, I’ve rounded up a list of activities to enjoy. Hopefully some of these are just as fun for you as they are for your little ones!

  • Eating out,  Free to do,  Playgrounds

    5 family friendly BBQ spots on the Gold Coast

    Did you know there are more than 380 spots to have a BBQ on the Gold Coast? That’s a lot of opportunities to get out there and enjoy a sausage sizzle at one of our many great parks, beaches, creeks and rivers! With January being one of the peak months for BBQs on the Gold Coast, we’re rounding up 5 great spots that are not only great for cooking your lunch, but provide picturesque views and endless entertainment for the kids!

  • Free to do,  Holiday Guide

    Family friendly Gold Coast events to watch for in 2020

    There are so many events on year round on the Gold Coast, but there are a few in particular that capture the hearts of residents and are not to be missed. Be sure to add these to your calendar and make sure to take the family for a visit! Sand Safari: 14 Feb-1 March Prepare to experience the largest and greatest sand sculpt competition that ever was, The Australian Sand Sculpting Championships (ASSC). Be amazed when 15 world-renowned sculptors, go head-to-head to take out the highly acclaimed title by creating 10-tonne sand sculpts revealing your favourite fairy tale classics. Witness an integral part of the festival happening over an intensifying…

  • 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!