Moved to Brisbane recently? Looking for ideas to entertain the kids for an hour or a weekend? Look no further – we’ve got you covered with following 10 things to do on hot days, rainy days, quiet days or adventure days with children.
Connect with Wildlife
Brisbane has a wide range of wildlife parks, zoos and animal farms where you can view and interact with creatures big and small from koalas and kangaroos, to donkeys and ostriches!
- Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane
- Daisy Hill Koala Centre, City of Logan
- Walkabout Creek Wildlife Centre, Brisbane
- Ipswich Nature Centre, Queens Park
- Birds of Prey, O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Scenic Rim
- Australia Zoo, Moreton Bay Region
- Brisbane Valley Ostrich & Fish Farm, Somerset
- Ottaba Llamas, Somerset
- White Ridge Farm, Elimbah, Moreton Bay Region
- Mountview Alpaca Farm, Scenic Rim
Learn about how food grows
Not far from Streets Beach the kids can discover exotic plants, fragrant herbs, talk to their dedicated gardener volunteers (onsite at various times throughout the year), and learn about inner-city gardening at South Bank’s tranquil Epicurious Garden.
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Visit the Steam Train Workshop Museum – Steam Train ride
Travel through Brisbane on a historic steam train and relive the splendour of a bygone era. Pass through city stations and enjoy river crossings on your journey aboard vintage carriages.
Roma Street Parkland Explorer
Journey through the Parkland’s towering trees, flourishing blooms and gleaming water features – you can also enjoy an audio presentation that showcases scenic highlights on the way.
Escape to an island
Moreton Island and North Stradbroke Island are perfect getaways from the city life for all ages. Where you will get to enjoy the golden, sandy beaches and refreshing aquatic waters, that comes packed with activities to keep you busy for a whole day.
Mini golf at Victoria Park in Herston
The mini golf course at Victoria Park in Herston has a fantastic 18-hole course that weaves around rocky terrain, swinging poles, sand and water traps and more.
Explore the state and national parks around Brisbane
- Moreton Island National Park, Moreton Island
- Fort Lytton National Park
- Samford Regional Park
- Teerk Roo Ra National Park, Moreton Bay
- Venman Bushland National Park and Daisy Hill Regional Park
You’ll find scattered across the city world-class art galleries and interactive museums that delve into both the past and present. From naval vessels to contemporary art, Brisbane’s vibrant arts and culture scene is on show for the world to see.
- The Henderson Gallery
- Brisbane Tramway Museum
- Queensland Museum & Science Centre
- Queensland Maritime Museum
- William Robinson Gallery
- Queensland Police Museum
Tree Top Challenge
Located at Tamborine Mountain and inside the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. At Currumbin, the zip lines are high above many iconic animal enclosures, giving you the experience of zip-lining over crocodiles, kangaroos and dingoes. While at Tamborine Mountain you will experience stunning rainforest and massive heights on Australia’s Largest Guided Zipline Tour and TreeTop Adventure Park!
Join Guided bike tours of Brisbane
Most of the bicycle tours are fully guided by a Brisbane locals with extensive knowledge of the city and combine historical sites and cultural attractions with a true insider’s guide to local bars, dining options, events and attractions.
Brisbane is a vibrant city packed with tons of activities and things to do with kids in Brisbane city limits