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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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Pedal Car Rides*

Cruise around the Great Lawn on the coolest pedal cars around.

  • Date: Saturday 1 April
  • Time: 10am – 3pm
  • Location: The Great Lawn

DJ Party in the Park*

Bring the kids down to learn all the iconic dance moves.

  • Date: Sunday 2 April
  • Time: 10am – 2pm
  • Location: Near the bouncy pillow

Share, Talk and Read with City Libraries*

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

  • Date: 3, 10 and 24 April
  • Time: 9.30am – 11am
  • Location: Playground by Rockpools

Sun Catcher Workshop*

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

  • Date: Monday 3 April
  • Time: 10am – 2pm
  • Location: Near the bouncy pillow

Little Green Thumbs Gardening Experience*

Plant your own seedling to take home and build an understanding of nature, nutrition and the environment.

  • Date: Tuesday 4 April
  • Time: 10am – 3pm
  • Location: Near the bouncy pillow

Train Rides*

Choo Choo all aboard. Explore the parklands on one of our free scenic train rides.

  • Date: Wednesday 5 and 12 April
  • Time: 10am – 2pm
  • Location: The Great Lawn

Inflatable Soccer Shoot Out*

Try your aim at this inflatable soccer shoot out.

  • Date: Thursday 6 April
  • Time: 10am – 3pm
  • Location: The Little Lawn

Circus Workshop*

Roll up and learn how to be a circus performer, from juggling to plate spinning.

  • Date: Friday 7 April
  • Time: 10am – 2pm
  • Location: Near the bouncy pillow

ITU Gold Coast Triathlon and Luke Harrop Memorial Triathlon

Gold Coast's signature Triathlon event.

  • Date: Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 April
  • Time: 6am - 12pm
  • Location: Fisherman's Lawn
  • Cost: Various
  • Contact: 1300 761 384

Salsa in the Park*

This workshop caters for beginner’s right through to advanced dancers.

  • Date: Sunday 9 April
  • Time: 3pm – 6pm
  • Location: The Porch Stage
  • Contact: 0413 595 275

Sparky Do Dah*

This pop-up playground is an awesome collection of activities and games for kids aged 3 to 12 years.

  • Date: Monday 10 and 17 April
  • Time: 10am - 2pm
  • Location: The Little Lawn

Sand Art Workshop*

Get your creative juices flowing with this nature based, sand art workshop.

  • Date: Tuesday 11 April
  • Time: 10am – 2pm
  • Location: Near the bouncy pillow

Pony Rides*

Hand led, free pony rides suitable for most ages.

  • Date: Thursday 13 April
  • Time: 10am – 3pm
  • Location: The Great Lawn

Ginger Sports*

Fun, safe, soccer games using balls, goals and cones - bookings required.

  • Date: Thursday 13 April
  • Time: 3pm – 5pm
  • Location: The Little Lawn
  • Contact: 07 3890 3338

Easter crafts and Easter Bunny visit*

Get into the Easter spirit with egg decorating, bunny design and bunny ear making and a visit from the Easter Bunny himself.

  • Date: Friday 14, Saturday 15, Sunday 16 and Monday 17 April
  • Time: Craft: 10am – 1pm
    Easter Bunny: 12pm – 3pm
  • Location: Near the bouncy pillow

Food Truck Feast and Fireworks

Come along, grab a bite and enjoy the ultimate 80s flashback, then finish it all off at 9pm with our fantastic Easter fireworks show.

  • Date: Sunday 16 April
  • Time: 5pm – 9pm
  • Location: The Great Lawn

Jazz in Paradise Festival*

Have a jazzy day out relaxing to local jazz musicians and enjoy a variety of food and market stalls.

  • Date: Monday 17 April
  • Time: 10am – 4pm
  • Location: The Great Lawn
  • Contact: 0402 699 967

Camel Rides

Don't miss this opportunity to get up close and personal with these cool camels.

  • Date: Sunday, 23 April
  • Time: 10am – 3pm
  • Location: The Great Lawn
  • Cost: $3

Anzac Day Ceremonies*

The 102nd anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. Dawn ceremony marching off at 4.40am for a 5am ceremony start and the citizen's service will be marching off at 8.40am for a 9am ceremony start.

  • Date: Tuesday 25 April
  • Time: 5am and 9am
  • Location: March: Short Street
    Ceremony: Anzac Memorial
  • Contact: 07 5552 4200

Outdoor Movie Night – Eddie the Eagle*

Kick back under the stars with the family and enjoy a great movie. Bring a blanket and a picnic or enjoy some of the food available on the night.

  • Date: Saturday 29 April
  • Time: 7pm
  • Location: The Great Lawn
  • Contact: Wet Weather Hotline - 07 5581 7016

Aquasplash Inflatable Water Park

Aquasplash is a giant inflatable obstacle course on the Broadwater featuring trampolines, slides, swings, bouncing pillows, log roll spinners, giant icebergs and much more!

  • Date: Everyday
  • Time: 7am – 6pm
  • Location: By the swimming enclosure
  • Cost: $13 to $16
  • Contact: 07 5606 6866

The Big Wedgie

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

Stand up Paddling for Beginners

Learn the art of stand up paddling with this introductory beach instruction and water demonstration followed by free time to practice.

  • Date: 3, 10, 24 April
  • Time: 9am – 1pm (30min sessions)
  • Location: Meet in front of the Chapel
  • Cost: $10 – Bookings required
  • Contact: 0413 420 599


This all-over body workout is suitable for all skill levels.

  • Date: Wednesdays
  • Time: 7.30am
  • Location: In front of the Porch
  • Cost: By donation
  • Contact: 0404 798 007

Walking Group*

Walking is a fun and a cheap way to keep active and fit. There are more than 30 free weekly walks offered across our city.

  • Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Time: Tuesdays – 5.15pm
    Thursdays – 7am and 5.15pm
  • Location: Meet outside the Rockpools
  • Contact: 0419 980 514

Walk and Chill*

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

  • Date: Wednesdays
  • Time: 2pm
  • Location: Meet at the Porch
  • Contact: 0422 220 468

Organic Sound Meditation

This meditation class includes vibrational sound and human voice with sound bath meditation.

  • Date: Thursday 27 April
  • Time: 7pm
  • Location: Northern Pavilion
  • Cost: $15
  • Contact: 0438 596 242

Active and Healthy Mums and Bubs

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

  • Date: 7, 21, 28 April
  • Time: 9.15am
  • Location: Meet at the Rockpools
  • Cost: $3
  • Contact: 07 5525 1110

Tai Chi*

Tai Chi is a series of slow, gentle and tranquil movements to help promote harmony, improve mobility and awareness.

  • Date: Saturdays
  • Time: 8am
  • Location: Sculpture Walk next to The Great Lawn
  • Contact: 0468 485 097


This class is to cater for all skill levels and ages.

  • Date: Saturdays
  • 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 February – 31 March : 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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