Family fun at South Bank

Family Fun at South Bank

South Bank is well known for being an ideal place to bring the family and we've put together the ultimate guide to what's on offer.

Within the Parklands

This free water activity park in the heart of South Bank right next to Streets Beach has shaded seating, barbecue facilities, toilets and eateries nearby making it the perfect place to bring the whole family. Lifeguards are on hand every weekend and all through the school holidays.

Picnic Island Playground
Picnic Island Playground features an abundance of play equipment from swings to climbing structures as well as fun auditory equipment.

Riverside Green Playground
The new Riverside Green Playground opened in October 2015. The state-of-the-art facility features heaps of fun play options including nets, slides and skywalk.

Epicurious Garden
Visit our 'edible' garden and the little one's can learn about herbs, flowers, fruits and vegetables. You can even pick up free freshly picked produce from the harvest cart from 7am-2pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Within the Precinct

The Wheel of Brisbane
The Wheel of Brisbane is a must-do for visitors and locals alike. It offers a fantastic view of the city and South Bank and is great at any time of day or night – although sunset is particularly beautiful.

The Queensland Museum and Sciencentre
The Queensland Museum is an educational and fun place for the whole family to visit with a vast collection of historical objects and specimens relating to natural history, cultural heritage, science and human achievement telling the changing story of Queensland. The Sciencentre features an exciting range of permanent and changing exhibitions that offer kids (and the "big kids") an amazing, interactive and hands-on experience of science. Both the Museum and Sciencentre offer regular theatre shows, tours special events and school holiday activities.

The Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art
The QAGOMA Children's Art Centre hosts interactive projects, activities and publications for children and families, as well as specifically designed exhibitions and programs across the gallery's two sites. There is also Toddler Tuesday with games, storytelling, making and looking activities that help parents and youngsters connect with art.

State Library of Queensland
It may surprise you to learn that SLQ is not just about reading and lending books. There is so much for families and kids of all ages including art, history and educational displays, tours, programs to encourage family reading, awards for young writers as well as major exhibitions and school holiday programming.

Queensland Maritime Museum
Visit Queensland Maritime Museum to discover maritime treasures galore and get up close to vessels including HMAS Diamantina, HMAS Forceful and Jessica Watson's record-breaking yacht Ella's Pink Lady.

Want more family fun? Check out the upcoming events at South Bank.

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