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The Best Kids Party Venues on the Gold Coast

This article will tell you where the best party venues are on the Gold Coast!

Planning for Gold Coast kids parties has never been so easy! Our cheat sheet for parents is designed to provide you with easy access to a huge variety of ideas. In our article you will find birthday party venues on the Gold Coast suitable for toddlers, primary school aged kids and even some cool spots for too-cool teens!

Read on…

Gold Coast kids parties at play centres for toddlers

Play centres are ideal party spots for the pre-prep crowd (or even older if they’re keen to burn off some energy!). Booking a party at a play centre will usually get you access to either your own room or your own set of reserved tables. The food (and the coffee!) is usually cheap, the change rooms and facilities are designed for families and there is always going to be parking available. Even better is there’s no risk of being rained out and in need of another venue!  

Below you will find a list of play centres in the Gold Coast region that offer kids’ party packages.


The wonderful Doodlebugs is a family owned and operated play centre located in Miami on the Gold Coast. Doodlebugs has been built with relaxation, great coffee and great fun for kids in mind.

Address: 6/54 Paradise Avenue, Miami

Ph: 07 5575 1234

Website: Click here


The fun never ends at Chipmunks Robina! Indoor Playground, Cafe, Birthday Party & Private Venue Hire. Your one stop shop for kids entertainment!

Address: Robina Super Centre, 86 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina

Ph: 0455 026 155

Website: Click here

Big Top Playhouse (Permanently Closed)

Gold Coast kids parties Big Top Playhouse
Gold Coast kids parties Big Top Playhouse

BigTop Playhouse captures the joy and excitement of a circus carnival in a fun-filled indoor play centre for kids. Located five minutes drive north of Dreamworld in Coomera, BigTop Playhouse can keep kids entertained with elaborate, multi-level play equipment, ball pits and slides and can be the ideal venue for play dates or children’s birthday party. The in-house cafe provides coffee, drinks and a mix of nibbles with comfortable seating so parents can take some time out to rest or read a book while their little ones run wild.

Address: 24 Kohl Street, Upper Coomera

Ph: 0405 982 135

Website: Click here

Tabatinga Tweed Heads

Located inside Seagulls Club at Tweed Heads, Tabatinga is a play centre like no other. The clean bright facilities, unique play options, awesome party plans and the weekend ‘Play and Dine’ options make it one of Gold Coast Editor, Rebel Wylie’s favourite destinations for fun and dining. Read her review here.

Address: 54-68 Gollan Drive, Tweed Heads, NSW 

Ph: 07 5587 9035

Website: Click here 

Kidz Biz

Based in South Tweed Heads, Kidz Biz in an amusement centre and a soft play area. Kids can play on a variety of jumping castles, slides and ladders. Toddler area is also available. Parents and kids alike can enjoy a range of snacks and soft drinks from the cafe located within this establishment.

Address: 14/23 Enterprise Street, Tweed Heads, NSW 

Ph: 07 5659 3011

Website: Click here

Gold Coast kids parties at resorts/theme parks for primary-aged kids

Now we’re talking! Hosting a kids party at one of the Gold Coast’s iconic theme parks or resorts will certainly have a price tag attached to it but will make for the most incredible memories. While the ones on our list have actual party packages available, you really could head to ANY of them and have a fantastic experience! David Fleay Wildlife Park, for example, would be a great way to get kids to walk on the wildside for their party!

Paradise Resort

Choose from water park entry, pamper party, ice skating party, magic party or an adventure party! Read our review about staying at Paradise Resort here.

Address: 122 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise

Ph: 07 5579 4454

Website: Click here

Sea World Resort

You can have a number of party options for a minimum of 10 children. 

Address: Seaworld Drive, Main Beach

Ph: 07 5591 0020

Website: Click here

Gold Coast kids’ party venues for teens (and tweens)

Last but definitely not least, here’s a list of party venues on the Gold Coast for teens or tweens that might have a sports or activity focus. Get those little hearts and little minds racing with some adrenaline-fueled adventure!

Bounce Inc, Gold Coast

Bounce in for an action-packed birthday celebration! You’ll be assisted by a friendly staff member, have access to tables and the brilliant food on offer. Be prepared for a SWEATY bunch of kids after they jump their hearts out! Here’s a review from the Brisbane venue. 

