Being stuck inside on rainy days is challenging, especially for kids wanting to get out and about during their school holidays. If you’re wondering how to chase away the boredom and get moving, our picks for the best rainy day activities for kids in Brisbane is a great place to start.
Head to Australia’s largest retro arcade, with over 200 machines ready and waiting to be played. With a flat rate for all day unlimited play, seek shelter from the weather while competing in classic arcade games like Pac-Man and Street Fighter. With a variety of delicious snack options to keep you going during your gaming marathon, 1UP Arcade makes for a jam-packed day of fun.
Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
Keep your kids’ minds buzzing at Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium. They’ll be able to discover all things space, with entertaining and informative shows tailored to kids, and an observatory for professional stargazing. The Planetarium is also home to the Cosmic Skydome, a 12.5 metre diameter projection dome bound to amaze.
Crank Indoor Rock Climbing
Open to all levels of experience, Crank Indoor Rock Climbing is perfect for channelling that rainy day energy. They offer everything from rock climbing, parkour, and ninja warrior, meaning hours of entertainment for you and your little ones. A safety demonstration on arrival ensures the best protection, and there’s an option to hire equipment on site, taking the stress out of planning.
Inflatable World is home to the biggest inflatable playgrounds in Australia. Ideal for big or small groups, sessions go for a full two hours, meaning you’re guaranteed to leave tired out. With some of the best inflatable obstacles around and delicious hot chips served on site, it truly is fun for all ages, whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart.
Let kids unlock their creativity at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art. With access to hundreds of beautiful artworks from around Australia and the world, as well as an animal activity trail so kids can explore the animals hiding throughout the gallery and artworks, they’ll be inspired by the beauty and freedom of art. QAGOMA is also home to the Children’s Art Centre, which works with artists to provide exciting and engaging programs for kids, including take home activities.
Fox in a Box
One of the best escape room companies in Brisbane, Fox in a Box will get your heart pumping and your mind racing. With six different rooms to escape from, including The Bunker, Zombie Land, and Prison Break, there’s no shortage of challenges to tackle. Each room is a fully immersive experience, with great sound effects and lighting. But don’t worry, there’s a friendly team of staff ready to give clues and hints if you get too stuck.
Jugar is a beautiful restaurant where both parents and kids can relax over delicious and hearty food. Adults can sit back and catch up with friends while children explore their massive indoor playroom, as well as other entertainment for tweens. With specific healthy meal options for kids, and a wide range of drinks as well, there’s something for everyone at this great location.
Coffee n Bricks
A family owned business, Coffee n Bricks is a cafe combining two of their favourite things: coffee and lego. Feel refreshed with a great selection of drinks and snacks, while building a lego set or two. With amazing lego displays around the cafe, and a variety of lego building options to choose from, this is the perfect place for anyone who just can’t get enough of lego.
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