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43 Best School Holiday Activities in Logan for Summer

If you want to find awesome school holiday activities in the Logan area, welcome to the Families magazine complete guide! This article includes all the private and Logan city council school holiday activities you could wish for. With 43 activities listed in total, you’re sure to find some that tick all your boxes.

To make things simpler, the activities listed are categorised as free, cheap or big days out. If you don’t want to spend a single cent, check out 13 free things to do, or for low cost options take a look at the 21 activities listed under that heading. Finally, the 9 bigger days out include options for a full day trip – as well as one offering overnight stays. 

The Yagara people originally lived on these lands and now many others call Logan home. Read on to discover all the best school holiday activities in the Logan city region!

Janine’s top 10 tips for school holiday activities

Let’s kick off with our editor’s list of the top 10 best school holiday activities in the Logan area. Here they are, in no particular order…

  1. Marsden Library’s Sensory Space and music room
  2. Albert River Adventure Playground and Skate Park by the water
  3. The Young People’s Gallery at Logan Art Gallery
  4. Beenleigh BMX and Skate Park at Doug Larsen Park
  5. Curious Me for a unique range of play programmes 
  6. My Pizza Pizza American-style diner with booths and a jukebox
  7. Kingston Butter Factory Cultural Precinct and Devon Pixies high teas
  8. EcoPark Fishing World and Farm Stay in Luscombe where you can stay over
  9. Beenleigh Historical Village with 20 historic-style buildings
  10. Daisy Hill Koala Centre with stroller-friendly boardwalks

13 FREE school holiday activities in Logan

They say the best things in life are FREE! And we couldn’t agree more with these idea for the school holidays!

Logan Gardens

Logan Garden Water Park - spray poles

Logan Gardens is a real asset to Logan, offering something every member of the family will love. There’s off-leash areas for dogs, as well as the playground, gym equipment, a basketball court, and more. Plus, of course, the colourful, modern water park that opened in 2020.

Read our Logan Gardens water park review here

Yarrabilba Mingle Markets

Yarrabilba Mingle Markets offer entertainment, street food, craft stalls and live music. They’re held on every second Friday of the month, from 5pm. The ideal place to grab dinner while browsing what’s on offer. 

Demeio Park

Demeio Park, Logan
Shaded area at Demeio Park, Logan

Demeio Park is an open community space for local and visiting kids and adults to enjoy. It’s got bird’s nest swings, a flying fox, a climbing tower, basketball facilities and electric barbecues. There’s also bike paths for kids to ride around on. 

Marsden Library

Toddler Time at the Library

Marsden Library is ideal for rainy days. It offers a well-equipped music room, plus an impressive Sensory Space for kids of varying ages and abilities. 

Albert River Adventure Playground and Skate Park

Albert River Adventure Playground in Eagleby enjoys a lovely waterside location. It also has a skate bowl, a basketball court and picnic tables. Trees provide shade, and the climbing equipment is epic. There’s also a Skate Park here.

Read our Albert River Adventure Playground review here

Kids Alive do the Five

This free community programme is aimed at those under-fives who are most in need. It teaches water safety skills via five free online lessons. Read more about Kids Alive do the Five here 

Beenleigh BMX and Skate Park

Located at Doug Larsen Park, this space for BMX bikers and skateboarders is ideal for letting off some steam. Over 3 million was spent in recent years to upgrade it. Make sure you bring something to do, as it may be hard to drag the kids away from this one…

Global Food Markets

The Global Food Markets in Logan are open every Sunday morning. They dish up lots of fresh local produce, and you can enjoy international breakfast and brunch dishes. Ideal for getting kids to try something new!

Find more info on the Global Food Markets here

Darlington Parklands

Darlington Park Yarrabilba

Free school holiday activities in the Logan area don’t come much better than Darlington Parklands. This super park has a splash play area, flying foxes, a sand pit, forts, multi-swings, a musical wall and much more. 

Read our Darlington Parklands review here

Chung Tian Temple

This Buddhist temple’s name translates as Middle Heaven, and it was built back in 1992. It’s a place to learn about Chinese Buddhist culture – and admire the architectural style. You can enter for free, though modest donations are welcomed. 

Find more info on Chung Tian Buddhist Temple here

Logan River Parklands

There are two big playgrounds at Logan River Parklands, and both lie beneath oversized sails for shade. As well as playgrounds for younger and older children, the parklands offer barbecue and picnic facilities. 

