21 things to do with kids in Logan - Visit Brisbane

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21 things to do with kids in Logan

Daisy Hill Koala Centre

Littlies driving you loopy? Need to get them out of the house? Fear not, Visit Brisbane has wrapped up the best Logan has to offer to keep the kids entertained. From parks and playgrounds to food and adventure, many of these activities won’t cost the earth and they might just save your sanity, too.

Parks and wildlife

Tygum Park, or should that be paaaaaaaarrrrk? The pirate-themed playground is the hero here, so little swashbucklers can both play and plunder. If you time your visit right, you might also see model sail boat sessions on the lagoon.

It’s all about FUNderwood Hollow at Underwood Park. The awesome playground here wouldn’t be out of place in a Harry Potter movie, while the skate and BMX facilities will keep the little thrill-seekers content.

Berrinba Wetlands has a free interactive environmental education centre and is perfect for picnics and bike rides. There’s a heap of bird life to keep an eye on as well. 

Spot koalas, bandicoots, wallabies and bearded dragons at Cornubia Forest Park. If the kids are keen to get that little bit closer, head to the Daisy Hill Koala Centre. They can’t get a cuddle from the little furry ones, but the viewing platforms put them right in the habitat. Entry is free.

Darlington Parklands

Darlington Parklands is the ultimate kids’ destination with a 30m flying fox, pools, basketball court, fountains, fort, climbing wall, sand pit, climbing dome and a sports oval.

For something a little quieter, feed the ducks at Doug Larsen Park. There’s a pretty cool playground and, for those keen for a pedal, a BMX track is next door.

Logan Gardens is a family favourite, with safe bike paths, an all-abilities accessible playground and you can try your hand at disc golf or bocce.

If the kids are keen to wet a line, Logan River Parklands is a perfect fishing spot for the littlies. There are also barbecues by the river if you need to cook up the catch.

Riverdale Park has a parkour circuit and a basketball hoop, so the kids can expend a whole heap of energy. You can also bring Fido along thanks to a great off-leash area.

Let the kids make a "racquet" at Shailer Pioneer Park and make the most of the tennis facilities available. There’s also a shaded playground and a skate park if you’re keen to pack the wheels.

Action and adventure

Kingston Park

No doubt the big kids will be keen to join in at Kingston Park Raceway. Youngsters can do laps in the Rookie Karts and learn the finer points of driving on the Indy Circuit, while parents can use the pedals while littlies take the wheel in the dual-seat karts. There’s also a Kids Go Zone with computer games and rides. Prices start from $30.

Cable Ski Logan has plenty of options for kids who want to walk on water. From tubes to skis, kids over 12 can have a crack on the main cables while the little ones can join in Kids Clinics. Keep an eye on their school holiday specials as well. Gnarly.

Some pretty sweet adventures await keen kids at Thunderbird Park, just up the road from Logan at Tamborine Mountain. Fossick for thunder eggs, take your best shot at laser skirmish, go horse riding, play mini golf, feed the birds and explore the natural bushland. Entry is free but you need to pay for the activities you choose.

Food

Tots to teens will dig the yummy food and musical vibes at Eats & Beats, Logan’s monthly food truck market. Check out the website for dates and times.

You could take the kids on the tour of the chocolate factory, but the real action is in the shop at Poppy’s Chocolate. Tours are available Monday to Friday, while the shop is also open 9am-1pm Saturdays. Don’t forget to brush your teeth afterwards, kids …

The Strawberry Farm is ripe for the picking. Pack the kids in the car and head down to Chambers Flats where the littlies can pick their own strawberries on the farm (June to November) or get some fresh from the on-site shop. Strawberry ice-creams will be the hero of the day here.

Cultural

Family tour Beenleigh Historical Village

Kids can immerse themselves in history and explore buildings of a bygone era at Beenleigh Historical Village and Museum. There are plenty of hands-on demonstrations, and old-school machinery and artefacts.

Logan Art Gallery is the city’s artistic hub but there’s plenty on for kids as well. School holiday programs are always popular, but youngsters can connect with the exhibitions that filter through and the permanent works on display.  

Yugambeh Museum delves into the history of the Yugambeh Aboriginal people and provides special lectures for school-aged kids. The interactive centre delivers information in an immersive, experiential format.

Youngsters can take a step back in time and witness a slice of Logan from the past at Mayes Cottage. Explore the original hut and house, view artefacts and check out the barn and cream shed.

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