Amazing outdoor kids activities
Sometimes, you just need to let the kids run wild. Whether they’ve spent all week cooped up in a classroom, haven’t run off that school holiday excitement yet, or just seem to have forgotten the existence of ‘inside voices,’ a day in the great wide outdoors can do a world of good.
Luckily, that’s where the South Bank Parklands come in handy! The huge expanse of parks, playgrounds, and place to explore are your chance to set the little ones free in an open space. It’s time to make some noise.
The Boat Pool
Here’s a sure way to tire out the little ones – South Bank’s Boat Pool is great for a few hours of splashing and paddling, without needing to pack the kids in the car for an hour. Bonus? You’ll be swimming in quiet time once they’re home from this adventure.
Riverside Green Playground
Give your lounge room furniture a break from its role as secret cubby house or trampoline – there’s no better spot for excess energy than South Bank’s world-class playground. With a pirate ship, skywalk, and giant hamster wheel just some of the attractions here, kids of all ages will love spending an afternoon on this playground – and parents will love a quiet moment on the lawn, coffee in hand.
The Collective Markets
In the market for a fun family outing? Spend the day exploring South Bank’s famous weekend markets, with over 80 vendors touting goods every Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday. The kids can explore a maze of exciting wares set throughout Stanley Street Plaza, with street food, drinks, and face painting to keep them entertained.
Time to ship out! Add a trip on the CityCats to your day in South Bank. With wind sweeping back their hair and sun on their face, kids will love pointing out different Brisbane attractions along the river.
Family thyme never looked better (wink, wink!). Dressed in herbs, fruits and veggies, South Bank’s Epicurious Garden is a chance to explore and learn about gardening in the open air. What’s more – from 7am-2pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, you and the kids can nab some free produce grown right there in the garden!
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