From lush parks to great beaches, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to fun things to do in Brisbane. Here are three things that will keep your kids busy and maintain your sanity during your next visit to the sunshine state.
Squeeze in some culture at the Queensland Art Gallery
Located on Brisbane’s South Bank, The Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) is the perfect opportunity to squeeze in some culture on your holiday. Inside, there’s an impressive Children’s Art Centre with two floors jam packed with interactive installations and art projects that will have your kids captivated for hours.
Best of all, there are plenty of events to keep your kids occupied while you sit back and take a well-deserved break. Your little artists can create an extraordinary paper hairstyle inspired by Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardottir, draw miniature enchanted spaces, or play within the projection activity. We guarantee, you’ll be left in peace as their busy little hands get creative.
Oh and did we mention, the Children’s Art Centre is free!
Meet some new friends on the shores of Tangalooma
You’ll create memories that last a lifetime with a boat trip to Tanglaooma Island Resort where you can meet some new friends. Every evening guests have the chance to feed the local Moreton Bay dolphins, getting up close and personal with these amazing animals in their natural habitat.
There are about eleven dolphins that regularly make their way to the shores of Tangalooma for a feed, to hunt, surf, and play around with fellow dolphins. Spend your early evening wading in the water while feeding the playful creatures as part of the Tangalooma wild dolphin-feeding program.
Not keen on getting wet? The jetty offers the perfect viewing platform to watch the wild dolphins play and show off while entertaining excited onlookers.
While you’re at Tangalooma, check out the ample activities like the banana boat ride, snorkelling and desert safari tours.
Enjoy a relaxing feed in peace
Dining at one of Brisbane’s best restaurants, such as the sophisticated Esquire, sounds tempting, but with picky, noisy eaters, let’s face it, that’s just a dream. The reality is you’ll want to go somewhere where the food is tasty, has a reasonably priced kid’s menu, and a place for kids to play without disturbing other diners. We’ve got the perfect place for you.
Everton Park Hotel is a family friendly pub with an extensive bistro menu, featuring pub classics like crispy beer battered barramundi and chips, as well as fancier dishes like the Merguez lamb croquettes with pistachio dukkah and tahini yoghurt. The kids are sorted with a selection of meals from ham and cheese pizza to crumbed calamari, all served with a drink and an ice-cream.
To avoid hungry, ratty kids ruining your relaxing night out, the Everton has a huge play centre that includes swings and slides, and they even have a PlayStation room for the older ones. Head there on school holidays and they can be entertained with clowns, face painting, and arts and crafts.
Whether dining indoors or out, you’ll have full visibility of the play area on the closed circuit TV’s located around the venue. You’ll also be happy to know your kids will be safe given all bar staff in Queensland must complete their RSA Online, enabling them to serve patrons in a responsible manner.
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