Are you a Brisbane local or planning a holiday to Bris-Vegas and want to experience everything the sunny city has to offer?
Children of all ages will be entertained, amused and high on life with these fun activities in Brisbane. Keep reading to find the best things to do in Brisbane with kids.
Aquativity – Free Fun
Aquativity is an interactive water-play park that features educational aspects and highlights the importance of environmental, urban and indigenous elements that are affiliated with the river.
Designed to encourage families to get outdoors and enjoy quality time together, the park offers BBQ’s, picnic areas and parking.
Located in South Brisbane, the Aquativity is open on weekends and school holidays from 10am – 5pm.
Location: Stanley Street Plaza. South Bank Visitor Centre.
Cost: Free Entry
Pack a picnic and enjoy a cheap and cheerful day with the family!
Lone Pine Sanctuary – Koala-tastic fun
Do Australian animals get you and your children excited? The Lone Pine Sanctuary is the perfect day out! Famous for their experiences, you can enjoy cuddling koalas, feeding kangaroos, close up animal encounters and so much more than you will see at your typical zoo.
Located only 12km from the city centre, you do not have to go far to feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The nature, animals and setting will take you to a calm and peaceful sanctuary while the children can learn and rediscover the simple things in life.
Opening hours: 7 days a week – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 708 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket.
Cost: Adult: $36, Child: $22 (under 3 is free), Family (2x adults & 3x children): $85.
You can learn more about the Koala Sanctuary here.
Sciencentre – Queensland Museum
With so much for the entire family to see and experience the Sciencentre is filled with fun, education and 100% hands-on experiences!
With exhibitions changing frequently, you will always be surprised with what you will find. From electricity shows, creative labs, body zone, action stations and much more, you will never be bored. While most of the activities here are for those a little older (I’d say 7 and up), there are still fun things for toddlers and little ones to do and enjoy as well. It is the perfect place to take visitors in Brisbane.
Location: Corner of Grey and Melbourne Streets, within the South Bank Cultural Precinct in South Brisbane.
Opening Hours: Open daily. 9.30 am – 5.00 pm.
Cost: Adult: $14.50, Child (3-15) (must be accompanied by an adult 18+) $11.50, Family: (2 Adults/Concessions & up to 4 Children) $44.50.
For information on current and upcoming exhibitions check out Brisbane Sciencentre here.
Treetop Challenge – ages 7 and up
Adventure, thrill-seeking and much more!
With six courses that spread among 10 acres of natural bushland, you and the kids can take on rope and climbing challenges. Hang from the trees, swing like Tarzan, balance on suspended bridges and let the thrill-seeker enjoy the rush in this exhilarating yet safe experience. Offering more than just the treetop challenge, you can also: camp, walk, hike, abseil and horse ride.
Location: Cedar Creek Falls Road, Corner of Tamborine Mountain Road, North Tamborine.
For more information on requirements, opening hours and costs, click here to visit the website!
Depending on when you plan on travelling with kids, it is a good idea to book your family accommodation in advance. Particularly during peak seasons.
It is advised that you also read the recent reviews on the hotel or AirBnb listing you are considering as often the images and details listed can be outdated. The last thing you want is to pay money for gorgeous accommodation and arrive at a dump. Brisbane accommodation can easily be reserved by using a bulk hotel website, this allows you to compare rooms, prices and availability without having to search individually. Learn more about things to do in North Brisbane.
There is no shortage of family fun in Brisbane, make your visit everything it can be and more.