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10 Amazing Gold Coast Play Centres To Visit This Summer

Author: Elena Osipova | Updated Feb 14, 2024

As your school holiday adventures are about to begin, we’ve lined up 10 amazing play centres across the Gold Coast, each promising heaps of fun for families with kids of all ages.

From thrilling trampoline parks to exciting mini-golf courses, let's dive into our guide to the best Gold Coast play centres.

10 amazing Gold Coast play centres to visit during school holidays 2023 - 2024.
10 amazing Gold Coast play centres to visit during summer school holidays 2023 - 2024

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BOUNCE Gold Coast - Burleigh Waters

  • 👧 👦 Recommended for families with babies, toddlers, kids, teenagers and young people.

BOUNCE Gold Coast is more than just a trampoline park. It’s an indoor playground for all ages where everyone is set to have heaps of fun with their awesome activities!

Located in Burleigh Waters QLD 4220, it's about a 25-minute drive from Surfers Paradise.

BOUNCE Gold Coast: Jump into Summer with BOUNCE's EPIC Pass!.
BOUNCE Gold Coast: Jump into Summer with BOUNCE's EPIC Pass!

This adventure playground offers over 50 interconnected trampolines, Tumble Tracks, Banked Walls, and a Free-Jump Arena that is perfect for jumpers of all levels. 

Plus, their Slam Dunk Courts with full-height rings above runway trampolines are perfect for basketball enthusiasts!

BOUNCE Gold Coast trampoline park and indoor playground for toddlers, preschoolers, kids, teens and adults.
BOUNCE Gold Coast trampoline park and indoor playground for toddlers, preschoolers, kids, teens and adults

But that's not all! 

There are High-performance Trampolines, Wall Running, Cliff Jumping, an X-Park Obstacle Course and even an indoor play area for little ones, so everyone in the family can get in on the fun.

🤸‍♀ 🤾🏼‍♂️ During the QLD school holidays, don’t miss their Gold Coast school holiday activities for even more fun!

Whether you want to make your next family day out super fun or your child's upcoming birthday truly unforgettable, put BOUNCE Gold Coast on your bucket list!

Visit the BOUNCE Gold Coast website for more details!

Fun indoor activities for kids, teenagers and adults at BOUNCE Gold Coast

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Boulders & Badlands Mini Golf - The Club Parkwood Village

  • 👧 👦 Recommended for families with kids aged 5+.

Boulders & Badlands Mini Golf at The Club in Parkwood is more than just an outdoor mini golf course on the Gold Coast. It’s an excellent place for kids’ parties or family outings.

Boulders & Badlands Mini Golf on the Gold Coast: 18-hole outdoor mini golf course for all skill levels.
Boulders & Badlands at The Club on the Gold Coast: Australia's largest outdoor mini golf course for all skill levels

Being one of the largest mini-golf courses in Australia, this 18-hole course offers a fantastic outdoor adventure through rocky terrains, streams, tricky water traps and even a swinging pole, ensuring a thrilling challenge for players of all skill levels.

Boulders & Badlands Mini Golf at The Club Parkwood Village is one of the unique things to do on the Gold Coast with kids.
Boulders & Badlands Mini Golf at The Club Parkwood Village is one of the unique things to do on the Gold Coast with kids

If you're looking for fun family activities or unique things to do on the Gold Coast with kids, Boulders And Badlands is a go-to place!

Open from 8 am until late at night, it's the perfect spot for family outings and school holiday fun.

You don’t need to book ahead - feel free to just swing by and jump right into the action!

Boulders & Badlands Mini Golf - The Club Parkwood Village is open from 8 am until late at night.
Boulders & Badlands Mini Golf at The Club Parkwood Village is open from 8 am until late at night

And for the kids, there’s even more fun with a jumping castle and trampoline park next door.

Boulders & Badlands also offers affordable kids' party packages starting from $29.90 per child, with activity choices like mini-golf or trampolining at Jummps, plus yummy meals. 

