Fun things to do

Are you looking for fun things to do in Brisbane with kids? This is by far the most popular category on the Brisbane Kids website and includes all the fun activities for families you can imagine.

Highlights from our fun activities collection

  • Steam train rides
  • Drone friendly parks
  • Kayaking locations in Brisbane
  • Activities for teens
  • Mini golf and putt putt
  • Minecraft camps
  • Rockclimbing

and so many more fun Brisbane activities for your kids

Fun things to do in Brisbane with Kids

Capalaba Produce makes for a lovely outing with your Brisbane Kids - to get a taste of farmyard life and perhaps an ice cream treat.  Capalaba Produce is a working shop, selling pets, plants and produce (farm and animal needs) since the 50’s,
Step back in time, do a spot of shopping, have a bite to eat and let the kids play at the charming Old Petrie Town. The markets
The peaceful Boondall Wetlands lie on the edge of Moreton Bay, just north of Brisbane and includes over 1,000 hectares of
If you’re looking for some cool and refreshing entertainment for your Brisbane Kids then you will want to head to Flagstone
‘I LOVE ART!!!” - my 6 year old exclaimed as we explored this immersive exhibition and I have to say, I absolutely
There is one thing you can count on when living in Brisbane – it is going to be hot. Very hot in Summer, quite hot in Autumn
Below is a list of some of the best Skate Parks Brisbane have to offer. Large and catering for all skill levels, these will
Even with an abundance of new age technology, gadgets and games being created constantly, there is still an ongoing love of the
We have hunted for the best school holiday activities in Ipswich, not only for our Ipswich families but also for the Brisbane
New Garden Golf Putt-Putt Course in St Lucia  Garden Golf Putt-Putt is Brisbane’s newest and coolest putt putt course.
We all know summer in Queensland is hot! So, if you're looking for a different destination to cool off, why not try Settlement
Fox in a Box escape rooms provide an incredibly immersive experience, with amazingly detailed rooms and great puzzles to
What are the three little words every parent wants to hear? That’s right — FREE kids’ activities! On offer in Brisbane,
In amongst the bush behind Burleigh Heads is a little-known treasure of a wildlife park called David Fleay Wildlife Park.
Gold Coast Theme Parks and Theme Parks on the Sunshine Coast are the type of activity that will bring amazing memories for
(The feature photos is Purling Brook Falls, a waterfall in Springbrook National Park in the Gold Coast
All aboard……If you have a train enthusiast on your hands or a child who loves being outdoors than a trip on the Queensland
Rock Climbing – the unlikely family activity Did you know that Rock Climbing is one of the fastest growing sports in
Welcome to the Albany Creek Leisure Centre, one of the premier health, fitness and aquatic centres on Brisbane’s North Side
Have you ever wondered where to go to see the weirdest sights around the world, where to find the most unusual natural features
Urban Xtreme in Hendra is Australia’s only indoor Ski and Adventure Park, with 10 awesome adventure activities under one
It is a fact that toddlers love riding on a bike seat on an adult bike or in a bike trailer. They love travelling at a speed that
The whimsical world of fairies and elves has been delighting children of all ages for generations, and the Brisbane area has a
The Woodford Railway Everyone loves a train ride, especially when you can sit in open air carriages and let the wind blow
For kids, there is nothing better than taking up a new sport or trying an exciting new activity. If your kids love the water, are
Queens Park in Ipswich is worth a visit just for the play areas and gardens, but it also houses one of Brisbane’s best-kept
Thinking about taking the kids skiing these school holidays? Thanks to the opening of Urban Xtreme, Australia’s largest
We think Victoria Park Golf Complex at Herston really has everything related to family-fun covered: a stellar 18 hole putt putt
Have you ever heard of a evening glass-bottom boat tour that lets you discover the magical world of the ocean at night? Well
Kayaking is becoming an increasingly popular pastime in Brisbane, and it’s easy to see why. With the beautiful Brisbane River
Last financial year, over 130,000 people visited the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, and it’s easy to see why. With its
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
If you have a Brisbane Kid with an interest in history, it may be worth a visit to Sunshine Castle on the Sunshine Coast,
Strolling or cycling along the Riverwalk on a sunny Brisbane day is a glorious way to spend the morning or afternoon with your
We all want to keep our kids active, engaged and entertained. We want them to have fun, learn new skills, discover their
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
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
Walkabout Creek at Enoggera Reservoir has long been a beautiful place to visit with kids, for getting out into nature, going on
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
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
The Caboolture Historical Village is the number one tourist attraction in the Caboolture region, and it's easy to see why. A
You don’t need to travel to Europe to see a historic military fort – Brisbane has its very own coastal fortress, Fort Lytton,
We all know that kids love fruit picking. They love getting outdoors, searching for the ripest, tastiest crop to harvest, and
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
