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Top 10 Best Things to do In Brisbane With Kids

Guest post by Alex Mergler: Are you looking for the best things to do in Brisbane with kids? We’ve compiled a list just for you. We’ve got swimming, playgrounds, koalas, the Brisbane Wheel, and so much more. The list has something for everyone, kids and adults alike.

So, what are you waiting for? Here are the top 10 best things to do in Brisbane with kids.

Roma St Parklands

Roma St Parklands is such a beautiful place to visit in Brisbane. Amazing views, smells and tastes await you. We really enjoy the number of playgrounds it has to offer. If you visit during the night, you might even be lucky enough to see a FREE outside movie.

Check the parklands calendar to see if you will be able to see a movie. We saw Paddington when we visited. Entry is free and this is one of our favourite places in Brisbane.

Redcliffe Lagoon

As Brisbane is a really hot city, you’ll need to cool down and Redcliffe Lagoon is a great place to do that. Also known as Settlement Cove, we sometimes have our breakfast here on their barbeques.

The kids will swim until the food is ready, then they’ll eat, and go and swim again. There is also a huge playground suitable for children of all ages.

They really enjoy hanging their towels over a rope and gliding down to the ground. Add this free swimming hole to your ’must do’ in Brisbane list!

Brisbane Wheel

The Brisbane Wheel is a must try, situated in South Bank Parklands, you can enjoy marvellous views of the city. For a small fee, you can spend 10 – 15 minutes taking in all the views, whilst listening to information about the city as you ride in the air-conditioned gondolas.

We really enjoy learning about the history of Brisbane, and all that is has been through, including floods and repairs. Kids and adults alike will enjoy their time on the Brisbane Wheel.

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Urban Xtreme

If your kids are begging for some climbing, jumping, or running, Urban Xtreme is the place to go. With laser tag, trampolines, dodgeball, indoor skiing, ninja warrior course, play fort and café, Urban Xtreme is the perfect spot for energetic kids in Brisbane.

Our kids are regularly here, and we always struggle to get them out of the building, their favourite is the ninja course and the laser tag. Urban Xtreme has something for everyone.

Victoria Park

With mini golf, a playground, bistro, and heaps of fun activities for children, you just have to visit Victoria Park. If you visit on Saturday or Sunday, your children will be greeted with an outdoor jumping castle, and other fun activities (this is weather dependant, but it’s Brisbane, so you know…).

The mini golf is heaps of fun with lots of unique courses and obstacles. This is definitely one of the best things to do in Brisbane.

QUT The Cube

An interactive display, school holiday workshops and more, kids are bound to enjoy their time at QUT The Cube. The interactive display is lots of fun for all ages; the themes change all the time giving you a little surprise as it could be different to last time.

On the upper floor, children can play team games and 1v1v1v1 games, alternating all the time, the only difficulty with this, is that it’s often quite crowded and it may take a while for you to get a turn. The school holiday activities are great fun and the majority of them are free, just like the entire building.

Daisy Hill Koala Sanctuary

Who wouldn’t want to go see cute sleepy koalas, for free? When we visited Daisy Hill Koala Sanctuary, we really enjoyed ourselves. The koala sanctuary hosts a number of walks around the 435 hectares of eucalyptus forest.

If you’re lucky, you may even spot a few wild koalas or wallabies on your walk. The centre itself hosts a few interactive displays, along with the koalas themselves. When we visited, we saw a dress up vet station where your kids can pretend to cure the sick koalas.

Australia Zoo

Animals, animals, and more animals! A trip to Australia Zoo is worth it for children of all ages. When you visit the residents of this famous zoo, your entire family will enjoy everything they encounter at the zoo, from crocodiles to giraffes, the zoo has it all.

Along with multiple daily shows, and purchasable animal encounters, no-one will go upset. Oh, and did I mention, your entry is FREE if you visit on or around your birthday?

South Bank Parklands

Swimming, climbing, playing and more, everyone would love their trip to South Bank Parklands. With a swimming lagoon, an artificial beach, and multiple playgrounds to enjoy, kids and adults alike are guaranteed to have a fun filled outing, when you visit South Bank Parklands.

We really struggle to get our children of from the playground, and once they’re of that, we cannot get them out of the swimming pools. South Bank Parklands, really does, have something for everyone.

Get Out with Kids shares reviews of kid friendly places to eat, play and travel around Australia and beyond!

*For tips on things to do in Adelaide see here

*For tips on things to do in Sydney see here

*And for things to do in the Gold Coast with kids tips, see here.

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