Free Kids Activities In Brisbane

There are some excellent activities to keep kids busy during the school holidays without breaking the bank. Here are 15 activities, both indoors and outdoors, that are fun for the whole family. 

Bike Rides 

Pedalling along one of Brisbane's sealed bikeways is an excellent way to discover the city and the surrounding suburbs ...more

Bush Walks

There are lots of kid-friendly bushwalks around Brisbane including Greenes Falls at Mt Glorious, Boombana Circuit at Mt Nebo,  JC Slaughter Falls at Mt Coot-tha, and...more

Enoggera Reservoir

Join the ducks and waterbirds as you swim, kayak or canoe around this tranquil part of Brisbane which backs onto South D'Aguilar National Park...more

Children's Art Centre 

GOMA has a designated Children's Art Centre which encourages kids to get involved with hands-on art activities. This school holiday, activities include APT 10 Kids ...more

Hide 'n' Seek Children's Trail

This is an engaging way for kids to explore Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens as they follow the trail and learn about local flora and fauna, weaving their way through...more

Water Parks

There are a number of great water play parks in and around Brisbane that offer endless hours of free, splashing fun, from South Bank's Aquativity and Wynnum's Whale Park to Springfield's Robelle Domain and...more

Kids Parks

Brisbane has hundreds of parks and each one is unique and worth exploring. Some of our favourites are Calamvale District Park, Capalaba Regional Park and Frew Park at Milton...more

BMX Parks 

Brisbane and surrounding suburbs are home to some awesome state-of-the-art BMX bike parks including Australia's first international-standard BMX freestyle and skate park...more

Animal Spotting

There are plenty of places around Brisbane where you can spot animals in the wild for free including daily pelican feedings at Clontarf, cute koalas at Daisy Hill, kangaroos in the wetlands and...more

The Corner

This is a great hidey hole inside the State Library of Queensland, perfect for those aged under 8, with open-ended play opportunities, books to read and...more

Queensland Museum

The displays at QM are inspirational and open up plenty of curious questions for minds both young and old. There are life size dinosaur skeletons, a whale replica and fascinating mega-fauna facts to be learnt among other things...more

Rock Pools

Pack a picnic and your swim gear and go on an outdoor adventure. Cedar Creek, Currumbin Rock Pools and Rocky Hole are some stunning spots where you can get wet and...more

Queensland Police Museum

Open from Monday to Thursday on the ground floor of Queensland Police HQ is this fascinating little museum with exhibits tracing the history of policing in Brisbane and the chance to solve a crime...more

Brisbane City Hall

City Hall, Brisbane

Children and their parents/carers can ride the clock tower for free as many generations before have done, hear the bells chime on the hour, enjoy the view, then check out the Museum of Brisbane's fantastic school holiday activities.

Ipswich Nature Centre

Officially it's a voluntary gold coin entry but visitors are permitted to stroll through SEQ's best kept secret nature zoo featuring Australian native wildlife, baby farm animals and...more

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