AUSTRALIA: For families looking for things to do in Brisbane with kids, there’s plenty to keep the whole family happy. Take advantage of the idyllic climate and explore the great outdoors, have a cultural experience that entertains as well as educates and wear them out with a day of play.
Start by checking into the newly opened Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane
Adina Apartment Hotel Brisbane is set in a beautifully restored heritage building at 171 George Street. The hotel is within walking distance of Queen Street Mall the Southbank Precinct, making this the perfect starting point for your Brisbane adventure.
South Bank Parklands
South Bank really is a children’s wonderland and offers activities for the whole family. Taking a dip in the man-made Streets Beach is a rite of passage for every Brisbane kid and the water park is particularly popular with toddlers. The adventure playground will challenge children of all ages and there’s even the community garden Epicurious, encouraging exploration of homegrown produce.
Ultimate Xtreme Adventure Park
If you find that your kids have way too much energy, take them to Ultimate Xtreme Adventure Park in Hendra. Get ready for indoor skiing, snorboarding, laser tag and trampolining. We guarantee you'll have a good night's sleep.
Roma Street Parklands
This inner-city oasis offers a relaxing way to spend a few hours wandering the tracks winding their way through the lush subtropical landscape and past duck ponds teeming with birdlife, turtles and lizards. The upper parkland is home to the children’s playground, well positioned under the canopy of surrounding trees. Pack a picnic to enjoy on the beautifully manicured lawns.
Riverlife Adventure Centre
For the adventurous family, pay a visit to Riverlife Adventure Centre, below the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. Your kids will love the outdoor rock climing, abseiling and even roller blading.
Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre
For a hit of nature and up-close animal experiences, you can’t go past Walkabout Creek located just 12 kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD at the entrance to the D’Aguilar National Park. At the wildlife centre, kids can meet a platypus, kangaroo and wombat, or even pet a reptile during the ranger guided talks and tours held every weekend. Afterwards, go for a bushwalk and cool off with a dip in the Enoggera Reservoir.
QUT The Cube
It’s never too early for the kids to hit university with a visit to The Cube at QUT’s Science and Engineering Centre at the Gardens Point campus. The Cube boasts 48 multi-touch screens over two storeys, encouraging scientific and digital exploration. Hands-on exhibits include the popular Dino Zoo featuring life-size dinosaurs and interactive dinosaur fossil digs.