Spend a day in Brisbane with kids

Brisbane is one holiday destination that is loved by one and all, regardless of age. While adults can have a good time exploring the cosmopolitan city, kids also have plenty of attractions to look forward.

If you’re planning an upcoming Brisbane holiday with your family, then you should keep a day aside for the kids. There are so many kid-friendly attractions in Brisbane that you’ll need a full day to explore the best of them.

As a Brisbane local, today I will offer you a full-day itinerary of how you can best spend a day in our city with your kids. Follow this itinerary, and you’re sure to make your Brisbane family holiday fun and memorable one!

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Start your day at 9 am by visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the largest sanctuary for koalas in the world. It is about a half hour drive away from Brisbane city and is one attraction not to be missed. While you and your kids will love cuddling the koalas, there are also plenty of lorikeets, kangaroos, platypuses and other exotic wildlife at this nature reserve.

Plus, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary has been upgraded over the years to provide you with added facilities. Along with the animals, you’ll find wireless phone charging stations, USB stations and high-speed Wi-Fi in certain areas. There’s also a café to keep your appetite in check.

Spend 2-3 hours at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary before you head back to Brisbane city. And, make sure to capture some wonderful memories with your camera while you’re there.

Queensland Museum and Science Centre

Queensland Museum

Queensland Museum

From Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, head to South Bank to the Queensland Museum and Science Centre. This museum is the state’s centre for cultural heritage, natural history, human achievements, and science.

There are several exhibits and innovative collections in this museum that offers kids an educational experience in a fun way. The kinetic displays and interactive experiments are sure to keep your kids engaged. You can take this time to relax at the café or engage in the experiments yourself.

Spend a couple of hours at the Queensland Museum before stopping for some lunch. You’ll find plenty of dining options in and around South Bank, so you won’t have to travel far.

Wheel of Brisbane

Wheel of Brisbane

After lunch, take your kids to the Wheel of Brisbane, which is located right next to the Queensland Museum and Science Centre. The Wheel of Brisbane is a 60m tall giant wheel which offers you panoramic views of our city. It is safe for kids and the wheel experience lasts about 12 minutes.

The sights you’ll get to experience from the top of the Wheel of Brisbane are unparalleled, and your kids will make fond memories also. It is one of the best vantage points of our city, so don’t miss it.

New Farm Park

New Farm Brisbane

When you’ve had your fill of the Wheel of Brisbane, take a 15-minute drive to New Farm in Brunswick Street. New Farm Park is a village which is famous for picnickers and families. New Farm Park contains lush green lawns, stunning natural beauty and offers plenty of open space as well. You can choose to have a little picnic, BBQ or relax while your kids play around. When you’re done relaxing, you can head back to your accommodation for a well-deserved rest.

So, there you have it – this itinerary will allow you to have a great day out in Brisbane with your kids. However, to make the most of this itinerary, you need family-friendly accommodation that lies close to these places. For this, our 1, 2, and 3-bedroom holiday apartments are perfect. We’re located in Kangaroo Point – close to South Bank and New Farm Park. So by staying with us, you’ll have no problems getting to your holiday accommodation after a long day of sightseeing with kids.  Click here to find out more.


To spend a day in Brisbane with your kids, start by visiting Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary early in the morning. Spend 2-3 hours there before heading to the Queensland Museum and Science Centre in South Brisbane. Spend a couple of hours there before you have lunch. After lunch, take your kids for a ride on the Wheel of Brisbane. To close off your evening, take your family to New Farm Park where you can relax while your kids play.

And, for affordable family-friendly accommodation in Brisbane that puts you close to these destinations, choose Bridgewater Terraces.

About Denis Goodman

Denis is the manager of Bridgewater Terraces and has a long history with accommodation and property management rights. He brings his knowledge and experiences into his writer to help holiday makers have a wonderful holiday.

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