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Best Markets in Brisbane for Kids and Families

Find the best markets for kids as well as the other members of your family where your kids will have just as much fun playing as you will shopping!

We know it can sometimes be a struggle to take your kids shopping, when they have so much energy and all they want to do is run around and play. So why not spend the day out at one of Brisbane’s local markets where you can have the best of both words!

You can do your shopping or browse the market’s wares while your kids play, sing and dance to their hearts content! Lots have bands and/or musicians that can entertain most kids and make these markets our pick of the markets for kids in and around Brisbane!

We’ve listed some of the best markets located around Brisbane and the activities and entertainment they offer for the whole family.

Creative Markets, Loganholme

Address: Tudor Park PCYC, 71-78 Clarks Rd, Loganholme

  • 2nd Saturday of the Month
  • 8:00am – 1:00pm

The Creative Market hosts artisans selling a collection of handmade and unique items ranging from jams to handbags. They support a local pet rescue organisation each month as well as hosting community projects. Your kids can enjoy face-painting and a jumping castle, as well as dancing and singing to the live entertainment including musicians, artists and dancers. Find the market dates here.

The Mummy Tree Markets

Address: 56 Racecourse Road, Hamilton – St Augustine’s church

  • Select Saturdays and Sundays
  • 9:00am – 1:00pm

The Mummy Tree Markets are a boutique family market held at several locations around Brisbane. They are known for their unique products from clothes to household knick-knacks which are not only of high quality but are also hip and stylish. Your kids will always be entertained with a wide variety of entertainers including music, singing, face-painting, balloon animals, games, prizes and even a jumping castle! Click here to view market dates

Rock A Buy Markets

rock a buy markets best brisbane markets for kids

Address: Strathpine Community Hall, Mecklem St, Strathpine

  • Various dates
  • 8:30am – 12:00pm

The Rock A Buy Baby Markets hosts a family friendly atmosphere where parents can both buy and sell their children’s clothes, accessories and related items. The location provides large isles for prams and entertainment for both kids and parents alike including face-painting, live music, goody bags and special appearances from guests like Spider Man and Tigger to name a few. Click here for market dates.

Eat Street Markets

Address: 221D MacArthur Ave, Hamilton

  • Every weekend of the year
  • Fri & Sat 4pm to 10pm, Sun 12pm to 8pm
  • $3 per entry (12 years old and under are free)

The original Eat Street Markets were opened in 2013 and have now been redeveloped into a mega family, food, fun market alongside the Brisbane River. The new site continues to use the shipping containers we know from the previous location but is further along MacArthur Avenue towards the mouth of the river. Full of food, music and atmosphere, this is a great venue for families that dont mind a crowd! See their map of stall holders here.

Northey Street Markets

Address: Northey Street City Farm, Windsor

  • Every Sunday from 6am to 11am

Northey St Markets and Northey Street City Farm provide the perfect chance for families to connect with good produce and great times. It’s accessible, it’s local and it’s perfect for you and your family. Read more about the Northey Street Markets here.

Riverside Markets

Address: City Botanic Gardens, Alice St & Albert Street

  • Every Sunday 8am – 3pm

Riverside Markets at the City Botanic Gardens is a great place to bring your family. Located right near QUT The Cube and the City Botanic playground (<— click there, it’s epic!) you will love the Sunday morning out with your kids! Find out more here.

Her Wardrobe Fashion Market includes a Bubs & Kids Markets

Clothes at a Brisbane Sunday market
Clothes at a Brisbane Sunday market

Address: Mount Gravatt Showgrounds, 1644 Logan Road.

  • At least 2 Sundays every month
  • 8:00am – 12:00pm

Find out exact dates here.

Carseldine Farmers & Artisan Markets

Address: 532 Beams Rd, Carseldine

  • Every Saturday
  • 6:00am – 12:00pm

The Carseldine Farmers and Artisan Markets are home to premium and fresh produce, as well as quality fashion, jewellery and arts & crafts. It’s a perfect morning to spend out with the family where you can enjoy live music, a jumping castle and balloon animals for the kids, and the occasional visit from Cruizey Camel Rides. Click here for markets dates.

Eagle Farm Markets

230 Lancaster Rd, Ascot

  • Every Sunday
  • 7:00am – 12:30pm
  • $2 ENTRY FEE (Children under 15 FREE)

The Eagle Farm Markets are home to a range of gourmet foods, fruits and vegetables, as well as flowers, crafts and all sorts of other wares. There is live music and new entertainment for kids each week! Past activities have included a jumping castle and slide, as well as children’s entertainers who kids can sing and dance along with. Find their market dates here.

kid friendly markets have great food

Collective Markets

Address: 29 Stanley St Plaza, South Brisbane (South Bank)

  • Every Fri 5pm-9pm, Sat 10am-9pm & Sun 9am-4pm

The Collective Markets are an outdoor market, open Fri-Sun, showcasing locally made crafts, jewellery, art, home decor & clothing. The family friendly markets are right IN South Bank which means swimming pools and playgrounds for the kids. Check out the Riverside Green playground here. Find out more about the Collective Markets here.

Jan Powers Farmer Markets

Address: Powerhouse, City, Manly & Mitchelton

  • Various opening times

The best of the Jan Powers Farmers Markets (in our opinion) are at the Brisbne Powerhouse. That’s because these kids markets are right next door to New Farm Park and are an easy place to do a little shopping followed by a little bit of playing with this kids in the playground. An icon of Brisbane’s food scene, the Jan Powers Farmers Markets are synonymous with championing local produce and with putting farmers markets firmly on the map. Find them here.

Howards Smith Wharf Precinct Markets

Howard Street Wharves


Brisbane markets with kids – got any tips?

Are there some small local markets near you that we haven’t listed? If you’re happy to share the wealth we’d love to know about them so we can add them to our list!

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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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