• 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.

  • Family friendly adventures,  Playgrounds

    Laguna Park, Palm Beach

    Laguna Park at Palm Beach is considered one of the best children’s playgrounds on the Gold Coast - mainly because it's fully fenced and packed full of fun play pieces! This adventure playground has a pirate ship, slides and rockers, pedal power monorail and interactive play boards.

  • Family friendly adventures,  Playgrounds

    Corymbia Park Coomera

    Corymbia Park in Coomera (also commonly referred to as Genesis Park as it sits within the Genesis Estate) caters to both toddlers and older children with its wide variety of play pieces. Junior ninja warriors will love the large climbing frame and monkey bars, designed to test even the best of climbers. Little people will appreciate the shade covered, sand based play space with a mini version of the climbing frame, swings, digger, interactive play pieces and a see saw.

  • Free to do,  Playgrounds,  Water play

    Broadwater Parklands, Southport

    The Broadwater Parklands stretch across three kilometres of the Broadwater in Southport and is a much-loved community space. Splash at the Rockpools, jump on the Bouncy Pillow, check out the many playgrounds or just relax along the waterside, the Broadwater Parklands are popular any day of the week.

  • Free to do,  Playgrounds

    Upper Ormeau Playground, Kingsholme

    Upper Ormeau Park is a small playground in the rural suburb of Kingsholme. Set on a big grassy field by one of the smaller stretches of the Pimpama River, this is a nice little hideaway for kicking the ball, flying a kite or exploring the river banks.

  • Family friendly adventures,  Free to do,  Playgrounds

    Norfolk West Reserve, Ormeau

    Sometimes, the older parks win the day over the new parks, especially when they're a unicorn park with ALL THE FACILITIES!! Toilets? Tick. Fenced playground? Tick. Shade covered? Tick. Bike path? Tick. That's a lot of ticks which is why the playground at Norfolk West Reserve in Ormeau, while old, is definitely a favourite among locals.