Coast Multi Cultural Festival

Come along to the region’s largest cultural community event and enjoy a day of
international food, performances and lots more.

Date: Sunday, 7 August

Time: 10am – 4pm

Location: The Great Lawn

Contact: 5500 5888

Mad Hatters Tea Party*

Join Alice and the Mad Hatter for a magical tea party with a wonderland of fun
activities for the littlies, including cookie decorating and story-telling plus the
unpredictable antics of the eccentric Mad Hatter.

There are hourly sessions for 30 children per session, so come early to make sure
you don’t miss out on a seat at the Mad Hatters Tea Party.

Date: Saturday, 13 August

Time: 10am – 1pm

Location: Next to the bouncy pillow

Zorb Balls*

Slip into a bubble and take a roll around the lawn with your friends. You can have
enormous fun as you roll, flip, tumble, dive and bounce in the complete safety and
comfort of these large plastic zorb balls.

Date: Sunday, 14 August

Time: 10am – 3pm

Location: The Great Lawn

Camel Rides

It’s not every day you get the chance to ride a camel in the park so make sure you
don’t miss out on this opportunity.

No bookings required, just turn up on the day.

Date: Sunday, 21 August

Time: 10am – 3pm

Location: The Great Lawn

Cost: $3


Limited parking available onsite, additional parking available at Carey Park or
catch the G:link.

Gold Coast Festival of Lights

The Gold Coast Festival of Lights celebrates Chinese culture through a display of
hundreds of beautiful and unique large-scale light installations, cultural
performers direct from Chiina, traditional handcrafts and Chinese cuisine. Don’t
miss this dazzling cultural experience.

Date: Friday, 26 August – Monday, 3 October

Time: Monday – Thursday: 6pm – 10pm

Time: Friday – Sunday: 6pm – 10.30pm

Location: The Southern Lawn

Contact: 0449 839 996

Cost: Adult: $22 / Child (4-15): $14 / Under 4 is free

La Fiesta Taste and Sounds from South America

The first South American festival on the Gold Coast is not to be missed. With a
variety of cultural performances like the Club Havana Band, Zumba and Afro Beat
there is something for everyone. Don’t forget to try out the traditional food

Date: Saturday, 27 August

Time: 12pm – 9 pm

Location: The Great Lawn

Contact: 0434 698 712

Train Rides*

Choo choo all aboard, here comes the train! Grab the kids and explore the parklands
on one of our free scenic train rides around the park!

Date: Sunday, 28 August

Time: 10am – 3pm

Location: The Great Lawn

Tango in the Park*

If you love tango, vals, or milonga, chances are you will love this free workshop.
No partners or bookings required, just turn up on the day.

Date: Sunday, 28 August

Time: 3pm – 6pm

Location: The Porch Stage

Contact: 0413 595 275

New playground now open

A third playground has recently been added and it’s now open for the kids to enjoy.
Located at the northern end of the parklands, the new playground adds another
dimension to a fun filled day at Broadwater Parklands.

Fitness activities Stand up Paddling for Beginners

Introductory beach instruction, water demonstration and free time to practise.

Date: Mondays

Time: 1pm – 4pm

Location: Meet in front of the Chapel

Contact: 0413 420 599

Cost: $10 – Bookings required

Heart Foundation Group Walk*

Come along and join this fun walking group that is led by a local resident.

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Time: Tuesdays – 5.15pm

Thursdays – 6.30am and 5.15pm

Location: Meet outside the Cafe Rockpool

Contact: 0419 980 514

Starting Strong

Starting strong offers early outdoor learning with structured theme-based programs
run by qualified early childhood educators. Ages 1-5

Date: Wednesdays

Time: 9.30am – 10.30am

Location: Sculpture Walk / next to the Great Lawn

Contact: 0449 029 393

Cost: $10

Walk and Chill*

Enjoy a relaxed walk and chill 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, singing, crystal singing bowls. No bookings required just bring a mat
or pillow and enjoy.

Date: Thursday, 25 August

Time: 6.30pm

Location: Northern Pavilion

Contact: 0438 596 242

Cost: $15

Active and Healthy Mums and Bubs

These classes are a great way to bounce back into shape and bond with your bub while
getting your mind and body active and making friends with other new parents.

Date: Fridays

Time: 9.15am

Location: Meet outside the Cafe Rockpool

Contact: 5525 1110

Cost: $3

Tai Chi*

Improve your mind and body connection through control of breath and movement. A
qualified instructor will guide you through a series of movements to help promote
harmony, improve mobility and suppleness and mental alertness.

Date: Saturdays

Time: 8am

Location: Sculpture Walk / next to The Great Lawn

Contact: 0468 485 097

Share, Talk and Read with City Libraries*

Come along with your little one and join us in reading and talking together. Share
tips for developing language with babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Open to
parents and carers with children 0-5 years.

Date: Mondays

Time: 9.30am – 11am

Location: Playground by Rockpools

Rockpools opening hours

1st June – 31st August – 9am – 3pm

Closed Tuesdays until 12pm

Hours may change due to weather conditions.

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre opening hours

Weekdays: 5am – 8pm

Saturdays: 6am – 4pm

Sundays: 8am – 3pm

Broadwater Parklands – Marine Parade, Southport

For information call 1300 GOLDCOAST or visit

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