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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.

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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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Aquasplash

A giant inflatable obstacle course on the Broadwater featuring trampolines, slides, swings, bouncing pillows, log roll spinners, and much more.

  • Date: Every day
  • Location: By the swimming enclosure
  • Time: 9am to 5pm
  • Contact: 07 5606 6866
  • Cost: $7 to $16

Mayor’s Christmas Carols*

Get ready for a Christmas treat at the annual Mayor’s Christmas Carols.

  • Date: Saturday 2 December 2017
  • Location: The Great Lawn
  • Time: 5pm to 9pm
  • Contact: 1300 GOLDCOAST (1300 465 326)

The Big Wedgie

Slide down the tallest, freestanding, inflatable waterslide in the world. Suit anyone over the age of three.

  • Date: 9 December 2017 to 21 January 2018
  • Location: The Southern Lawn
  • Time: From 9am
  • Contact: thebigwedgie.com.au
  • Cost: $12 to $15

Salsa in the Park*

This workshop caters for beginners right through to advanced dancers. No partners required, just bring your dancing shoes.

  • Date: Sunday 10 December 2017
  • Location: The Porch Stage
  • Time: 3pm to 6pm
  • Contact: 0413 595 275

Challenge Masters Workshop*

Kids are invited along to set their own personal best times in a variety of challenges which are just plain fun.

  • Date: Monday 11 December 2017
  • Location: Beside the bouncy pillow
  • Time: 10am to 2pm
  • Contact: 0413 595 275

Pedal Cars*

Cruise around the Great Lawn on the coolest pedal cars around. Both kids and adults sizes available.

  • Date: Tuesday 12 and Saturday 23 December 2017
  • Location: The Great Lawn
  • Time: 10am to 3pm

Giant Inflatable Footy Game*

Come and try your aim at this inflatable soccer shoot out and see how many balls you can kick through the hole.

  • Date: Wednesday 13 December 2017
  • Location: The Little Lawn
  • Time: 10am to 3pm

Wild Rangers*

Come and check out the interactive display and get close and personal with lizards, snakes and even a crocodile.

  • Date: Thursday 14 December 2017
  • Location: Beside the bouncy pillow
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

Christmas Markets GC*

Bring the whole family for a night of relaxed Christmas shopping under fairy-lit trees and discover unique gifts and fun stocking fillers. Santa arrives by helicopter for free photos at 5pm each day.


Paper Plane Workshop*

Learn how to fold a paper plane that can soar through the air for metres. Learn some new designs and see which designs can last the distance.

  • Date: Friday 15 December 2017
  • Location: Beside the bouncy pillow
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

Outdoor Movie Night – The Polar Express*

Get into the Christmas spirit with this classic movie. It’s about a boy who longs to believe in Santa Claus and the magical train journey he takes to the North Pole with a group of other lucky children to meet him.

  • Date: Saturday 16 December 2017
  • Location: The Great Lawn
  • Time: Movie starts at 7pm
  • Contact: Wet Weather Hotline 07 5581 7016

Santa and reindeer mask art activity*

Keep those little hands busy over the holiday season and get creative painting and decorating masks.

  • Date: Sunday 17 December 2017
  • Location: Beside the bouncy pillow
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

Giant board games*

Come along to test your skills and strategy with a selection of giant board games including, chess, Connect 4 and Jenga.

  • Date: Monday 18 December 2017
  • Location: The Little Lawn
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

Grass head and pet rock workshop*

Get creative and design your very own grass head or pet rock to take home and become part of the family.

  • Date: Tuesday 19 December 2017
  • Location: Beside the bouncy pillow
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

Christmas plasters workshop*

Get into the Christmas spirit with some hands on craft activities making some Christmas decorations to add to your collection.

  • Date: Wednesday 20 December 2017
  • Location: Beside the bouncy pillow
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

Sparky Do Dah*

Sparky Do Dah’s pop-up playground is an awesome collection of activities and games like sack races, stilt walking, balance beams just to name a few.

  • Date: Thursday 21 December 2017
  • Location: The Little Lawn
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

Nine-hole Mini Golf Game*

The Nine-hole Mini Golf Game is a perfect activity for the entire family to enjoy. Weave through the obstacles and challenges to see who can get that hole in one.

  • Date: Friday 22 December 2017
  • Location: The Little Lawn
  • Time: 10am to 3pm

Roaming Summer Santa and Elf*

Get into the Christmas spirit by grabbing a photo with the Summer Santa or a selfie with the Elfie.

  • Date: Sunday 24 December 2017
  • Location: Roaming between the Rockpools and Washington Waters Playground
  • Time: 10am to 1pm

Broadwater Christmas Fair

Carnival rides, fairy floss, show bags and games galore. Be sure to check it out.

  • Date: 26 December 2017 to 13 January 2018
  • Location: The Fisherman’s Lawn
  • Time: 5pm to 10pm
  • Cost: Various

Little Green Thumbs Gardening Experience*

Plant your own seedlings 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: Wednesday 27 December 2017
  • Location: Beside the Bouncy Pillow
  • Time: 10am to 3pm

DJ Party in the Park*

Come party at the park with all your old favourites, right through to today’s hits including lots of games and fun to be had by all.

  • Date: Thursday 28 December 2017
  • Location: Beside the Rock Pools
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

Face Painting*

Enjoy being transformed by our creative face painters.

  • Date: Friday 29 December 2017
  • Location: Beside the bouncy pillow
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

Train Rides*

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

  • Date: Saturday 30 December 2017
  • Location: The Great Lawn
  • Time: 10am to 3pm

Food Truck Feast and Fireworks*

Food Truck Feast is on again at Broadwater Parklands and what better way to bring in the New Year than with food, fun and fireworks.

  • Date: Sunday 31 December 2017
  • Location: The Great Lawn
  • Time: 5pm to 9pm
  • Contact: 1300 GOLDCOAST (1300 465 326)

Summer break

Our regular activities will break from Monday 4 December 2017 and recommence on Monday 8 January 2018.

  • Date: 4 December 2017 to 8 January 2018

Summer break

Our regular activities will break from Monday 4 December 2017 and recommence on Monday 8 January 2018.

  • Date: 4 December 2017 to 8 January 2018

*Free activity / no bookings required
Limited parking is available onsite, additional parking at Carey Park or catch the G:link.


Rockpools opening hours
1 December to 31 January: 7am to 7pm
Closed Tuesdays until 9am
Closed Christmas Day until 12pm
Hours may change due to weather conditions.

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre opening hours
Weekdays: 5am to 8pm
Saturdays: 6am to 5pm
Sundays: 7am to 4pm
Public holidays: 7am to 4pm
Christmas Eve: closed at 3pm
Christmas Day: closed


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