Fun Activities

Are you looking for fun activities in Brisbane for kids? From playcentres to the best free activities for kids, zoos, museums and art galleries you are going to find it here on the official guide to child friendly Brisbane.

Holoverse theme park on the Gold Coast

Holoverse is the new Hologram based theme park on the Gold Coast opened by the government in 2016. It merges the latest in cutting edge technology with amazing and safe experiences never seen before. Holoverse is a must see... Read More


Places to see Animals near Brisbane

We might be raising kids in the city, but it doesn’t mean we can’t get up close and personal with friends of the furry kind once in a while. And we don’t need to wait until the Ekka rolls into town every August. There are plenty of places in South East Queensland to see animals …

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Obstacle Races for Kids

If you’re a tough mudder fan, chances are your kids have been pleading with you to get in on the action too. Well, their time has come. Check out these obstacle races for kids and families that will be hitting Brisbane and South-East Queensland in 2017. Little Big Dash 9 July 2017 Limestone Park – …

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Animal encounters near Brisbane

Brisbane is fortunate to have so many zoos and wildlife centres within easy reach, each offering the opportunity to learn more about our native fauna and exotic animals. Until fairly recently, visitors could only observe the animals from behind a fence or enclosure. Nowadays, animal handlers are giving adults and kids the opportunity to connect …

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Kayaking in Brisbane with Kids

Kayaking is becoming an increasingly popular pastime in Brisbane, and it’s easy to see why. With the beautiful Brisbane River meandering around our city and some awesome serene spots in surrounding seas, we are in the perfect position for getting out and exploring life on the water. Kayaking is also a fun activity to do …

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Autumn adventure activities in Moreton Bay in 2017

Living here in Brisbane and its surrounds, we are lucky to have access to all sorts of fantastic parks, beaches and playgrounds for our kids to enjoy. But sometimes you just want to try something different, to break out of your everyday activities and have a go at something new and fun, and perhaps a …

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How to score affordable parking in the Brisbane CBD

The Brisbane CBD is packed with activities for families: shops, dining, movie theatres, museums, parks and more. And while our city centre is serviced by great public transport options, let’s face it, there are times when it’s easier and more convenient to drive. But taking the car can become very expensive depending on when and …

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Navigating the Brisbane CBD with a family

If you tend to avoid visiting the city with kids because you are unsure of how best to get around, this article is written especially for you. It may seem overwhelming at first, but the logistics of navigating the CBD as a family are not as difficult as you may think. We’ve researched the best …

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Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom – School Holidays in Brisbane City | April 2017

If you are looking for a way to keep your Brisbane Kids entertained these Easter Holidays, then look no further than Queen Street Mall where Ben and Holly from Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom will be appearing live in a stage show spectacular that is sure to have all Brisbane Kids up singing, dancing and …

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Cosmic Skydome Shows at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

Last financial year, over 130,000 people visited the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, and it’s easy to see why. With its interesting exhibits, interactive displays, fun and educational shows, observatory and more, the Planetarium is always a hit for families and kids! One of the most engaging and exciting things to do at the Planetarium is …

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Putt putt mini golf at Victoria Park Golf Complex – a great day out!

Victoria Park Golf Complex’s 18-hole putt putt course is jam-packed full of fun for the whole family and is like no other you’ve experienced before. Sitting just 2kms from Brisbane’s CBD in Herston, the putt putt course challenges even the best of players as it weaves around a rocky terrain and undulating hills. It’s perfect …

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Make a family fitness resolution this year… and keep it, with Brisbane’s Active & Healthy Program

With the cooler yet gloriously sunny days of winter upon us, there’s never been a better time for Brisbane families to get outdoors and get active. If you’re stuck for ideas, the Brisbane City Council’s Active and Healthy Program has activities for all ages and fitness levels at many local parks and other venues across …

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Sunshine Castle, Bli Bli, Sunshine Coast

