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Kids Collective – Workshops at South Bank & Roma St Parkland

Kids Collective is an exciting range of activities for kids and it’s free! Find out more below.

What is the Kids Collective?

Give yourself a healthy dose of fun and fresh air as you play and laugh with the kids at the Kids Collective – a series of free, outdoor classes and workshops held at South Bank and Roma Street Parkland.

Enjoy our city’s beautiful fresh air and sun-soaked outdoors every Thursday from 9am-1pm at South Bank with ever-changing classes including sport, music, storytelling, craft workshops and more. Activities are designed for kids aged 0-5 years old, and families can come and go throughout the day without needing to book in.

During school holidays, Roma Street Parkland is buzzing with free activities for kids aged 5-12 years old – soak up some fresh air while growing your own seedling, kicking a soccer ball, creating your own arts and craft masterpiece plus more. Two different classes will run Thursdays to Saturdays, so there’s something different to do each time you visit.

Ideal for groups, grandparents or just you and your little one, The Kids Collective runs February to November at South Bank, and April, July and September school holidays at Roma Street Parkland.

To plan your visit, check out the Kids Collective website here.

Getting to South Bank

Catching a train to South Bank is by far the easiest way to get there. The South Bank station is located conveniently aside the Parklands and rail travel is free for children aged 5 and under. Alternatively, many buses stop at South Brisbane and there are also ample car parking stations nearby.

Getting to Roma Street Parkland

With a train and busway station a few minutes’ walk away, public transport is the easiest way to get to Roma Street Parkland. It’s also only a ten minute stroll from King George Square in the CBD if you’re already enjoying a day in the city. Metered public car parks are available at the College Close carpark, on the western edge of the Parkland, and there are also metered street bays along Parkland Boulevard.

Other things to do while you’re there

There’s a lot to see and do at South Bank, so it’s worthwhile turning Little Days Out into bigger ones.

Have a BBQ or picnic lunch

Lovely views over the Brisbane River will be enjoyed when you sit and enjoy lunch at one of South Bank’s family-friendly picnic spots. If parents want to relax while the little ones play, remember that Riverside Green Playground, River Quay Green and Picnic Island Playground are licensed from 10am-8pm daily, except during major events.

Find out more about the South Bank things to do.

Take a dip in Street Beach

Streets Beach

Which pool will you choose for a quick swim? South Bank is known for its man-made lagoon, Streets Beach, that brings a bit of the coast to the city but there’s also the Boat Pool and Aquatvitiy area for water fun on a sunny Brisbane day.

Find out more about Streets Beach.

Play on the Adventure Playground

City Playgrounds - South Bank Playground Riverside Green Playground - is open Christmas Day Brisbane

The new adventure playground at South Bank will keep the kids entertained for hours.  Read our South Bank adventure playground review.

Epicurious Gardens

A tour through this ornamental garden is enjoyable and educational. Learning about growing fresh produce in Brisbane might be all it takes to inspire your littlie’s green thumb. Samples of the fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs are also available if your visit falls on a harvesting day.

Read about the Epicurious Gardens and rainforest walk.


There are so many free events scheduled at South Bank, head to our event calendar to find out what’s on now.

Other activities nearby

Wheel of Brisbane

This 60m tall ferris wheel with 42 gondolas is the pride of South Bank. While not free, unlike the other suggested activities, the 15-minute ride above Brisbane is a spectacular experience. Children under 4 ride free of charge and discounted tickets can be purchased online.

There just won’t be any excuse for feeling stuck at home with the kids once the Little Days Out at South Bank program is back in full swing. We recommend remembering the hats, slapping on some sunscreen, packing a picnic and making a big day out of it.

Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art

GOMA for kids

QAGOMA has regular activities for kids and families. For more information visit our GOMA article here.

State Library of Queensland

The Corner is the State Library’s program for children under 8 years, available online or onsite at the South Bank building. For more information head to www.slq.qld.gov.au

Queensland Museum and Sciencentre

Queensland Museum

The Queensland Museum and Sciencentre has a wide range of interactive activities for children of all ages.  Find out more information about the Queensland Museum.

There just won’t be any excuse for feeling stuck at home in the kids once the Little Days Out at South Bank program is back in full swing. We recommend remembering the hats, slapping on some sunscreen, packing a picnic and making a big day out of it.

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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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