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After Hours Kids Activities Near Me

With the school holidays looming (again!) working parents may be wondering, ‘Are there any after hours kids activities near me?’

Make the most of Brisbane’s mild evenings and put those few hours after work, school or day care to good use. There are plenty of after hours sporting or musical activities for kids, but sometimes it’s nice to treat the family to something special.

Here are our top picks for after hours kids activities across Brisbane

Brisbane Northside

Urban Xtreme

Urban Xtreme Adventure Park in Hendra

Open from 4 – 7 pm weeknights, 9pm Saturday nights and 7pm Sunday nights, Urban Xtreme in Hendra is JUST what you’ve been looking for. This place is a mecca for thrill seeking kids which so much on offer, you need to experience it to believe it! Skiing (yes, really), ninja courses, cafe for parents, laser tag and an indoor trampoline park make this place our TOP choice for after hours fun.

Follow the link through to the article to find out how you can get discount entry.

Ice skating

Rocking good tunes, a disco ball and sparkling lights, treat your kids to night time skating at Iceworld, Boondall. Make the most of cheap Tuesday from 7.30 – 9pm, or skate late on Friday or Saturday.

Eat Street markets

End the week on a high with the Eat Street Markets. Grab a bite at the markets and settle in for some music. Find out the new location for the Eat Street Makets here.

Putt-Putt Golf

victoria park playground putt putt

You may not get a hole in one, but you’ll get a whole lot of laughs at Victoria Park Putt-Putt. Open until late every night, adults pay children’s price when playing as a family.

Roller skating

With top 40 tunes cranking, Albany Creek Skateaway makes for a fun Friday night out. Check out Cheap Tuesday from 6-8pm.

Brisbane Southside

Ice skating

Let the kids embrace their inner Elsa at Iceworld, Acacia Ridge. Check out Cheap Skate on Tuesday nights, or skate into the night on Friday or Saturday.

Indoor rock climbing

walking the slackline at Crank Indoor Climbing

Burn some energy at Crank Climbing, Macgregor. Climbing is not only fun and great exercise, but helps build kids’ confidence and problem solving skills. Crank is open until late Monday – Friday and 6pm on Saturday. Read our review here.

Mt Gravatt Marketta

Listen to live music while you indulge in delicious street food at the Mt Gravatt Marketta open every Saturday from 4 – 10pm.

Drive in movie

Popular for its family friendly movies, Yatala Drive In is a fun night out for the whole family. Check the website for session times.

Eastern suburbs of Brisbane



Burn off some energy at Bounce, Tingalpa open until 6pm for juniors and 9pm Monday – Saturday for kids over 110 cm. Alternatively try Skyzone at McGregor (Permanently closed 19 Dec 2021) – read our review here.

Whites Hill Reserve

Wow your kids at the Whites Hill Reserve with its cool play equipment, or take a late afternoon bushwalk on the nearby walking tracks.

Western suburbs of Brisbane

Lone Pine Farmers Markets and open air cinema

Grab a bite to eat at the Lone Pine Farmers’ Market and enjoy it during a free Friday night kids’ movie in the outdoor cinema.

Starry nights

Take in Brisbane’s city lights, mountain ranges, and magical night sky from atop Mt Coot-tha. The Brisbane Astronomical Society regularly offer general public viewings with state-of-the-art telescopes. Check their website for times.

Rocks Riverside

Let the kids cool down at this fun Seventeen Mile Rocks water park. Rocks Riverside has plenty of play equipment to keep the kids entertained, and barbecue facilities if you’re in the mood for an early dinner.


Inflatable World

Inflatable World at Victoria Point and in Wynnum West are guaranteed good times for kids. Open until 4pm on weekends.

Picnic dinner

Brisbane’s bayside suburbs offer a great selection of picturesque picnic spots by the water. Let the kids run free while you prepare a BBQ dinner, or take your fish and chips to go. Our top picks are Cleveland Point, LighthousThompson’s Beach, Victoria Point or anywhere along the Wynnum Manly foreshore.

Next time you’re asking, ‘Are there any after hours kids activities near me?’ grab the kids and explore what Brisbane has to offer.

Share some of your favourite after hours kids activities in the comments.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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