Ideas for Kids

School Holiday Tennis Programs

Looking for a way to occupy the kids in the school holidays? Tennis On 11th have got you covered!

For just $110 total or $50 per day, the young ones can participate in school holiday Tennis programs that promise plenty of fun, friendship and fitness.

To secure your spot, visit or phone (07) 5535 9615 for more information.Tennison11thCampMemberships(3)



Thrower House

Thrower House Palm Beach

A Gold Coast City Council facility at Salk Oval, Palm Beach.

Thrower House has been designed as a safe space for young people, community groups and organisations to meet and conduct a broad range of cultural, artistic, recreational and educational activities.

12pm-5pm Tuesday to Friday
What is it about?
The facility incorporates an office space, an arts shed, computer hub, a lounge area or chill out space, kitchen, shower and toilet. Thrower House is fully accessible. Thrower House facilitates programs each school holidays. Some of the activities and workshops include fishing, tennis, cooking, art and craft, dragon boating, stand up paddle board, young parents group and barbeques. Contact: (07) 5581 1622


Laguna Park

This park is brilliant, and easily the best kids’ playground on the Coast! There’s a huge array of interactive and fun equipment to suit kids of all ages.

Where is it?
Laguna Avenue
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 The entire playground is fenced, which is great for the little ones and it also includes a Liberty Swing for kids in wheelchairs. Try out the huge adventure playground, pirate ship, slides and rockers, a pedal power monorail, funny faces interactive boards and heaps more. An awesome place that buzzes with excitement every weekend.

With so many options for the kids, there is a play space to suit every age.

Laguna Park is also the perfect venue for your child’s birthday party or your next get together.  The park features several barbeque and undercover picnic areas, as well as a new amenity block.

Laguna Park is also one of our most popular wedding venues.  The beautiful wedding rotunda overlooks the lake, making a lovely backdrop for your special occasion. Click here to find out more about holding your wedding ceremony in Laguna Park.

Laguna Park buzzes with excitement every weekend, and is a regular venue for music in the park.  The park also overlooks a lake, and has a great relaxing feel with the water views.  There is plenty of parking, with on street areas, as well as a dedicated car park for park users.

Laguna Park is simply a kids paradise – treat the kids and they will not be disappointed!


Palm Beach Parklands

The new pirate playground at Palm Beach Parklands will keep the kids entertained for hours!   The pirate ship has many nooks and crannies, perfect for the little explorer!

Where is it?
945 Gold Coast Highway
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Take your swimmers and enjoy the beautiful Palm Beach beachside, and make a day of it!  The Cafe is a great coffee outlet for mum and dad, or even breakfast or lunch for the family.  Open from 7.30am daily, it’s a great place to relax.

Palm Beach Parklands is just one of the many signature parks on the Gold Coast, home to a themed playground – the pirate ship is simply fantastic, and very life like for the kids to imagine, explore and dream!

The pirate ship theme of Treasure Island Playground was especially designed to stimulate young minds, encourage imaginative play and provide fun for children of all ages.  A large pirate ship, wrecked against a rocky outcrop, incorporating themed slides, spinners and rockers, activities such as ‘walking the plank’, exploring for hidden treasure and musical play, all under the shade of a pirate ship sail.  Dress the kids up in their favourite pirate outfit, and get in the spirit!

This amazing play space was supported by funding from the Federal Government. The playground has taken out a state award in the Parks & Leisure Australia (PLA) Awards 2010 in the play space category. It also received a high commendation in the national awards.

Two brand new amenities areas – one adjoining the café, and another at the southern end of the pirate ship provide great options for parents with littlies.  There are disabled toilets in each of the amenities areas. For those that prefer to take a dip in the ocean, change rooms and showers are also available.

A visit to Palm Beach Parklands will not disappoint!

“Visitors arriving by motor vehicle are reminded to only park in designated car parking spaces. Parking over grassed areas and on road verges may attract unwanted fines.”