What’s On in Brisbane for Families

Families Magazine shares what’s on for families with kids of all ages across Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba. In our ‘What’s On’ in Brisbane this weekend for families calendar you will find our team’s suggestions for weekday, weekend, night-time and school holiday events and activities. All our suggestions suit families and are kid friendly.

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Newstead House Family Fun Day

6 July @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Newstead House Free Family Fun Day

Enjoy a day of celebration as Newstead House, Brisbane’s oldest surviving European residence, reopens to the public for the first time in three years.

Festivities will take place on Saturday 6th July 2024 from 10am to 2pm with a free, family fun day. Held in Newstead House and its surrounds, eventgoers can take part in face painting, watch captivating tricks from a roving magician and explore the newly restored house with a leisurely self-guided tour.

Plus, there’ll be lawn games to play with family and friends, food trucks to purchase delectable delights and an exciting reptile showcase that will fascinate and educate. To complete the day, the veranda will feature artisan markets offering unique handcrafted items – perfect for a unique keepsake.

Entry to the event is via Newstead Avenue. Street-metered parking is available via Newstead Avenue, Breakfast Creek Road and Skyring Terrace. Further parking options are available at Gasworks Plaza Car Park and Secure Parking on Longland Street.

For Public Transport options, the CityCat ferry service stops at Newstead Park Ferry Terminal and buses run frequently along Breakfast Creek Road and Skyring Terrace.

Find out more.


6 July
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Newstead House


Newstead House
Newstead Park Cnr Breakfast Creek Rd & Newstead Ave Queensland Australia + Google Map