Brisbane experiences

Brisbane for Kids

Kids and Parents love Brisbane. The glorious weather means lots of out door activities, which means lots of energy is expended, which means tired little ones at the end of the day, which means more relaxation time for parents!

Queensland activities are often synonymous with water play, so here in Brisbane is a great way to have fun and cool down. There are pools, jets, fountains and environmental learning activities. Located next to Streets Beach on Southbank.

Rocks Riverside Park
Looking for Brisbane’s biggest park to let the kids run free, then here it is. The Riverside Park has sand pits with toddler toys, water park, flying fox, playground and some native trails to explore. Counihan Road, Seventeen Mile Rocks.

riverside park

Children’s Art Centre
Kids love to get their hands dirty when it comes to art, so here they can create and play in the workshops whilst creating there own masterpieces. For the real littlies, don’t miss Toddler Tuesday morning sessions. Located in the Gallery of Modern Art on Stanley Street.

Queensland Museum
This museum is great for kids of all ages. Play and learning is combined, so even the most active child will have plenty to keep busy with. Highlights are the Playasaurus Place, and yes you guessed it, a life-sized Tyrannosaurus Rex is in residence here; the museum zoo with prehistoric animals and something special for mum and dad, the café! Located on the corner of Gray and Melbourne Streets.

Queensland Museum

Some of the activities here are a real eye opener, and not just for the kids. You will learn so much quirky stuff about machines, the body, the world, science and just life in general. Everyone will leave here with at least one new amazing fact, and it really is a fun way to learn. Located on the lower level of the Queensland Museum, corner of Gray and Melbourne Streets.

Streets Beach
Its always lovely surprise to see a beach in the middle of a large city, especially if it’s a really hot day. Streets Beach is a man made beach but it has most things the real ones do, lifeguards, lots of sand, palm trees, cool water, the only things missing are the waves and Queensland’s notorious rips. The family could easily spend a day here, at the beach or the cafes and parks. Located at Southbank Parklands.

Wheel of Brisbane
If you would like a 360 degree view of the city and at the same time your kids can get their sky-high thrills then the Wheel of Brisbane will suit all. Cultural Forecourt on Southbank.

Wheel of Brisbane

Enchanted Forest Park
This is a great one for the littlies and is located in Ashgrove. There is a fort here, toadstools that tell stories and more fun. Frasers Road.

Brisbane Planetarium
Budding astronauts will enjoy the stories and displays here and on Saturday evenings you can view the night skies and try to find some new stars or even new planets!
Located at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mount Cootha.

Brisbane Planetarium

Alma Park Zoo
This Zoo has a big focus on Australia wildlife, but all the usual zoo favourites are here as well. You can purchase food to feed some of the animals. The Friendship Farm is very hands on. With the assistance of the keepers you can cuddle a koala or for the braver kids a baby crocodile! Located in Alma Road, Dakabin.

Alma Park Zoo

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