🌟 What also stands out is Boulders & Badlands' family-friendly prices:

  • Family Pass (2 adults + 2 kids) is $45 for Members / $55 for Non-members
  • Adults: $18 (Members) / $20  (Non-members)
  • Children:  $11 (Members) / $14 (Non-members)
  • Concession: $13 (Members) / $16 (Non-members)

As the QLD school holidays approach, make sure to add Boulders And Badlands Mini Golf to your family's bucket list for a day packed with fun and laughter!

Discover more about Boulders & Badlands Mini Golf.


Infinity Attraction Gold Coast - Surfers Paradise

  • 👧 👦 Recommended for families with teenagers and young people.

Infinity Attraction on the Gold Coast is a fantastic experience for families with teens! 

Nested in the heart of Surfers Paradise, it’s a 20-minute immersive experience through a series of maze-like rooms filled with stunning visual and sensory effects.

Infinity Attraction is an unusual things to do on the Gold Coast for young adults, teenagers and families with older kids.
Infinity Attraction is an unusual things to do on the Gold Coast for young adults, teenagers and families with older kids

You’ll wander through dark rooms, each featuring a kaleidoscope of visual illusions, atmospheric sounds and tactile experiences.

❗ Please note that Infinity is designed with older kids in mind. The attraction includes small, dark spaces and intense sensory experiences that might be a bit overwhelming for younger kids, especially those under 8. Those who are claustrophobic or have mobility issues should also be cautious. You'll need to navigate through dark and narrow spaces and unstable surfaces.

Their Family Pass for 2 adults and 2 children is a budget-friendly option, starting at just $20.73 per person!

Next time you're searching for unusual things to do on the Gold Coast for young adults and teenagers, check out the amazing Infinity Attraction experience

Infinity Attraction on the Gold Coast features a kaleidoscope of visual and sensory effects

Game Over Gold Coast - Indoor Play Centre in Helensvale

  • 👧 👦 Recommended for families with kids aged 7+.

Game Over Gold Coast is the go-to adventure playground for an unforgettable day packed with laughter and fun, especially during the upcoming QLD school holidays!

Game Over Gold Coast - Indoor Play Centre in Helensvale featuring Indoor Rock Climbing.
Game Over Gold Coast - Indoor Play Centre in Helensvale featuring Indoor Rock Climbing, Laser Tag Arena and Go-karting

This thrilling indoor play centre in Helensvale offers a variety of fun activities for both kids (7+) and adults, including:

  • Go-karting offers a unique track with hills and tunnels.

  • Futuristic Laser Tag Arena, complete with night vision cameras to watch the action.

  • Indoor Rock Climbing, which challenges climbers of all skill levels, is suitable for both kids and adults.

Game Over Gold Coast - Indoor Play Centre in Helensvale featuring Futuristic Laser Tag Arena.
Game Over Gold Coast - Indoor Play Centre in Helensvale featuring Futuristic Laser Tag Arena, Go-karting and Indoor Rock Climbing

More importantly, all these fun indoor activities won't break the bank!

The current Game Over Helensvale deal offers hours of Go Karting, Laser Tag and Indoor Climbing fun at reasonable prices, allowing you to enjoy multiple activities and making family fun even more affordable. 

Game Over Gold Coast - Indoor Play Centre in Helensvale featuring Go Karting, Laser Tag and Indoor Climbing

Gold Coast Ice Skating Fun - Surfers Paradise

  • 👧 👦 Recommended for families with kids aged 2+, ideal for 5-9 year olds.

If you're looking for a chilly escape during these school holidays, the Gold Coast Ice Rink offers a cool indoor adventure, perfect for families seeking unique things to do on the Gold Coast with kids!

Nestled in Surfers Paradise, this small ice rink is specifically designed for little ones aged 2 and up.

Gold Coast Ice Rink is perfect for families with kids aged 2+ and has adorable penguin skating aids.
Gold Coast Ice Rink is perfect for families with kids aged 2+ and has adorable penguin skating aids

It features adorable penguin skating aids that make learning how to ice skate both safe and enjoyable.

