Free Activities

Free Activities for Families in Brisbane is made easier by this awesome list of fun ideas and things to do from seaside playgrounds and parkour parks to all the free water parks in Brisbane. Exploring Brisbane at no cost with kids is possible and the great part is, most of the free activities are outdoors and offline!

Highlights of our free activities collection include

  • Where to see glowworms
  • Fairy Trails
  • Amazing free museums
  • Growing your own bushtucker
  • Pram-friendly walks

And so many more free ideas for families in Brisbane

Free things to do in Brisbane with Kids

The Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre is the biggest environment centre in Brisbane and home to Brisbane's first outdoor nature play space. It is purpose-built and designed to be engaging and educational for visitors of all ages and does a superb
After almost a century, the Victoria Park Parklands are once again being opened to the public, with the former golf course
Pratten Park is a fantastic park and playground located between the esplanade and the beach at Broadbeach, about an hour south of
Bushwalking may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to a family visit to the Sunshine Coast, however, there are
So close to Brisbane and the beaches of the Gold Coast, the Gold Coast Hinterland provides a real escape to nature for families.
Whilst you might immediately think of beaches when you envision the Gold Coast, there’s a huge amount more to this diverse area
The peaceful Boondall Wetlands lie on the edge of Moreton Bay, just north of Brisbane and include over 1,000 hectares of
Escape the heat and head to Logan Gardens Water Park for a day of free water play. Logan Gardens Water Park offers an interactive
If you’re looking for some cool and refreshing entertainment for your Brisbane Kids then you will want to head to Flagstone
Every major city has an important area of designated green space: New York has Central Park, London has Hyde Park, and Brisbane
We all know Summer in Queensland is hot! So, if you're looking for a different destination to cool off, why not try Settlement
Carlo Sand Blow is a stunning, must-visit attraction on the Sunshine Coast. Picture walking through natural bushland, turning a
The featured  image shows Lower Moora Park If you are the parent of a new baby the idea of pram-friendly walks are probably
The whimsical world of fairies and elves has been delighting children of all ages for generations, and the Brisbane area has a
At the start of a new year, we often have resolutions to get into shape, get more active and stay healthy, but finding the time
Living in the Sunshine State means that hitting the beach is a way of life for our Brisbane Kids and toddler beach time might
The Caboolture Region Environmental Education Centre (CREEC) is an environmental and interpretation centre spread over 18
Nestled in the foothills of Mt Coot-tha, in the leafy western suburbs of Brisbane, lies The Hut Environmental Centre. The Hut is
Residents of north-west Brisbane are set to get very wet this summer, thanks to the new $1.5 million Ferny Grove Aqua Park which
Many people are surprised to learn that you can enjoy beautiful beaches right here in Brisbane, without having to travel to the
Brisbane enjoys the enviable position of being nestled right between the beautiful bays of the Sunshine Coast and the spectacular
Bush tucker may be only a recent addition to the menus of trendy Brisbane restaurants, but it has been a mainstay of the local
The City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane’s most historic public gardens, is the perfect place to come for a little outdoors time.
Samford, just north-west of Brisbane, is such a delightful area with a bustling country village feel to it. There's lots for
One famous landmark that stands tall within our city centre is the Brisbane City Hall and Clock Tower. Tours are conducted daily
You don’t need to travel to Europe to see a historic military fort – Brisbane has its very own coastal fortress, Fort Lytton,
Community food projects  and food swaps are a fast growing initiative in Brisbane and around Australia. Growing awareness of the
Brisbane is full of family-friendly recreation areas, parks and natural swimming locations. An alternative option during the hot
Brisbane Kids love wildlife, and we are blessed to have so many amazing native species in our local area. Sometimes we take these
Roma Street Parkland Map This is a wonderful resource guiding you around Roma Street Parkland, find a map of Roma Street
If your Brisbane Kid is in to the moon, stars, planets and the universe in general, why not engage their imagination, nurture