Find more info on Logan River Parklands here

Logan Art Gallery

With a Young People’s Gallery, Logan Art Gallery is more interesting to kids than the average museum. The gallery is free to enter and also offers artworks by Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders. Free school holiday workshops are also available. 

Underwood Park and Skate Park

Underwood Park is one of Logan’s finest. It’s got some great play facilities, including the Neverland-style Funderwood Hollow, bikes on a mounted rail and a flying fox. You can also find Underwood Skate Park here

Find more info on Underwood Park here

21 CHEAP school holiday activities in Logan

Logan Village Museum

Located in the Logan Village Green complex, this museum is cheap to enter and is housed in a cluster of historic buildings. It’s a great way to learn about local history. You can also find a kids’ playground, a replica crocodile, farm machinery and a cenotaph here. 

Website: Logan Village Museum

Beenleigh Aquatic Centre

The recently upgraded indoor pool is surely reason enough to pay Beenleigh Aquatic Centre a visit. But the centre also offers a new outdoor, covered kids’ splash play area too. There’s also a kiosk for refreshments and a viewing area for non-swimmers. 

Find more info on Beenleigh Aquatic Centre here

Shark and Ray Gardens

Shark and Ray Gardens
Shark and Ray Gardens

The Shark and Ray Gardens at Neilson’s Native Nursery offer the chance for a close encounter with marine creatures. As the name suggests you can see baby sharks and stingrays, and during our visit we also saw shark eggs and starfish. 

Read our Shark and Ray Gardens review here

Logan Model Engineering Society

Logan Model Engineering Society in Woolridge offers miniature train rides for kids. They operate on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. Be sure to wear enclosed shoes. 

Facebook page: Logan Model Engineering Society

Chambers Flat Strawberry Farm

Strawberry Farms Brisbane

Picking your own fresh fruit is always fun – and you get to take something home too! A fifth generation family runs the enterprise, and you can also buy strawberry ice cream here. 

Find out when strawberry picking season is in the Brisbane area here

Rainbow City Play Centre and Café

Rainbow City offers colourful, safe soft play for younger kids, especially under sixes. There’s a nice cafe here too, and they can also cater for children’s parties. 

Website: Rainbow City Play Centre

Skate Paradise

Formerly Digi Roller Skating Rink, this place is now known as Skate Paradise. It offers fun skating sessions for all the family.

Read our Skate Paradise review here 

Curious Me

Curious Me is a family-run enterprise based at a private property in Logan Village. Their programmes are designed to challenge kids by encouraging them to try something new. Options incorporate messy play, nature play, risky play, sensory play and even loose parts play.

Website: Curious Me

Zone Bowling Loganholme

Among the most popular Logan Hyperdome school holiday activities in the area is Zone Bowling. In addition to bowling, you can play laser tag and over 40 arcade games here. There’s also a cafe for parents to relax in while the kids run around. 

Discover more bowling venues in the Brisbane area here

My Pizza Pizza Diner

My Pizza Pizza Diner in Hillcrest is a great place to take the kids when you want to eat out. The menu includes pasta, loaded fries and of course pizza, while the interior is styled like an American diner, complete with a jukebox and booths. 

Find more info on My Pizza Pizza Diner here

Gould Adams Park Aquatic Centre

The Gould Adams Park Aquatic Centre in Kingston has three heated pools to pick from, and entry prices are very affordable. One of these is a kids’ adventure pool that can keep them amused for hours. Children can also have swimming lessons here. 

Website: Gould Adams Park Aquatic Centre

Bayside Wake Park

For wakeboarding and other water sports such as knee boarding and wake skating, head to Bayside Wake Park. Tuition is offered for kids over 3, and there’s a kiosk, barbecue facilities and a verandah at this lakeside park. 

Find more info on Bayside Wake Park here

PCYC Beenleigh

The Police-Citizens Youth Club in Beenleigh offers a range of low cost activities for all age groups. Get the kids stuck into a Little ‘n’ Active class, boxing, gymnastics and a whole lot more.

Website: PCYC Beenleigh

Dodgebow

Also in Beenleigh is Dodgebow, a sport combining archery and dodgeball. This is described as a combat archery sport, and is also reminiscent of the Hunger Games books and movies. 

Find more info on Dodgebow here

Kingston Butter Factory Cultural Precinct

Kingston Butter Factory Cultural Precinct offers local markets. It’s also used as a venue for a rolling programme of entertainment, arts and culture. Look out for concerts, festivals and performances. You can also have high tea at Devon Pixies here. 

