Most kids can’t wait for their next opportunity to wear themselves out while exploring the world around them. Lucky for parents, Brisbane has a wide range of activities that will keep children entertained, no matter what their age, interests or attention spans – or how deep mum or dad’s pockets may be. From central museums that will expand children’s minds and help them to develop critical thinking skills, to green spaces where they can run wild and connect with Mother Nature, there’s something for every kid to enjoy. Here are the best Brisbane activities for kids.
A bustling Asian-style night market by Hamilton Wharf, Eat Street Northshore makes dinnertime a blast for kids of all ages. Open on Friday and Saturday evenings from 4pm, and on Sundays from noon until 8pm, the market boasts 180 dining and entertainment shipping containers to choose from, with plenty of exotic dishes from around the world to tempt even the fussiest of eaters. Don’t forget to bring some cash, as entry is 3 Australian dollars (£1.66) and some stalls don’t accept cards.
The first art gallery in Australia to create a permanent, dedicated gallery space for children, Ipswich Art Gallery was founded on the principle that learning starts with interactive play. The gallery’s rolling exhibitions and activities for children involve exploring interactive spaces and getting hands-on by creating art or testing their problem-solving skills on kid-friendly building projects such as constructing a ball run. If you have any Thomas the Tank Engine fans in tow, stop by the multi-award-winning Workshops Rail Museum while you’re in Ipswich.