Markets Gold Coast

Markets Gold Coast

Markets Gold Coast

Find regular art and craft, fashion, food and farmers markets on the Gold Coast. We’ve also added in kid-friendly notes where you can find out if there’s kids activities or even a just a playground close by.

Broadbeach Markets

Where: Kurrawa Park, Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach
When: First and third Sunday of every month
Time: 8am-2pm
Website: www.artandcraft.com.au

For kids: All Abilities Playground and Pratten Park on the southern side of the Surf Club; Carosel in Broadbeach Mall

Burleigh Markets

Where: Justins Park, The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads
When: Last Sunday of the month
Time: 8am-2.30pm
Website: www.artandcraft.com.au

For kids: Justin’s Park Playground


Carrara Markets

Where: Gooding Drive, Carrara
When: Every Saturday and Sunday
Time: 7am-4pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Website: www.carraramarkets.com.au

For kids: The cheapest Mini Golf on the Gold Coast with ‘KIDS PLAY FREE’ with a paying adult. Adult prices at $10 for one course or $15 for 2 courses; pony rides approx $6; face-painting, and lots of toys, clothes and trinkets for kids.


Chinatown Street Markets

Where: Chinatown – Young and Davenport Streets, Southport
When: First Saturday of the month until November 2017
Time: 5pm – 9pm
Website: www.goldcoastcbd.com.au

For kids: free water refills available, children’s activities


Coolangatta Markets

Where: Queen Elizabeth Park, Marine Parade, Coolangatta
When: Second Sunday of the month (plus the fourth Sunday of five Sunday months)
Time: 8am-2.30pm
Website: www.artandcraft.com.au

For kids: Queen Elizabeth Park playground

 

Hide & Seek Children’s Market
Where: Miami State High School, 2205 Gold Coast Highway, Miami
When: Saturday 26 August; 9am to 1pm

For kids: The Craft Palour has pop-up craft + additional kids activities

ITAVA Markets

Where: Country Paradise Parklands, 231 Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Nerang
When: Every Friday (closed for winter)
Time: 5pm to 10pm

For kids:children’s activities


Emerald Lakes Gourmet Food and Craft Markets

Where: Emerald Lakes Complex, The Boulevard, Carrara
When: Every Thursday
Time: 3pm-7pm
Website: www.marketsdownunder.com



Marketta Street Food – Tapas Club

Where: Rabbit + Cocoon, 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami
When: Every Wednesday
Time: 5pm-9pm
Website: www.miamimarketta.com

Marketta Street Food

Where: Rabbit + Cocoon, 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami
When: Friday and Saturday night
Time: Friday 5pm-11pm; Saturday 4pm-11pm
Website: www.miamimarketta.com


Mummy Tree Markets – Hope Island

Where: Sanctuary Cove, Masthead Way, Hope Island
When: Saturday Sept 2 2017 (9am – 1pm), Saturday Oct 28 2017 (9am – 1pm), Saturday Dec 2 2017 (9am – 1pm)
Time: 9am-1pm
Website: www.themummytreemarkets.com.au

For kids: For kids: A heap of entertainment happening on market days for the kids: face painting with the Fig Tree Fairy Parties, pony rides, Music with Monica, a jumping castle and live music by Chantel Maree.


NightQuarter (Helensvale)

Where: 1 Town Centre Drive, Helensvale
When: Friday and Saturday nights
Time: 4pm-10pm
Website: www.nightquarter.com.au/

For kids: wildlife shows, cooking classes- check their website for what’s on.


The Sanctuary Markets

Where: On The Village Green, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, 28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin
When: Every Friday
Time: 4pm-9pm
Website: www.marketsdownunder.com


Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Where: The Esplanade Surfers Paradise
When: Every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday nights
Time: 4pm-9pm
Website: www.surfersparadise.com

Tamborine Mountain Country Markets
Where: Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds at the roundabout Main Western Road and Bartle Road in Mount Tamborine.
When: 2nd Sunday of each month
Time: 8am-2pm
Website: www.discovertamborine.com.au/

For kids: Little kids can have pony rides or play in the kids’ castle area, or have some fun with the small kid’s car ride.



The Village Markets (Burleigh)

Where: Burleigh Heads State School, Lower Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
When: First and third Sunday of the month
Time: 8.30am-1pm
Website: www.thevillagemarketsgc.com.au


Upper Coomera Zero 2 Five Markets

Where: Upper Coomera State College, Reserve Road, Upper Coomera
When: Sunday 18 September, 13 November
Time: 9am-12pm
Email: info@zero2five.com.au
Website: www.zero2five.com.au

 

Gold Coast Farmers Markets

Bundall Farmers Market

Where: Arts Centre Gold Coast, 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise
When: Every Sunday
Time: 6am to 11.30am
Website: www.yourlocalmarkets.com.au


Burleigh Market

Where: Burleigh Heads State School, Lower Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
When: Every Saturday
Time: 7am to 12 noon
Website: www.goldcoastfarmersmarkets.com.au


Helensvale Farmers Market

Where: Helensvale State High School, Helensvale Road, Helensvale
When: Every Saturday
Time: 6am to 11.30am
Website: www.yourlocalmarkets.com.au


The Organic Gold Coast Farmers Market

Where: Miami State High School, 2137-2205 Gold Coast Highway, Miami
When: Every Sunday
Time: 6am to 11am
Website: www.gcorganicmarket.com


