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Best Things to do in Wynnum with Kids

There are so many things to do in Wynnum with kids that we have rounded up all the best ideas and put them into an article to help you plan the perfect day out! So check the weather in Wynnum and head out now!

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Wynnum Mangrove Boardwalk

Things To Do With the Kids in Wynnum Mangrove Boardwalk

On the north-side of Wynnum’s foreshore there is a Mangrove forest with a boardwalk which, beginning near the car parks at Eleanora Park, spans through at least 500m of this forest. Ending with viewing platforms looking out at the beautiful waters of Moreton Bay, your kids will be able to discover and identify some of the many birds and other creatures in the area.

As the tides change, your kids can point out the little crabs that emerge amongst the roots, while the wading birds waddle their way through the mud either nesting or looking for a bite to eat. The mangroves offer perfect shade and cover for any weather and the boardwalk provides sufficient space for strollers, as well as walking or riding your bikes. There is also a nearby dog park to take your furry friend for some off-leash fun after a magical walk through the forest. Read our detailed Mangrove Boardwalk review here.

The Collective Store

Within the local streets off the Wynnum foreshore there hides the Collective Store. This store brings together the original work of independent Australian designers, crafters and artists. It’s often described as more of a gallery than a gift store. It’s beautiful and boutique style of jewellery, prints, keepsakes, art and toys are the perfect unique gifts for friends and family.

There are also many items specifically tailored for parents and kids with a huge range of one-of-a-kind mobiles, beautiful dresses for the girls, hip and cool clothes for the boys and a multitude of dress-up outfits. All of the these items are of the highest quality and most importantly affordable, so don’t worry about blowing the budget when letting your kids choose a gift as a memento from their day out at Wynnum!

Wynnum North Reserve Circuit

Things To Do With the Kids in Wynnum North Reserve Circuit

The Wynnum North Reserve Circuit extends off of the Mangrove Forest Boardwalk and shows off more of the area’s exotic and vast array of wildlife.

Hike or bike your way through a fully accessible short walk surrounded by revegetated native plants with information boards and helpful signs along the way.

It is recommended that you give yourself sufficient time to become fully immersed and for the best chance of seeing all the wading and migratory birds roosting in the area. It may also be wise to research the local tides to ensure the optimal viewing time of these birds. Peak migratory season is from October to March but many of the local species can be found throughout the year. You’ll often find shore birds like the white ibis, mangrove honeyeater and heron or the collared kingfisher, as well as pelicans, ducks and cockatoos.

Once at the end of the circuit you will discover the Bird Hide which is made mostly out of recycled rubbish. The Bird Hide becomes the perfect viewing platform to observe the wildlife, so don’t forget to bring binoculars and a camera!

After the walk there’s still plenty to do in the surrounding areas with more walking tracks, sports fields, a dog park and a kids’ playground. There is also a large car park which is easily accessible at the northern end of Wynnum North Road from which you can walk to the beginning of the circuit.

Wynnum wading pool & adventure park

Wynnum Wading Pool beside the beach

Wynnum’s widely popular wading pool is located just off the shore up from Wynnum’s Beach and is where both adults and kids go to relax, cool off or even exercise. It’s perfect for the littlies, with water no deeper than knee height (on parents) and complete with a spiral slide.

Next door to the wading pool is the kids water park where a central pod of whales squirt water in all directions! Being made of rubber tarmac, they’re perfect for the kids to have fun on without any chance of slips or skids.

With access to changing rooms, toilets and shower blocks nearby, it’s easy to dry off after a dip in the pool or water park before heading into the nearby playgrounds. Surrounded by large fig trees is both a Pirate-themed play area and a spider web climbing frame for the older kids. There are swings, slides and bouncing frames. There’s also plenty of places nearby to have lunch with multiple shaded picnic tables with barbeques or local coffee shops and eateries selling fresh fish and chips, as well as other delicious meals.

Wynnum bikeway

If you’re up for a little exercise and adventuring with the kids then pack your bikes and helmets and travel down the Wynnum Bikeway. Extending for several kilometres, the Wynnum Bikeway lets you enjoy and experience the stunning views of Wynnum’s foreshore and the Moreton Bay waters.

Starting from Elanora Park at the north end of Wynnum, the bikeway travels all the way down through Manly’s fishing village. Enjoy spectacular sites as you ride past the mangrove forest, marina and fishing village while pointing out all the different birds flying above in the area.

We all know cycling can be tiring, so why not take the train back to Wynnum from Manly station. Or if you’re feeling extra adventurous, you and the kids can explore the streets full of eateries and restaurants and have a bite to eat before heading 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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