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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. In addition to the events listed below, there are several Active & Healthy events for you to take part in on a weekly basis.

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Mayor’s Christmas Carols*

Broadwater Parklands will come alive with sounds of Christmas at the 2016 Mayor’s Christmas Carols. 

  • Date: Saturday 3 December
  • Time: 5pm – 9pm
  • Location: The Great Lawn
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: 1300 GOLD COAST

Sun Soaker Fest

The Sun Soaker Fest is promoting multiculturalism within the community and will feature live bands, food and market stalls, rides and attractions.

  • Date: Saturday 10 December
  • Time: 10am – 6pm
  • Location: The Great Lawn
  • Cost: Various
  • Contact: 0490 192 424

Pony rides*

Because what child doesn’t want a free pony ride? The rides are hand led and can cater for most ages.

  • Date: Sunday 11 December
  • Time: 10am – 3pm
  • Location: The Great Lawn

Sparky Do Dah*

Sparky Do Dah’s Pop-Up Playground is an awesome collection of activities and games. No bookings required.

  • Date: Monday 12 and Thursday 29 December
  • Time: 10am – 2pm
  • Location: The Little Lawn

Train rides*

Choo Choo all aboard, here comes the train! Grab the kids and explore the parklands on one of our free scenic train rides around the park.

  • Date: Wednesday 14 December
  • Time: 10am – 3pm
  • Location: The Great Lawn

Gecko Sports*

Gecko Sports is a multisport and fun fitness program for primary school aged children. 

  • Date: Thursday 15 and Tuesday 20 December
  • Time: 10am – 2pm
  • Location: The LittleLawn

Christmas markets

Stroll through a Christmas wonderland of unique gifts, delectable yuletide treats and tantalise the senses with the essence of real Christmas trees.

  • Date: 16, 17, 18 December
  • Time: 4pm – 9pm
  • Location: The Great Lawn
  • Contact: Nicole – 0434 289 282

Outdoor movie night – Elf*

Come down, bring a blanket and a picnic or enjoy some of the food available on the night.

  • Date: Saturday 17 December
  • Time: 7pm
  • Location: The Great Lawn
  • Contact: Wet weather hotline: 07 5581 7016

Inflatable obstacle course*

Grab your family and friends and test out this obstacle course.

  • Date: Thursday 22 December
  • Time: 10am – 3pm
  • Location: The Great Lawn

Little Green Thumbs gardening experience*

Plant your own seedling to take home! An educational and interesting way for children to discover the natural world.

  • Date: Wednesday 28 December
  • Time: 10am – 3pm
  • Location: Next to the bouncy pillow

Food Truck Feast and Fireworks*

Food Truck Feast is on again at Broadwater Parklands. Bring in the New Year with food, fun and fireworks.
Download the flyer.

  • Date: Saturday 31 December
  • Time: 5pm – 9pm
  • Location: The Great Lawn
  • Contact: 1300 GOLD COAST


These classes are a great way to bounce back into shape and bond with your bub while getting your mind and body active and making friends with other new parents.

  • Date: 7 days a week
  • Time: 7am – 7pm
  • Location: By the swimming enclosure
  • Cost: $10 -$16
  • Contact: 07 5606 6866

The Big Wedgie

The Big Wedgie is the tallest, freestanding, inflatable waterslide in the world.

  • Date: 7 days a week until 5 February 2017
  • Time: From 9am each day
  • Location: Fisherman’s Lawn
  • Contact:

Walking group*

A gentle walk around the park for all ages and ability levels.

  • Date: Thursday 1 December
  • Time: 6.30am and 5.15pm
  • Location: Meet outside the Rockpools
  • Contact: 0419 980 514

Active and Healthy Mums and Bubs

Bounce back into shape and bond with your bub while getting your mind and body active.

  • Date: Friday 2 December
  • Time: 9.15am
  • Location: Meet outside the Rockpools
  • Cost: $3
  • Contact: 07 5525 1110

Tai chi*

Help promote harmony, improve mobility, suppleness and mental alertness.

  • Date: Saturday 3 December
  • Time: 8am
  • Location: Sculpture Walk next to the Great Lawn
  • Contact: 0468 485 097


Relaxing and energising exercise for all levels and ages. Bring a towel or mat.

  • Date: Saturday 3 December
  • Time: 8am
  • Location: Meet near 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
1–30 November: 8am – 6pm
Closed Tuesdays until 12pm

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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