Navigating the Gold Coast with kids is a mission in itself. Anytime you bring kids into the equation your options of what to do become more and more limited depending on the edge.
If you have kids aged between 0 and 5 then you’re going to be looking for something child-friendly that allows them freedom while still giving you your own space and the ability to watch them do whatever it is that they do it.
This makes outdoor activities one of the prime pics for parents. Visiting beaches or local parks as well as places like Tamborine Mountain should definitely be at the top of your list. When you visit these places the kids will have the ability to run around and explore without going too far from you and not really being able to get into too much mischief or any type of real danger. This means that you can do things like picnics, barbecues, a day at the beach, or even meet up with a few friends for some drinks.
If you’re a gym-goer then there are plenty of Gold Coast gyms that offer a crash service for a nominal fee. For example, the World Gym in Burleigh offers a creche pass for around $3 per day and they have amazing stuff and play facilities for the kids. They have an indoor jungle gym as well as many games and continuous activities for the kids to enjoy.
If you like going out to eat then there are numerous restaurants and RSL that cater to kids such as Tallebudgera RSL which has one of the best indoor play centres for kids Robina Town Centre which has a large kids playground outside fee food strip on the promenade.
If you just want to take your kids on a fun adventure then parking in the car park at one end of Burleigh beach and walking down to the other end will take you across the path of half a dozen playgrounds which the kids can stop and play out individually or as well as exercise equipment along the way that they can have lots of fun on too.
Also, you can’t go past the beach. All you need is your swimmers and umbrella and a shovel and bucket for the kids to have hours of fun building Sandcastles with.
There’s also a massive kids playground in the park outside Kurrawa Surf Life Saving Club. this is it world class kids play area and has dozens of different types of equipment that are not commonly seen in playgrounds such as pedal cars big slides and different types of swings. It’s fully fenced so kids can’t make an escape and parents can sit down and watch them and have a chat while enjoying the beautiful Gold Coast weather.