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.
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…
- Marsden Library’s Sensory Space and music room
- Albert River Adventure Playground and Skate Park by the water
- The Young People’s Gallery at Logan Art Gallery
- Beenleigh BMX and Skate Park at Doug Larsen Park
- Curious Me for a unique range of play programmes
- My Pizza Pizza American-style diner with booths and a jukebox
- Kingston Butter Factory Cultural Precinct and Devon Pixies high teas
- EcoPark Fishing World and Farm Stay in Luscombe where you can stay over
- Beenleigh Historical Village with 20 historic-style buildings
- 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 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.
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 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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Formerly Digi Roller Skating Rink, this place is now known as Skate Paradise. It offers fun skating sessions for all the family.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
EcoPark Fishing World and 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
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
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.
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.
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.