15 AWESOME sporty days out for kids

31 December 2016
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Get your littlies up and active with a great sporty day out. We share our favourite activities from across the region.


Little Days Out

Various locations and days
Brisbane Southbank

Head down to Southbank for a different workshop each week, including sporty sessions such as rugby and soccer. See the website for a full list of upcoming workshops.


Strike Bowling Bar

Open seven days
171-209 Queen Street Mall, Brisbane

The kids will have loads of fun trying their hand at ten-pin bowling. Refreshments and coffee are available so you can chill out while the kids are knocking down the pins.


Streets Beach

Open seven days
Southbank Parklands

Australia’s only man-made inner city beach is a great place to take the kids swimming. The picturesque lagoon is suitable for children of all ages and patrolled by lifeguards.


Flipside Circus

Various days and times
117 Mina Parade, Alderley

Fancy trying walking a tightrope or flying on the trapeze? Then head to Flipside Circus. They have a range of classes available to bring out your inner circus performer.


Victoria Park Putt Putt

Open seven days
Herston Road, Herston

Take up golf for the day on this challenging 18-hole mini golf course with great views of the city skyline.


Gold Coast:

Laser Clay with Time Out Adventures

Available seven days
RACV Royal Pines Resort, Ross St, Benowa

Why not try laser clay shooting? Hit as many clay targets as you can using a modified shotgun with a laser beam. Recommended for children over 10 years.


iFLY Gold Coast Indoor Skydiving

Open seven days
3084 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise

Experience skydiving indoors! Suitable for all ages, you can have all the thrills of skydiving while inside a giant glass tunnel of air, supervised by a trained instructor.


Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk

Open seven days
333 Geissmann Drive, North Tamborine

Enjoy an exhilarating walk through 1.5 km of forest floor trails, high-tech steel bridges, and a cantilever bridge 30 metres above the creek and rainforest.



Open seven days
Surfers Paradise or Coolangatta

Visit the largest indoor entertainment zones in Australia and let the kids run wild on dodgems, simulators, mini golf and laser skirmish.


Learn to sail at Southport Yacht Club

Various days
1 Macarthur Parade, Main Beach

Learn the fundamentals of sailing at the Southport Yacht Club on one of their courses for seven to 12-year-olds, or 13 to 17-year-olds and then hit the water for a funsail session on a weekend.


Sunshine Coast:

Caloundra Rollerdrome

Various session times
Caloundra Road, Caloundra

Get your skates on! Take the family to the Caloundra Rollerdrome for roller skating (February to September) or ice skating (October to the end of January). They also offer learn to skate classes.


Sunshine Coast Surfschools

Various days and locations

If your kids are dying to learn how to ride a wave, try at lesson with Sunshine Coast Surfschools. Available at three locations – Maroochydore, Kawana and Bribie Island – they’ll have your kids catching those breaks in no time.


Big Kart Track

Open seven days
Steve Irwin Way, Landsborough

Take on the track in a Subaru-powered kart that can reach speeds of up to 70 km/h. Race against your family, friends, or yourself!


Big Boing

Open seven days
Innovation Parkway, Birtinya

If your kids are bouncing off the walls, send them here instead! They’ll have stacks of fun on the large indoor trampoline park, complete with dodgeball, basketball and soccer spaces.


Bli Bli Aqua Park

Open seven days
David Low Way, Bli Bli

A water-based obstacle course that all ages (three and above) will enjoy. Tackle the inflatable slides, runways, jumping pillows and bouncers as make you way across the lake.


To read our article on the best theme parks in SE QLD, click here.

Written by

Kerry White

Kerry is the Senior Writer for Kids on the Coast and Kids in the City. Kerry moved to Australia from England in 2013 with her husband and two daughters. She worked as a sub-editor in London for seven years before she had her girls. She now calls the Sunshine Coast her home and is making the most of its glorious weather and beaches. She enjoys baking, especially when she has a glass of wine in hand, and is a part-time Psychology, Criminology and Justice student. She also shares her home with two cats and her daughters' imaginary dogs.

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