Best Things To Do With Kids In The City

Think children and the city don't mix? Here are 10 great things to do with kids in Brisbane's CBD that can turn a trip to the city into a fun day out. 

APT10 Kids: Outdoor Gallery

Apt 10 Kids Outdoors

The streets and laneways of Brisbane City have been turned into a children's art gallery for the summer, the perfect way to explore the city's nooks and crannies and spot the fantastic artworks... more

City Botanic Gardens Playground

One of Brisbane's most enchanting playgrounds can be found down near the river in the City Botanic Gardens - an ideal place for a picnic and some time out feeding the ducks at the garden ponds...more

The Cube

One of the world's largest interactive digital learning and display centres, located within QUT campus is a must visit for science fans, with free fun hands-on activities for school kids, re-opening on January 17 ...more

Museum of Brisbane

Inside Brisbane City Hall the Museum of Brisbane has plenty of great creative activities for kids to do during the holidays and no trip to the city is complete without riding the lift to the top of the Clock Tower... more

Spot Animal Sculptures & Gargoyles

See gargoyles along the George Street buildings including old printing office and The Mansions, animal sculptures in Adelaide St lamp posts, kangaroos on George St & reindeer on Wharf St.

Strike Bowling & Laser Tag

Upstairs in the Wintergarden is this mini entertainment zone to break up the day, with a bolwing alley for all ages and an onsite laser tag circuit as well as upmarket burger and dumpling chains...more

BCC Library

The children's corner at Brisbane's biggest library is a great place to rest and take some time to chill out with a story book, with fantastic views across the river to South Bank and the Wheel of Brisbane...more 

Queensland Police Museum

Located in the base of Queensland Police HQ in Roma Street, this free museum takes an interesting look at the history of policing in Qld from the first settlement and has a solve-a-crime scene....more

Commissariat Building

For a small fee, enter Brisbane's second oldest building, the convict-built Comissariat stores to the first penal settlement, now a fascinating little museum with displays including some convict relics...more

Free Ferry Ride

From Riverside, take the little cross-river ferry hopper to kangaroo Point for free, then walk along the riverfront to Captain Burke Playground and tidal beach at the base of the Story Bridge.

Ride the free City Loop

Kids never get sick of jumping on and off the free red city loop bus, which is also a saviour for tired little legs a long way from their destination - check Translink for the route.

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