From toddlers to teenagers: five things to do in Brissie with kids

From toddlers to teenagers: five things to do in Brissie with kids
22 June 2021

Heading to Brisbane for some Queensland sunshine this winter?

Brissie is an excellent city for family trips, but finding things to do that are fun, distracting from devices, and which please all interests requires thought and planning.

That’s why we’ve put together five kid-friendly things to check while you’re on holiday in Brisbane. (Local yourself? You might find a couple of unknown gems on the list!).

We’d be crazy to not suggest taking the easy way from the airport to the city (and back!) by pre-booking your Brisbane SkyBus ticket online. Kids travel for just $2, and adults from $15, one way.

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For those flying into Brisbane Airport, SkyBus will take you express to Brisbane city for just $15 one way and just $2 for kids.

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1. Brisbane’s parklands

Brisbane has some of the most enviable parks in the state – from spectacular water views to imagination-feeding playgrounds, grab the picnic rug, pack the snacks and head to any of the parks listed on this Brisbane’s best parks list.  

PS. Roma Parklands has a free motorised train called the Parkland Explorer – a toddler’s (and parent’s) dream! 

2. Winter… what winter?

With average daytime high temperatures in the low to mid 20s, you can still set the kids free on South Bank’s very own man-made beach in the heart of the city. Complete with sand for sandcastles and an interactive water-play park for the youngsters, this is heaven on earth for the little ones missing beach visits. If the weather is no good, there are still a range of wet weather friendly activities on offer these school holidays.

3. Cuddle a koala, tickle a kangaroo!

The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary isn’t just home to fluffy koalas. You can also hand-feed kangaroos, get your pic snapped with a dingo, or watch a sheep dog take on a series of challenges. Home to more than 70 Australian native animals and managed by enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff, this is the perfect holiday treat. 

For added fun, arrive by river cruise – the Mirimar departs from the Cultural Centre Pontoon in South Bank daily.

More info: click here.   

4. Burn that energy!

The Riverlife Adventure Centre is located at the foot of Kangaroo Point Cliffs and offers a host of energy-burning, adrenalin-churning fun including the six-hour action packed Riverlife Adventure Ranger Camp for those with extra enthusiasm. Activities include rock climbing, abseiling, kayaking, laser tag, bike riding and rollerblading. 

Don’t worry safety equipment is included and each activity is supervised by a qualified adventure instructor.

More info: click here.

5. Be a city hopper on the CityHopper

Jump on the free CityHopper at any of the six stops between North Quay in the CBD and Sydney Street in New Farm. The new modern ferries known as “KittyCats” have wide panoramic windows, so you can simply relax and take a gander at the sights along the way, or jump off and explore at a stop that takes your fancy. 

You can see the sun rise and fall over the River City if you wish, because this service runs every 30 minutes from 5:30am until midnight.

More info: click here.