Things to do with Kids in Broadbeach
Gold Coast Beaches
From Capricornia Apartments, it’s just a very short stroll to the beach, where you’ll find a long sandy stretch of stunning coastline. Perfect for long walks, surfing, swimming and ofcourse, building sandcastles!
Be sure to only swim between the red and yellow flags which are usually set up somewhere in the vicinity of Kurrawa Surf Club.
Parks, Playgrounds & Other Adventures
Located on the northern side of Kurrawa Surf Club there’s a large, fully fenced children's playground that’s a must-do if you’re travelling with children. Kurrawa Playground has two slides built into the side of a hill, as well as swings, climbing nets, and a variety of other playground equipment to climb and twirl on. Kids that enjoy imaginative play will love the giant sandcastle and submarine!
Directly opposite Capricornia Apartments is Federation Park, with plenty of space to throw a frisbee, or sit on a park bench while the kids burn off some energy in the playground.
Take a walk to Cascade Gardens (heading north along the Gold Coast Highway) where you’ll find the Kokoda Memorial Walk - sections of the trail pass through tropical rainforest reminiscent of the fetid jungles of the Kokoda Track and are sure to ignite an adventurous spirit. There’s also a great kids playground and plenty of space to play or enjoy a picnic.
Directly behind the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre there's a great boardwalk (pictured) that juts out over the canal and is a fun spot for fishing or just taking a stroll. If you cross the bridge to the other side of the canal there's also a kids playground with climbing ladders, swings and more.
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre not only offers shopping options for everyone in the family (for Kids and teens we recommend checking out Smiggle, Pavement, LUSH and Typo), they also have great entertainment options including an Event Cinema and build-a-bear. Plus loads of dining choices including 3 food courts! During school holidays they generally offer special events and entertainment – we suggest checking out their website to see what’s on.
The Oasis Shopping Centre is just a hop, skip and a jump from Capricornia Apartments and offers all of your essentials plus delicious dining options and an awesome games arcade (more about that below!)
Located in Oasis Shopping Centre, Level Up Arcade, is an 80s & 90s inspired amusement venue featuring 62 of the best games from the era including classic arcade games! Pac Man anyone?
Opposite Pacific Fair Shopping Centre is the famous Dracula's Cabaret Restaurant! While their general performances are aimed at an older audience, each Saturday ‘Drax 4 Kids' delivers a show just for the little ghouls! (please note that Drax 4 Kids is currently on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions).
Ok, so not technically an ‘attraction’ the Gold Coast Light Rail is always popular with younger kids and a fun way to explore the Gold Coast! You can zip along to any of 16 destinations.
Dining & Sweet Treats
There’s so many great places for families to dine in Broadbeach, it’s impossible to cover them all! Here’s just a few to get you started:
Sage Café and Yellow Fin Restaurant are popular choices and are located directly across the park from us! Feeding the family couldn’t be easier!
The Gelato Shop is just a short stroll down Surf Parade and offers a wide-range of gelato and sorbet choices.
Cowch is located in Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and offers decadently topped pancakes, crepes, churros and other sweet treats. Their colourful range of mocktails and cocktails look like something from a unicorns dream!
Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co, also located at Pacific Fair, is a classic burger shack with options for the whole family, including kids size burgers.
Kurrawa Surf Club offers two dining choices, the Bistro upstairs offers great bistro style fare and million dollar views. At beach level there's Tower 28 Cafe where you can pick up a casual bite to eat or quick coffee.
Broadbeach Family Friendly Accommodation
Staying at Capricornia Apartments in Broadbeach you can enjoy the convenience of a fully self-contained 2 or 3 bedroom holiday apartment and fantastic onsite facilities including swimming pool, games room, heated spa, free foxtel in all rooms, free WiFi and secure onsite parking included with each apartment. We can also help you with your Gold Coast tour and attaction bookings.. Capricornia Apartments is centrally located in Broadbeach - walking distance to the GCCEC (Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre), Broadbeach central hub (home to festivals such as Blues on Broadbeach) and The Star Gold Coast Casino. A Gold Coast Light Rail station is also conveniently located for getting around the Gold Coast.