Bush Kindys Brisbane
Bush Kindys Brisbane
Every Tuesday and Wednesday, kids across Brisbane are gathering at Brisbane City Council’s environment centres for Bush Kindy. Outside amongst the trees, they can look forward to sensory-based nature play, art and craft, bushwalks, storytime, and much more! It is also a great opportunity to meet new friends and explore the surrounding bushland. Bush Kindy is a free activity held once a week, with locations on the North and South sides of Brisbane.
Bush Kindy South Brisbane
Where: Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre, 149 Acacia Road, Karawatha When: 10am – 11am Tuesdays and Wednesdays. No bookings required, just turn up! Suitable for: Infants, toddlers and preschool kids (ages 0-5 years) Cost: FREE
More about Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre
Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre is set on 1,000 hectares of bushland, and is home to a popular environment centre featuring a range of exhibits to engage and educate young visitors. It features a unique nature play area boasting a water pump and rocky stream water play. There are numerous walking tracks through the surrounding eucalypt forest, and the forest is home to over 100 bird species, squirrel gliders, the greater glider, koalas, and the green-thighed frog.
The centre also hosts a range of fun activities over the school holidays for kids of all ages. There is plenty of off-street parking, BBQ and picnic facilities, and wheelchair accessible bathroom facilities.
Bush Kindy North Brisbane
Where: Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, 815 Rode Road, McDowall When: 10am – 11am Tuesdays and Wednesdays. No bookings required, just turn up! Suitable for: Infants, toddlers and preschool kids (ages 0-5 years) Cost: FREE
More about Downfall Creek Bushland Centre
There is a lot to like about Downfall Creek Bushland Centre at McDowall, located within the Raven Street Reserve. A nature haven surrounded by suburbia, there are a number of child-friendly bushwalks, and over 115 species of bird, pademelons and wallabies that are known to inhabit the reserve.
An environment centre sits as the central feature, alongside an impressive well-shaded fort style playground. There is plenty of off-street parking, BBQs and picnic tables, and wheelchair accessible toilets. One of our favourite features of the Downfall Creek Bushland Centre is their native beehive, which is always a fascination for young children.
Throughout the year, and especially on school holidays, the centre holds a number of nature-based workshops for kids and even some spotlighting of nocturnal creatures.
For more information on Bush Kindys and the other low cost or free events held by Brisbane City Council’s environment centres, head to their website here.
This article was written in partnership with Brisbane City Council