Hidden South Bank – Things to do at South Bank with Kids

Epicurious garden for Brisbane toddlers
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Are you looking for cool new ideas for what you and your family can do on your next trip to South Bank? You’ve come to the right place!

If swimming at the lagoon at South Bank and gorging yourself on chocolate at Max Brenner just isn’t enough for you and your kids any longer, we’ve got a brilliant list of fun and entertaining things to do and see at South Bank that you’ve probably never even considered before. Check them out!

South Bank with kids – there’s more than meets the eye!

Epicurious Garden

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Planning a picnic lunch on South Bank’s beautiful grounds might not seem like a fun and exciting new activity for the kids, but when you add this gorgeous garden to the mix, the kids will just love it. With exotic plants, fragrant herbs and tasty fruit and veggies, this edible garden is a great place for families to visit.

Everything is seasonal and organic, and the kids will delight in choosing what fresh produce they can eat for their picnic lunch. You can collect herbs from the big pots on offer, grab fruit and veggie samples from the harvest cart, or ask a volunteer to pick for you. The garden is open from 7 am to 2pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and is located just behind the Picnic Island Green.

Rainforest Walk

Why not top off a visit to the Queensland Museum with a stroll along South Bank’s beautiful Rainforest Walk? Having just spent your morning checking out dinosaur fossils, you and the kids will be able to spot living dinosaurs – the iconic South Bank water dragons which call the parklands home. See how many you can spot before they race back behind the trees to disappear into the jungle.

The kids will love the lush, exotic escape the Rainforest Walk provides from the busy city centre, and you can enjoy a wander while they work off some excess energy. It’s next to the beautiful Nepalese Pagoda, so you can’t miss it!

Children’s Art Centre at GOMA

This fantastic space at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art is designed specifically for children and offers some great interactive workshops and activities all year round. Come and experience contemporary cultures and amazing art through hands-on activities and projects that are sure to fire up their imaginations.

There’s always something new and exciting happening, so check it out and get your kids involved!

Lego Education Centre

Located opposite to the Brisbane Convention Centre, this is one of only 3 Lego centres in the country. Kids from 4 to 99 can go nuts building whatever their imaginations can think of. With 45 minute sessions every Sunday at 11, 12, and 1, this is a brilliant activity the whole family can enjoy.

The centre is a mini construction world of wonder with workshop space, activity tables, and Lego as far as the eye can see. There’s also a shop where the kids (and you!) will delight in all things Lego. At $5 per person, it’s a bargain as well.

There’s just so much to see and do at South Bank!

South Bank PlaygroundSouth Bank’s Riverside Green Playground


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