25 best things to do in Brisbane with kids

Keeping your kids entertained can feel like a never-ending task. Sometimes, only a new experience can satisfy their curious brains. Luckily, Brisbane has plenty of family-friendly activities that are exciting and fun for kids of all ages. Here’s a list of 25 of the best things to do in Brisbane with kids.


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25 Things to do in Brisbane with kids

  1. Go on a Story Bridge Adventure Climb. Enjoy a thrilling experience climbing Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge with stunning city views.
  2. Watch a movie at the Yatala Drive-In Theatre. Treat the family with a retro cinematic experience from the comfort of your own car.
  3. Go on a whale-watching tour. Witness majestic humpback whales during their annual migration season.
  4. Explore the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium. Learn about the wonders of the universe with fascinating space shows and exhibitions.
  5. Visit the Brisbane Botanic Gardens. Take a leisurely stroll or let the kids run free through luscious gardens and diverse plant life.
  6. Explore the Sciencentre: Interact with educational displays that stimulate the mind and senses.
  7. Visit the Brisbane City Hall Clock Tower. Climb to the top of the iconic clock tower for stunning panoramic views of Brisbane city.
  8. Explore the underground tunnels of Fort Lytton. Travel back in time to the 19th century and experience what life was like for soldiers at the historic fort.
  9. Visit the Queensland Maritime Museum. Discover our state’s rich maritime history with fascinating displays and exhibitions.
  10. Visit the GOMA Children’s Art Centre. Inspire creativity and imagination with interactive art exhibits.
  11. Take a ride on the Wheel of Brisbane. Get a bird’s eye view of Brisbane from one of the most iconic landmarks in the city.
  12. Visit the Streets Beach in Southbank. Enjoy a man-made beach that is perfect for young families, with shallow waters and plenty of shade.
  13. Go on a river cruise. Take a leisurely cruise along the Brisbane River with breathtaking views of the city skyline.
  14. Visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Experience close encounters with Australia’s most beloved animals, including koalas, kangaroos, and wombats.
  15. Have fun at the Roma Street Parkland. Unleash the kids on an extensive parkland featuring various playgrounds, picnic areas, and stunning gardens.
  16. Visit the Queensland Museum. Explore our state’s cultural and natural heritage through educational exhibitions.
  17. Enjoy a family-friendly show at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Watch captivating performances by local and international artists suitable for all ages.
  18. Explore The Store of Requirement. Explore a Harry Potter emporium with themed merchandise and quirky displays.
  19. Join the Flipside Circus. Get the kids active with circus skills training and supervised performances.
  20. Jump it out at Urban Xtreme. Release the kids on an indoor trampoline arena, perfect for those high energy days.
  21. Go on a Treetop Challenge at Tamborine Mountain. Take on the high ropes course and ziplines surrounded by lush rainforest.
  22. Check out the Redlands Indigiscapes Centre. Learn about Australia’s Indigenous culture and the environment through interactive exhibits and guided tours.
  23. Take a hike along the Enoggera Reservoir Trail. Expose the family to our beautiful bushland, passing eucalypt forests, grassy meadows, and rocky outcrops.
  24. Visit Moreton Island. Enjoy a day trip or overnight stay at the world’s third-largest sand island with activities such as snorkeling, sandboarding, and dolphin feeding.
  25. Attempt a kid-friendly escape room. Work as a team to discover hidden clues and escape a mystery game room.

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By Claire Gilligan
WITH A FIFO HUSBAND WHO WORKS AWAY WEEKS AT A TIME, CLAIRE ENJOYS FINDING FUN, LOCAL THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO VISIT TO OCCUPY HER AND HER TWO GIRLS' TIME. ORIGINALLY FROM SYDNEY, CLAIRE AND HER FAMILY LOVE ALL THE THINGS THE SUNSHINE COAST HAS TO OFFER AND ENJOY SHOWING IT OFF TO VISITING FAMILY AND FRIENDS. Kids on the Coast is a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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