• Free to do,  Playgrounds

    Eagle Tree Park, Foreshore Coomera

    Eagle Tree Park at Foreshore Coomera is one of the newest on the Northern Gold Coast, jam packed with areas for imaginative play and sensory play, as well as more traditional play equipment. It comfortably caters for all ages, toddlers through to teenagers, and provides a range of experiences for all ability levels.

  • Free to do,  Nature play,  Playgrounds

    The Faerie Park, Merrimac

    Do you have a little one fascinated by fairies?? Hidden away in the suburbia of Merrimac, lies a little playground that encourages imaginative play in children of all ages. The Faerie Park on first glance doesn’t look as enticing as some of the newer playgrounds with all their fancy play equipment, but take a moment to look a little closer and see what you can find… perhaps a troll, a goblin or even a faerie!

  • Free to do,  Playgrounds

    Pacific Pines Central Park

    Nothing beats a play at the park! Even with so many new parks opening up across the Gold Coast, Pacific Pines Central Park has us coming back time and time again. Big trees giving lots of shade, play equipment catering for toddlers through to school kids and a lakeside walk mean this park is one for all!

  • Animals,  Free to do,  Nature play

    Coombabah Lakelands Conservation area

    The Coombabah Lakelands Conservation area protects 1200 hectares of wetlands and eucalypt forest, right in the middle of the northern Gold Coast suburbs. Visit in the late afternoon to see grassy open fields bathed in golden sunlight and hundreds of kangaroos grazing on the grass!

  • Free to do,  Nature play,  Playgrounds

    Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre & Nature Play

    Just 30 minutes north of the Gold Coast lies Brisbane City Council’s Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre, and Queensland’s first nature play space for kids! With an interactive self-guided experience, visitors young and old can learn about the forest and all the animals that live there. Fly over the forest in a virtual reality experience, check out the night time forest audio visual experience and catch frogs in an interactive floor projection. Once you’re finished at the Discovery Centre, kids can get back to nature in the water play, climbing features, discovery trails and sculptural artworks of the Nature Play space.

  • Cafe & playground,  Free to do,  Playgrounds

    Gold Coast Botanic Gardens

    The Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens have something for everyone! Free to visit, you can smell, touch and taste plants in the Sensory Garden; discover butterfly friendly plants in the Butterfly Garden; check out the Bush Tucker gardens; grab a coffee in the cafe or let the kids play on the playground!

  • Free to do,  Water play

    Lions Park, Jacobs Well

    This northern Gold Coast beach swimming spot is perfect for families thanks to some recent upgrades! Shady trees, a great fishing spot, comfortable picnic area, shade sails on the sand and a safe swimming beach makes for the perfect day out.