Rainy day activities for kids at South Bank - Visit Brisbane


Rainy day activities for kids at South Bank

Ah the rain. It’s essential for life, but it can also make entertaining the kids really difficult! Here’s some rainy-day ideas to use up their energy at South Bank.

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Explore the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre

No matter if you’ve already been – Queensland Museum and Sciencentre have multiple exhibitions and activations that change throughout the year. Check out the program to see what’s new


Check out GOMA’s kids' activities

GOMA is not just for the big kids – it also has a calendar of children’s activities and exhibitions all year round, and a lot of it is free. Check out the events program to see what’s on and when.

Cowch South Bank

Go for dessert

South Bank is one of Brisbane’s most loved dessert havens. If you’re looking to treat your kids to a tasty snack, choose from Cowch or Max Brenner. They both have indoor or undercover seating, so you won’t get wet.


Catch a flick

It’s a rainy-day classic and with good reason, seeing a movie is just so much fun! South Bank Cineplex is also easy on your wallet, with tickets costing nearly half what other cinemas charge. Find out the pricing and what’s on at the website.

Lose yourself at SLQ

When the rain is pelting down, nothing is more satisfying than cosying up with a good book. SLQ has plenty to read and it’s all free! It also has free craft, music and drama activities year round. Check out the calendar for details.

See a show at QPAC

If you’re in a theatre kind of mood, jump on the QPAC website and scoop up a remaining ticket to one of its family shows. Shows change throughout the year, so check out the program to see what’s on

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