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Published January 7th 2018
Family Fun in Brisbane City
With so many events planned in Brisbane for Australia Day, it can be quite time-consuming finding celebrations that are designed specifically for children, or are inclusive for all family members. See below for 8 child-friendly Australia Day events:
Bring the family for a picnic, swim and free live music at River Quay. Celebrations close with a fireworks display from the banks of the Brisbane River from 7:30pm.
Australia Family Fun Day 26 January, 11am Jindalee Hotel Children can enjoy a Geckoes Wildlife show (from 1:30pm), jumping castles and face painting. A fresh juice bar and BBQ will satisfy all members of the family.
Australia Day Celebrations 26 January, 11:30am-3pm Victoria Park Golf Complex Purchase Aussie meals for the family whilst the children enjoy the on-site playground and scheduled activities such as tug-o-war, sack races, jumping castle, ping pong, giant outdoor games and face painting. Plus, all children receive a free "Aussie Maleny Dairies" soft serve ice-cream and watermelon slices.
This family friendly event is jam packed with fun - rides, games, backyard cricket, huge splashing kids' pool, barefoot bowls,live music, "Gumboot and Thong Throwing Championship" and fireworks.
Australia Day 2018 January, 9:30am-8:30pm Ferny Grove Bowls Sports and Community Club All members of the family can enjoy activities including face painting, thong throwing, barefoot bowls, yard games and water pong.
Live music, free scones upon opening and BBQ items available for purchase.
Australia Day Long Weekend 28 January, 11:30am-2:30pm
Sunnybank Community and Sports Club
Australia Day celebrations continue with a Family Fun Day. Children can enjoy a kids' disco and pat farm animals.
Free Movie In The Pool – Sing 26 January, 6-9pm
Hibiscus Sports Complex
Bring the whole family for a "good ole" Aussie Day Barbie and watch the movie Sing poolside (or in the pool). Food available for purchase.
Australia Day Celebrations 26 January, 12-6pm
Bulimba Golf Club
A day of family fun with egg & spoon races, table tennis, backyard cricket, thong throwing competitions, live music and an inflatable waterslide. Gold coin donation on entry.