Website: Kingston Butter Factory

Devon Pixies

Treat the kids – and yourself – to a scrumptious high tea at Devon Pixies in Kingston. The daily menu includes sandwiches, wraps, savouries, cakes and scones. They cater for special events too. 

Website: Devon Pixies

Lollipops Playland

Lollipops Playland offers entry on an unlimited all day play basis, or kids can stay for a shorter period of time. There’s a toddler zone, plus multi-level soft play with slides, forts and more. Adults, meanwhile, can make use of the cafe. 

Website: Lollipops Playland Springwood

The Sewing Lair

The Sewing Lair offers a mix of Krank school holiday programme activities and their own classes. Projects can include sewing hair accessories, dog coats, soft toys or collages. Classes teaching related crafts are also offered. 

Website: The Sewing Lair

Logan Entertainment Centre

The Owl and the Pussycat LEC

A year-round programme of appealing live shows makes Logan Entertainment Centre a great bet for families. Genres to enjoy here include comedy, music concerts, dance, drama and musical theatre. You can also dine at a seated cabaret show or grab a drink at the bar. 

Read our Logan Entertainment Centre review here

Kingston Park Raceway

Head over to Kingston Park Raceway for a go-karting session. There are three tracks and more than 100 karts, plus smaller kids’ karts for younger children. 

Find more info on Kingston Park Raceway here

Miss Kay’s Springwood

The Miss Kay’s formula is such a success that there are now three branches in the Brisbane area. For Logan residents, the Springwood is the closest. Expect yummy burgers, topped fries and delectable desserts. 

Facebook page: Miss Kay’s Springwood

9 BIG school holiday activities in Logan

Berrinba Wetlands

Head out to the Browns Plains area to learn all about nature. A wide variety of local flora and fauna can be seen here, and there are nesting boxes for gliders and possums as well as birds. The 80 hectare site is home to over 8 kilometres of walking and cycling tracks. 

Find more info on Berrinba Wetlands here

Wyaralong Dam

A visit to Wyaralong Dam is ideal for outdoor types. The body of water offers opportunities for picnicking, barbecuing, horse riding, mountain biking and bushwalking. You can also go canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding or fishing here. 

Website: Wyaralong Dam

Venman Bushland National Park

Venman Bushland National Park offers bushland walks and the chance to spot the local wallaby population. The eucalypt forest is a very relaxing place to be. 

Discover more National Parks in the Brisbane area here

Beenleigh Historical Village

Not all Logan school holiday activities can teach kids about the past – but Beenleigh Historical Village does! This attraction comprises a real village with around 20 buildings, including a post office, a school, cottages, a general store and even a jail cell. 

Read our Beenleigh Historical Village review here

EcoPark Fishing World and Farm Stay

EcoPark Fishing World & Farm Stay

There’s so much to do at EcoPark Fishing World and Farm Stay in Luscombe that you might be glad you can stay overnight! Here you can see farm animals, unusual birds and of course go fishing. Accommodation is available at the Ecopark Lodge or as camping. 

Website: EcoPark Fishing and Farm Stay

Mayes Cottage

Kids and adults can also step back in time at Mayes Cottage. Dating from 1887, it’s a lovely spot for a picnic. The house, verandah and gardens have been very well preserved. 

Website: Mayes Cottage

Daisy Hill Koala Centre

Koala at Daisy Hill
Daisy Hill Koala Centre

If your kids love native wildlife, then a day out at Daisy Hill Koala Centre is a must! As well as koala spotting from the stroller-friendly boardwalks, you can learn all about the creatures via interactive exhibits. 

Read our Daisy Hill Koala Centre review here

Daisy Hill Conservation Park

If you’re going to the koala centre and have some spare time, you could also call at Daisy Hill Conservation Park. There’s many hectares of bushland to explore on foot, by bike or on horseback, plus a nature play area for children. 

Find more info on Daisy Hill Conservation Park here

Springwood Conservation Park

Springwood Conservation Park is a bird watcher’s and hiker’s paradise. The eucalypt forest here provides a habitat for creatures like koalas, swamp wallabies, water dragons and various bird species. You can also make use of the on-site amenities including a kids’ play park and picnic tables. 

Website: Springwood Conservation Park

Which school holiday activities in Logan will you get stuck into?

It’s clear to see that families living in the Logan area are spoiled for choice when it comes to free  and affordable school holiday activities in the area. Whether you want the kids to let off steam without spending a cent, or are prepared to spend some cash on the perfect family day out, there’s lots to do without straying too far from home. 

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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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