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Published December 12th 2018
The best things in life are free
There's no need to "break the bank" these school holidays with these free recreational options.
Splash 'n' Play Park Providence Parade, South Ripley
With water play areas, an impressive adventure playground and several sheltered picnic areas, this venue will please children of all ages. There is even an onsite cafe with a generous decking area overlooking the parklands.
Discovery Forest at Bob Gamble Park King Edward Parade, Ipswich
The Discovery Forest boasts impressive mature trees, thick canopies and cool temperatures. Little adventurers can explore the forest floor, climb and swing on a rope attached to a tall tree, enjoy wooden balance beams, cross a wooden bridge and climb through two forts.
River Heart Parklands Laser Projections 20 Bremer Street‚ Ipswich City
Explore 1.2 kilometres of pram and wheelchair accessible boardwalks. At nightfall children will be amazed by laser projections of mystical creatures Ippy, Limey and Stoney.
Robelle Domain Parklands 1 Education City Drive‚ Springfield
This beloved park is best known for its water play, in particular, the iconic tipping bucket of water. Water spouts and sprinklers entertain younger children, whilst playground and exercise equipment cater for all members of the family.
Orion Lagoon 155 Southern Cross Circuit‚ Springfield
Cool down by taking a dip at the lagoon or frolicking in the trickling waters and sprinklers. Lifeguards, onsite cafe and permanent beach umbrellas for your convenience.
Nerima Gardens Merle Finimore Avenue, Ipswich
Located within Queens Park, Nerima Gardens features stunning traditional Japanese gardens, walkways and a large lake. It is ideal for photographic opportunities and general relaxation.
Ipswich Nature Centre Golbey Avenue, Ipswich
Also located within Queens Park, Ipswich Nature Centre, showcases an array of Australian wildlife, including wombats, wallabies, emus, quolls, and a nocturnal bilby exhibit. The centre also boasts an enormous rainforest bird aviary and a small barnyard with resident chickens, goats, sheep and a friendly bull (if you visit around springtime, this menagerie also includes calves, lambs and piglets).
Whilst entry is free, donations are encouraged to assist with operational costs.
Situated along the banks of the Brisbane River, this venue is ideal for fishing and kayaking (swimming is not permitted). Family members of all ages will enjoy the outlook, with a shaded playground and nature play area for the children.
Bike Riding Haven, Sutton Park 61 Workshops Street, Brassall
Riders of all ages and abilities will appreciate a visit to Sutton Park. Featuring miniature roads, younger children will negotiate traffic lights and signs, roundabouts and a pedestrian crossing.
Older and/or more capable children will enjoy an extended network of bike paths and skate bowl.
Tucker Family Park Happy Jack Drive, Bellbird Park
The highlight of this venue is a 9m high custom-designed cube tower with an 18m slide. Family members of all fitness levels are catered for with an obstacle course, chest press, fitness bike and cross trainer and sporting courts.