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6 of the BEST toddler activities in Brisbane

Trying to keep your toddler entertained can sometimes feel like a full-time job. Getting out of the house and into various activities can encourage stimulation and learning. Plus, it’s a great way to burn off all that excess toddler energy! Luckily, there are plenty of toddler activities in Brisbane to enjoy.

Here are six of our favourite things to do with toddlers in Brisbane!


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6 BEST toddler activities in Brisbane


First 5 Forever Toddler Time

Where: Your local library or park

When: Weekly sessions

Cost: Free!

First 5 Forever is a state-wide government initiative designed to get little ones talking, reading, singing and playing. Weekly toddler sessions are run at local libraries and parks across Brisbane. Sessions are highly engaging, and encourage your little one to get social through singing, clapping and dancing. Find your local First 5 Forever events on the Brisbane City Council website.


Kids Collective at South Bank

Where: South Bank precinct

When: Spring & Autumn, Thurs 9:00am – 1:00pm

Cost: Free!

Kids Collective run weekly events open to the public during autumn and spring. You can come and go as you please, which can be very handy when dealing with toddler meltdowns. They are completely free, and often include engaging activities designed specifically for toddlers. Check the Kids Collective website to see upcoming classes and locations.


Art Play Date at QAGOMA

Where: Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), South Brisbane, QLD 4101

When: Autumn, Winter and Spring, Tues 10:15am or 11:30am

Cost: $10

Queensland Art Gallery is hosting a weekly event designed to introduce art to little people. The session goes for 45 minutes and includes an artwork viewing followed by song, music and movement with objects to engage the little ones. You can pre-purchase tickets or join the waitlist on EventBrite.


Sensory Playhouse

Where: Shop 17c/235 Sinnamon Rd, Jindalee QLD 4074

When: Mon-Fri (9:00am – 5:00pm) & Sat (9:00am – 11:45am)

Cost: From $15/week or $24 for a once-off visit

This top-rated play centre is only for under 5 year olds and focuses on early childhood learning. Sessions include sensory exploration through arts & crafts, music, play and bonding. The toys and atmosphere have been carefully curated to create a gentle and explorative experience. Booking is essential, so check out the available sessions and upcoming events on the Sensory Playhouse website.


Ipswich Nature Centre

Where: Queens Park, Goleby Avenue, Ipswich QLD 4305

When: 9:30am – 4:00pm (Closed Mondays)

Cost: Free (gold coin donation appreciated)

Designed to recreate local bushland wildlife, Ipswich Nature Centre provides a world of new experiences for toddlers. The park has various enclosures including a walk-through aviary, bilby den, and a farm animal petting barn. It’s also surrounded by Queens Park picnic areas and state-of-the-art playgrounds. No booking is necessary, and the paths are stroller friendly. See more at the Ipswich Nature Centre website.


Wynnum Whale Park

Where: Wynnum Esplanade, Wynnum QLD 4178

When: Open 24/7

Cost: Free!

One of the best toddler friendly water parks can be found on Wynnum Foreshore. The water park overlooks Pandarus Beach, and neighbours the heritage-listed Wynnum Wading Pool. It features a tip bucket and various whale-shaped fountains for your little one to explore. This coastal delight provides plenty of stimulating fun with sand and sea, so make sure you bring a spare change of clothes.

By Annie Mayer-Rayment

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