10 Family friendly things to do with the kids in Brisbane in 2021

Are you looking for fun things to do in Brisbane with the kids? We’ve compiled the ultimate list of things to do for your next family adventure!

1. Cultivate the inner artists at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art

Brisbane’s cultural precinct on the riverside of South Bank, is home to the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). There’s plenty to entertain the whole family and GOMA even has a permanent and dedicated art centre for kids with changing exhibitions and activities. Also nearby are the Queensland Museum, Sciencentre, State Library of Queensland and Queensland Performing Arts Centre.


2. Cuddle a koala at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the first and oldest koala sanctuary in the world located about 12km from Brisbane’s city centre. In addition to cuddling a Koala, take the kids to hand feed the kangaroos or experience the dingo and reptile encounters. Kids can even discover what it would be like to be a keeper for a day, helping with cleaning, feeding and care of the animals.

3. Putt Putt Party at Victoria Park

What’s better than a playful game of putt putt? You don’t have to be an expert at golf to have fun at Victoria Park Golf Complex. After working your way through around 18 holes of sand and water traps, rocky terrain, over bridges and through lush gardens, stop at the bistro which is open all day and serves a range of family-friendly options from Dutch pancakes with berries to mini cheeseburgers.. Even better, the kids can keep on playing in the wooden playground beside the outdoor seating of the bistro.

4. Become a farmer for the day at Tommerup’s Dairy Farm

Let the kids experience a taste of life on the farm at Tommerup’s Dairy Farm and Farmstay. It’s an authentic sixth-generation working dairy farm offering guests a genuine farm holiday adventure in a beautiful setting. Much like the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, at Tommerup’s Dairy Farm, the kids can find out what it’s really like to work on the farm by helping to milk cows and feed the pigs, sheep, calves and goats.

5. Learn some new skills at the Flipside Circus

Ever wanted to run away and join the circus? Here’s your chance! Flipside Circus offers a year-round program of circus classes and school holiday workshops for the whole family with experiences starting from the age of 12 months. The kids will love the opportunity to learn to swing on the trapeze, juggle, spin plates, and more!

6. Gaze at the heavens at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

Head out of this world and set your eyes to the skies at The Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium: the perfect place for the whole family to learn about stars, planets and outer space. There’s so much to do from checking out the constellations in the night sky in the cosmic skydome to exploring fragments of asteroids.

7. Indulge your curiosity at the Queensland Museum

There are few better places to make new discoveries than at the Queensland Museum. Begin at the Discovery Centre to discover the always changing amazing exhibits that will help you learn about our remarkable Australian animals and amazing artifacts that tell us about people and places. Topics change regularly; you never know what you might find.


8. Explore the Roma Street Parkland

Looking for an outdoor adventure close to Brisbane’s city centre? Take the whole family to wander through the gardens and sprawling lawns of the Roma Street Parkland. You can even pack a picnic and utilise one of the parklands’ many barbecues or let the kids run around the playgrounds or enjoy the year-round calendar of events. You can also book a free guided tour that the whole family is sure to enjoy.

9. Get lost in another world at the State Library of Queensland

The State Library of Queensland has a special Kids Corner with reading fun and games. Perfect for families, there are a range of creative and hands-on experiences for kids including a digital exhibition, online games and reading activities.

10. Venture through a portal at Arcadium Adventures

For the ultimate adventure, head through the portals at Arcadium Adventures. Explore the Realm of Mystery or wander through the Realm of Magic, there’s something for everyone in the family at Arcadium Adventures. Don’t just believe us though, learn more from your fellow adventurers at Family Holiday Destinations. And remember, there’s always more than meets the eye at Arcadium Adventures.

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