The Wild State Gallery at the Queensland Museum We say it all the time.  How very fortunate our Brisbane Kids are to grow up
Brisbane Lookout at scenic Mt Coot-tha is a favourite destination for both locals and visitors alike, offering breathtaking views
South Bank Parklands, in Brisbane’s CBD is effectively one giant playground for kids of all sizes and abilities. Streets
Cedar Creek Rock Pools at Samford have long been a favourite for Brisbane Families, not least because of their proximity to
A mysterious door has appeared in one of Scarborough Beach’s beautiful Norfolk Pine trees — and local legend has it that
If you’ve got access to a mulberry tree in Brisbane that is dripping with fruit this spring, don’t let it all go to the
I’m not sharing anything new with you when I say that kids today have less of an affair with the great outdoors than we did
Purple Spring Blooms – A photographic guide to Brisbane’s Jacarandas As Brisbane wakes from its wintery slumber, the hills,
Does your Brisbane Kid marvel at aircraft flying overhead? Do you have a little aviation enthusiast in the family? There really
How to create your own fun kids' scavenger hunt for free Creating fun childhood memories doesn’t have to cost the earth. In
Community Gardens in Brisbane are everywhere – probably just around the corner from home! They are a great place to learn all
Arrrrgh ahoy there, me hearties! Does your little one talk constantly of buried treasure and sailing the seven seas? Before you
On the way to Samford on Brisbane's Northside just past Albany Creek is a wonderful creek spot just for perfect for Brisbane
Here are some local Brisbane places to introduce your Brisbane Kids to fishing, where it’s not too hard to catch something –
Heading into the great outdoors for a scavenger hunt is a wonderful way to get your kids out and about with nature. The great
If your Brisbane Kid is in to the moon, stars, planets and the universe in general, you should consider getting in contact with
If your Brisbane Kid or another member of your family has an interest in planes or military aviation, the RAAF Amberley Aviation
Looking for something different to do with the kids? Why not get out and explore one of the many beautiful gardens that Brisbane
Get your Brisbane kids away from the screen and out and about in nature at any of Brisbane's amazing Conservation Centres this
All children love a treasure hunt, but have your Brisbane Kids tried geocaching? This high tech orienteering activity is taking
Set in the leafy exotic rainforest of the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, the Hide ’n’ Seek Children’s Trail leads
A picturesque park, surrounded by water and home to the delightful Cleveland Point Lighthouse. Cleveland Point Recreation
This picture shows why I love McGavin View so much. The picturesque park sits next to Lake Samsonvale near Petrie on the North
Fenced Brisbane Bunnings Playgrounds Bunnings isn’t just a grownups world, with plenty of DIY workshops for kids too. If you
The Mount Glorious walking tracks are as child friendly as they are beautiful. You will find it hard to believe such a magical
Set on 56 hectares and featuring over 20,000 plants and 5,000 plant species, the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha are
Redcliffe Lagoon overlooks Moreton Bay on Redcliffe's foreshore and is a wonderful family destination for swimming. Don't be
This article is all about FREE fun water play locations and places with water features that are fun and entertaining, including
South Bank Parklands Aquativity area offers hours of water-play fun for Brisbane Kids of all ages. Aquativity The
Bird Watching in Brisbane for Kids Contributor: Shannon, Mum in Brisbane Brisbane Kids and kids everywhere have a natural
Heading to the beach is one of the best activities to do for a family outing. It's great fun, easy to arrange, really
Kites Queensland meets twice a month on the foreshore of Clontarf to fly their kites and take in the sea air. Brisbane Kids can
The Most Child Friendly Library in Brisbane City Mention the idea of spending a few hours (or a day) with your little kids at
Places to feed the ducks in Brisbane Before you head off to feed the ducks please read the following document
When the sun is shining, pack the kids in the car and head to the Daisy Hill Conservation Park featuring the Daisy Hill Koala
Exploring Brisbane for free seems like a pipedream, but it really doesn't have to be. Pack your own lunch and some cool
Over three massive levels, the Queensland Museum offers an insight into the states science, culture & natural features. It is

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