Your guide to a fun family weekend - Visit Brisbane

Your guide to a fun family weekend

You know what they say: work hard, play hard! After a long working week, weekends offer the chance for some golden time with the family – but with only two days at your disposal, it can be tricky deciding what to do!

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If there’s nothing you love more than chasing the kids through the playground, or catching the latest movie (and the latest batch of buttery popcorn, obviously), this list is for you. Check out some of the top ways to spend your weekend in Brisbane’s South Bank!

Dining out

Tummies rumbling? There’s no shortage of restaurants and cafes around South Bank. With plenty of family-friendly eateries available for lunch, dinner, or those "I’m hungry" tantrums, point your cravings south. We won’t judge you for staying later just to fit in an extra meal, promise.

The Collective Markets

In the market for a fun day out? We’ve got just the thing. South Bank’s famous Collective Markets offer a mammoth list of stalls for you and the family to explore. Wow the kids with works of art, search for homewares for the mantel in your living room, and grab a treat at one of the market’s lip-smacking food stalls. The Collective Markets run every Friday night and during the day on Saturday and Sunday – and what’s more, they’re right in the heart of South Bank, so the rest of the day is yours to enjoy!

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Snap a photo

Sure, those family snaps are more likely to wind up on Instagram instead of a family album these days, but that’s no reason not to grab that perfect shot! South Bank is a whole precinct of photo-worthy destinations, so grab that mega-pixel packed smartphone of yours and head to the Brisbane sign, the Wheel of Brisbane, or the iconic flower-wrapped arbour for your perfect shot. No filters necessary.

South Bank Cineplex

Raise the curtain on a leisurely afternoon! The South Bank cinemas are a fast favourite with young families, screening the latest in fun flicks every age group can enjoy. Grab your popcorn and head up the stairs for an afternoon in front of the big screen – perfect for rainy days, lazy days, or popcorn cravings you just can’t shake.

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