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Kids After Dark | Cool things for kids in Brisbane at night!

Brisbane at night kids

Finding things to do with kids after dark can be tricky – luckily there’s so many great things to see and do in Brisbane at night! Brisbane is blessed with gorgeous weather all year round. From balmy Summer nights to the gorgeous crisp air on a Winter’s evening, there is really no better place for enjoying what’s on offer after dark! We’ve found the best kid friendly options for exploring Brisbane at night.

Brisbane at Night – Eat!

Whatever the plans for the evening, ensuring the kids have happy, full bellies is the most important first step!


Is the often steep price tag of a family night out keeping you scrolling through Netflix every night? There’s no need to drag the kids along to be bored in a restaurant! Why not grab some items from the weekly shop along with a rug and some blankets and have an evening picnic? New Farm park is a gorgeous spot for a sunset picnic dinner complete with rose gardens, river views and city lights. Redcliffe is a close but exciting option if the family is keen for a sea change – grab some fish and chips enjoy the ocean views!

Local Tavern

Prefer to kick back with a pink lemonade indoors? Many Brisbane taverns, such as Everton Park Hotel, include great playground facilities to keep the kids busy and entertained while you enjoy a parmigiana! You might even find that KIDS EAT FOR FREE at MANY places!

Eat Street Markets

Looking for something a bit different and exciting? Eat Street Markets offer a buzzing atmosphere with SO many food options – everyone will find their favourites here! From cronuts to calamari, this Portside night market guarantees a fun and delicious experience for the family. Venture out to the markets again child-free for a cheap and exciting date night!

Brisbane at Night – Play!

Looking for action packed activities in Brisbane at night? There’s plenty of options to entertain the most energetic of kids – and maybe even give you a good night’s sleep!


A classic family favourite! Bowling is a great choice for a fun and bonding night out. Most bowling alleys can facilitate even young kids with gutter bumpers and lighter bowling balls to help them get involved. Check out your local bowling alley for discounted nights for cheap and cheerful fun! One of our favourite’s is STRIKE at Wintergarden.

Laser Tag

Even the teens will love this one! Laser tag is a bunch of laughs and fun, especially for older kids full of energy just waiting to get out. There’s a few different options for tag fans, such as Laserzone in Lawton or Laserforce in Woolloongabba. We (almost) guarantee the whole family will be sleeping soundly after this Brisbane at night adventure!

If laser tag is your thing we’ve got some great idea for a laser tag birthday party! 


Great exercise and great fun – skating is an excellent choice for some fun after dark with the kids! Brisbane even has ice skating rinks for those looking for something a bit different. Either find your local skating rink and hire some blades or if you have your own then we suggest an evening circuit of vibrant South Bank!

Brisbane at Night – Relax!

Perhaps you’ve got younger children or simply prefer a laid back evening? Try one of these options for a relaxing Brisbane at night experience.

Mt Cootha

Cheap and cheerful! Drive up to Mt Cootha to enjoy a scoop of ice cream while gazing at the amazing city lights. Cosy up with some blankets and watch the kids have a blast pointing out landmarks from the city skyline. They often hold public viewing nights with little astronomy talks! (If planets and universes are your thing, the kids will LOVE the Planetarium while they’re up there as well!)

Wheel of Brisbane

Kick back and relax in the sky! The kids will marvel at the twinkling city lights and sparkling river while going round the Wheel of Brisbane for a very special family night out.

Yatala Drive In

Grab some of Yatala’s famous pies and head to the drive in movie for some old school family fun! Or pack some homemade snacks and drinks to make it a very affordable and fun evening for the family.

There are so many fun and special experiences for the whole family in Brisbane at night! Do you have a favourite after dark adventure?

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