• 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.

  • Attractions,  Family friendly adventures,  Gold Coast eats,  Indoors

    Tiny Travellers Food Safaris

    Want to expose your little one to the world, but can't travel?? Tiny Travellers Food Safari allows Tiny Travellers and their families to experience the richness of culture, food and atmosphere of different countries as they attend events at partner restaurants from the comfort of their very own home town - the Gold Coast! Pack your Tiny Traveller Passport and fill it with stamps as you visit each country and discover what's on offer!

  • Free to do,  Playgrounds

    Mangrove Jack Park, Helensvale

    Ahoy there! Boat fans will love Mangrove Jack Park, with it's paddle steamer inspired play structure accompanied by a little motor boat with water skis!! This is a smaller version of the ever popular Oxenford Lake park, and has a 1km long footpath around the lake!

  • Christmas

    12 days of Christmas – Reindeer Food

    A sprinkle of magic Reindeer Food on Christmas Eve is guaranteed to help Santa and his reindeer find your house to deliver presents! While you can buy some in shops now, it's not always animal friendly (please, don't use glitter!!), and it's so easy to make some yourself instead. Whip some of this up and be sure to sprinkle it on the lawn before bedtime on Christmas Eve.

  • Christmas,  Play at home

    12 days of Christmas – Paper Plate Trees

    Paper plate Christmas trees are a great way to get creative with your kids paintings! Set up paper plates to be painted instead of paper, and let them paint away. Then with a few snips of the scissors plus a few decorations, you have yourself a Christmas tree!