If you have a Brisbane Kid with an interest in history, it may be worth a visit to Sunshine Castle on the Sunshine Coast, formerly known as Bli Bli Castle. Over the past 10 years, Sunshine Castle have shifted the focus of its displays and exhibits to a medieval museum, complete with spectacular swords, armour …

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HRAFNHILDUR ARNARDÓTTIR Mirror Mirror – Children’s Art Centre @ GOMA

This summer GOMA turns 10 and to celebrate this milestone the gallery has opened its doors and every inch of its floor and wall spaces to an eccentric, contemporary and colourful display of more than 250 works from renowned local and international artists.  ‘Sugar Spin, You, ME and Everything’ is the name of this impressive collection and …

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Cycle or walk the Riverwalk between New Farm and Brisbane CBD

Strolling or cycling along the Riverwalk on a sunny Brisbane day is a glorious way to spend the morning or afternoon with your family. Built in 2014 to replace the flood damaged floating walkway, the Riverwalk is a pathway over the Brisbane River which connects New Farm with the Brisbane CBD. Stretching over 870 metres, the Riverwalk begins …

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Cool Hobbies for Tweens and Teens in Brisbane

Nowadays, there is absolutely no reason for tweens and teens to slouch around the house monotonously mumbling ‘I’m bored’, or to spend hours on end in front of a screen of one form or another. There are so many fun and exciting activities they can take part in that this is the perfect time for …

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Rainbow City Children’s Playcentre & Cafe in Underwood

Rainbow City Children’s Playcentre and Café is the newest indoor play centre in Underwood, Brisbane. Rainbow City is a city themed indoor play centre specially designed and catered for children from 0 – 8 years old. With an expansive area of soft lay mats and huge play structures, your children will be engaged in an …

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Physics Observatory at QUT The Cube – Summer Holiday Program | Brisbane January 2017

Explore and experiment with everyday physics during the fun and hands-on Physics Observatory at QUT The Cube – a Summer Holiday Program running from 6th – 15th January 2017. Physics Observatory at QUT The Cube: Physics Fun Day Kicking off the school holiday program at Physics Observatory at QUT The Cube is an exciting day …

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Hobbies for Kids in Brisbane

We all want to keep our kids active, engaged and entertained. We want them to have fun, learn new skills, discover their interests and their talents, and keep fit and healthy. That’s why taking up a hobby is a great activity for any kid to enjoy. Here are some of the most popular hobbies for …

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Brisbane Family Friendly Virtual Reality Gaming Arcade — EVR

Announcing the launch of Brisbane’s one and only Virtual Reality Gaming Arcade, Extreme Virtual Reality (EVR)! If your kids are into STEM, gaming, programing, or just trying new and awesome experiences, then this is for them! EVR gives kids the chance to experience 360 degree fully immersive videos, fully immersive gaming and virtual reality environments …

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Fun Things to in Brisbane For Teenagers

Welcome to our growing list of fun things to do in Brisbane for teenagers. With this awesome list of things to do with teenagers in Brisbane you can expect to hear less, “I am bored”, and more, “let’s go”. Firstly let’s talk current events. Fun things on for teenagers in winter Escape the Death Star …

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Visiting the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

Visited by over 130,000 people last year, the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium is a fascinating attraction for families. Located within the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha, the Planetarium features amazing displays, astronomy programs and unique and entertaining shows. It has something to interest visitors of all ages, making it the perfect place for a family …

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Best Activities For Tweens In Brisbane

Those years between being a child and being a teenager can be tough. Suddenly the things kids used to love are now deemed too childish and the things they actually want to do seem way too advanced. So what cool activities are available to keep today’s tweens interested and excited? Luckily, here in Brisbane, there …

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Triathlon for Families – A sport for everyone to enjoy

Summer is just around the corner and if you’re looking for a way for the whole family to keep active over the warmer months, triathlon is a great option. There’s a perception that you need to be super fit to participate in this sport, and yes, if you’re looking to do an Ironman, which starts …

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Family Bike Rides in South East Queensland

