If you have a teenager …
With this awesome list of things to do with teenagers in Brisbane!
1. Go-kart Racing
For an adrenaline pumping sport that teens will love, go-karting is pretty high on the list. It’s a really exciting activity to enjoy with friends for a fun outing or birthday party.
2. Escape Rooms
The days of playing Hide and Seek are long gone. For teenagers, the latest craze is more like Solve and Escape! In a team challenge where teens have to work together to solve puzzles and crack codes, the aim is to escape from locked rooms before the time is up.
Escape Rooms are opening up all over Brisbane and are proving a big hit with teens. You can find out all about Escape Rooms in Brisbane and where you can take part here.
3. Water Sports
Older kids who are confident swimmers love to try fun new sports such as water sports. Here in Brisbane, they can enjoy a wide range of water activities right on their doorstep.
For fun on the Brisbane River, Riverlife offers a range of exciting activities for kids, including kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. You can head to Walkabout Creek in The Gap to hire equipment to enjoy on the Enoggera Reservoir. There are many options for learning to surf on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Or visit Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island for a huge range of water sports to try out.
4. Rock Climbing and Abseiling
For a fitness boost and plenty of fun for teenagers, rock climbing has it all. We are lucky to have some awesome real outdoor rock climbing here in Brisbane at the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, as well as a wide range of excellent indoor rock climbing venues.
Check out this full article for everything you need to know on Rock Climbing in Brisbane and where you can do it.
5. Big Kid Play Spaces
Forget kiddies’ playgrounds, there are plenty of play spaces in Brisbane that are awesome for tweens, teens and beyond! With flying foxes, climbing walls, giant slides and large open spaces for games, these big kid play spaces never grow old.
6. South Bank
South Bank offers not just one area to visit for teenagers, but a whole host of activities to enjoy all in the same space.
Streets Beach and South Bank Lagoon are very popular places for teens to hang out, and the lagoon has some deep areas for confident swimmers yet still overseen by lifeguards.
South Bank’s museums and galleries also prove to be a surprising drawcard to teens, with their interesting exhibitions and interactive features. They often also feature events targeted at teens, as well as great school holiday activities.
7. Skirmish and Paintball
Generally for teens over the age of 15, skirmish and paintball are fast-paced, action-packed activities to get the adrenalin flowing. This is tag but for grown-up kids and teenagers can have lots of fun running around trying to outdo their opponents.
There are many venues for playing skirmish or paintball in Brisbane, such as Skirmish Samford Paintball at Samford, Mango Hill Skirmish at Mango Hill, Top Gun Paintball at Keperra, Delta Force Paintball at Petrie, and Spec Ops Paintball in Red Hill.
8. Theme Parks
While slightly outside of Brisbane, the South East’s famous theme parks can’t be overlooked as they are hugely popular with teenagers.
The main names in theme parks can all be found just south of Brisbane on the Gold Coast, such as Movie World, Dreamworld, Sea World, Wet ’n’ Wild and Whitewater World. To work out which to visit first, here’s How to Choose Which Gold Coast Theme Park Is Right for You and Your Family.
However, there are also plenty of theme park options on the Sunshine Coast. In fact, here we have details of the Top 10 Theme Parks on the Sunshine Coast.
9. Live Sports
Going to watch live sports is a great activity to enjoy with older kids, and we have a whole host of fun options for spectators here in Brisbane. Watch the Brisbane Broncos in rugby league and the Reds in rugby union, the Brisbane Lions in the AFL, the Roar paying soccer, the Brisbane Heat at the cricket and the Bullets shooting hoops on the basketball court. Plus throughout the year, we can enjoy many exciting sporting events, such as State of Origin, T20 cricket matches that are great for family nights out, and the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games coming in 2018!
For keen sports fans, you can click here for details of Family Memberships for watching live sports in Brisbane.
While usually presumed to be an activity for adults, skydiving is actually available for teenagers in Brisbane! Tandem skydives can be really unique and exhilarating experiences for thrill-seeking kids and their families.
There are several operators around Brisbane that offer skydiving for kids. You can read all about this extreme sport and where you can do it here.
For more awesome ideas of fun things to do with older kids in Brisbane, check out Top Activities for Tweens in Brisbane.