Things to do on the Sunshine Coast with Kids

Located to the north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast hosts a wide variety of fun things to do with the kids. From mini golf to animal encounters to beach fun, there’s so much to do on the Sunshine Coast with kids!

Top Shots Fun Park

Top Shots is a small attraction located in Maroochydore that is sure to be a delight to the kids. The main feature of the park is two covered mini golf courses that are sure to keep the kids (and even the adults) well entertained. However, the fun doesn’t stop there. A giant lagoon pool in the park features blaster boats. Similar to bumper cars on water, these blaster boats will provide the kids hours of entertainment as they spray water everywhere. Other attractions include a rock climbing wall, a giant trampoline, an inflatable water slide and cannonball blasters. The kids will love it and you will too!

King’s Beach

Found in Caloundra, King’s Beach is the perfect place to take the kids for a cheap and fun day out on the Sunshine Coast. Along with the spectacular and patrolled beachfront, the beach also features a connected salt water swimming pool. Protected from the waves, the swimming pool is perfect for the young ones. In front of King’s Beach is the King Beach Water Feature. Famous for its fountains of water, this is a great place for the kids to wash sand off or even just cool down on a hot day. With takeaway stores located right next to the beach, you can be sure you’ll have a great day out.

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Australia Zoo

One of the most famous Zoos in Australia, Australia Zoo can be found near Beerwah. Made famous by Steve Irwin, Australia Zoo features a menagerie of animal exhibits and shows, including tortoises, cheetahs, snakes, tigers and plenty of Aussie favourites including echidnas and dingos. From animal meet and greets to the Zoo’s famous Croc feeding shows, you’ll easily eat up a whole day at the Zoo.

The Ginger Factory

Found in Yandina, The Ginger Factory is a family favourite to visit on the Sunshine Coast. Along with a full tour of the Factory, the Ginger Factory also features a beekeeping show, the Ginger train and the very fun water adventure ride Overboard. With a Café and Ice Creamery located on site, there are plenty of chances to have some delicious food. Finish the day with a lovely walk in the Factory’s gardens and enjoy another ride or two. The kids will love it!

Eumundi Markets

Located in Eumundi, the Eumundi Markets is one of the biggest and best markets on the Sunshine Coast. Open every Wednesday and Saturday, there are a huge variety of stalls to peruse. The kids will love looking at all the homemade toys, dolls and artworks. There are plenty of fun activities for the kids to get involved in too, including henna tattoos and caricature drawings. The markets also have a huge variety of foods for the kids to try, even for the pickiest of eaters. With local music and plenty of space to wander, the kids will have a great day at the Eumundi Markets.

Strawberry Picking on the Sunshine Coast with kids

Strawberry fields forever! Have you seen our sweet tips on the best places to pick berries on the Sunshine Coast? Make sure you schedule a day trip NOW!


Get your skates on, people! Roller skating is one of our favourite ways to have a blast on the Sunshine Coast with kids. Check out our article about Caloundra Rollerdome here!


Of course, it’s not a day out with kids without EATING! We’ve done a write up of our favourite restaurants and cafes that are child friendly on the Sunshine Coast. Let us know if we’ve missed your fave!

Sunshine Coast with kids – got any tips?

If you’ve had an incredible experience on the Sunshine Coast with kids and we’ve MISSED it we’d LOVE to hear about it! Let us know in the comments.


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