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Top 6 Things to do in Brisbane City With Kids

Brisbane City is full to the brim with exciting activities for kids and kids at heart. From interactive science displays, to sprawling markets, to ice cream at the beach – Brisbane has it all!

Read on to discover our top 5 things to do in Brisbane City with Kids.

South Bank Beach
Just off Stanley Street Plaza

We are not pulling your leg. Brisbane City has a beach. This man-made wonder begins next to the Riverside Green Playground (which is in proximity to a handy Subway) before hitting the main attraction – the sandy, patrolled lagoon area. The water continues down to a rock pool stream with BBQ areas and grassy knolls peppering its sides.
South Bank Beach | Top 5 Things to do in Brisbane City with Kids | Discover Queensland

Science Centre
Level 1 of the Queensland Museum, Corner of Grey and Melbourne Street, South Brisbane
A newer addition to Brisbane’s list of highlights, the Science Centre boasts 40 interactive exhibits to bring out your curiosity and intrigue your inner scientist.
Queensland Museums Science Centre aka Spark Lab | Top 6 Things to do in Brisbane City with Kids | Discover Queensland | Image by @qldmuseum via InstagramQueensland Museums Science Centre aka Spark Lab | Image by @qldmuseum via Instagram

Queensland Museum
Corner of Grey Street and Melbourne Street, South Brisbane
This colossal institute of permanent and changing exhibits displays natural history, cultural heritage, and human achievement with thousands of displays, interactive exhibits, innovative programs, activities for children and school holiday programs.
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Southbank Markets (Collective Markets)
Stanley Street Plaza, Southbank
The streets of Southbank come alive with arts, crafts, collectibles, designer fashion, unique toys, gifts, and more! Did we mention food? From churros and fairy floss to the famous roasted corn, the markets have plenty to choose from, and if you (or the little ones) aren’t impressed you are in the heart of the dining mecca.
Friday Nights 5pm – 10pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday 9am – 5pm
South Bank Markets | Collective Markets | Top 6 Things to do in Brisbane City with Kids | Discover Queensland

Catch the CityHopper Free Ferry
There is no better way to see the beautiful city than by water. Jump on the free CityHopper ferry to scoot around the city in style on the water.
Once you’re done on the ferry, you and your clan can carry on your adventure on the free city bus loop!
Catching the Brisbane Ferry | Top 5 Things to do in Brisbane City with Kids | Discover Queensland
 
Catch a Movie & Play Funhouse
Corner of Queen Street & Elizabeth Street, Brisbane City

If you head to Event Cinemas on the top level of the Myer Centre you’ll have your choice of current movies and afterwards you can let the kids loose in Funhouse packed full of arcade games for the whole family!
 
Funhouse in the Myer Centre | Top 5 Things to do in Brisbane City with Kids | Discover Queensland

If you haven’t already locked in your Brisbane CBD accommodation, we have some favourites we’d love to share with you.

Brisbane Marriott always tops our list as the service is second to none, the rooms are spacious which is great with kids, and the location on the water is beautiful. There is also a great pool, perfect for a dip on the warmer days.

Four Points by Sheraton boasts some of the most comfortable beds you can imagine (important after a day of exploring the city with the kids), amazing breakfast, and high speed internet throughout the property.

Lastly Mantra South Bank Brisbane is another favourite on the other side of the river. The dining here is incredible, the pool is perfect, and it’s in the cultural heart of Brisbane.

If you need any help booking your next getaway, call our friendly team on 1300 788 553.

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