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Activities to Do in Brisbane with Kids

Things to do in Brisbane encompasses a visit to Koala Sanctuary, Local Markets, Cultural Centre, Brisbane Wheel, Boondall Wetlands, Play Golf at Victoria Park and Many more.

Discover some of the best things to do in Brisbane with kids by visiting its numerous kid friendly parks, museums and participating in numerous events that take place throughout the year. Let your children get introduced to a range of Aussie wildlife like Kangaroo, Koala and more by visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Mark your presence at the Queensland Museum and watch your children getting fascinated with the fossils at the dinosaur exhibition residing inside the Queensland Museum.

If your young ones show an interest in knowing about culture and traditions, then take them to the Cultural Centre where they can check out the different types of galleries. If you are still wondering about things to do in Brisbane with kids, you can take a Brisbane River Cruise and explore the beautiful city from a different perspective. Buy your children some souvenirs and eat tasty street food at various markets that are spread around the city.

Here is the list of best things to do in Brisbane with kids:

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Visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Spread across 18 hectares, this is one of the oldest koala sanctuaries in Australia. Founded in 1928, this sanctuary has more than 100 koalas that kids can get close to and get themselves clicked with.

There are also more than 50 types of species of Koala that are native to Australia and also comes with experiences like meeting owls and platypuses. It is carefully designed to make sure that tourists with special needs or those with mobility requirements will also be able to visit the museum and have a time of their lives.

708 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket QLD 4069

Tickets Price
: 35 AUD onwards

Take Brisbane River Cruise

Let your children watch the city from a whole new perspective by taking the Brisbane River Cruise. Unwind and see natural features like the Kangaroo Point Cliffs while passing under the iconic Story Bridge. During your river cruise, let your children discover the local flora and fauna, such as the fruit bat colonies that live in the riverbank mangroves.

Get a glimpse of Brisbane's past and present by looking at historic structures like Customs House in addition to the Treasury Casino and the towering high rises of the city centre.

Tickets Price
: starting from 100 AUD per person

Get on the Brisbane Wheel

If you are looking for kids activities Brisbane, then plan your visit to Brisbane Wheel, a giant wheel which can take you upto a height of 60 metre. Children love to hop on this unique ride that offers panoramic views of the city of Brisbane both in the morning and at night.

Every single gondola is equipped with an audio system that provides commentary on the city's history and famous sites, such as the Goodwill Bridge, Botanical Gardens and Mount Coot-tha.

: Russell St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Tickets Price:
15 AUDs onwards

Play Putt-putt Golf at Victoria Park

Let your kids have a great time by practising  putt-putt golf at Brisbane's Victoria Park which is a fully licensed course.

This unique game has 18 holes to shoot your ball to after completing several challenges like sand pits, water traps, crazy bridges and swinging poles. The gaming facility is an apt choice for a fun day out for families with their little ones as the children get to play games and eat tasty snacks in their fully licensed cafe.

South Brisbane QLD 4101

Tickets Price:
14 AUDs onwards

Visit the Markets

Buy your children some souvenirs from the available market and get the essence of the city by visiting its markets. A plethora of markets around the city and suburbs are organised during the weekend which offers its visitors a series of entertainment and food options. One of the favourite markets of children is the ‘Eat Street’ where you will find global cuisines on every Friday to Sunday.

Another amazing market where you can mark your presence is the Mount Gravatt Street Food which is a haven for food lovers.

Explore the Cultural Centre

Alternatively known as the Centre, the Cultural Center is the art hub of the city and occupies a prime location in Brisbane which you must visit if travelling with kids.

Take your kids to the Cultural Center so they can explore the various sorts of galleries if they exhibit an interest in learning about culture and traditions. Queensland Art Gallery, Queensland Performing Arts Center, and the State Library of Queensland are some of the popular places to explore. There are artworks and sculptures in these museums that have won awards and have been a part of prominent art exhibitions. 

South Brisbane QLD 4101

Visit Boondall Wetlands

The Boondall Wetlands is a must-visit for tourists looking for things to do in Brisbane with kids as  it will bring them closer to the goodness of nature. This place takes pride in being one of the premier walking tracks in Brisbane and occupies an important part in the overall greenery and ecological cycle of the city.

If your child takes interest in history then you must take them here as they find out a lot about the indigenous people besides different types of mangroves and grasslands that grow here.

31 Paperbark Dr, Boondall QLD 4034

Enjoy at White Ridge Farm

This is your chance for your children to try out fun things to do in Brisbane with kids by meeting farm animals and learn what it is like to have domestic animals.

White Ridge Farm is a home to different types of animals like chickens, ducks, goats, alpacas, and horses. Apart from getting close to the animals, there are experiences that tourists looking for things to do in Brisbane with kids can try out like tractor rides and horse riding. Children can also dig for fossils of dinosaurs in the sandpit park designed exclusively for this. 

: 130 Hamilton Rd, Elimbah QLD 4516

Tickets Price
: 14 AUDs onwards

Slideways Go Karting

The Slideways Go Karting is designed in a European style with two levels which will surely fascinate the young visitors.

The tracks are more than 400 metres long and come with ample opportunities to experience the rush of adrenaline as you race around. The indoor track of go karts are carefully designed to make sure that racers have a safe time while enjoying the sport despite unfavourable weather conditions. Exploring this child-friendly attraction that features an indoor track to race is certainly among the most exciting things to do in Brisbane with kids. 

870 Kingsford Smith Dr, Eagle Farm QLD 4009

Tickets Price
: 72 AUDs onwards

Explore Queensland Museum

Learn about the changing history of Queensland by visiting this museum of natural history, cultural heritage, science, and human achievement.

Tourists looking for fun things to do in Brisbane with kids can check out the free dinosaur exhibition that is inside the museums. Let them get amazed by looking at the fossils and the bones that have been excavated from dug up sites. They can also check out the science bar to learn a thing or two about science by looking at the live experiments and gaining hands-on learning too.

Grey Street &, Melbourne St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

People Also Ask About Brisbane

  1. How much does it cost to visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Brisbane?

    Tickets to the Lone Pine Koala Wildlife Sanctuary starts from 35 AUDs. Children aged 2 years and below can enter the park free of cost. Tickets are not only priced differently for both adults and kids, but also come with different combination prices in case tourists are visiting this sanctuary as a family and want to avail a discount. Tickets can be booked well in advance through the online ticketing portal. It is also recommended that tourists show some sort of ID proof to claim the discount.
  2. What are the adventure things to do in Brisbane?

    If you are looking forward to satiating your adrenaline rush in Brisbane, you can try kayaking on the Brisbane river or jet skiing on the river bay. Rock climbing at kangaroo point, and skydiving are some of the other most sought adventure activities that are worth trying out in Brisbane.
  3. Which are the best water parks in Brisbane?

    Firmstone Water Play Park, Boat Pool, Chermside Aquatic Centre, and Riverheart Parklands are some of the most sought after and the best water parks in Brisbane that you can visit with your family.
  4. How long does the Wheel of Brisbane ride go for?

    The single ride of the Wheel of Brisbane can go as long as 10 to 15 minutes, and during the total time spent, the wheel completes 4 rotations.
  5. What is the best month to go to Brisbane?

    March to May,  the shoulder season is the best time to visit Brisbane as this is the time when the Southern Hemisphere experiences the autumn season, making it perfect for exploration.
  6. How many days are enough to visit Brisbane?

    If you are planning to explore only the highlights of the city, then on an average, 2 to 3 days will be enough. However, if you are planning to explore all of Brisbane by checking out the fun things to do in Brisbane with kids, you can plan up to 5 to 7 days.
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