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

We all know summer in Queensland is hot! So, if you're looking for a different destination to cool off, why not try Settlement Cove at Redcliffe. It's perfect for all members of the family, with shallow water for the toddlers, and a graduated depth
Skygate Centre have a new program for Brisbane Kids aged 0 - 5 years that everyone will want to be a part of! Little Stars of
Long gone are the days of dragging unwilling children around the local shopping centre, warning them not to touch anything, and
Rocks. Dinosaurs. Art.I challenge you to find a Brisbane Kid that hasn’t become completely fascinated (read obsessed) with
While there are plenty of reasons to go out and explore the parklands around Brisbane with your Brisbane Kids, Kids Collective is
If you are the parent of a new baby the idea of pram friendly walks are probably in your future goals.Not only can the
The whimsical world of fairies and elves has been delighting children of all ages for generations, and the Brisbane area has a
Did you or your Brisbane Kids get a drone for Christmas or a recent birthday? Are you wondering where you’re allowed to fly the
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
This summer QUT are offering Brisbane kids an exciting and interactive holiday program to ignite both their creative side as well
You don’t need to travel far for your next family outing… you’ll be amazed at what’s on offer locally in Logan. From bush
The Caboolture Region Environmental Education Centre (C.R.E.E.C) 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
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.
Our beautiful city and surrounds offers an abundance of exploratory and natural play for our Brisbane kids and has done for as
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
Samford, just north-west of Brisbane, is such a delightful area with a bustling country village feel to it. There's lots for
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 Parklands Map This is a wonderful resource guiding you around Roma Street Parklands, 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
Brisbane Kids seem to grow up in the blink of an eye — one day you’re bringing your bundle of joy home from hospital and
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,
Brisbane Kids love getting out and about, visiting new places and learning new things, so why not combine that with a touch of
Does your Brisbane Kid marvel at aircraft flying overhead? Do you have a little aviation enthusiast in the family? There really
Back in the olden days it was totally acceptable for kids to walk 5 miles through the snow... barefoot!In the eighties we had
Turning screen time to green time Firstly - if you are coming here via our facebook page (ironic) and just want to sign up- then
How to create your own fun kids' scavenger hunt for free Creating fun childhood memories doesn’t have to cost the earth. In
Does your Brisbane Kid have his own Brisbane fur baby with four legs, not two; ears that listen to your every command - not
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
Sand Bucket List Seemingly, we lucky members of the Parent's Club need only blink our eyes and before we can say "sleep is for
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 Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, the Hide ’n’ Seek Children’s Trail leads kids on an
I live on the northside of Brisbane and rarely venture over to the southside. However, last year, the children and I visited the
Top 10 child friendly cafes in Brisbane If you think your days of enjoying a warm cup of coffee at a great cafe are all but over
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
If you are wondering where to find Glow Worms on the Gold Coast then luckily for you there are two different places where you can
If your Brisbane kids are full of energy that you’re looking to zap, whilst also taking in some of the most beautiful views of
Set on 56 hectares and featuring over 20,000 plants and 5,000 plant species, the Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha
Fun ways to stay cool in summer How to stay cool in summer is a constant battle especially when you don't have a big pool or
Redcliffe Lagoon overlooks Moreton Bay on Redcliffe's foreshore and is a wonderful free 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 BrisbaneBrisbane 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
The Redcliffe Kite Flying Club meets once a month on the foreshore of Clontarf to fly their kites and take in the sea air.
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
Don’t be deceived by the name – the Osprey House just north of Brisbane offers a lot more to Brisbane Kids than just
Next time you are stuck for something fun to do with the kids I would strongly recommend packing them (and a picnic basket!) into
Exploring Brisbane for free seems like a pipedream, but it really doesn't have to be. Pack your own lunch and some cool
Don’t make the mistake of assuming you have to be as old as some of the exhibited antiques found there in order to enjoy a

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