My selection of the best family bike rides in South East Queensland shows places where you will be a hit with your kids when you take them. These are fun and beautiful locations in the greater Brisbane area! Our journey begins to the north of Brisbane on Bribie Island. Along the 7km of bike paths …

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Tangalooma Whale Watching Cruise with Tangalooma Island Resort

You don’t need to travel for hours to the Sunshine Coast or The Gold Coast for that matter to see whales in the wild as Tangalooma Island Resort offers Brisbane’s closest whale watching cruise on board Australia’s largest vessel dedicated to whale watching, just off Moreton Island. Situated only a 75 minute ferry ride away, …

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Fun for Kids in Brisbane City

You might think of the Brisbane CBD as a destination for working or shopping, but, if you look a little closer, there are fun activities (many of which are free!) for Brisbane Kids of all ages. So, if you’re after somewhere different to entertain your kids, turn your gaze centrally and look beyond the shops …

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Equipment Hire at Enoggera Reservoir | Walkabout Creek Adventures in Brisbane

Walkabout Creek at Enoggera Reservoir has long been a beautiful place to visit with kids, for getting out into nature, going on bushwalks, spotting wildlife, playing on the sandy shores of the reservoir and even having a swim in the cool waters. But did you know that you can now hire a whole range of …

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Must-have family memberships in Brisbane

Brisbane is the home of near-perfect weather, passionate sporting teams, world-famous zoos, thrill-laden theme parks and a vibrant arts community. To make the most of everything on offer, we have collated these must-have family memberships in Brisbane. Brisbane sport memberships Brisbanites love their sport, and now you can show your support for your favourite team …

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Indoor Skydiving For Families, Gold Coast

If your child dreams of being able to fly like a superhero, you can make their wish come true at iFly indoor skydiving at Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. Indoor Skydiving is a new action sport that’s safe for kids, exciting for teens and challenging for adults.  Children aged three years and up can learn flying skills …

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Climbing for Everybody | Rocksports Indoor Climbing

Rocksports Indoor Climbing is a family friendly climbing gym located in Fortitude Valley Brisbane. As the pioneer rock climbing gym in Brisbane, with nearly 20 years of operation, Rocksports has introduced countless people to the joys of climbing. Rocksports’ offers climbing that is suitable for any age and experience level – from complete beginners to …

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Virtual Reality And Interactive Cinema In Redcliffe

There are a number of 3D and 4D cinemas in the Brisbane area, but now Redcliffe can boast about its newly opened 7D cinema – Redcliffe Dimensions! Local family, the Thompsons, have brought the 7D cinematic experience to the peninsula after discovering the concept in California when on a family holiday. What can I expect from …

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Mini Golf at South Brisbane

Kids everywhere love Mini Golf, and a brand new 18-hole course is now open in Mt. Gravatt which for those new to Brisbane means Mini Golf is at Souht Brisbane, which is perfect for kids and adults alike! Mt. Gravatt Mini Golf is an outdoors family friendly mini golf course for all ages. Conveniently located …

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Australian Air League For Kids

Do you have a young aviator in your family?  A child who can spot and name a plane from kilometres away? Then the Australian Air League can help them get up-close and personal with aircraft and flying! The Australian Air League is a not-for-profit, uniformed organisation that was established in the 1930’s during the Golden …

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School Holiday FUN at The Inflatable Factory

The Inflatable Factory is Australia’s biggest inflatable theme park, it’s located just 25 minutes north of the Brisbane CBD, it features some of the newest and most exciting inflatable play around, and, perhaps best of all, it’s open THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS! Everything you need to know about The Inflatable Factory Now open this summer at …

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Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

The City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane’s most historic public gardens, is the perfect place to come for a little outdoors time. With so many different features on offer – such as bike and walking paths, expansive lawns, a newly updated playground, countless picnicking areas, and even ornamental ponds – you’ll never be at a loss for …

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10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Brisbane with Kids

Brisbane is an awesome place in which to raise kids for the sheer amount of family friendly activities there are to do in and around the city. But, when you’ve checked out all the local parks, picnic spots and play centres, you may find yourself wanting something different and exciting to experience with your family. …