Flying high above the South East Queensland landscape in a hot air balloon is a majestic way to begin your day, and a wonderful
Finally a Mountain Bike Skills Course, in Brisbane suitable for kids. If your kids love mountain bike riding or are keen to try
Are you looking for a family activity that perfectly combines quality time and confidence-building with breath taking views of
Every time the school holidays come around, parents and carers often feel a mix of relief and trepidation. There’s a welcome
Brisbane is full of family-friendly recreation areas, parks and natural swimming locations. An alternative option during the hot
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
Is your Brisbane kid mad about planes? Do you have a budding car or train enthusiast? Brisbane has a plethora of transport
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
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
Looking for the perfect combination of outdoors and fitness? Rock climbing may be just the activity for you and your Brisbane
Prospecting for gold and fossicking for gems (or anything your child thinks is treasure!) is a fun and educational outdoor
Wanting to take the children to the movies? Whether it is your first trip with the family or several, below is a list of some
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
Robelle Domain Parklands is the perfect destination for Brisbane and Ipswich parents seeking more than just simple visit to the
Best places in Brisbane to watch the fireworks It’s no secret that Brisbane loves fireworks, with the two biggest pyrotechnic
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
With a population of more than 2.1 million and growing, you could be excused for thinking that there are no “secret spots”
Brisbane Kids love trains and Brisbane is a top location to nurture your little one’s interest in the locomotive. Brisbane and
If you grew up in South East Queensland, chances are you visited the Ginger Factory at Yandina on the Sunshine Coast when you
Brisbane Kids of all ages will enjoy strawberry picking in Bli Bli on the Sunshine Coast at the picturesque McMartin’s
Does your Brisbane Kid marvel at aircraft flying overhead? Do you have a little aviation enthusiast in the family? There really
Most parents love the idea of raining a bit of culture over their children but are hesitant in planning a trip to most museums
With two daughters aged 4 ½ and almost 8 years, I was apprehensive as to whether Laserzone in Brisbane would have a great deal
There’s a chill in the air first thing in the morning, and the sun is setting a little earlier in the evening. It may be
If you have been to the Queensland Museum at South Bank lately then you would know they have a very special exhibition on the
Please note: This event is now finished. Just in time for the summer school holidays, an incredible new permanent exhibit
Here’s an awesome one for the older Brisbane Kids! We talk a lot about fantastic activities for the littlies, but what about
Gem fossicking is a wonderful and exciting way to introduce children to the wonders of geology as well as a fun and rewarding
Arrrrgh ahoy there, me hearties! Does your little one talk constantly of buried treasure and sailing the seven seas? Before you
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
It’s that time of the year again and, with the awesome weather we’ve been having, there’s no better time to visit a local
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.
Here are some local Brisbane places to introduce your Brisbane Kids to fishing, where it’s not too hard to catch something –
There are so many great places to take your train loving kids to see trains in Brisbane, other than the local train station. We
Bring the family for a beautiful day out on the farm and pick your own delicious Queensland strawberries at Strawberry Fields!
The Brisbane Planetarium Is your Brisbane Kid crazy for anything relating to stars and the universe? If so, a visit to the
If your Brisbane Kid is in to the moon, stars, planets and the universe in general, you should consider getting in contact with
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
Brisbane is gorgeous in the winter time. With beautiful, clear sunny skies and plenty of sunshine, our weather just begs families
In Brisbane we are very fortunate to have access to some tremendous independent bookstores. In an age where young people spend
The expansive D'Aguilar National Park is the largest national park near a capital city in Australia. One of the most accessible
There’s no doubt about it - children love bikes! From tiny trikes to snazzy scooters, cycles represent fun, fresh air and
All children love a treasure hunt, but have your Brisbane Kids tried geocaching? This high tech orienteering activity is taking
Pantomime is a wonderful activity for children that will bring stories alive for your Brisbane Kids. With its usually vibrant
Looking for an unforgettable experience that channels your child’s creativity whilst inspiring wonderful learning experience in
Fun on the Brisbane River is something that can be experienced almost all year round. Our generally fantastic weather allows us
Digi Roller skating Rink, situated on Johnson Rd, Hillcrest, just up from Grand Plaza Shopping Centre, Browns Plains, is a great
Aussie World Aussie World is well known for being the midway (to the coast) tourist attraction for Brisbanites looking for fun
How to go Strawberry Picking in Brisbane Strawberries are the perfect sweet treat for little ones. So bright and juicy and
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