Plus, their helpful staff members go above and beyond to assist kids, teach them to skate, and help the kids build confidence and skills on the ice.

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Gold Coast Ice Skating offers fantastic indoor adventures for the whole family

So, whether you want to introduce your 2+-year-old to ice skating in a fun and supportive environment or you’re looking for a new family adventure, put Gold Coast Ice Skating on your bucket list.

Gold Coast Ice Skating Fun at Planet Chill, Paradise Resort Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise

The Park Coomera

  • 👧 👦 Recommended for families with kids aged 5+.

The Park Coomera is an all-in-one indoor play centre on the Gold Coast with arcade games, bowling, indoor mini-golf, and delicious pizza.

Located at Westfield Coomera Shopping Centre, The Park Coomera is about a 30-40-minute drive from Surfers Paradise.

Arcade games, bowling, mini golf and delicious pizza at The Park Coomera, Westfield Shopping Centre.
Arcade games, bowling, mini golf and delicious pizza at The Park Coomera on the Gold Coast

It's a fantastic indoor playground for a memorable family day out or an exciting birthday party.

Run by iPlay Australia, a leading family entertainment centre, The Park Coomera has combined many fun indoor activities into one amazing space perfect for kids, teenagers and adults!

The Park storefront in Westfield Coomera: Arcade games, bowling, mini golf and delicious pizza.
The Park Coomera on the Gold Coast: Arcade games, bowling, mini golf and delicious pizza.

Gold Coast Indoor Skydiving - Surfers Paradise 

  • 👧 👦 Recommended for families with kids aged 3+.

If you’re after unique things to do on the Gold Coast, consider a thrilling indoor skydiving experience. 

Just imagine how exhilarating it is to feel weightless, flip around and glide through the air with ease in a giant glass tunnel. 

Gold Coast Indoor Skydiving at iFLY is suitable for children aged 3+.
Gold Coast Indoor Skydiving at iFLY is suitable for children aged 3+

iFly Age Limit

The iFly activity is accessible for children aged 3+ years old accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Each iFLY flight simulates a free-fall skydive from 14,000ft in a safe and controlled environment. 

Each flight lasts 50 seconds, and the whole experience is about 1 hour 45 minutes.

It's recommended to book your experience in advance to be able to reconfirm your bookings 24 hours prior. Also, it would be best to arrive an hour before your flight time to prepare for your flight.

Dedicated coaches will provide comprehensive training and all the necessary equipment.

Indoor Skydiving flight simulates a free-fall skydive from 14,000ft in a safe and controlled environment.
Indoor Skydiving flight simulates a free-fall skydive from 14,000ft in a safe and controlled environment

iFLY Gold Coast Skydiving Price

iFLY packages cater to all budgets, including Value and Basic packages for individual flyers. The Family package is the best value option for a group of 5+ people:

  • Family Package (minimum 5 people): from $369 ($73.80 per person)

  • Value Package: from $147 per person

  • Basic Package: from $104 per person.

View more details to plan your Gold Coast Indoor Skydiving experience at iFLY today!

A quick snapshot of a family visit to iFLY Gold Coast by iFLY Downunder

iPlay Adventure Coomera 

  • 👧 👦 Recommended for families with kids aged 5+.

iPlay Adventure in Coomera is one of the best Gold Coast play centres featuring arcade games, a high ropes course, indoor rock climbing and more.

Located at Westfield Coomera Shopping Centre, iPlay Adventure is about a 30-40-minute drive from Surfers Paradise.

Arcade games, indoor rock climbing, high ropes and more indoor adventures at iPlay Adventure in Coomera, Westfield Shopping Centre.
Arcade games, indoor rock climbing, high ropes and more indoor adventures at iPlay Adventure in Coomera in Westfield Shopping Centre

With 23 different indoor rock climbing walls, both kids and teenagers will have a blast showing off their climbing skills. 

Plus, the whole family can enjoy the exciting twists and turns of Drift Dodgems.

When it comes to birthday parties, this is also a fantastic party venue with personalised service.

