IF you want to keep the kids entertained without spending a cent these school holidays, visiting one of the Gold Coast’s many parks is the answer.
Our local parks are getting better and better every year, with the list of amenities and fun features continuing to grow.
Torn on which park to visit? We’ve done the hard work for you and handpicked the best three for kids on the Coast:
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[signoff icon=”icon-pin”]All Abilities Park Kurrawa
Kurrawa is home to the Gold Coast’s first ‘All Abilities Playground’ and was designed to enable children with disabilities to play outdoors and side by side with their friends and siblings. The park has proved extremely popular, providing an innovative, unique and entertaining play space for kids of all ages.
The playground’s design features three zones – Sandcastle, Undersea and Hill – all connected via a network of pathways and six interactive community art projects. Other features of the playground include sand play, spring toys, stepping blocks, hill slides, a giant basket swing, sway swings, a flying fox and a carousel with harnesses.[/signoff]
[signoff icon=”icon-pin”]Broadwater Parklands
Broadwater Parklands’ rockpools water playground is the first of its kind on the Gold Coast. The rockpools playground has shallow wade-height water with spouting water animals and waterfalls. Pop jets squirt water throughout the play area and waterfalls cascade down the rockpools.
In addition to the rockpools, the southern end of Broadwater Parklands has a variety of fun play equipment – like swings, a giant lizards, bike education track, mono rail peddle bikes and a flying fox – as well as a special Liberty swing for children of all abilities. The jumping pillow is a favourite, providing hours and hours of jumping fun.[/signoff]
[signoff icon=”icon-pin”]Palm Beach Parklands
Palm Beach Parklands is home to a themed pirate playground. The pirate ship theme of Treasure Island Playground was especially designed to stimulate young minds, encourage imaginative play and provide fun for children of all ages.
A large pirate ship, wrecked against a rocky outcrop, incorporating themed slides, spinners and rockers, activities such as ‘walking the plank’, exploring for hidden treasure and musical play, all under the shade of a pirate ship sail. Dress the kids up in their favourite pirate outfit, and get in the spirit.[/signoff]
What’s your favourite park for kids on the Gold Coast? Leave us a comment and let us know!