The Best Australia Day Events For Brisbane Kids 2018
Finishing off the summer school holidays with a bang, Australia Day provides the perfect opportunity for some family fun before it all gets serious again.
The atmosphere surrounding Australia Day is always one of togetherness and positivity, so what better way to rejoice in our fine country’s history than at a community event. We’ve gathered all of the best kid-friendly Australia Day events in Brisbane and beyond for those looking at partying somewhere other than at home this year. These events are always very popular, so be sure to arrive early to secure a good spot.
Where to find the best Australia Day events for families in Brisbane this year.
Australia Day Friday the 26th January 2018
Bribie Island | Australia Day in Bribie Island | 12pm- 7:30pm – Head on down to Apex and Brennan Park on Bribie Island this Australia Day for some Aussie Day fun! The 7hour Aussie Beach Party will feature a variety consist of beach games, competitions and demonstrations that have a unique Australiana theme. Live music will liven up the beach throughout the day, along with markets and fun for the whole family ending with fireworks.
Caboolture | Australia Day in the Village | 9am – 5pm- Bring your Brisbane Kids along to Caboolture Historical Village where they whole family can celebrate Australia Day with toad races, axemen demonstrations, an old vehicle parade, animals, live entertainment including live music, bushranger re-enactments and Kangagang, great food and more!
Herston | Australia Day at Victoria Park | 11.30am – 3pm – From sack races to tug of war, jumping castles to giant outdoor games you will find plenty of activities at Victoria Park to celebrate Australia Day Fun. Families will also enjoy live music, the kids’ playground and great food and drinks on offer plus for the kid’s there will be free soft serve ice-cream, watermelon slices and face painting!
Ipswich | Australia Day Family Fun @ Ipswich City Council Pools |10am-4pm- Make a splash this Australia day with free entry to the Bundamba Swim Centre, Georgie Conway Leichardt Community Swim Centre, Goodna Aquatic Centre and Rosewood Swim Centre. There will be lucky door prizes and a good old Australian BBQ at each venue.
Lawnton | Aussie Arvo – Free Pool Party | 2pm – 9pm – Bring your Brisbane Kids along to Lawnton Aquatic Centre to celebrate Australia Day at Aussie Arvo. This free pool party will include live Aussie music, rides, laser archery, games and competitions, bumper boats and a Splash ‘n’ Movie – Despicable Me 3 from 7.30pm on the big screen. A sausage sizzle, popcorn and fairy floss will be available on the day for only $1 each!
Palmview | Australia Day Celebrations @ Aussie World | from 8am – 5pm – Aussie World is definitely the place to be this Australia Day. Starting at 8am, there will be a day full of Aussie fun with live entertainment, games, rides and Aussie food. The highlight of the day will be the famous Dunny Race Championship along with Tug of War, Family Fun, Kids Activities and entertainment. It starts on the Aussie World Oval from 8am in the morning – with great coffee and Aussie breakfast. But the fun does not stop there, as Aussie World has over 30 rides and games the whole family can enjoy, including Leak’n Logs, water ride Plunge, the thrill ride Redback and fun Giant Slide to name but a few.
Redcliffe | Australia Day in Redcliffe | 12pm-7.30pm – Bring your Brisbane Kids along to Suttons Beach to celebrate Australia Day with lots of good old Aussie traditions including beach cricket, lamington eating competition and of course a BBQ. There will also be stand up paddle boarding, live entertainment and a huge fireworks finale at 7.30pm.
Samford| Australia Day at Samford Historical Museum| 9am – 2pm – The Samford Museum at Samford Village offers a unique way to celebrate Australia Day. You can introduce kids to the pioneering history of Australia through their displays of vintage vehicles and other historical items. There will also be a bush band, sausage sizzle, bush poetry and a native bee display. Samford Historical Museum is located on Station Street in Samford.
Sandstone Point | Australia Day Celebrations | Grab your togs and bring the whole family along to the Sandstone Point Hotel for their Australia Day celebrations. There will be so much for kids to do with waterslides, the playground and farm experience and of course acres of grass for them to run around and kick the footy.
Shorncliffe | Australia Day By the Bay | Enjoy a free sausage sizzle, live music, Peebo and Dagwood the clown, face painting, a jumping castle and the worls fanous Cotton Street Billy Cart races!
South Bank | Australia Day at South Bank | 11am -7.40pm – Celebrate Australia Day in the great outdoors! Bring along a picnic and enjoy the live music until Brisbane’s biggest Australia Day fireworks light up the sky at 7.30pm. The fireworks spectacular on the river will be the perfect way to end Australia Day celebrations for the whole family.
Springfield Central| Australia Day Celebration | 2pm – 8pm – Apart for the amazing lagoon and waterpark, Robelle Domain Parklands will become the ultimate Australia Day destination with a Quick bash cricket 20-Twenty match at 2pm, a movie at (6.30pm) and Fireworks at 8pm. Mixed in all of this will be market stalls and some yummy food at reasonable prices.
Suttons Beach| Australia Day in Redcliffe | 2pm – 8pm – celebrate Australia Day with lots of good old Aussie traditions including beach cricket, beach sack races and beach volleyball plus of course a BBQ. In the Garden, there will be live entertainment and games including Giant Beer Pong, Giant Jenga, and Tic Tac Toe and you won’t want to miss out on the Australia Day Toilet Races or the fireworks finale!
To stay up to date with all the awesome family-friendly events happening in Brisdbane take a look at the Brisbane Kids Upcoming Shows page, the Brisbane Kids Event Calendar or sign up to the Brisbane Kids Weekly Newsletter.
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