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Pokémon GO in Brisbane

Brisbane Kids get out into the fresh air, and get vitamin D and exercise thanks to Pokémon GO It’s only been out for a few days, but Niantic’s engaging new game Pokémon GO for iOS and Android devices has quickly become a smash hit with Brisbane Kids of all ages. For those readers who grew …

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Caboolture Historical Village – yesteryear fun for families

The Caboolture Historical Village is the number one tourist attraction in the Caboolture region, and it’s easy to see why. A dedicated team of volunteers bring the village to life seven days per week, giving families a snapshot of life “in the olden days”. Operated by the Caboolture Historical Society, the village showcases buildings, vehicles …

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Gold prospecting and gem stone fossicking near Brisbane

Prospecting for gold and fossicking for gems (or anything your child thinks is treasure!) is a fun and educational outdoor activity, which could well become a regular pursuit. We’ve gathered a list of places in South East Queensland where you can fossick for real, as well as places that are commercially set up so that …

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Brisbane Tramway Museum at Ferny Grove | THE REVIEW

Take your Brisbane Kids on a trip down memory lane with a visit to the Brisbane Tramway Museum in Ferny Grove, and see how Brisbane Kids travelled around our city in years gone by. What to expect at the Brisbane Tramway Museum The museum is open to the general public on Sunday afternoons, between 12.30pm …

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Cobb & Co Museum, Toowoomba | THE REVIEW

On a recent trip to visit my parents in Toowoomba, I decided it was time to introduce my two year old and my five year old to some local history at Cobb & Co Museum. It had been years since I’d last walked through the national carriage collection. I was also aware that the Museum …

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Lost Creatures Exhibition | Queensland Museum, South Bank

Please note: This event is now finished. Just in time for the summer school holidays, an incredible new permanent exhibit opened at the Queensland Museum, South Bank on Friday 13th December 2013. Lost Creatures uncovers the most recent palaeontology discoveries in Queensland, allowing visitors the most up-close experience with local dinosaurs, giant marine animal and megafauna …

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What’s on in Brisbane This Weekend

Here you are again. At the better end of the week, trudging happily down the easy side of hump day, and starting to skip your way into the weekend. No doubt you are only half-focused on any items of business left and are already starting to wonder how best to fill those lovely two days …

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World Culture for Kids in Brisbane

Want to bring a little culture to your Brisbane Kid’s weekend? There are tons of great places to take your kids here in Brizzy. It’s time to expand those little horizons and learn a bit about the cultures around us! China Town Located in the heart of Fortitude Valley, Brisbane’s China Town mall on Duncan …

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The RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre

If your Brisbane Kid or another member of your family has an interest in planes or military aviation, the RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre is a must see. Located on the RAAF base at Amberley and about a 40 minute drive from the Brisbane CBD, the museum offers an inexpensive and educational day out. Things …

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Redcliffe Kite Flying Days

The Redcliffe Kite Flying Club meets once a month on the foreshore of Clontarf to fly their kites and take in the sea air. Brisbane Kids can look forward to this regular and free kite flying event on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month weather permitting. This is the type of sport where …

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The Queensland Maritime Museum

The Queensland Maritime Museum The QLD Maritime Museum is a perfect addition to your visit to South Bank. Open 9.30am-4.30pm. This museum receives over 35000 visitor per year and operates all year round except 24-26 Dec, Good Friday and reduced hours Anzac day. This is likely to be enjoyed by any Brisbane child, who will marvel …

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The Queensland Museum

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 visit to the Queensland Museum.   The truth is, it’s actually a wonderland of knowledge, fun, activity and intrigue that leaves little minds clambering for more and bodies happily exhausted from …

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Kids Astronomy Brisbane

If your Brisbane Kid is in to the moon, stars, planets and the universe in general, you should consider getting in contact with the Brisbane Astronomical Society. The Society consists of a group of very enthusiastic amateur astronomers who love to share their knowledge and welcome new members with wide arms. Members of the Society …

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Opal Fossicking for Brisbane Kids at Opals Downunder

