August 10, 2020

Top 5 Free Family Friendly Activities in Brisbane

Winter in Queensland is the perfect time to get outdoors with the family and explore the very best Brisbane has to offer. Time to get the kids off the couch and away from the TV!

Here are our FREE top 5 picks for family friendly activities within the Brisbane region.

1. Brisbane Botanic Gardens

Explore Mt Coot-Tha’s living museum at your own pace with their self-guided walking guides. With over 11 themed areas and 3 different guided walks, you can discover garden highlights including the Exotic Rainforest, the Japanese Garden and more!

Want to leave it in the professional’s hands to take you on a guided tour? Brisbane City Council also offers free guided tours commencing at 11am and 1pm Monday – Saturday's.

Opening hours: 8am - 5pm

Address: Mount Coot-Tha Rd, Toowoong QLD 4066

2. Have a picnic at the Riverside Green Playground

Dust off the ol picnic blanket, grab all the goodies needed to fill your picnic basket & head to Southbank Parklands. Offering a sprawling play area alongside picnic tables and barbecues, you will be able to relax along the lush grassed area at the Riverside Green Playground with views of the Brisbane river whilst the kids can enjoy the state-of-the-art play equipment.

Opening hours: 5am - 12am

Address: Stanley St Plaza, South Brisbane

3. Hike up Mt Cooth-Tha

Perfect for the active kiddies…Soak in the warm rays during Brisbane’s winter by hiking up Mt Cooth-Tha’s Summit Track, a 1.9km trail that finishes off with panoramic views of Brisbane. Starting from JC Slaughter Falls Picnic, finish the hike off by relaxing between the lofty trees within the picturesque picnic spots on the bottom of the track.

Opening hours: 6am - 7pm

Address: 38 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr, Mount Coot-Tha QLD 4066