TEN FUN THINGS TO DO WITH BRISBANE KIDS UNDER 2
Come rain or shine, there’s always something enjoyable to get out and do with Brisbane Kids under two.
GOMA, South Brisbane
The Gallery of Modern Art is full of colour and wonder for little Brisbane Kids. Organised activities for younger children, like Toddler Tuesdays, run at GOMA every week of the school term, with extra special organised activities held in the school holidays. Check out Brisbane Kids’ great run down of GOMA for toddlers
Cutie Curators at The Abbey Museum, Caboolture
With a different play-based early learning theme every week, The Abbey Museum’s Cutie Curators Club is aimed specifically at babies and toddlers. The cost is minimal, being only $35 for the whole term. Cutie Curators is held every Thursday from 9:15am to 10:30am, during school terms.
The Queensland Museum, South Bank
There is so much for Brisbane Kids to see at the Queensland Museum! Download the museum’s manual ‘Enhancing Young Children’s Museum Experiences’ from http://www.southbank.qm.qld.gov.au/Learning+Resources/Kids+and+Families . This book was originally designed for Museum staff and features some great ways to maximise the museum experience for young children. For more on the Queensland Museum, take a look at our review of the Queensland Museum
The Corner at the State Library, South Brisbane
The Corner at the State Library is a special space for children within the State Library, with lots of fun activities online as well. For children 8 years and under and their carers, here Brisbane Kids can enjoy and experience some rare artworks and toys that are both entertaining and educational, as well as some fantastic books and artist-led activities. The Corner is open daily 10am – 3pm. Click here for more great features of the State Library for Brisbane Kids
Story time at the local library
Many council libraries throughout Brisbane hold regular FREE sessions for young children. Babies, Books & Rhymes for babies and Toddler Time for Brisbane Kids aged 1-3 years, are entertaining weekly gatherings involving rhymes, songs and dance. Each session is designed to help improve your child’s language, pre-literacy, communication and social skills, Babies, Books & Rhymes and Toddler Time sessions also provide a great opportunity for parents to meet and relax knowing that their children are in a safe environment. Contact your local library in Brisbane for more information and session times.
Join a playgroup
Playgroups are the perfect opportunity for parents and carers to meet and relax whilst littlies play and interact with children of similar age. Held in countless homes, community centres and parks across Brisbane, we have an ever-growing list of fantastic playgroups for Brisbane Kids here
Swimming lessons and Water Fun
Living in the sunshine state, Brisbane Kids need to learn to swim, so why not start them early? Not only will your tot be learning valuable skills to last a lifetime, but they will sleep a lot better for you when you get home too! Brisbane Kids has a comprehensive list of learn to swim venues in Brisbane. There are also a range of free waterparks in Brisbane perfect for little Brisbane Kids.
Feed the ducks
Providing enjoyment for Brisbane Kids of all ages, there’s nothing simpler than taking an outing to see and feed the ducks, especially for kids under two. Grab some leftover bread and head to one of our recommended spots with your Brisbane baby or toddler today -on where to feed the ducks in Brisbane.
Guided pram walk, Roma Street Parklands
‘Out and About with Bub’ caters for children under 5 years and their carers. Set in Roma Street Parklands, participants follow twisting paths through beautiful floral gardens where Brisbane Kids will see fun water features, meet the resident ducks at the lake and have a great time exploring the playground. Walks run for 45 minutes from 10am on Wednesdays and Fridays and are extremely pram friendly.
Out and About with Bub departs from Roma Street Parkland’s Melange café. Auslan interpreters can also be booked free of charge for deaf or hearing impaired children or groups (bookings required at least 24 hours in advance).
Indoor play centres
Especially on rainy days, play centres can be a godsend. Most centres have safe separate play areas for different age groups and baby-safe areas for under 2’s. Add to this a café and air conditioning and mums, bubs and kids will all enjoy a fun morning out. Play centres are ideal for mothers’ group gatherings and catch-ups with friends. We have a list of great indoor Brisbane play centres on our website.