Are you looking for some fun things to do in Brisbane without having to spend a cent? Here is a list of the top 10 activities you can do with the kids and all for free!
This is the number one free thing to do in Brisbane with kids. If you haven’t been you are seriously missing out. Despite having the best beaches in Australia, we had to go and create a beach in the middle of the city! That’s right, you can lay on the sand or paddle in the water overlooking the stunning Brisbane skyline. A must see.
Kids loves boats. Why not take them on a boat ride on the CityHopper, a cute little red boat that dashes from one side of the river to the other travelling between Sydney Street terminal in New Farm Park and North Quay in the CBD.
Love music? Did you know Brisbane has Australia’s largest free live music program! Local artists and touring bands perform on stages in the Queen Street Mall, Post Office Square, South Bank and other locations around Brisbane. A great variety of homegrown talent on display.
New Farm Park
It’s not hard to see why New Farm Park is one of the city’s most visited parks. It has acres of lush green lawns, beautiful trees and in spring you can see the blossoms line the pathway. Take the kids for a picnic, play a game of cricket or frisbee with the dog.
Explore the world through the eyes of the Queensland Museum’s Discovery Centre and Wild State Exhibitions. Entry is free and there are plenty of things to see and learn. Some exhibitions are ticketed if you are happy to pay a small fee.
Do you and your family have a passion for adventure? Why travel to the ends of the earth when you can hike and take in some gorgeous local scenery. Only 30 minutes from Brisbane CBD, you will find some great hiking trails just waiting to be explored.
Visit City Hall
You know that huge clock tower that fills the skyline of Brisbane? Well, did you know that you can travel up the tower and catch a glimpse of the city from up high? Take the lift that leaves every 15 minutes during opening hours for a ride up the clock tower in the original lift.
Swim at Wynnum Wading Pool
Popular with the kids, Wynnum Wading Pool was built during the depression of the 1930’s and is a tidal concrete pool that is fun at both high tide and low tide. Enjoy a swim during high tide or chase soldier crabs and play on the activity equipment during low tide. With yummy fish and chip shops nearby, it is a great day out on a warm sunny day.
Collect Herbs at Epicurious Garden
Get the kids excited about fresh food and gardening at the Epicurious Garden set right within the South Bank Parklands. If you drop in on Tuesday or Thursday between 7am – 2pm you can enjoy fresh pickings from the harvest cart.
Got an inquisitive little mind on your hands? Why not take them to The Cube within the QUT for an interactive learning experience. The worlds largest, your little thinker will have a ball with the hands on learning experiences on offer.
GUEST TRIBE ~ Mums of Brisbane
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