The cooler nights and mornings have hit Brisbane. It’s the season of flannelette pyjamas, hot chocolates and warm bowls of soup. Once the chilly mornings have lifted, in Brisbane we are very lucky to have such beautiful, warming winter sun. It’s still perfect weather to get outside in the fresh air and enjoy the best spots that Brisbane has to offer. There are plenty of great places to take the kids around this beautiful city and the best part is, all of the spots that made our list are completely free!
South Bank Lagoon
If it’s an extra warm (not that uncommon!) winter day, this is a great water park for kids on Brisbane’s stunning South Bank. The fountains and tipping buckets are designed to introduce children to the importance of the water cycle. This park is free, open every day and patrolled by lifeguards all year.
City Botanic Gardens – Brisbane City
The beautiful Botanic Gardens are a great place for a family picnic. With toilet facilities, a great playground and a café, this one of the Brisbane’s best spots, and it’s right in the middle of town.
Kangaroo Point Cliffs Parklands
While the cliffs are a popular spot for rock climbers, you can feel free to relax in the parkland below the cliffs. With views out to the river, you can also take a walk among the sculptures before firing up one of the BBQ stations.
Ken Fletcher Park – Tennyson
Named after local tennis great Ken Fletcher, this industrial power station themed playground is a real winner for all ages. The climbing apparatus and playground include steel chimneys modelled on those that were once the landmark of the old Tennyson Powerhouse that could be seen for miles around Brisbane. As well as the incredible playground, the park offers barbecue pavilions, a waterfront picnic terrace, amphitheatre, public pontoon, plenty of parking and access for the disabled.
This beautiful seaside town has lots of picnic spots to choose from. You can sit by the water’s edge or walk along the jetty, and at low tide you can walk out to King Island for some more adventures.
Pelican Park – Clontarf
Right next to the water with great play areas for the kids, toilets, BBQ stations and a bike park, you can even bring a picnic rug for the day. In case the name didn’t give it away, you could even spot a Pelican or two.
Wynnum Water Park
The wading pool is a safe oasis for little ones to splash around in, and there’s also a great little slide with water mounds in the shape of whales, spurting jets of water from their fountains. Plenty of space around the wading pool makes an ideal space to spread out and relax with a picnic.
Whites Hill Reserve – Camp Hill
Enjoy a bush walk before a picnic among the trees. There’s plenty of BBQ stations and play areas to keep kids entertained, with sporting fields for a game of cricket or soccer with the whole family.