Top 10 Things for a rainy day

Although the rain can be a welcome change from 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

Number one about having fun, Tiny Art holds art classes for kids across a few different age brackets and provides all materials and equipment. Based out of Morningside State School, it also does adult workshops – everyone can learn a thing or two and stretch their creative muscles. Classes from $25. 

2. Movies + Max Brenner

Treat the kids to a movie on the silver screen at the South Bank Cineplex. Huge screens, plenty of cinemas and cheap tickets make a great - and quiet, for once - outing. Add some extra fun with a before or after treat at Max Brenner. 


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  hands-on 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 in Carina. For between $5 and $20, the kids can unleash their inner Picasso or Monet and bring home their masterpiece. Open Tuesday to Sunday outside holidays; open seven days a week during the holidays. Put aside an hour or two.

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. For the more energetic kids and adults there's also an indoor laser skirmish room, karaoke and escape rooms perfect for the problem solver. Grab food and drinks from the bar or 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! Or treat it like the library it really is and register so you can loan books, movies and TV shows from the vast collection. 

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. Sessions run from an hour and a half to two hours and rinks are located at Acacia Ridge and Boondall. Adults $17, 6-14 year-olds are $15 and under 5s are $10.

9. Indoor skating

Sporty types will love RampAttak up in Geebung. This indoor skatepark, skate shop and scooter shop will give the thrill seekers an energetic way to spend half a day. Sessions from 12-6pm every day are mixed and open while certain sessions are restricted to the under 12s, scooter riders or BMX only. Check their site for more details

10. Abbey Museum

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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