• 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.

  • 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.

  • Animals,  Free to do,  Nature play

    Daisy Hill Koala Centre & Forest

    We recently visited Daisy Hill State Forest and Koala Centre, which was where I spent many a weekend and school holiday hanging out with friends and family. With free access, this place is a gem for all ages to learn about koalas and their conservation.

  • Attractions,  Indoors,  Water play

    Baby Bubble Spa, Oxenford

    There’s no doubting that everyone loves a good spa day – so why wouldn’t our babies!? My Baby Bubble Spa is Queensland’s first Baby Massage, Spa and Wellness Centre for Parents and Babies. They only offer treatments that have been proven to be safe and beneficial for your baby’s wellness, and they boast a team of highly trained professionals from registered midwives to baby wellness providers. The mineral heated hydrotherapy spas have many benefits for babies, including strengthening bones and muscles, to cardiovascular development.