Carrara Markets

Carrara Markets Gold Coast


With over 400 markets stalls, cafes and attractions Carrara Markets is a great weekend destination for you and your toddler.


Key Details

Address: Corner Manchester Road & Gooding Drive, Carrara QLD 4211

Google Map Directions

Time from Ormeau HQ: 26 minutes (35.1km)

Contacts: 07 5579 9388   Facebook    Website

Hours: Saturday and Sunday 7am to 3pm

Carrara Markets is the biggest permanent weekend marketplace in Queensland.

With free entry and free parking Carrara Markets is off to a great start as an inexpensive destination for your weekend outing with your toddler.


If you are happy to leisurely stroll and browse all the vendor wares, cafes and attractions on offer you don’t have to spend a cent if nothing catches your eye amongst all the fresh produce, fashion, homewares, pots, plants, arts, craft and much more.


Beyond the many market stalls there are many pay-for rides and attractions to tempt you and your toddler, including:


  • Mini Golf
  • Face Painting
  • Pony Rides
  • Side Show Games
  • Baby Farm Animals
  • Bungy Trampoline
  • Rides
  • Butterfly House
  • Various Cafe and outdoor dining options


Toddler Review

After realising we were running low of fruit and vege one Sunday morning I thought I might take the kids out to a market rather than a usual supermarket shop. I thought we would give Carrara Markets a try.

I was very pleasantly surprised to rediscover all that was on offer at Carrara Markets. My toddlers were delighted to walk through and discover all there was to see and do. It was so full of colour and life and there was so much that caught there attention and simulated a lot of conversation between us.

If you have not visited Carrara Markets with your toddlers, give it a try this weekend.

We will definitely be back to try some of the many attraction.


What to pack (suggestions)

  • Hats and Sunscreen
  • Snacks or Packed Lunch and Water Bottles
  • Pram or Stroller if your toddler is not a strong walker


Butterfly House


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