Fun Things for Toddlers Attractions,Classes & Activities,Free Fun Free Family Activities @ Broadwater Parklands January 2021

Free Family Activities @ Broadwater Parklands January 2021

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There is a lot of family fun to be had at the Broadwater Parklands in Southport this January 2021:
*Events and activities are free unless otherwise stated.

Gold Coast Christmas Carnival

Gold Coast Christmas Carnival

For a fun family day out, head along to the carnival for amusements rides, fairy floss and games galore!

Date: 26 December – 23 January (Open 7 days a week)
Location: Southern Lawn
Time: 6pm – 10pm (12pm on NYE)
Cost: $2 entry fee + rides
Contact: 0405 254 333

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Lennon Bros Circus

Lennon Bros Circus

One of Australia’s oldest running Circuses, which boasts an array of spectacular performances from all over the world. The 90 min performance includes crazy clowns, aerial acrobatics, Wheel of Death and much more!

Date: 1 – 24 January 2021
Location: Fisherman’s Lawn
Time: Various performance times
Cost:  $25 – $50
Contact:  0408 536 666

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Inflatable Maze

Inflatable maze

Race your mates around the inflatable maze and see who can get out first. 

Date: Saturday 2 January 2021
Location: The Great Lawn
Time: 10am – 2pm

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Pop Up Playground

Pop up playground

Sparky Do Dah’s Pop-Up Playground is a collection of activities and games suited for toddlers to adults. Try stilts, stick juggling, skee ball, duck fishing and so much more.

Date: Sunday 3, 10 & 31 January
Location: Beside the Great Lawn
Time: 10am – 2pm

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Land Train

Broadwater Express

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: Monday 4, 11 & 18 January 2021
Location:  The Great Lawn
Time: 10am – 2pm

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Kids DJ Party in the Park

DJ party in the park

Come party at the park with our DJ playing all your old favourite hits!

Date:  Tuesday 5 & 12 January 2021
Location: Beside the bouncy pillow
Time: 10am – 2pm

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Circus Workshop

Circus workshop

If you have ever wanted to learn how to juggle then this is the workshop for you! Come and embrace your inner clown.

Date: Wednesday 6 & 13 January 2021
Location: Beside the bouncy pillow
Time: 11am – 3pm

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Come and have a fit-load of fun in our mini sports arena. Basketball, badminton, soccer, footy throw, target practice, scoop ball, hula hoops and more.

Date: Friday 8 & 15 January
Location: Beside the bouncy pillow
Time: 9am – 1pm

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GABS Summer Craft Beer FestivalGABS Summer Craft Beer Festival

From the team that brings you the iconic Great Australsian Beer Spectapular, one of the world’s top 10 beer festivals, comes the first ever GABS Summer Craft Beer Festival Tour hitting the Gold Coast on 9 January 2021.

GABS is bringing together some of the best breweries from Australia and New Zealand for a whirlwind celebration of craft beer to welcome in 2021!

There will be two massive GABS Invitational Bars (40-foot container bars with 120 serving taps on each), a New Zealand Festival Bar pouring brews from 10 NZ breweries brewed specifically for the festival, live entertainment, GABS Academy panel discussions with industry leaders, a Champagne, Wine & Seltzer Lawn, silent disco, fun activations and local foodies serving up tasty treats.

Date: Saturday 9 January 2021
Location: The Great Lawn
Time: 11:30am-10pm
Cost: $33-$52

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Pedal Cars

 Pedal cars

Cruise around the Great Lawn on the coolest pedal cars around. Both kids and adult sizes available, the whole family can have a go.

Date: Saturday 16  & 30 January 2021
Location:  The Great Lawn
Time: 10am – 3pm

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Rock Climbing Wall

Rock climbing wall

The challenge is to get to the top. This straight rock climbing wall provides loads of entertainment for 4+ years.

Date:  Sunday 17 January
Location: The Great Lawn
Time: 10am – 2pm

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Movies Under the Stars (Southport Summer Series)
Movies under the stars

What better way to spend an evening than outdoors watching a movie under the stars!

City of Gold Coast proudly presents this special edition of Movies under the Stars – Summer Series.

Join us for this free ticketed community event, as we celebrate some of the top Australian films of all time at Broadwater Parklands, Southport from 19 – 25 January, where we’ll be showing a different movie each night!

Due to ongoing COVID restrictions this event is ticketed, from the 11th of January click the link below to check out the movie schedule and register for your FREE ticket.


So gather your picnic blanket, family and friends and get set for an amazing night of Australian film entertainment. Food and beverage is available at Broadwater Parklands or why not make a night of it and dine at one of the many restaurants on offer in the Southport CBD.

If weather is uncertain, phone 07 5581 7016.

Our Beaches – Coastal Critters

Coastal Critters Broadwater Parklands

Join our friends from Geckoes Wildlife to meet some of the unique and interesting animals that live along our coastline. Suitable for 6 to 17 years old.

Date: Wednesday 20 January 2021
Location:  See Booking Page
Time: 9am – 10am

Spots are limited. Book here.

Salsa in the Park

Salsa in the Park

If you made a New Years resolution to learn how to Salsa dance then we’ve got you covered! Suitable for ages 8 – 80 years and all dance abilities.

Date: Sunday 31 January
Location:  The Porch Stage
Time:  3pm – 6pm

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GC Aqua Park

Gold Coast Aqua Park

Roll around like a hamster, jump around on multiple trampolines, slide down the largest slides and play ball on our huge arena.  All the inflatable equipment is built by certified manufacturers to international standards. Experienced and qualified lifeguards are on duty during operational times.

Date: Every day 
Location: By the swimming enclosure
Time:  9am – 5pm
Cost:  From $20

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Opening hours 8am – 6pm everyday.

*Hours may change due to weather conditions

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Discover What’s On at Broadwater Parklands in Southport including all the Free Family Activites on the City of Gold Coast Events Calendar

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