Gem fossicking is a wonderful and exciting way to introduce children to the wonders of geology as well as a fun and rewarding hobby.  Recently we visited Opals Down Under to experience fossicking for the first time.  This is a great way to start as the rocks are abundant and easy to find. Check out …

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Outdoor Scavenger Hunt for toddlers and kids

Heading into the great outdoors for a scavenger hunt is a wonderful way to get your kids out and about with nature. The great thing about being in Brisbane and scavenger hunts is the never ending sources of great places to go. There are plenty of outdoor spaces and Brisbane parks that provide wonderful opportunities …

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50 things to do with kids.. while kids are kids

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 the weak” our precious newborn babies have grown into mud covered mess makers, who suddenly want to dress themselves without our input. Blink again and they’re hitching a ride on the …

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A Day out at Queens Park Ipswich with Kids

Sophia and I were wondering what to do for the day when I thought “what about going to a park?”  It was beautiful outside and it seemed a shame to waste it indoors!  I remembered seeing some parks on the Brisbane Kids facebook page.  So I jumped on my iPad and had it up in a jiffy. …

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Things to Do In Logan for Kids

Logan has so much going for it for families with children of all age groups. With fantastic parks and playgrounds, modern libraries, large shopping centres and plenty of other entertainment options, Logan is growing to become the city that has it all. Best of all, it is so close to Brisbane that we can all …

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Walkabout Creek The Gap | Nature for Kids in Brisbane

The expansive D’Aguilar National Park is the largest national park near a capital city in Australia. One of the most accessible parts of the park is via the Walkabout Creek Visitor and Wildlife Centre, a short car or bus ride away from Brisbane’s CBD. It’s a lovely day out for the whole family. Walkabout Creek Wildlife …

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The Brisbane Museum That’s for Kids

The Brisbane Museum That’s for Kids The Brisbane Museum I am talking about is better known as the Queensland Museum and this is a review of it since its 2011/12 renovation. I call it a review, because I took along my three kids- Jack who is 5, Tom who who is 2.5 and Summer who is …

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Daisy Hill Koala Centre

Next time you are stuck for something fun to do with the kids I would strongly recommend packing them (and a picnic basket!) into the car and heading out for a daytrip to the Daisy Hill Koala Centre.  Nestled within the leafy confines of the Daisy Hill Conservation Park, this small but interesting enclosure is …

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Top 5 Must-Do Kid Friendly Cycle Paths in Brisbane

There’s no doubt about it – children love bikes! From tiny trikes to snazzy scooters, cycles represent fun, fresh air and exercise and a free activity you can do in Brisbane with kids. As kids get older, bikes become their preferred form of transport so it’s a great idea to encourage safe riding skills from …

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Where to find Hot Air Balloons in Brisbane – the ultimate Brisbane Adventure for Kids!

Where to find Hot Air Balloons in Brisbane – the ultimate Brisbane Adventure for Kids! It doesn’t matter whether you’re visiting Brisbane for a day, or you’ve lived here your whole life, the view will be different from a thousand feet in the air! A hot air balloon ride could be the ultimate activity to …

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Geocaching in Brisbane With Kids

All children love a treasure hunt, but have your Brisbane Kids tried geocaching? This high tech orienteering activity is taking off across the world, with ‘caches’ popping up everywhere. The basic concept of geocaching is that someone plants a cache on public property, records the locating coordinates and posts these details on a listing site. …

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Brisbane High Tea Places

There is something about putting on a very lady-like frock, slipping on some heels and heading out during the day with the girls that brings a flutter of excitement to most women – and no, I am not talking about the races.  Add to that a glass or two of bubbly, some insanely tiny sandwiches, …

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Iceworld Brisbane | Iceskating in Brisbane

Iceworld™ Olympic Ice Rinks have been part of the Brisbane landscape for over 30 years, providing exclusive access to Olympic size ice rinks on the north and south side of Brisbane. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert Iceworld™ will soon be your favourite entertainment venue. As you enter the rink, you’ll escape the intense …

