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Gold Coast With Toddlers

Gold Coast With Toddlers

Updated July 1, 2024

What to do on the Gold Coast with toddlers

Are you planning a holiday on the Gold Coast with toddlers? Here are a few activities that they will love to experience! It’s never too early to start creating holiday memories #SayHelloToGoodTimes

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! in Surfers Paradise is an exciting destination for toddlers on the Gold Coast. With interactive exhibits and mind-boggling oddities, it offers hands-on fun and educational experiences. From optical illusions to quirky displays, it’s a captivating adventure for the little ones.

 Book with this link and save 20% on Combo tickets!

Location Icon Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise

Mountview Alpaca Farm

Mountview Alpaca Farm is the perfect destination for you and your little ones. They hand you an alpaca on a lead to take out into the vineyard grounds and get some cool selfies and alpaca cuddles. Their alpacas are so friendly and fluffy!

sunflower emoji Have a picnic with the alpacas! Mountview Alpaca Farm has a few options for food and wine. All you need to do is bring your own picnic rugs and chairs. See their deals here.

 Book now (Use code “HELLOGC” to save 10%).

Gold Coast With Toddlers Mountview Alpaca Farm

Location Icon O’Reillys’ Vineyard, 852 Lamington National Park Rd, Canungra

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Meet the animals from Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and watch the smile on your child’s face! Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a must-do when you are on the Gold Coast with toddlers.

The little ones will especially love Blinky Bill’s Rookie Ranger Station show. It is a fun, interactive, fast-paced show that will have everyone singing, dancing, and meeting Blinky’s wildlife friends!

 Book now (Redeem this coupon on arrival at main ticket entry for 10% OFF).

Gold Coast With Toddlers Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Location Icon 28 Tomewin St, Currumbin

Build-A-Bear Workshop

What exactly happens when you step into a Build-A-Bear Workshop store? You bounce, skip and giggle your way through the interactive bear-making stations, creating your very own personalised stuffed animal. With more than 30 furry friends to make and hundreds of outfits and accessories to choose each Build-A-Bear experience is a new one. Build-A–Bear workshop is a must-see when you are on the Gold Coast with toddlers.

Exclusive offer: Receive 10% OFF*

gold coast with toddlers

Location Icon Shop 117, Soul Boardwalk, 4 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise

Location Icon Shop 344, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Broadbeach

iFLY Indoor Skydiving

Did you know that kids as young as 3 years old can learn how to fly at iFLY Indoor Skydiving? As they step into the wind tunnel they will be lifted into flight on a cushion of air. Of course, the trained instructors at iFLY will help them all the way to make sure they have a fun and safe experience! Book now (Use code “HGCONLINE” to save 20%).

Exclusive offer: 20% OFF all tickets*

Gold Coast With Toddlers


Timezone has re-opened the doors of Surfers Paradise with bigger and better attractions. Including glow-in-the-dark golf, a new laser tag arena, bumper cars, mini bowling, and over 200 games.

Location Icon Located in Surfers Paradise, Robina Town Center, and Coolangatta

Theme Parks

The Gold Coast is known for its theme parks! Plus, they all have something fun for toddlers!


Experience a land filled with excitement, laughter and fun at Sea World’s Nickelodeon Land. Meet all your favourite characters including SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, PAW Patrol’s Chase and Marshall and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Jump aboard the Bikini Bottom Cross Town Express, go for a spin on Patrick’s Jellyfish Frenzy or fly into the afternoon for all the best shows and rides. Visit Nickelodeon Land on the Gold Coast, only at Sea World.

Check out the kids’ rides from Sea World

Location Icon Seaworld Dr, Main Beach


You can’t visit a theme park without a ride on a carousel! Choose your favourite Looney Tunes character and make your way around this fun family ride.

Check out the kids’ rides from Movie World

Location Icon Pacific Mwy, Oxenford


Wiggly fun and for all ages! If you are a young family with toddlers Dreamworld is the place for you. Check out their fantastic array of rides designed specifically for the little ones to enjoy.

Check out kids’ rides from Dreamworld

Location Icon Dreamworld Pkwy, Coomera


Splash, slide and play into Wet’n’Wild Junior, a huge fun zone for all the little ones. Explore three precincts and enjoy a splashtacular day of fun! Is your mini a real thrill slider? Eight junior slides are waiting! The play structure, including the tipping water bucket, is the place to be for the little adventures who want to discover fun and fantasy. More in for the shallow pools? You can find them in the Splash Zone!

Check out kids’ rides from Wet’n’Wild

Location Icon Pacific Mwy, Oxenford


Have a Wiggly-wonderful time in this haven made for parents and young children – away from the hustle and bustle of the other WhiteWater World slides and attractions. Complete with mini slides, interactive sprays, colourful water cannons and giant instruments – you can splash, play, and create your own Wiggly music all day.

Check out kids’ rides from WhiteWater World

Location Icon 1 Dreamworld Pkwy, Coomera

Southport Rockpools*

*free activity

The Rockpools at Southport are perfectly safe to bring your child and enjoy the water.

Location Icon 56 Marine Parade, Southport

Gold Coast Playgrounds*

*free activity

Pirate Treasure Island Playground

A large pirate ship, wrecked against a rocky outcrop, incorporates themed slides, spinners and rockers, with 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.

Location Icon 945 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach

For a full list of Gold Coast’s kids playground, click here!

Lorikeets Feeding at Currumbin*

*free activity

Every day at 8am and 4pm, you can enjoy the experience of feeding several wild lorikeets at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. These colourful birds are not shy of humans and like to eat right from your hands or take a rest on your head and shoulders. With no entry to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary required, this amazing experience is free to watch and a gold coin donation for feeding.

Location Icon 28 Tomewin St, Currumbin


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