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Broadwater Parklands

The Gold Coast's world class Broadwater Parklands offers a range of diverse locations and facilities for hire, designed for everything from large events to small picnics.

Broadwater Parklands events

There is always something happening at the Broadwater Parklands. Events below marked with an asterisk (*) are free. In addition to the events listed here, there are several Active & Healthy events for you to take part in on a weekly basis.

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Cycle Hire

Hire a cycle the whole family will fit on and explore the Parklands!

  • Date: Sunday 1 – Sunday 8 January
  • Time: 10am – 4pm
  • Location: The Great Lawn
  • Cost: $10 for 20mins (max 5 people)
  • Contact: 0410 582 922

DJ / Party Games*

Enjoy some summer tunes and party games at The Rockpools!

  • Date: Monday 2 & Thursday 19 January
  • Time: 10am – 2pm
  • Location: The Rockpools

Sparky Do Dah*

Sparky Do Dah's Pop-Up Playground is an awesome collection of activities.

  • Date: Tuesday 3 & Monday 16 January
  • Time: 10am – 2pm
  • Location: The Little Lawn

Balloon Twisting Workshop*

Learn the art of twisting the perfect balloon.

  • Date: Wednesday 4 January
  • Time: 10am – 2pm
  • Location: Next to the bouncy pillow

Sun Catcher Workshop*

Catch your own light with a unique sun catcher made by you!

  • Date: Friday 6 & Tuesday 10 January
  • Time: 10am – 2pm
  • Location: Next to the bouncy pillow

Monster Truck Rides

Ride the Captain Koala monster truck around the park as a fundraiser for charity.

  • Date: Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 January
  • Time: 10am – 4pm
  • Location: The Southern Lawn
  • Cost: $10
  • Contact: 07 5660 6205

Pony Rides*

Enjoy a free hand-led pony ride suitable for most ages.

  • Date: Monday 9 January
  • Time: 10am – 3pm
  • Location: The Great Lawn

Drug Free Family Fun Day*

Promoting healthy Drug Free alternatives through involvement in a range of fun sporting activities.

  • Date: Monday 9 January
  • Time: 10am – 3pm
  • Location: The Great Lawn

Train Rides*

Grab the kids and explore the parklands on one of our free scenic train rides around the park.

  • Date: Wednesday 11 January
  • Time: 10am – 2pm
  • Location: The Great Lawn

Foost Smoothie Bike*

Join us to pedal your own snack on our smoothie bike, fun for adults and kids! Come and see these amazing and unique bikes and enjoy a delicious smoothie!

  • Date: Thursday 12 January
  • Time: 10am – 1pm
  • Location: Next to Bouncy Pillow

Pedal Car Rides*

Cruise around the Great Lawn on the coolest pedal cars around. With both kids and adults sizes, the whole family can share the fun.

  • Date: Saturday 14 January
  • Time: 10am – 3pm
  • Location: The Great Lawn

Green Little Thumbs Gardening Experience*

Plant your own seedling to take home! An educational and interesting way for children to discover the natural world and build an understanding of nature, nutrition and the environment.

  • Date: Sunday 15 January
  • Time: 10am – 2pm
  • Location: Next to the bouncy pillow

Back to School Workshop*

Time to get ready to head back to school! Come along and create some personal back to school craft!

  • Date: Tuesday 17 & Friday 20 January
  • Time: 10am – 2pm
  • Location: Next to the bouncy pillow

Gecko Sports*

Multi-sport and fun fitness for kids – improve speed, strength, balance, endurance and coordination while increasing confidence and having fun!

  • Date: Saturday 21 January
  • Time: 10am – 2pm
  • Location: The Little Lawn

Romanian Unification Day*

The Unification Day was established in 1859 and since then the Romanian people celebrate this day by wearing traditional costumes and sharing their culture through traditional food and live music.

  • Date: Saturday 21 January
  • Time: 9am – 4pm
  • Location: The Great Lawn

Australia Day on the Gold Coast*

An evening celebration of spectacular fireworks, food trucks and talented local musicians. Visit our Australia Day on the Gold Coast page or download the flyer.

  • Date: Thursday 26 January
  • Time: 4pm – 8pm
  • Location: The Great Lawn

Aquasplash Inflatable Water Park

  • Date: Everyday
  • Time: 7am – 6pm
  • Location: By the swimming enclosure
  • Cost: $9 - $16
  • Contact: 07 5606 6866

The Big Wedgie

The tallest freestanding inflatable waterslide in the world! This thrill ride is for 3+


Share, Talk and Read with City Libraries*

Open to parents and carers with children 0 – 5 years.

  • Date: Mondays
  • Time: 9.30am – 11am
  • Location: Playground by Rockpools

Stand up Paddling for Beginners

  • Date: Mondays
  • Time: 9am – 1pm (30min sessions)
  • Location: Meet in front of the Chapel
  • Cost: $10 – Bookings required
  • Contact: 0413 420 599

Heart Foundation Group Walk*

  • Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Time: Tuesdays – 5.15pm
    Thursdays – 6.30am and 5.15pm
  • Location: Meet outside the Rockpools
  • Contact: 0419 980 514

Pilates

  • Date: 11, 18, 25 January
  • Time: 7.30am
  • Location: In front of the Porch
  • Cost: By donation
  • Contact: 0404 798 007

Walk and Chill*

Enjoy a relaxed walk and maybe make some new like-minded friends.

  • Date: 11, 18, 25 January
  • Time: 2pm
  • Location: Meet at the Porch
  • Contact: 0422 220 468

Active and Healthy Mums and Bubs

Enjoy a relaxed walk and maybe make some new like-minded friends.

  • Date: 13, 20, 27 January
  • Time: 9.15am
  • Location: Meet at the Rockpools
  • Cost: $3
  • Contact: 5525 1110

Tai Chi*

  • Date: 14, 21, 28 January
  • Time: 8am
  • Location: Sculpture Walk / next to The Great Lawn
  • Contact: 0468 485 097

Yoga

  • Date: 14, 21, 28 January
  • Time: 8am
  • Location: Meet at the Porch
  • Cost: By donation
  • Contact: 0404 798 007

*Free activity
Limited parking is available onsite, additional parking at Carey Park or catch the G:link.


Rockpools Opening Hours
1 – 31 January : 7am – 7pm
Closed Tuesdays until 9am

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Opening Hours
Weekdays: 5am – 8pm
Saturdays: 6am – 5pm
Sundays: 7am – 4pm


Hours may change due to weather conditions.


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