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Things to do in Brisbane with a Toddler in Autumn

The weather is getting colder and the trees are starting to change. Autumn is the perfect time of year to add an extra layer of clothing and get outside to explore our wonderful city in the sunshine. Your littlest Brisbane Kids will have a ball with our ideas on things to do in Brisbane in …

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The State Library Queensland | The Corner

The Corner at the State Library for kids The Corner is a permanent space at the State Library Queensland, open every day 10am – 3pm, designed for kids 0-8 years where they can use their hands, minds and bodies to explore and engage in creative play, reading, digital exhibitions and online games with a child …

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The Albany Creek Leisure Centre

Welcome to the Albany Creek Leisure Centre, one of the premier health, fitness and aquatic centres on Brisbane’s North Side servicing our local communities; Albany Creek, Eatons Hill, Bridgeman Downs, McDowall, Strathpine, Carseldine, Aspley, Ferny Hills, Arana Hills and Bunya. The Albany Creek Leisure Centre has something for everyone-whether it be a leisurely day around …

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The Queensland Maritime Museum

The next time you are at Southbank you might notice the Queensland Maritime Museum at the southern end of the river. Staffed by volunteers, this Brisbane Treasure is an ideal and different outing for Brisbane Kids, offering the opportunity to explore all types of oceanic concepts and words. The Brisbane Maritime Museum Visitors are able …

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Ipswich Museum | The Workshops Rail Museum

The Workshops Rail Museum All aboard for BIG LOUD FUN at The Workshops Rail Museum! There are so many places to go if you love trains in Brisbane but number one on the list would have to be the Ipswich Rail Museum! Hands up who knew Ipswich was the birthplace of rail in Queensland? Back …

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Things to do in Brisbane | Nighttime with Kids

Things to do in Brisbane | Nighttime with Kids lets face it.. on the weekends it’s sometimes  nice to extend the bedtimes of  our Brisbane Kids and head out for some fun. It needn’t  be expensive or a long trip but memories are made by the different and the unusual. There are so many things …

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Explore Brisbane | Abbey Museum | Caboolture

Visiting the Abbey Art and Archeology Museum, in Caboolture, just 40 minutes from Brisbane, is like stepping back in time. The stuff inside, old and ancient, makes you think and wonder.  The significance of the artifacts produces a certain reverence, almost compelling you to hold your breath so to be very, very quiet, as though …

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Strawberry Picking Brisbane | Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Picking Brisbane STRAWBERRY FIELDS Raise your hand if you enjoy the outdoors, strawberries and quality time with your Brisbane kids?! If this sounds like your kind of day out, then you should get along to Strawberry Fields – located in Stanthorpe and Palmview on the fringe of the Sunshine Coast. Strawberry Fields is a …

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The Sciencentre | Science Centre South Bank

Attached to the Queensland Museum at South Bank is the Sciencentre. It’s a fantastic destination for families, with many displays that allow visitors to get hands-on and experience science at work. The Sciencentre is the perfect place to introduce your Brisbane Kids to science in a relaxed and interactive environment. Sciencentre permanent exhibitions The Sciencentre is …

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Samford Village Cycle Trail

Samford, just north-west of Brisbane, is such a delightful area with a bustling country village feel to it. There’s lots for families to see and do there, including taking a leisurely weekend cycle around the village. The track, which begins and ends at the Samford Parklands sporting complex, weaves its way through country lanes, new …

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Skydiving for kids near Brisbane

Imagine that you’re flying in a small plane, 14,000 feet above sea level. The plane door is open, and you’re sitting at the opening with your legs dangling over the edge. Your tandem skydive instructor, who you met at the airport an hour ago, is pressed against you and is counting down the seconds until …

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Orion Lagoon | Free Water Park in Springfield

Robelle Domain Parklands is the perfect destination for Brisbane and Ipswich parents seeking more than just simple visit to the park, complete with a free water park, playgrounds and now also one of the largest public lagoons in the Southern Hemisphere. Orion Lagoon – Water Fun Orion Lagoon covers a total area of more than 3.6km and …

