5 fun activities to do with the kids this weekend

With the restrictions easing in Queensland, it is time to get back to enjoying everything our state has offer. We’ve rounded up five fun activities to do this weekend with the kids – whether you’re looking for a day trip or stay-cay.


Twin Falls, Springbrook National Park

Twin Falls - kids activities in Queensland

Imagine travelling down a track and walking into a subtropical rainforest with cool streams, towering rock formations and incredible waterfalls see. Better yet, take the kids out and experience it firsthand. It is a four-kilometre trek, so plan to have a backpack filled with snacks and spare clothes (in case they get wet!). You’ll pass a bunch of ancient flora and fauna, which will open up to two giant waterfalls. Those brave enough to dive into the cool waters will be rewarded with a refreshing experience like no other!


Bird feeding at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat, Queensland

Bird feeding kids activities in Queensland

This has to be one of our fave activities to do with the kids!  Only 90 minutes from the Gold Coast, families will find over 160 sub-tropical bird species that will come and say hello by landing on your head, shoulders, or arms in return for some bird seeds. 

Visit Sanctuary Cove


No matter whether you’re after an outdoors adventure, a foodie trip to taste your way through the day or a relaxing stay by the pool overlooking the glistening water – all you need is a visit to Sanctuary Cove. Consider hopping aboard a sail charter with Gold Coast Sail, the kids would love the opportunities to sail the seas and topping the day with a delicious treat from one of the prettiest ice cream stores on the Gold Coast – Rose Gelateria. Decide to extend the day into the night at the InterContinental Resort, where the kids can dive into the Lagoon Pool and the parents can relax in the sun.

Putt Putt Mini Golf at Victoria Park, Herston

Victoria Park Putt Putt

We hear a family competition coming on! Challenge the family to a game of putt putt at Victoria Park. With an 18-hole course for all levels, it is a great opportunity to get the kids out of the house and testing out a new skill. Booking ahead of time is essential though, so make sure to get in quick! Plus – it may still be while away, but the team are planning the ultimate Halloween game – from a skeleton’s graveyard to a freaky forest. 


Glow Worm Caves, Mount Tambourine 

Glow Worms at Mount Tamborine

Everyone loves glow in the dark, but the kids haven’t seen anything like it yet. Walk through the caves hidden atop Mount Tamborine and be surrounding by little lights – the incredible glow worms. Not only is the magical experience unlike anywhere else in the world, it is also one of those fun yet educational activities for the kids outside of school.

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Written by Angela Sutherland

After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music.

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