So visit iPlay Adventure in Coomera next time you need to keep kids and teens entertained for hours.

iPlay Adventure Coomera storefront: Arcade games, indoor rock climbing, high ropes and more indoor activities.
iPlay Adventure in Westfield Coomera: Arcade games, indoor rock climbing, high ropes and more indoor activities

Splash Room Gold Coast - Stapylton

  • 👧 👦 Recommended for families with kids aged 3+.

Discover a world of colourful fun at Queensland's first Splash Room between the Gold Coast and Brisbane.

Located in Stapylton, it's a short 30-minute drive from Brisbane and a 30-40-minute drive from the Gold Coast.

Splash Room Gold Coast is a unique, interactive and super fun indoor activity for all ages.
Splash Room Gold Coast is a unique, interactive and super fun indoor activity for all ages

This unique, interactive and super fun indoor activity lets families unleash their creativity with paint pots and paint bombs for a messy, creative and amusing adventure.

🎉 Each family member gets four paint pots and paint bombs to create a masterpiece or just have fun splashing paint around. 

The Splash Room Gold Coast is the perfect place to take the kids during school holidays or birthday celebrations. 

Book your Family Splash Room Experience today for an unforgettable family adventure!

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Splash Room Gold Coast is the perfect place to take the kids to have fun splashing paint around

iPlay Harbour Town

  • 👧 👦 Recommended for families with kids aged 3+.

iPlay Harbour Town is the perfect venue for birthday parties and school holiday fun that offers a wide variety of arcade games.

Located at Harbour Town Premium Outlets Shopping Centre in Biggera Waters, iPlay Harbour Town is about a 15-minute drive from Surfers Paradise.

When planning your visit, check out their deals and packages for budget-friendly fun.

iPlay Harbour Town in Biggera Waters on the Gold Coast: Gaming arcade and birthday party venue.
iPlay Harbour Town in Biggera Waters on the Gold Coast: Gaming arcade and birthday party venue

We hope this guide helps you pick the best Gold Coast play centre for your next family outing. Each venue offers unique adventures for families with kids of all ages.

If you’re planning to visit one of the best play centres in Brisbane, check out our top picks!

Enjoy the QLD school holidays with the most exciting school holiday activities in Brisbane & Gold Coast that your kids will be thrilled about. 

And don't forget to explore our guide on what's on Gold Coast school holidays for more family events and shows for kids.


Frequently Asked Questions

Parkwood is a Gold Coast suburb surrounded by the suburbs of Arundel, Southport, Labrador, Gaven and  Molendinar. It's about 14-minute drive (8km) from Surfers Paradise.

Infinity Attraction is best suited for older kids (aged 8 and above) because it includes some small, dark spaces and intense sensory experiences, which might be too overwhelming for younger children. It’s a more appropriate experience for families with older kids and teenagers without claustrophobia or mobility issues.

IFLY specifies that indoor skydiving is accessible for participants under 136kg, and it is necessary to notify them if the weight is between 114 kg and 136kg to ensure safety.

There are loads of indoor fun activities for rainy days, such as BOUNCE Gold Coast for trampoline excitement, or Infinity Attraction for a dazzling maze-like experience. Check out Game Over in Helensvale for go-karting, laser tag, and indoor climbing. For something unique, visit the Splash Room in Stapylton to splash paint around or enjoy arcade games at multiple iPlay venues around Gold Coast.

Here's what to do in Gold Coast besides theme parks: 

  • BOUNCE trampoline park and adventure playground; 

  • Boulders & Badlands outdoor mini golf; 

  • Infinity Attraction with stunning visual and sensory surprises; 

  • Game Over for go-karts, indoor climbing and laser tag; 

  • Gold Coast Ice Rink to skate and have fun; 

  • The Park Coomera for bowling, arcade games and indoor mini-golf; 

  • Indoor skydiving at iFLY for the thrill of a free-fall skydive in a safe environment; 

  • iPlay Adventure Coomera for arcade games, high ropes and indoor rock climbing; 

  • The Splash Room for a creative adventure; 

  • and more ideas in our guide.

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