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Hot Air Ballooning near Brisbane with kids

Flying high above the South East Queensland landscape in a hot air balloon is a majestic way to begin your day, and a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion. And did you know that children aged four years and up are allowed to fly, and for a reduced rate? If you’ve got a thrill …

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Awesome Guide for Brisbane Kids Who Love Astronomy

If your Brisbane Kid is in to the moon, stars, planets and the universe in general, why not engage their imagination, nurture their interest and ignite their passion for learning through these awesome resources! The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium is definitely the must-see place for budding astronomers in Brisbane. Although …

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Learn about the people, places and stories of our city at The Museum of Brisbane

The Museum of Brisbane is located on top of Brisbane City Hall off King George Square, and it holds a significant place in the hearts of Brisbane residents. It’s an iconic symbol of Brisbane’s heart – where locals along with interstate and international visitors can discover and explore the people, places and stories of Brisbane …

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Tiddlywinks Dance & Play Cafe | Where Every Day is a Party!

Tiddlywinks Dance & Play Cafe is a unique and really fun venue for little kids, big kids and the whole family to enjoy! Located in Nundah, just 10 minutes north of the city, it’s a family owned and operated business with passionate and caring staff. It offers a safe, clean and modern environment with two …

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Mountain Bike Skills Course at Walkabout Creek

Finally a Mountain Bike Skills Course, in Brisbane suitable for kids. If your kids love mountain bike riding or are keen to try this fun, outdoor adventure activity, then this is the place for you! It’s a totally new Mountain Bike Skills Course that is now open to the public at Walkabout Creek in The …

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Abseiling for kids in Brisbane

Are you looking for a family activity that perfectly combines quality time and confidence-building with breath taking views of some of Brisbane’s most beautiful destinations? If so, abseiling may be perfect for you and your family! The two most popular destinations for abseiling in Brisbane and surrounding areas are Kangaroo Point and the Glasshouse Mountains. …

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Bunnings DIY Makes School Holidays Better For Kids.

Brought to you by Bunnings and Nuffnang Every year I look forward to the school holidays because I miss my kids a lot but I also view holidays with some trepidation. The familiar juggling act of continuing to work from home while limiting screen time and finding activities that a 4, 6 and 9 year old …

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Lakes and Dams That You Can Swim In Around Brisbane

Brisbane is full of family-friendly recreation areas, parks and natural swimming locations. An alternative option during the hot weather, and something that Queensland is well-known for, is its collection of swimming dams – dams that you can swim in that are approved for recreation and some water sports. There are restrictions on which dams allow …

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Find Out When the International Space Station is Going Over Brisbane

Kids love everything to do with space, from stars and planets to astronauts, rockets and space travel. It probably has something to do with the fact that it seems like something mystical and fictional and yet it’s actually real. And one thing that makes the idea of man in space even more real to kids …

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Brisbane Ghost Tours for Families

Brisbane Ghost Tours, in conjunction with Boggo Road Gaol, is proud to announce their newest addition to tours which will commence in the September 2015 school holidays in Brisbane, Ipswich and Charters Towers. The tours have been designed to be suitable for a younger generation. With altered scripts to include humour, history and a few …

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Playgrounds at South Bank Parklands

South Bank Parklands, in Brisbane’s CBD is effectively one giant playground for kids of all sizes and abilities. Streets Beach, Aquativity Water Park and Picnic Island Playground are just some of the popular attractions within South Bank Parklands. And now there is a brand new playground – Riverside Green Playground – for locals and tourists …

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Brisbane’s Best Mini Golf Putt Putt Locations For Kids

If you’ve never played mini (putt putt) golf, it’s time to pick up a putter and enjoy some laughs with your Brisbane Kids. The aim of this family friendly ball game is to putt your ball through the course with the lowest number of attempts.Whether you keep score or not, mini golf is lots of …

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What’s On At Mt Coot-tha Lookout For Families

