Family Fun in Brisbane City

Family Fun in The City

Looking for fun and interesting things to do with the kids during school holidays or for a memorable family day out? We've compiled this list of great activities on offer in The City.

What's on these Easter school holidays 

Spend the day in Brisbane City with these cracking activities

Event Cinemas, The Myer Centre 

Catch the biggest family-friendly films on the big screen at Event Cinemas, on the top level of The Myer Centre. Catch new releases Zootopia (Disney) and Kung Fu Panda 3 (Fox) these Easter school holidays. The cinema also regularly offers promotional deals for families.

Roma Street Parkland


Jump aboard the Parkland Explorer at Roma Street Parkland. This trackless train provides an alternative to the guided walks within the parkland and operates every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm.

While you’re there, bring a picnic rug and use the Parkland’s many barbecue facilities, or visit the Melange cafe on site. The Parkland also offers beautiful large lawn areas, gardens and artworks you can explore. 

City Botanic Gardens

The Gardens Club - Picnic Basket

A must-visit for kids in Brisbane City is, of course, the City Botanic Gardens. It’s Brisbane’s oldest park, originally planted by convicts in 1825 with food crops to feed the prison colony. The gardens include ancient trees, rainforest glades and exotic species and run the full length of Alice St. It’s the perfect place to take the family for a picnic, or dine in at the beautiful The Gardens Club.

Strike BowlingWintergarden

Home to 12 bowling lanes and a laser-tag arena, Strike Wintergarden is a fun-filled paradise for children and adults alike. 

The Cube, QUT Gardens Point

Housed in QUT's Science and Engineering Centre, The Cube is one of the world's largest digital interactive learning and display spaces, consisting of 48 multi-touch screens soaring across two storeys. The Cube regularly hosts hands-on programs for kids during school holidays, with an exciting line-up of new coding, robotics, and technology-based workshops.

Littlies High Tea, Shingle Inn City Hall

For a memorable outing take the children to the historic Shingle Inn at City Hall and enjoy a traditional high tea on the first Monday of each month. It's a lovely way to create a beautiful family tradition.

Brisbane Square Library

Brisbane Square Library

Expand your child’s creativity and join the Brisbane Square Library for its extensive educational program featuring story time, entertainment and arts and craft. 

Bavarian Bier Cafe, Eagle Street Pier

Bavarian Bier Cafe

Bavarian Bier Cafe at Eagle Street Pier offers face-painting every Sunday from midday to 3pm. Plus a Kinder menu every day, including perfect meals for little tummies – and all for $10 or less.


While you’re in Brisbane City, why not take the kids shopping and kit them out in the latest looks of the season. The City has everything from department stores David Jones and Myer offering the latest designer looks for kids, and buys that are easy on the hip pocket from Target and Big W, to great Australian boutiques Seed Heritage, Country Road and Cotton on Kids. Plus there are delights for all tastes and ages to take home and enjoy thanks to the ABC Shop, Toys R Us and EB Games.

FunHouse and TimeZone

There is a whole world of gaming fun to have at FunHouse in The Myer Centre and TimeZone on Albert St. 

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