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Playground Paradise: Discover our Top 5 Playgrounds on the Southern Gold Coast

If you're looking for the perfect spots to take your kids for a day of outdoor fun and adventure on the Gold Coast, you're in luck we've hand selected our favourites! From scenic coastal settings to expansive play areas, this region offers a diverse range of playgrounds that cater to every child's imagination. Let's explore some of the most unique playgrounds worth visiting:

1. Pirate Park, Palm Beach

Pirate Park in Palm Beach is a treasure trove for young adventurers. Located right by the creek and beach, this playground is designed to resemble a pirate ship, including rope ladders, a mega slide from the main mast and rope swings. The sandy play area stretches all around the ship hull. Kids can also walk the plank, fly on the flying fox, and pretend to fire the cannons. There are 2 public toilets nearby and shaded picnic tables for parents to relax.

If you want a fresh juice or delicious breakfast while you're there, Dune Cafe is just across the park.

Tiny Trader Tip: The Pirate park gets quite busy on weekends and is much more enjoyable during the week.

2. Schuster Park, Tallebudgera

Schuster Park is a jungle-themed playground set in lush bushland right by the sandy beach of Tallebudgera Creek. The playground is focused on climbing, with lots of nets and climbing structures that lead up to a tower and a mega slide. There is a smaller version suitable for younger kids. The climbing structures are surrounded by a series of nature paths, with balance beams, jumping posts, and stepping stones all enticing children to explore. It's an ideal spot for family BBQ's and kids birthday parties having the playground alongside wide open green spaces for birthday party games.

There are public toilets, however no food close by so make sure you're prepared with lunch or snacks.

Tiny Trader Tip: Pack your swimmers for a dip in the creek.

3. Laguna Park, Palm Beach

Laguna Park is a popular family destination in the heart of Palm Beach. It's popular among Gold Coast locals as it's fully fenced so it's safe for the little ones and packed full of fun play pieces for children of all ages. Its main attraction is a pedal power monorail track encircling the entire playground. The main play structure is a large tower with bridges and slides, easily accessible by stairs making it perfect for all ages to play on.

You can pack a picnic lunch and utilise the BBQ's around the playground or head across the tiny road to Burgster for the most delicious burgers & sides!

Tiny Trader Tip: Visit the lake adjacent to the playground after a fun-filled morning to feed the fishies and swans. 

4. Frascott Park, Varsity Lakes

Frascott Park in Varsity Lakes stands out as one of the Gold Coast's premier destinations for families seeking both adventure and relaxation in a picturesque setting. This well-loved park is designed with family fun in mind, featuring a vast array of playground equipment that caters to children of all ages, from towering slides and swings to imaginative climbing structures. The park's expansive grassy areas are perfect for picnics and family games, while walking tracks invite parents to stroll peacefully as children explore safely. With its barbecue facilities and shaded areas, it's the ideal location for birthday parties and celebrations.

There are public toilets, however no food close by so make sure you're prepared with lunch or snacks.

Tiny Trader Tip: Even the four legged kids are welcome with a fully fenced on leash dog area!

5. Robert Neumann Park, Currumbin Valley

Robert Neumann Park in Currumbin is a delightful green haven that combines natural beauty with family-friendly amenities. This tranquil park, nestled along Currumbin Creek, offers a serene escape where visitors can relax under shady trees, enjoy a picnic, or take advantage of the playground. The playground itself, recently refurbished, provides a safe and engaging environment for children to explore and play, featuring climbing structures, swings, and slides. With its picturesque setting and community-oriented atmosphere, Robert Neumann Park is a cherished local spot, ideal for both relaxation and recreation amidst the scenic backdrop of Currumbin

Tiny Trader Tip: Pack food for the geese! You will probably get lucky and encounter the large family of geese who live by the park. Just be warned, they aren't shy!

Each of these playgrounds on the Southern Gold Coast has its own charm and unique offerings, providing children with opportunities to play, learn, and connect with nature.. Whether you're a local or holidaying on the Gold Coast, these playgrounds promise memorable experiences and endless fun for the whole family.