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Published August 23rd 2016
Location-based list of fun things to keep families connected
Here in Brisbane, we are blessed with plenty of sunshine and the school holidays provide the perfect space to explore all our river city has to offer. This location-based list of activities has been written to give families plenty of ideas to keep children of all ages happy and entertained. Please add any more school holiday ideas to the comments section at the end.
1. South Bank Parklands - wander around the tropical landscaped gardens which overlook the CBD. Highlights of South Bank include Streets Beach, Gallery of Modern Art, Sciencentre and Queensland Museum.
2. Streets Beach - swim at Australia's only patrolled inner city beach. This is the perfect place to build sandcastles, sunbake or enjoy the aquativity children's water park.
3. Gallery of Modern Art - visit the Children's Gallery on the ground floor to enjoy the interactive exhibits and hands-on activities.
4. Sciencentre - budding scientists will appreciate all the fun experiments to try at this popular school holiday venue.
5. Queensland Museum - there are always new and interesting exhibitions at QM with some impressive dinosaur skeletons and mega-fauna on display.
6. State Library of Queensland - stop into The Corner, a unique themed area for Under 8s with a selection of games and toys to keep them busy.
20. Queen Street Mall - every school holidays, there are children's shows on the stage at QSM. Enjoy a bit of retail therapy while you're there and be sure to catch the window displays at Myer Centre over the Christmas period.
21. New Farm Park - smell the roses, take a picnic and most of all enjoy playing hide and seek beneath the giant fig trees. This is Brisbane's favourite riverside park, which is easily accessible by Citycat.
22. Kidspace Playground - located in Chermside, this is definitely one of the best fort playgrounds in Brisbane.
46. Mt Coot-tha Lookout - enjoy the great perspective this lookout offers at any time of the day or night, with views to Moreton Bay, Brisbane CBD and Main Range.
47. Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens - it is really fun to take a picnic and enjoy the Hide 'n Seek Children's Trail. There is also a highly recommended Japanese Garden and workshops for children during the holidays.
48. Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium - any star gazers will appreciate a visit to see the telescopes here. There are daily educational programs teaching children and adults the wonders of the universe.
49. Walkabout Creek - see the quoll, wombat, snakes, kangaroos, pademelons, and platypus at this small but interesting environment centre. They run excellent Wild Encounters programs every weekend/school holidays.
50. Enogerra Dam- take your kayak, a picnic and swimming gear for a wonderful day splashing around in this freshwater playground.
51. Brisbane Forest Park - drive up to Mt Nebo and Mt Glorious to experience World Heritage listed sub-tropical rainforest.
52. Australia Zoo - meet crocodiles, tigers, giraffes, cheetahs, pythons, tortoises face to face. There are some great ranger programs during the school holidays here too.
53. Dream World - this is the perfect day out for any daredevils. Thrills abound on all manner of roller coaster rides, as well as the giant drop and .
Handy list for all year round- we are off to Brissy soon- not in school holidays but will surely refer to your list which I will take along. I really needed some ideas of where to take my grandies. Thanks! Vote- tick X