Top 10 Things for a rainy day

Although the rain can be a welcome change to our warmer weather, the risk of the kids catching cabin fever is high. But there’s no reason to be cooped up inside just because it’s wet outside. Brisbane offers a wide range of exciting indoor activities that’ll keep the kids – and you – happy.

1. Tiny Art

Taught by a qualified art teacher, Tiny Art holds art classes for children across two different age groups, with all materials and equipment provided. Based at Morningside, Tiny Art caters for children aged 2-5 and 6-13.

2. Movies + Max Brenner

Treat the kids to a movie at Cineplex where their tickets are just $4.50. Add some extra fun with a before or after treat at Max Brenner.

Sciencentre

3. Queensland Museum and Sciencentre

Brisbane’s Cultural precinct in South Brisbane is home to the fantastic rainy-day escape the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, which offers a host of education and entertaining activities for the aspiring scientist. Family passes cost $40.

4. Avid Reader

For the keen bookworm in your family, spend a few hours at West End’s Avid Reader, selecting from the range of children’s books. You’ll even be able to pick up a few tomes for yourself while you’re there. Stop and re-energise with a snack from the on-site cafe, before heading home to snuggle under the covers and read your new books.

5. Plaster Fun House

Creativity meets fun at The Plaster Fun House at Belmont. From just $3, children can unleash their inner Picasso or Monet and bring home their masterpiece. Open Tuesday to Sunday.

Grill'd Burgers

6. Bowling + Burgers

Lace up your retro bowling shoes for an afternoon of old-school fun with the kids at Strike Bowling. Finish the experience with a Grill’d Burger in the Wintergarden.

7. State Library of Queensland

The State Library of Queensland presents an exciting and diverse public program and almost everything is free! Kids can participate in writing, film and photography workshops where they will explore their creative side in a fun, exciting environment!

8. Iceworld

Rug up, lace up your skates and head to Iceworld for an experience that will have young and old alike laughing and having fun in equal measure.  Rinks are located at Acacia Ridge and Boondall.

9. Indoor Soccer/Skateboarding

Sporty types will love Ride On Indoor Park on Brisbane’s southside, where kids can try their hand at skateboarding or enjoy a game of soccer. They’ll love you for it.

Abbey Museum

10. Abbey Museum

A museum with a difference, the Abbey Museum is a little-known treasure showcasing world history in a unique and intriguing way. It also runs a children’s playgroup each week.

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