Where are the Best Places to Take Children when it's Raining in Brisbane

Where are the Best Places to Take Children when it's Raining in Brisbane


Posted 2012-04-15 by Jane Streetfollow

[ADVERT]Brisbane has an endless selection of fantastic outdoor playgrounds and parks to enjoy in the sunshine, but when it rains in Brisbane, it really rains. So where are the best places to take children for fun in wet weather?

Jump in Puddles at Hawthorne Park
Between Riding Road and Hawthorne Road

Why not embrace the rain, get the gumboots on and go splashing in puddles? Hawthorne Park arguably collects the best selection of puddles in Brisbane to jump in. There is also an excellent playpark if the weather clears.

Swim at Colmslie Pool
400 Lytton Road, Morningside

The indoor pool at Colmslie iis always warm and great for all ages. There is a two-level ramp which is shallow enough for toddlers to have fun wading along and a deeper area for more advanced swimmers.

%%Opening hours: Daily from 08.00 until 18.00 with some earlier openings and later closings.

Cost: Adults $4.60, children over 2 $3.30.%%

Learn about Dinosaurs at Queensland Museum
Queensland Museum at Southbank

Fun and free, the and Exhibitions/Exhibitions/Permanent/ENERGEX Playasaurus Place/Dinosaurs Energex Playasaurus Place exhibit at Queensland Museum, Southbank is a good place to hide from the rain for an hour. There are life-size replicas of a T-Rex and a Triceratops as well as some fun dino-themed activities including a cinema screen playing dance-along videos and a dressing up corner.

%%Opening hours: Daily from 09.30 - 17.00.

Getting there: By bus, train or Citycat to Southbank. There is $15 carparking under the Museum. %%

Cost: Free.

Go Scrambling, Sliding and Bouncing at Lollipops Playcentre
Homemaker City, 1881 Creek Road, Cannon Hill

You can guarantee that the children will leave Lollipops exhausted whilst the parents leave refreshed and rested, making this a favourite for everyone on a rainy afternoon. With a bouncy castle and a multi-storey climbing maze with slides and ball pit, not to mention spinning tea-cup rides, there is plenty to keep the children active for hours. The separate under-4's area and baby zones ensure that there are safe play areas for little ones. Children are tagged on the way in and cannot leave without the matching security ticket, so parents can relax with a coffee with extra peace of mind.

%%Opening hours: 09.30-16.00 on Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs and 09.30 - 18.00 on Fri, Sat, Sun.

Cost: varies (up to $11.90 for children and $3.50 for adults including coffee).%%

Where are your favourite places to take children in the rain? Add your suggestions in the comments section.

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