We hope you all had a great beginning of 2017. With term two coming to an end and Easter around the corner, it feels like time has whizzed by! When life gets unimaginably busy, don't forget to stop once in a while to enjoy yourselves along the way and spend time with the people who matter most to you. Here's a list of some family friendly activities to do around Brisbane to make the most out of family time.
Visit a beach around Brisbane
Brisbane living has some really great perks in its location. We're less than a two-hour drive to beautiful Sunshine and Gold Coast for a beach picnic, sand castle building, and of course swimming. If you've got older children, you can sign them up for surfing lessons or stand up paddle-boarding lessons. Don't forget to pack your sunscreen and sunnies!
Here's a list from Brisbane Kids on the best lesser-known beaches around Brisbane that are perfect for family dates!
Visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is the first and largest koala sanctuary in Australia. They are home to over 130 koalas as well as dingos, kangaroos, wombats, lizards, platypus and more.
You can even hand feed the gentlest kangaroos and hold a koala! Lone Pine also offers educational classes where they will teach your kiddos the routines and care of the animals at the sanctuary.
Free Movie Nights at Lone Pine Markets
Every third Friday of the Month, Lone Pine puts up an outdoor market in their parking lot along with a FREE family movie night under the stars.
Check out their schedule of upcoming movie dates and times here.
Power Kids: Little Artists At Play (Brisbane Powerhouse: every Tuesday excluding school holidays from 9 am - 12 pm)
Here is a free weekly activity you can bring your little one to while their older siblings are in school. Little Artists At Play is a creative workshop for kids ages 0-5 with their parents or caregivers.
These fun workshops have everything from dance, music, visual arts, digital media and more to inspire your little artists and gives them the opportunity to meet and interact with new kids.
World Science Festival Brisbane (March 22- 26)
There is an expected high turnout for the World Science Festival Brisbane with 247 participants and exhibitors from 10 countries! If you need another reason to get excited about science, look no further. Check out the full program by age group with your kiddos to see if there are any events that interest you. Some are free, but even the paid events are selling out quick!
Go whale watching
Brisbane Whale Watching is "just a splash from Brisbane." Enjoy the scenic ride from the city to Redcliffe and spend the day on a ship whale watching and getting educated on Marine life around the coastal area. Lunch is included and the sight of whales are guaranteed.
Circus Oz: Model Citizens (April 12-15)
The circus is coming to town at the playhouse theatre at QPAC! Circus Oz is Australia's national circus company and does beautifully creative animal-free performances.
Model Citizen will look at what it means to be a "model citizen" in today's society. There will be acrobatic aerials, juggling, contortion, trapeze, music soundtrack and a light show in the performance.
If your kids are feeling inspired and are adventurous after the show, you can sign them up for circus classes around Brisbane here.