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Bundall Farmer’s Markets for Kids

In the cultural heart of the Gold Coast, The Bundall Farmer’s Market at the Gold Coast Arts Centre in Surfer’s Paradise is a bustling oasis of fresh produce, stallholders who really know their stuff, healthy bargains, gourmet artisan products, cheeses, sourdough bread  and food trucks wrapped in a super convenient location with lots to keep the kids entertained. You can indulge in handmade treats and shop truly locally.

What you’ll find at Bundall Farmer’s Markets:

The Bundall Farmer’s market at the Gold Coast Arts Centre is packed with local fresh produce sold by the people who know it best! Not just fresh fruit and vegetables you can also find local honey, free range eggs, organic meat, essential oils, gorgeous artisan sourdough bread and a huge array of eat street style food trucks for on the spot tastiness. The large variety of stalls are set right next to the Arts Centre with grassy open areas, sculptures and live music.

It is feast for the senses and really family friendly.

Market type:

Farmer’s Market and Food trucks

When is it on:

The Bundall farmer’s market is on every Sunday from 6am to 11.30am at the Gold Coast Arts Centre, Bundall Rd, Surfer’s Paradise

What’s on for families:

The huge variety of seasonal produce at it’s peak on sale is offered with lots of sampling by enthusiastic and friendly stallholders who love chatting with kids, it is a great way to encourage healthier eating too!

The atmosphere is friendly, bustling and relaxed so your shopping becomes a fun activity on a Sunday morning instead of a chore.

There is live music to enjoy whilst you have some delicious local treats (and coffee for parents, always coffee), and balloon artistry near the lake.

You’ll find an excellent enclosed playground at the lake park, with lots of farmer’s market savvy kids to play with for your little ones as well as the Art Centre sculpture walk and the Arts Centre exhibition. The lake is a great spot for swimming too.

This is one farmer’s market for kids they will be beg to come back to!

Hot tips:

  • Don’t miss the turn off to the Arts Centre if you are coming from the north on Bundall road, turning around is a bit tricky!
  • It works well to buy a treat sort of something (gluten free donuts or maybe a Nutella cronut? Don’t forget the conveniently located coffee) for you to enjoy after you have shopped and the kids can burn some energy in the playground whilst you relax.
  • There are ATMs at the markets but cash is the best plan, it avoids hefty transaction fees!
  • Grab some heirloom cherry tomatoes from UB’s Farm stall and have a healthy snack for the kids.
  • Toilets are near the lake and also in the Arts Centre which also has a Gallery and places to sit if the market is overwhelming.
  • If you go later in the market you can grab a closing time bargain or three it is a great opportunity to assemble a picnic lunch (The cheese stall near the playground does great olives and often have cheap bread!) to have by the lake. Bear in mind they may have run out of cronuts if you go later!
  • Park in the carpark closest to the lake (it is signposted) so you have a shorter walk from the playground when it is time to go!
  • Be prepared to spend a lot longer than you think, there are a lot of stalls and and things you will want to eat as well as the playground, sculpture walk and lake to explore.
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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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