Top 10 kids parks in Southport

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Cash-free fun to wear the kids out!

When you need to entertain the kids and are on a low income and tight budget – hit the park! It doesn’t get much simpler – or cheaper – than heading to one of these fab local parks around Southport and the Gold Coast for hours of fun!

Here’s 10 top kids parks around Southport and the Gold Coast

  1. Play in paradise

Gold Coast kids will love the playgrounds at Paradise Point Parklands.

  • There’s 2 playgrounds to choose from – little pirates can set sail in the pirate ship playground, or climbers will love the action of the adventure playground.
  • With loads of paths it’s also a great spot to scoot, skate or ride.
  1. Splash out

When it’s hot outside, head to The Rockpools at Broadwater Parklands.

  • Here the kids can cool off in this sculptural playground of creek beds, wading pools and water play.
  • They’re manned by lifeguards and are completely free!
  1. A relaxing day out with the family

Head to Hinze Dam for a fun day of play and picnicking.

  • Pack the kid’s scooters and bikes and get away from it all – use this handy guide to help plan your day.
  • There’s a great kids playground and four different picnic areas to choose from, as well as bbqs and loads of walking and cycle paths.
  1. Sporty and adventurous fun

There’s something for everyone at Robina Common playground in Robina.

  • Next to sports fields and a basketball court, this shaded playground has a miniature rock wall and lots of different climbing platforms.
  • There’s swings, monkey bars, a fireman’s pole, flying fox, rockers, a seesaw and a cool double slide.
  1. Picture-perfect play by the sea

Head a little further south and soak up the serenity at Tallebudgera Creek park.

  • Set beside the calm, crystal clear waters of this popular swimming spot, the kids can enjoy the climbing frame and playground features, but nature is the real drawcard here.
  • Splash in the shallows and explore the beautiful 3km Tallebudgera Creek Conservation Park Walk.
  1. Slide into nature’s pools

Also a little south, the kids will love taking a splash in the Currumbin Valley Rock Pools.

  • Forget the plastic playground variety – here Mother Nature’s slippery rocks provide natural slides into the pools.
  • Take a picnic as there are plenty of picnic tables.
  • And be sure to walk 50m upstream from the main pools to discover the hidden treasure of a small yet beautiful waterfall.
  1. Bouncy fun

All Gold Coast kids love the free action at Broadwater Parklands in Southport.

  • Along this stretch of the foreshore there’s several playground options including a huge bouncy jumping pillow, pedal cars, flying fox and see-saw.
  • And it’s all free!
  1. Fun for all ages and abilities

Kurrawa Pratten Park at Broadbeach is a fabulous all abilities playground.

  • This fun space includes soft fall matting and mounds to climb, a flying fox and some great slides, swings and climbing equipment.
  • In a handy spot right next to the surf club, there’s toilet facilities and lots of bbqs and picnic tables.
  1. Dance with the fairies

Little ones will delight in the unique Faerie Park in Clear Island Waters.

  • This small fairy themed park has a goblin cave, a wishing well and a troll bridge.
  • There’s also a small playground with a climbing frame, swings, slide and see-saw, and a scooter path.
  1. Great for a birthday party

A popular party spot is St John’s Park playground in Mermaid Beach.

  • With a large colourful playframe featuring a rope ladder and climbing wall, bridges and a fireman’s pole, there’s open grassy areas perfect for a jumping castle and some party fun.