With the school hols around the corner, we thought we’d make this one around low-cost, fun things to do with the kids!


Did you know you can walk to King Island from Wellington Point at low tide? It’s about 2kms, so check your tide times before heading out there. A great activity for the kids, King Island has some beautiful natural attractions but really, it’s all about the journey – enjoy!


The Sherwood Arboretum is a little-known, but stunning part of Brisbane, that’s only 8km from the CBD. A great spot to take a picnic, make a day of it with the kids and while you’re there, perhaps take part in a guided walk. Locals will enjoy the fitness classes provided – there’s Tai Chi, Mum Fit, and orienteering available.


Take the kids to the Kangaroo Pt cliffs for a sausage sizzle on one of the free bbqs while you sit and watch the sunset over the CBD – it’s quite a magnificent sight!

Brisbane City from Kangaroo Point


Take a drive to the north of the city to the Shorncliffe Pier – it’s Brisbane’s largest timber pier at 350m long. Take the fishing rods and spend the afternoon out there with the locals. There’s a lovely picnic area on shore and great trees for the kids to climb, while the fur baby will love running around on the sand at low tide (byo towels!)


Brisbane’s Planetarium is a fabulous outing for kids of all ages. Currently they’re offering shows specifically tailored to little ones like ‘The Little Star That Could’, as well as shows about such subjects as the future of cosmology called ‘Dark Universe’. Who wouldn’t love sitting in the dark, cool planetarium during these hot summer months and learning about our universe!

Cosmic nebula and the shining stars, abstract space illustration