A visit to the Gold Coast pretty much guarantees a boredom-proof adventure for your kids. There is so much for families to do here, between the beaches, the parklands and the famous theme parks. If you’re all roller-coastered out or are just looking for some different activities for your family, check out these kid-friendly activities while you’re on the Gold Coast.
Even the most active little ones will sleep well after an afternoon at Broadwater Parklands in Southport. Explore the bouncy pillow, public swimming pool, beach and water playground, then enjoy lunch at the free barbecues. Don’t miss the new semi-shaded rock pools, that are the perfect place for young kids to splash around in and are watched over by life guards. Check the City of Gold Coast website for opening hours.
Dracula’s Haunted House at Surfers Paradise
For older kids and young teens who love scaring themselves silly, Dracula’s Haunted House offers a multi-level exploration experience filled with secret passages and special effects surprises as you walk through. You may even find yourself a little wary as you come across zombies, mysterious tunnels, a giant spider’s nest and even a great white shark.
Kurrawa Pratten Park, Broadbeach
If you’re staying in Broadbeach then you also don’t need to go far for a world-class playground. Kurrawa Pratten Park is perfect for giving you (and your wallet) a rest as your kids get gung-ho on the colourful slides, climbing nets and pedal bike track. Best of all, you’re right on the beach so can cool off afterwards with a dip in the ocean, or stroll to the Broadbeach art and craft markets on the first and third Sundays of the month.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
This option is well-loved by kids of all ages. Gather the kids and take the short journey to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary where you can get up close with colourful birds, reptiles and mammals from the Australian bush and beyond. Check out the TreeTop challenge, the Segway Safaris and leave plenty of time in the day to cover all the wildlife experiences. Kids under four enter for free, too.
Find 2 and 3 bedroom apartments on the Gold Coast for families
What if the best place to stay on Gold Coast for families was just minutes from all of these activities? Meriton Serviced Apartments offers locations in Broadbeach and Southport, providing the perfect base for your stay. These luxurious 2 and 3 bedroom apartments on the Gold Coast provide jaw-dropping city views and full gourmet kitchens and laundries (a win for the adults) as well as plenty of space and flatscreen TVs in every bedroom (a win for the kids).