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Gold Coast Show! TEENS and TWEENS? We’ve Got You Covered!

Everything you need to know about the Gold Coast Show 2024!

Are your beach babes excited for the Gold Coast Show? Teens and tweens will find there’s plenty there for them! It’s true!

Gold Coast show teens and tweens!

We’re really excited for the 2024 Gold Coast Show from 30 August to 1 September – there are heaps on for both local families and for those coming from further away. This year it will be held at the Broadwater Parklands and it boasts free entry for everybody!

But what about the moodier members of the family? You know who I’m talking about. The door slammers. The music listeners. The communicate-by-grunts-ers.

Teens and tweens can be the hardest members of the family to get interested, enthusiastic or involved in family days out.

Luckily for you, the Gold Coast Show teens and tweens-friendly attractions are going to really get their heads up from those screens and the smiles back on those faces!

Gold Coast Show teens take a photo


  • An awesome showbag pavillion packed full with all your older kid’s favourites
  • Affordable prices so their money stretches further
  • Plenty of sugar for those late night ‘study sessions’


  • Cute baby animals that no too-cool teen or tween will be able to resist
  • Dog competitions!
  • Petting zoo, barnyard pals and cute squishy piglets to coo over
  • Camel rides in the Parklands


  • Ferris Wheel so your bigger kids can get an eagle eye view of everyone there (what teen or tween doesn’t love checking out what others are up to?)
  • Teacups so they can reclaim a little bit of that childish spirit!
  • Games of strength and skill where they can win prizes!

Rides start at $7 and bigger rides from $10.


Ahhhh… the way to a teen or tween heart!

  • Dagwood dogs
  • Hot chips
  • Milkshakes
  • Burgers
  • Popcorn
  • Carnival fare as far as the eye can see! (Including that perennial favourite fairy floss!)


The fireworks, sponsored by Pink Flamingo Gold Coast, are taking place on both the Friday and Saturday night, so teens and tweens can watch the spectacular fireworks display.

Gold Coast Show teens and tweens family spirit

One of our favourite things about the Gold Coast Show? It’s still a community festival. It won’t be so packed that you’ll be worried about your kids getting lost. There will be plenty of security personnel as well as stall-owners to make sure everything goes smoothly. The prices aren’t astronomical, the parking is plentiful and the vibes will be awesome.

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Where and when?

Broadwater Parklands (free entry!)

  • Friday 30 August: 9am-9pm
  • Saturday 31 August: 9am-9pm
  • Sunday 1 September: 9am – 9pm

See you there!

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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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