Where the (Spooky) Parties at? Kid Friendly Halloween on the Gold Coast

Halloween Gold Coast
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Are you planning a kid-friendly Halloween on the Gold Coast but don’t know where to start? Families Magazine Gold Coast has got you covered. Check out our comprehensive wrap-up of freaky, family-friendly Halloween events happening on the Gold Coast this October.

Trick or Treat: Halloween is on its way!

Now, I don’t know about you, but in our family the promise of getting dressed up in a costume and eating copious amounts of candy is just far too appealing to ignore, so for like-minded families we’ve thrown together a comprehensive list of the best kid-friendly Halloween events on and around the Gold Coast.

Halloween pumpkin on the beach by ocean

Friday 30 October Halloween Gold Coast events

Hocus Pocus at the Yatala Drive-In | Yatala

Pack the car full of treats and take the family to see this cult classic Halloween movie! The Yatala Drive-In is Brisbane & the Gold Coast’s last original open-air Drive-In Motion Picture Theatre, with 3 massive screens. Hocus Pocus sees three witch sisters resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl, and an immortal cat to put an end to their reign of terror once and for all. Get the event details here.

Saturday 31 October Halloween Gold Coast Events

Helensvale’s Halloween Spookfest | Helensvale

Westfield Helensvale Spookfest

Know a little pumpkin who loves to celebrate all things Halloween? Join Westfield Helensvale for their Helensvale’s Halloween SpookFest for a day of family-friendly Halloween fun in The Playground! Dress up in your Halloween costumes and enjoy a range of FREE – and freaky – activities from 10am – 3pm. 

Halloween In The Park | Coomera

The Park is a family entertainment centre located at Westfield Shopping Centre Coomera with bowling and mini-golf. This year they’re hosting a family-fun Halloween In The Park night with candy buckets, magic stage show, balloon twisting, spooky food, and prizes for best dressed! Table bookings are essential. Find out more here.

Gold Coast Halloween Carnival | Mudgeeraba

Gold Coast Halloween Carnival

Awesome Halloween fun for a gold coin donation at entry!! Get your costumes ready, and bring your friends and family for an awesome night! Great variety of food and market stalls, field/ carnival games and rides, team scavenger hunt, best costume comp, kids Halloween lolly hunt, safe trick or treating, music/entertainment, prizes, and much more!! Gold Coast Halloween Carnival.

Halloween at Sharks | Southport

Enjoy a Fang-tastic family night out at Sharks who will be featuring two dinner & show sessions from 4pm. With the choice between a ‘Sunset‘ or ‘After Dark‘ session, the entire family will be able to enjoy a sit-down meal along with a 45-minute spooktacular kids show by LOL Crew. Make sure to get the kids to dress up, as best dressed prizes will be awarded on the night. Book your table here.

Spooktacular Halloween Disco | Burleigh

Put on your favourite costume, park your broomsticks at the door and have a boo-gie on the dance floor! From 5pm – 7pm, your little ghosts and ghouls will enjoy a drop-and-go disco party with face painting, party games, dancing, and more! Tickets are $40pp and includes a themed party host, face painting, party food, disco dancing, fun party games, and a spooky gift bag! Find out more here.

Spooky Treats at Timezone | Surfers Paradise

Calling all Witches and Wizards, load up $40 and get a $15 BONUS gameplay credit and a FREE Spooky Show Bag this Halloween at Timezone Surfers Paradise.

Brick-O-Ween | Robina


Calling all ghosts, ghouls and witches! Are you looking for some awesome brick-tastic fun? Then head to a AG LEGO Certified Stores this Halloween between 10am and 5pm for BRICK-O-WEEN.
Kids and adults are encouraged to dress up for their chance to WIN some great prizes including LEGO® Mini Builds and AG LEGO Certified Store gift cards. 

Kids Halloween Party | Ormeau

The Norfolk Tavern is hosting a Kids Halloween Party with face painting, prizes for best dressed, and a kids party pack with every meal. The venue also has a great playground that will be open on the night. Bookings are required. Call 5540 6300 or visit the Norfolk Tavern website.

Spookfest at Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets | Surfers Paradise

Something wicked this way comes! Things are about to get frighteningly good this Halloween at Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets pop-up Spookfest! From 4pm – 9pm frights and delights will be aplenty. You can expect spine-chilling specialty stalls, alarming art and cackling crafts, one hauntingly good Hallow Hunt, and chilling children’s entertainment and activities. Trick or treat yo’self this Halloween at Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets. Entry is FREE!

Family Halloween Party | Varsity Lakes

Varsity Lakes Community Resource Centre will be hosting a FREE family Halloween party with jumping castle, a lolly bag for each child, creepy lantern craft, and a spooky obstacle course from 5pm to 7pm. See the event page here.

Halloween Gold Coast events with multiple dates in October 2020

Happy Halloween | Coomera

Happy Halloween Dreamworld

Dreamworld has become frightfully fun, as Happy Halloween returns on selected nights this October! Get the family into the not-so-scary spirit and enjoy all your favourite rides at night, plus a whole lot of eerie entertainment as you celebrate the spooky season. We’ve got all the event details here.

Padlock’d Escape Rooms | Coomera

Padlock’d Escape Rooms is celebrating Halloween with creepy new rooms at Dreamworld! When you visit Dreamworld for Happy Halloween, you can enjoy two family-friendly, themed escape rooms as a paid extra experience. You and your team of up to 6 players have 30 minutes to solve puzzles, crack locks and escape! Do you have what it takes? Find out more here.

Seaworld Spooky Nights | Gold Coast

Seaworld Spooky Nights

Every Saturday and some Friday nights throughout October the kids can head to Seaworld to have some extra spooky fun after dark. Sea World Spooky Nights is Sea World’s all new after hours family event! The event starts at 5:30pm and transforms the park into a Spooky land filled with colourful Sea Monsters and ghastly Ghost Pirates! Take part in a Trick’n’Treasure Trail, experience incredible precincts, spooktivities, shows, selected rides at night plus more! Village Roadshow One Pass Holders receive one free entry to Sea World Spooky Nights. 

Festevil at the Fanctuary | Currumbin

FESTEVIL at the Fanctuary

This year there will be three spooktacular nights of Halloween frightful fun at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary! From 4:30pm your little monsters can ride the Ghost Train, hang out with the creepy wildlife after dark, enjoy spooky shows, trick or treat showbags and prizes for the best Halloween costumes at the Monster Mash kids precinct. There will be lots of tasty goods and refreshing drinks to sink your fangs into. Tickets are strictly limited at these COVIDSafe events so BOO-k now at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary website to avoid disappointment.

Dracula’s Cabaret | Broadbeach

The team from Dracula’s has risen from the dead after downtime due to COVID-19 just in time to celebrate Halloween! Over the Halloween weekend teenagers 15+, and their families can visit the epic Dracula castle to enjoy a 3-course dinner, ghost train ride, and full show! See more here.

Fright Nights | Coomera

Update: Movie World’s annual Fright Nights will not be going ahead in 2020 due to COVID-19.

Host your own Halloween Gold Coast Street Party

Halloween is the perfect occasion to get a neighbourhood street party together particularly if you’re not keen to venture too far afield but still want to have some Halloween fun. It doesn’t have to be huge and it’s easy to organise. Here’s how to host a Halloween Street Party.

Happy Halloween Gold Coast kids!

We hope your Halloween on the Gold Coast is full of spooky fun and shared witches cackles. If we’ve missed any great Halloween Gold Coast events 2020 please let us know in the comments!

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