• 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.

  • Free to do,  Nature play

    Sensory Gardens, Country Paradise Parklands, Nerang

    Looking for a quiet picnic spot that will keep the kids entertained too?? The Sensory Gardens by Gold Coast Green Living at Country Paradise Parklands in Nerang has been put together by a group of volunteers and is now an all-abilities sensory garden that is open from early til late (basically dawn to dusk) and free for everyone to visit. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and settle in for a nice catch up with friends while the kids explore.

  • Free to do,  Nature play,  Playgrounds

    Gibirrngaan (Black Snake) Park, Maudsland

    This nature inspired playground is one of our favourites on the Gold Coast! Gibirrngaan Park (Black Snake Park) has a contemporary dreamtime theme, and is filled with play pieces for kids of all ages. Younger kids will be in their element as they balance along the giant Red Bellied Black snake, dig for dinosaur fossils or explore the playhouse with slide, shop front, and talking teletube. Older kids can climb the net to the wooden birdsnest for views across the park, and then race down the mega slide! Little explorers will love the dry creek bed and giant snake eggs, and the giant ring swing lets both kids and parents…

  • 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!

  • Animals,  Nature play

    DRU Animal Rescue, Burbank

    Do your kids love animals? DRU Animal Sanctuary is the ultimate day out that they won’t forget, and you’ll be helping to support an incredible animal rescue organisation at the same time! Horses, cows, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens and ducks – DRU has them them!