Finding things to do in Brisbane with Kids.. the easy way
Things to do in Brisbane with Kids. This category is our biggest so make sure you scroll down all the way to see if a category fits what you are looking for.
Make sure you head to the main menu and look under > things to do where you will find an extensive list of museums, zoos and more.
Brisbane Kids Guide Books
Best activities for tweens and teens and best things to do with teenagers in Brisbane are our guides for that tricky age where interests start to divide according to individual personalities. Tweens and Teens Brisbane and cool hobbies for tweens and teens and best things to do with teens in Brisbane and best activities for tweens in Brisbane
Things to do in Brisbane City with Kids is a post made up of all the best ideas for families with kids, targeted at visitors but still suited to families in Brisbane. Things to do in Brisbane city with kids and fun for kids in Brisbane city
Things to do with kids in Ipswich is one of our biggest guides. Ipswich is under an hour from Brisbane and filled with family friendly ideas and lots of holiday destinations. Things to do in Ipswich with kids
Logan is considered by many to be Brisbane but it is its own stand alone city and you can see why when you discover all the things there are to do with kids. Things to Do In Logan for Kids
Time out for parents is important so before you plan for your kids make sure you read our 15 date night ideas for parents and if you are thinking about moving here then you will want to check out Ten reasons why Brisbane is one of the best cities to raise a family.
Places to go with dogs is another post that you will want to check out if you have furry babies to amuse.
Fun activities for boys and Fun Activities for Fun Activities for Girls in Brisbanegirls are simply lists for parents seeking either one of these in Google but could equally apply to either gender and both lists are very similar. Other posts of interest include Kid Friendly Brisbane, Grandparent Friendly Daytrips from Brisbane with Kids
Indoor things to do with kids in Brisbane
The Queensland Museum is one of our favourite places because every single exhibition presents an outing of its own and it is free entry. From their wild state exhibition to their specimen floor, there is so much to see and do and encourage inquisitive minds to enjoy and see the wonder of science and the world around them. The Queensland Museum
The Brisbane Sciencentre sits next to the Queensland Museum and has ticketed entry. It is a destination that will involve a day filled with experiments and the challenging of young (and old minds). The Brisbane Sciencentre
The State Library is not far down the road and has a special kids area known as the corner. The corner is open every day but on weekdays is often filled with young children participating in one of the daily activities. Just check our calendar for whats on, especially over the holidays when workshops are a plenty. The State Library
The Gallery of Modern Art and The Queensland Art Gallery offer a range of activities that change often. GOMA especially, has a dedicated children’s art space as does the Ipswich Art Gallery a bit further a field.
The Sir Thomas Planetarium is a place to explore for kids who are into space with regular shows and a rounded exhibition featuring space suits and information about space travel. The Sir Thomas Planetarium
Indoor Entertainment Venues for kids offer lots of different options in terms of amusement and fun and are great for rainy days or when visitors come to Brisbane. Indoor Entertainment Venues like Indoor Trampoline Centre | Skyzone
Trampoline Parks and Playcentres are the ultimate in indoor wear them out sort of fun and ideal for any day but particular on hot or rainy ones. Trampoline Parks in Brisbane and Indoor Playcentres. Bay Play Cleveland are a local Brisbane advertiser well worth checking out for heaps of family fun.
Lasertag is run out of Laserzone Brisbane and offers not only an awesome party idea but also a fun anytime activity perfect for kids into technology. Aside from their laser games, they also boast bumper cars and other arcade games to keep the kids busy. Laserzone Review and more general information Laserzone Brisbane
Cinemas that are child-friendly are also a great holiday idea or for super hot days to escape the Queensland heat and Brisbane even has babes in arms session. Brisbane Cinemas for kids Brisbane baby friendly movies Discount movie tickets
Tiddlywinks at Nundah is a popular Brisbane playcentre that features not only a 3 story playcentre but also a quality cafe and daily included kids discos. Tiddlywinks
Bookshops for kids are a dying breed but there are still some left and believe it or not they are super child friendly and love nothing more than to encourage the little reader in your child. Brisbane Bookshops for kids or if you would rather just borrow books then take the time to explore Brisbane’s libraries.
Indoor Rockclimbing can begin with kids younger than you think and Brisbane has a range of indoor rockcliming venues like Rocksports Indoor Climbing or if skydiving is more your thing then Indoor Skydiving is also possible close to Brisbane as well as information about outdoor skydiving here!
Hot air ballooning is often an experience associated as an adult activity but is actually a lovely idea for a tween experience or perhaps a post school results celebration! Hot Air Ballooning near Brisbane with kids
Similarly there are places to take kids to go outdoor rockcliming and outdoor abseiling. Abseiling for kids in Brisbane, Rock Climbing In Brisbane, Climbing Mount Coolum With Kids, Climbing Mount Coolum With Kids and less fearfully but just as much fun the best climbing trees in Brisbane.
Virtual reality is the next big thing for kids activities and Brisbane boasts a virtual reality cinema. Virtual reality cinema
There is also a virtual reality arcade for kids which is new to Brisbane and proving to be hugely popular with kids who are into gaming and technology. Brisbane’s virtual reality arcade
Brisbane high tea places are numbering in the dozens now and are a lovely unique way to celebrate birthdays or special occassions. High tea places in Brisbane
Iceskating is a fun all year round activity. Iceworld Brisbane | Iceskating in Brisbane
Outdoor Activities for Brisbane Kids
Kayaking is a great way to explore the Brisbane river and smaller offshoots of the Brisbane river. You can hire kayaks through Riverlife or at locations like Enoggera Creek.
