• Gold Coast eats

    The Farmyard, Whistlestop Cafe, Pimpama

    Looking for a family friendly dinner option? The Farmyard at The Whistlestop (Pimpama) is a great spot for a dinner out with the kids. You'll find a large grassy area decked out with picnic tables, umbrellas, a bar, a sheep pen and some ride on cars. Come nighttime, the fairy lights twinkle and the fire pit keeps guests warm while they enjoy their meal. This is The Farmyard - where all The Whistlestop magic is being served in the post-COVID19 days.

  • Cafe & playground,  Gold Coast eats

    Southport Yacht Club

    The Spit is generally known for its more up-market venues, but families can enjoy the luxury lifestyle and views on a budget with a visit to the Southport Yacht Club. Family friendly dining with a kids gated playground? Let's go!

  • Cafe & playground,  Gold Coast eats

    Cadence Cafe, Nerang

    Cadence Cafe at Nerang might be serving up amazing food & coffee, but it's the gated children's play area and shady setting that really makes it perfect for families! Definitely be sure to check out Cadence Cafe for your next play date or family adventure!

  • Animals,  Free to do,  Gold Coast eats

    Green Frog Hollow Cafe, Logan Village

    Are you looking for a new Sunday drive destination for the family?? I've found just the spot! Green Frog Hollow Cafe keeps the whole family happy, with great food and drink, live music (in the barn, on the back of an original Bedford truck!), space to run and an abundance of water dragons to excite the kids! What are you waiting for, let's go!

  • Free to do,  Gold Coast eats,  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!

  • Animals,  Cafe & playground,  Free to do,  Gold Coast eats,  Nature play

    The Historic Rivermill

    One of our favourite Gold Coast adventures is a visit to the Historic Rivermill! Nestled in the picturesque Mt Nathan Shire, it’s only 10 minutes inland from Nerang and a VERY popular spot with families. The Rivermill is part café, part animal farm and part museum (a small one), meaning it’s a great way to spend a few hours and occupy a variety of age groups.

  • Gold Coast eats

    Oh My, Waffle!

    Photo: florencejamesfinds Photo: MrsLardeedah Photo: florencejamesfinds Photo: Oh My, Waffle! Photo: Oh My, Waffle! Photo: Oh My, Waffle! My favourite place on the Gold Coast, Burleigh Heads has welcomed its first dedicated dessert bar – Oh My, Waffle! Yep, the home of the bikini body is now tempting us with high-sugar, high-calorie goodness, and I couldn’t be happier! With a menu that includes names such as ‘Alice in Wonderland’, ‘Kinder before Tinder’ and my favourite, ‘Straight outta Burleigh’ (golden waffle topped with strawberries, brownie pieces, melted Whittaker’s Creamy Milk chocolate, ice cream & whipped cream), the hardest part will be deciding which one to sample! Vegans are also catered for,…