Looking for fun things to do in Albany Creek with kids and the rest of your family? Check out our top 5 suggestions!
Albany Creek Leisure Centre
The Albany Creek Leisure Centre combines both relaxation, fun and fitness for the whole family to enjoy. Being one of Brisbane’s largest aquatic centres, the facilities include multiple heated swimming pools, a health club, gym and a café. There a several swimming and water safety lessons available for kids, including a free toddler and preschool swimming program. For the older kids there is swimming squad training, as well as facilities for kids pool parties including a lagoon area, rapid river and large slides. The littlies have their own section as well including wading pools, water spouts and mushroom waterfalls. You can also grab a bite to eat or drink at the Terrace Café after spending the day splashing around in the pools.
Albany Creek Parks
All around the Albany Creek there resides a multitude of parks and reserves. Each are well maintained and include the essentials needed to spend the day outside with the family. There are often walking and bicycle paths, shaded picnic tables, creeks and bridges and kids playgrounds with swings, slides and climbing equipment. There are also plenty of wide open grassy areas to run around in, kick a ball or throw down a picnic blanket to relax in the sun. Some of the local parks include Bleakley Park, Tom Simpson Park, Richard Lee Reserve, Albany Creek Road Reserve and Hilltop Historical Park. There’s nothing better than to spend the day in Albany Creek with kids the sunshine and fresh air, having a picnic and playing games with the family.
Bunyaville Conservation Park
The Bunyaville Conservation Park is located just 15km north-west of the Brisbane City and is one of the few places you can ride your horses through the reserve. There are several walking, cycling and riding tracks and gravel roads for all fitness levels with the Bunyaville Forest walk taking only 30mins. Make sure if you do go on one of these walks to stay on the tracks and give way to horses or cyclists. There are picnic and barbeque areas to cook yourself some lunch during the day and drinking water and toilet facilities; all of which are wheelchair accessible. Dogs are also allowed but are to be kept on leashes at all times. Why not go to Albany Creek with kids and the whole family out for a day of bushwalking as you adventure through the peaceful retreat, taking in all the surroundings and discovering the wide varieties of trees and wildlife within the park.
Albany Creek Skateaway
Just off Albany Creek Road is the popular Skateaway Ice Skating Rink and Rollerdome. Ice skating is available from October to January after which the rink is replaced with the roller ring. The air conditioned centre provides facilities for birthday parties, learn to skate classes, fitness sessions, hockey and figure skating. It is open seven days a week with a new activity each day such as Under 7’s TOTS Skate, Learn to Blade Class, Skateaway FIT and other sessions which can be found on their website here. Sessions open at varying times but most open around 9:30am on weekdays and 10am on the weekend with $12.50 entry fee and $5 skate hire for adults, $10 for toddlers under four (includes skate hire), or family passes for $42 plus $5 for skate hire.
Albany Creek Tavern
The Albany Creek Tavern is one of the best places to take the family out for a bite to eat. The tavern often hosts special events such as family fun days, music performances, holiday events and sports screenings. There’s plenty to choose from its steakhouse menu for both lunch or dinner with kids menus provided as well. It’s also a great place to host kids parties including face painting and both inside and outside kids entertainment with a playground, video games and movies. Every Wednesday night kids eat free with a paying adult, so why not go out for dinner at the Albany Creek Tavern where it’s not just a great place to eat, but a great place to hang out with the whole family.