Paintball is a great game for teens to play and a fantastic idea for a party for that sometimes hard to please age group. There are often age restrictions so make sure you confirm before getting them too excited. Paintball in Brisbane
Aussie World is a Brisbane theme park that is growing faster every single year! Best known for it’s all ages approach, it is situation between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Aussie World and Theme Parks near Brisbane
Maleny Dairies offers a dairy experience for families and isn’t located far from Brisbane up at Maleny which in itself is a wonderful day trip destination. Just pop the word Maleny into our search function at the top of your screen and you will find a variety of things to do and see. Maleny Dairies
Whale Watching is a little bit seasonal but there are two seasons in Australia so there is always the opportunity to make the most of the whale migration up and down the coast of Australia. Tangalooma whale watching provides a day trip experience that is child friendly.
Goecaching is an experience undertaken by many families. In a nutshell it means using a mobiel phone to track coorindates and find caches around Brisbane. You can read more about the rules and communities here Geocaching in Brisbane With Kids and the more recent similar experience of pokemon go
Strawberry Picking and Fruit picking are popular activities in Brisbane not least because they encourage kids to get outdoors and see the fruits of their labour. Strawberry picking and Fruit Picking Brisbane
Swimming in and around Brisbane is possible all times of the year and even if outdoor swimming is rules out, you will find plenty of heated indoor pools for winter. Lakes and Dams That You Can Swim In Around Brisbane, The Best Beaches in Brisbane, The Best Beaches Near Brisbane and Brisbane’s Best Seaside Playgrounds
Picnics are a great way to make the most of the gorgeous weather Brisbane is blessed to have an amazing array of picnic spots. The list is exhaustive so we have created a special list under our main menu, under things to do, but if you are short on time check out The Best Picnic Spots in Brisbane For Families
The Brisbane Wheel is an iconic part of the Brisbane landscape and a great place to take tourists in Brisbane. The Brisbane Wheel for Kids
Animal themed activities in Brisbane
Finding wildlife via Brisbane Zoos and Sanctuaries in Brisbane has become a hobby of the Brisbane kids team and we have a growing list of places to go to find wildlife. Wildlife in Brisbane and Brisbane Zoos and Zoos in Ipswich
Daisy Hill Koala Centre is a popular Brisbanr tourist attraction but also frequented by locals and is a great place to have a picnic. It is free entry and there is a chance to check out the resident koalas. Daisy Hill Conservation Park
Walk about creek at the Gap is a smaller wildlife centre but more affordable that the zoos around Brisbane. It holds regular wildlife shows and has kangaroos and wildlife exhibits. Walkabout Creek The Gap | Nature for Kids in Brisbane
Interest based activities for kids in Brisbane
Brisbane Kids Guide to trains is a way for you to create ideas of things to do centres around trains in Brisbane from the Workshops Rail Museum to steam train rides and more! Brisbane Guide to Trains and transport attractions
Brisbane Kids Guide to Shipwrecks is for kids who are priate lovely me hearties! from actual shipwreck locations to places to see the biggest boats in Brisbane! Take Your Little Pirate In Search Of Shipwrecks In Brisbane
Fishing is a popular idea for families to do with kids and you will want to check out our guide to fishing in Brisbane with kids! Nine places to take your child fishing in Brisbane and fishing spots Brisbane
Space is a big interest for lots of kids so Brisbane Kids has made a point of collating all the best places to explore this interest. Kids Astronomy Brisbane, Find Out When the International Space Station is Going Over Brisbane and the Australia’s first Spaceflight Academy on the Gold Coast | The Review.
Planes are another typical early childhood interest and there are stacks of places to go plane spotting in Brisbane
Ghost tours are a weird interest but none the less quite popular with Brisbane tweens and teens. Brisbane Ghost Tours for Families
If you have a child interested in history then a visit to the Brisbane clocktower or other historical Brisbane sites will be a great place to nurture that spirit or a visit to Newstead House for families | THE REVIEW
Horseriding is a must do before kids get older, giving them the opportunity to experience something that is quite unlike any other. The joy of being on the back of an animal and trusting it with your little one will also be something you will never forget! Horseriding Brisbane
Hobbies for kids in Brisbane will give you a nice broad range of possibilities- Hobbies for kids
Bikeriding in Brisbane
Bikeriding in Brisbane is a hugely popular activity for families so as you can expect we have a growing list of places to go on your bikes that are child friendly. Family bike rides, triathlons for families and even a mountain bike skills course in Brisbane. Also take a look at Top 5 Must-Do Kid Friendly Cycle Paths in Brisbane as well as the local review of Cycle or walk the Riverwalk between New Farm and Brisbane CBD and the Samford Village Cycle Trail.
If your Brisbane Kids prefer BMX riding or skateparks then make sure you read BMX riding for Kids in Brisbane
Autumn leaves in Brisbane is one of our most popular posts because it gives parents the opportunity to gather leaves for craft but also is a fantastic opportunity for family photos in Autumn in Brisbane. Things to do in Autumn in Brisbane, things to do with toddlers in Autumn and a list of the best family photos destinations in Brisbane.
22 ways to stay cool this Summer is likely to be needed well beyond and before Summer especially for visitors to our state or those without pools and airconditioning.
Spring is a beautiful time in Brisbane and we have plenty of articles to help you make the most of it. 7 Gardens to visit in Brisbane and Community Gardens in Brisbane, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-tha, Hide ’n’ Seek Children’s Trail | Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens and Brisbane City Botanic Gardens in the city.