South Bank Lagoon

South Bank Beach

Brisbane is a great city for families.  Children (and parents) will enjoy a visit to these inner city attractions:

  •  The Queensland Museum has plenty to amuse children (most exhibitions are free).
  • The Sciencentre is part of the Museum and has lots of activities that children will love (admission fee).
  • The State Library of Queensland has a free area for young children called The Corner and The Parlour has old-fashioned games for older kids. There’s also free wi-fi.
  • Both the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art have regular programs aimed at children and young adults (most exhibitions are free).
  • South Bank has an inner city beach and water play area along with play grounds (all free admission).
  • The public library in Brisbane Square, at the high end of the Queen Street Mall has an indoor play area for small children.
  • The Queen Street Mall has regular free shows
  • Roma Street Parklands and the City Botanic Gardens both have play grounds, picnic areas and plenty of interesting areas for children to explore (no admission fee).