Address: 5 Sunlight Drive, Burleigh Waters

Ph: 07 3569 0704

Website: Click here


This is one of the Gold Coast’s BEST attractions and birthday party venues. It’s a journey through futuristic mazes that involve multi-sensual environmental experiences. To Infinity and beyond! You can go at your own pace and it’s suitable for everyone over the age of 8.

Address: G31 Chevron Renaissance Centre, Cnr Surfers Paradise Boulevard and Elkhorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise

Ph: 07 5526 8935

Website: Click here

Putt Putt Mermaid Beach

Who doesn’t love a little putt putt? This is one of the BEST venues we’ve seen and an awesome place to host a birthday party.

Address: 2492 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach

Ph: 07 5575 3381

Website: Click here

Slideways Go Karting World

Get strapped in for adventure! Go Karting is a safe, adventurous time out and a hell of a way to celebrate a birthday! It’s easy to access and TONNES of fun. 

Address: 10 Spencer Road, Nerang OR 232 Old Pacific Hwy, Pimpama

Ph: 07 5596 3663 (N) or 07 5546 6566 (P)

Website: Click here

Reboundland (Currently closed for the summer)

Reboundland is a fun-packed play centre featuring 15 exhilarating and interactive inflatables suitable for all ages! Show off your skills in the ‘Lagoon Of Doom’, Conquer your fears on the 5.5m high ‘Mount Daunting’ or dash through the ‘Speed Racer’.

They are currently hosting soccer parties, while Reboundland awaits re-opening. For more information check their website.

Address: 335 Guineas Creek Road, Elanora

Ph: 07 5533 9333

Website: Click here

Level Up Arcade

Gold Coast kids parties
Gold Coast kids’ parties

Level Up Arcade offers an upmarket amusement centre for kids, adults, teens & families. It features over 60 games from the 80’s and 90’s! Among the offerings are Lane Master Bowling, pool table, 3D pong, limited edition pinballs, classic arcade with 40 of your old school games, LA Lakers hoops, big buck hunter, Jurassic park, down the clown, ring toss and much more!

Address: The Oasis Shopping Centre, Broadbeach

Ph: 07 5627 0633

Website: Click here

Game Over

Game Over is an indoor adventure destination on the Gold Coast! With exhilarating go-karts, action-packed Laser Tag, themed rock climbing and much more Game Over has something for everyone.

Address: 88 Siganto Drive, Helensvale

Ph: 07 5519 3999

Website: Click here

21st birthday party venues and activities on the Gold Coast 

Looking to celebrate the milestone birthday of a (much) older child? Here are some great ideas for 21st birthday celebrations! Let the champagne flow! We’ve got some great ideas below to get those creative juices flowing. 

Hot air ballooning

What a spectacular idea and a brilliant way to welcome in a milestone birthday! There are heaps of packages and businesses to choose from. Here’s our pick of the litter. 

VA buggy driving and hot laps

Varooooooooom! Celebrate with an adrenaline-pumping circuit and turn on a V8 buggy. You can come across a variety of deals to experience this excitement first hand – here’s just one of them. 

Indoor skydiving

Check out IFly! You can indoor skydive to your heart’s content in complete controlled safety. This is an unforgettable experience.

Address: 3084 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise

Ph:1300 435 966

Website: Click here

Tropical reef snorkel at Sea World

You can adventure through Sea World’s famous Tropical Reef Lagoon to get up close and personal with all of the amazing sea creatures. You’ll be provided with your own wetsuit and snorkel gear – all you need to bring is your sense of adventure!

Address: Seaworld Drive, Main Beach

Ph: Contact details via website 

Website: Click here 

Guided jet ski tour

Discover the fun and excitement of riding a jet ski. Our Gold Coast Jet Ski Tours have a professional guide leading the way on this thrilling adventure where you get to really open up the skis. Once you get to our purpose built circuit our instructor will let you loose to have some fun on your own while they supervise and take some great pics. By the time you get back to Surfers Paradise, you will have discovered the fun of racing through the waves on a powerful jet ski.

Address: Tiki Hotel, 58 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise

Website: Click here

Gold Coast kids parties – did we miss any?

If you’ve been to any fantastic kids’ parties venues on the Gold Coast please let us know in the comments! The more the merrier! Party on!

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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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  1. Thanks for sharing this list of kid-friendly party venues on the Gold Coast! My little one is turning 5 in a few months, and I’ve been looking for the perfect place to host his birthday party. Your recommendations are super helpful, and I love that you’ve included pricing and amenities for each venue. Definitely bookmarking this post for future reference! 🎉


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