Marina Mirage Farmers Market

Where: Marina Mirage, 74 SeaWorld Drive, Main Beach
When: Every Saturday undercover
Time: 7am to 11am
Website: www.facebook.com/marinamiragefarmersmarket


Mudgeeraba Sunset Markets

Where: The German Club, Merrimac
When: Every Wednesday evening
Time: 4pm-8pm
Website: www.mudgeerabasunsetmarket.com


Nerang Fresh Produce and Craft Market

Where: Lavelle Street, Nerang
When: Every Sunday
Time: 6.30am to 12pm
Web: www.goldcoastfarmersmarkets.com.au


Palm Beach Currumbin Farmers Market


Where: Palm Beach Currumbin State High School, Thrower Drive, Palm Beach
When: Every Saturday
Time: 6am to 11.30am
Website: www.yourlocalmarkets.com.au

 

Ashmore Rotary

Where: Ashmore City Car Park, corner Southport Nerang and Currumburra Roads
When: Fourth Sunday of the month
Time: 4am to 11am
Website: www.rotary-ashmore.com/


Burleigh

Where: Stockland Shopping Centre Car Park, West Burleigh Road, Burleigh Heads
When: Second Sunday of the month
Time: 5am to 10.30am


Carrara Markets

When: Every Sunday
Time: 6am to 9am
Website: www.carraramarkets.com.au


Elanora State High School

Where: Corner of Nineteenth Avenue and Avocado Street, Elanora
When: Every Sunday
Time: 5.30am to 11am

Dodgers Touch Football

Where: Cos Zantiotis Park, corner Olsen Avenue and Jacob Drive, Labrador
When: Second Sunday of the month
Time: 5am to noon

Helensvale

Where: Helensvale Plaza Carpark, Sir John Overall Drive, Helensvale
When: First Sunday of the month (except January)
Time: 6am to 10am


Emerald Lakes Gourmet Food and Craft Markets
The Boulevard, Carrara | Open 3pm to 7pm every Thursday.

Gold Coast Design Collective Markets
Coolangatta State School, Cnr Miles & Staypleton Street, Coolangatta | 3rd Saturday of every month, 9am – 2pm + pop up events.

Do you have an update for our list? Or know of kid-friendly fun at the markets to be included here? Let us know!!

 

 




 

Westfield Helensvale Playground

Westfield Helensvale Playground

Westfield Helensvale playground holds the unofficial award for what is probably the best shopping centre playground on the Gold Coast.

Set outside, close to toilets and the food court, the playground is perfect for a play during a shopping trip, after a bite to eat for lunch, or as we chose to do – just a quick coffee and play session!

The playground also caters to children from toddlers to 12+, with fun interactive low to the ground equipement suitable for 1-5 year olds, and a huge tree house and rope canopy combination that leads to a huge spiral slide for kids aged 6+.

Signs around the playground make recommendations about age suitability, but the tree-house with its rope climb is definitely for older,  confident children (trust me, a rescue mission on this one looks tricky!). Older kids also have a cool rope log swing to try out.

The playground for younger kids has a mini tree-house with climbing walls and slides. There are also balance beams, a multispinner, see-saw and steps for them to balance on. There is also a huge ladybird rope web animal, that our little guy hung on for a good part of our visit.

The playground is fresh and has a lovely mural theme that makes kids feel right at home. It is outdoors and partly covered by shade cloths. There is plenty of undercover seating for parents, a big lawn area for kids to run around and baby change facilities are just inside the shopping centre.

Westfield Helensvale Playground

LOCATION Westfield Helensvale, 1 – 29 Millaroo Drive, Helensvale

AGES 1- 12+

ENCLOSED: partially

GROUND COVER: rubber

SHADE SAILS: yes

TOILETS: yes

TIMES  7 days – shopping centre hours

AMENITIES toilets, baby change, shopping centre, food court, coffee close by.

HIGHLIGHTS Varied play equipment, lots to explore, younger tots catered to, food and coffee convenient.

Bunnings Craft for Kids

Bunnings Craft for Kids

Shopping with kids can be a nightmare, and every parent knows it’s the small things that offer relief.

Bunnings have fun for kids nailed. It all starts with the tiny trolleys that allow your little one to ‘help’ shop, or fly up and down the long aisles, running over the toes of customers making their selections. Tiny flags allow you to see them behind displays and the handle is great to gently guide them to the next aisle.

Kids having a meltdown because its been 30mins since they last ate? Bunnings have on-site cafes where you can refresh the crew if the legendary sausage in bread doesn’t entice you. And they are next to fabulous gated playgrounds where little ones uninterested in hardware can let off some steam. The cafe and playground are also conveniently located next to the outdoor furniture (not sure they planned it that way), so you can sit right out the front of the playground and supervise while sipping your coffee (or have a snooze on a banana lounge).

On top of the kid-friendly facilities, Bunnings also hosts DIY workshops including kids craft every weekend.

Bunnings Craft for kids

I’m not sure of times at every Bunnings (you can check your local store here), but my local (Burleigh Heads) has craft workshops every Saturday and Sunday 10-11am.

My little one was given an apron (thank goodness!) and was set loose with some paint brushes. Of course the first thing he did was paint the tablecloth (no no no no no)! The young lady hosting the workshop saw my face and reassured me that at the end of the hour she was just pulling the tablecloth off and bundling it and everything on top of it into the bin (phew!).