5 must-do free kids' activities in the Parklands - Visit Brisbane


5 must-do free kids' activities in the Parklands

Entertaining the kids is easy to do when South Bank is in your midst – make sure you check out these five must-do free activities.

Visit the Epicurious GardenSouth Bank

Start your child’s culinary education early at the Epicurious Garden. It’s bursting with seasonal, organic produce that they can touch, taste and smell to learn where their food comes from.

Have a barbecue at Picnic Island GreenSouth Bank

The barbecue is a great Aussie tradition for good reason – it’s simple, fun and delicious. South Bank’s barbecues are free to use and some of our picnic areas are licensed as well. Check out the details here.

Go for a stroll down the Clem Jones PromenadeSouth Bank

With views of South Bank, the city and the Brisbane River, the Clem Jones Promenade easily has some of Brisbane’s best views. If you’re more of a bike family, cycling is also welcome, and if you’re feeling generous we recommend popping into one of South Bank’s ice-cream stores (our favourites include Cold Rock and New Zealand Natural) for a sweet treat to eat on the way.

Take a dip at South BankStreets Beach 

The weather is warm, the sun is (mostly) out, it’s great exercise – this one is a no-brainer!

Explore the Nepalese Pagoda

South Bank

What better way to introduce your kids to a spot of culture than with a trip to the Nepalese Pagoda? Originally brought to Brisbane as the Kingdom of Nepal’s contribution to World Expo 88, the three-storey high pagoda is now located in the heart of the Parklands. It features 80 tonnes of hand-carved Nepalese timber and took more than 160 Nepalese families two years to build. It is also one of only three Nepalese peace pagodas in the world to be located outside of Nepal.

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