Brisbane Lookout at scenic Mt Coot-tha is a favourite destination for both locals and visitors alike, offering breathtaking views day and night. The lookout has been in operation for more than a century, yet there is so much more on offer than just the amazing views. SENSATIONAL FOOD Right at the top of the lookout, …

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Streets Beach at South Bank Parklands

Brisbane really is the city of sun days – and there’s no better place to soak up the sun than at South Bank Parkland’s Streets Beach, Aquativity and Boat Pool. Tourists and locals alike flock to this inner-city spot, where you can cool off, swim, dig in the sand, picnic and play for free. Streets …

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Trampoline Parks in Brisbane

Trampoline parks are a new and exciting trend, providing fun for all ages and a great family day out. There are trampoline parks in Brisbane popping up all over the place, giving you plenty of options for venues to go to for some bouncy fun. Bounce With trampoline parks in Brisbane located in both Tingalpa …

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Rock Climbing In Brisbane

Looking for the perfect combination of outdoors and fitness? Rock climbing may be just the activity for you and your Brisbane Kids! Outdoor Natural Rock Climbing Venues in Brisbane One of the best places to go rock climbing in Brisbane is right alongside the Brisbane River at the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Riverlife, Kangaroo Point Cliffs …

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Dendy Portside Cinemas

Cinema complexes can be a dime a dozen so finding one that offers something different is exciting. Giving the kids a chance to not only enjoy a great cinematic encounter but also a chance to experience different genres of cinematic shows on a regular basis, the Dendy at Portside in Hamilton buzzes with this excitement. …

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The Best Kids’ Climbing Trees in Brisbane

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 when we were young.  In particular, the adventure and imagination-filled wonder of climbing amongst the outstretched limbs of the perfect tree.  What was once a symbol of an idyllic childhood …

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Minecraft Camps in Brisbane

Minecraft. You either like it or loath it. But the fact remains that our Brisbane Kids LOVE Minecraft and the concept of building online worlds where the only limit is their imagination. One way to get the most out of Minecraft, and turn it into an positive educational experience for your children is to book …

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Escape Rooms in Brisbane — The Latest Game Craze to hit our city!

An exciting, fast-paced team game that gets the brain buzzing and the adrenalin rushing is bound to be a big hit with Brisbane Kids! First introduced in Japan in 2010, escapism quickly caught on all over Asia and is now taking off around the world. And Brisbane is certainly keeping up with this fast-growing trend, …

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BMX riding for Kids in Brisbane

BMX can be great fun for kids who love to get outdoors and be active on their bikes, and is a wonderful hobby loved by both girls and boys alike. There are many places around Brisbane where kids can go to either learn the BMX basics or go to simply enjoy this hobby with other …

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Planes, trains & automobiles | Popular transport attractions in Brisbane

Is your Brisbane kid mad about planes? Do you have a budding car or train enthusiast? Brisbane has a plethora of transport attractions that are perfect for kids. We’ve put together a list of the top transport attractions in Brisbane to make planning your next weekend or holiday adventure easy. Brisbane’s best train attractions Steam …

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Crank Indoor Rock Climbing | Indoor Rock Climbing in Brisbane

Brisbane’s Largest Indoor Rock Climbing Gym What is rock climbing? Rock climbing is considered a recreational activity and competitive sport.  It utilizes both physical and mental ability to understand where to place hands and feet in order to reach the top of the wall or summit.  It is a full body form of physical fitness …

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The Brisbane Wheel for Kids

The Wheel of Brisbane for Kids If you have been to Southbank then no doubt you will have seen the Wheel of Brisbane with the big 7 on the front. This is something your Brisbane Kids probably point out every time you head over the Riverside Expressway- because you just can’t miss it! How much …

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Roma Street Parkland Map

Brisbane is exceedingly generous when it comes to finding parks and playgrounds for our children to explore.  Indeed, our Brisbane Kids are most definitely spoilt for choice and, with tree-rimmed green spaces never too far away, you would be forgiven if you overlooked our industrial city centre when searching for some time outdoors immersed in …

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