Things To Do in Brisbane with Kids

With the school holidays fast approaching it’s time to get some inspiration for keeping the kids entertained. Here are ten things to do with the kids over the school holidays that are completely free of charge!

  1. Take the kids fishing at Scarborough Spit.
  2. Walk down the board walk for fishing in the creek at Nudgee Beach.
  3. Go birdwatching through the mangroves at Boondall Wetlands boardwalk.
  4. Vist the Gallery of Modern Art at South Bank.
  5. Stargaze from the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium on Mt Coot-Tha.
  6. Check out the Little Days Out, South Bank’s new children’s program.
  7. Tree climb the Cottonwood trees at Scarborough Park and see the magical Gollum tree.
  8. Play and swim at South Bank’s Riverside Green Playground and Street’s Beach.
  9. Cruise the Brisbane River on the City Cat.
  10. Explore nearby Redcliffe Jetty, parks and boardwalk.

For more information see this great website called Brisbane Kids

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Moreton Island Boat Cruise

This month we are looking at things to do with kids during your stay at Scarborough. One of the most exciting day tours out of Scarborough is a day out cruising to Moreton Island in Moreton Bay.

Dolphin Wild, cruises out to Moreton Bay Marine Park which is home to a variety of marine animals such as playful dolphins, huge turtles, shy dugongs and the majestic humpback whale passes through these waters from June to October. Along the way you will receive an informative commentary by a marine naturalist including the unique history of Moreton Island and its marine life.

The day includes a guided snorkelling tour at either Tangalooma Wrecks, which is world renowned for its richly diverse marine environment with 15 scuttled wrecks and a myriad of marine life, or Flinders Reef which is a small isolated reef that has a large number of coral and fish species.

The cruises operates every Wednesday – Saturday at 8.30am from Newport Marina, 158 Griffith Road, Scarborough

The cruise costs $125 Adults, $75 Children. For more information see Dolphin Wild 

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Sails at Sutton Beach

During the month of March we have been taking a look at wedding venues in and around Scarborough. Sails Restaurant and Function Centre at Sutton Beach in Redcliffe is one of the Peninsula’s top wedding venues.

You can hold your wedding ceremony at the old-fashioned rotunda by the beach, have sunset photos overlooking magnificent Moreton Bay and then attend your reception in the dining room for a fabulours buffet or 3 course meal at Sails.

Sails have a wide range of wedding packages to suit every bride and groom. For more information visit Sails Redcliffe  or phone the specialist wedding coordinator at 07 3284 3320

Sails Restaurant and Function Centre is located at Marine Parade, Sutton Beach, Redcliffe.

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Weddings at Endeavour Park

The magnificent Endeavour Park at Scarborough is an extremely popular venue for wedding ceremonies on the Redcliffe Peninsula.

This beautiful Scarborough park is located at the top of Scarborough on the Redcliffe Peninsula and overlooks the waters of Moreton Bay and the Glasshouse Mountains as a backdrop.  The ground is level, easily accessible for those guests with mobility problems, has ample street parking and can be booked through the Moreton Bay Council.

If you are looking for a local Wedding Celebrant to conduct your wedding ceremony then Vlady Peters can assist you the planning and organization of your ceremony. Check Vlady out at Weddings Celebrant.

Reid’s Place Wedding Venue

Are you getting married in the near future and looking for a garden wedding venue? Reid’s Place, located 400m from Scarborough foreshore offers a glorious garden chapel setting for your wedding ceremony.

There are several wedding day packages to choose from including the Classic Wedding Experience, Platinum Wedding Experience and the Ultimate Wedding Package. All packages provide the ceremony venue for 1 1/2 hours, rehearsal, vintage car and marriage celebrant. They can also arrange for Photographers, Decorations and canapes for wedding guests for an extra charge.

Reid’s place has a beautiful old Colonial home to use for your wedding preparation and photography and it is in close proximity to many award winning local Reception Venues on the Redcliffe Peninsula.

For more information visit Reid’s Place 

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Scarborough’s Proximity to Airport

Why fight the city traffic? Why not come and stay at the tranquil and peaceful bayside suburb of Scarborough?

We are less than 30 minutes from Brisbane Airport and there is an airport shuttle service available which will bring you right to our door.

For details of the airport shuttle see Redair 

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Boondall Wetlands Walk

Take a guided nature walk to discover the hidden treasures of Boondall Wetlands Reserve.  On the walk you will learn some interesting facts about the wetlands and their flora and fauna; and find out why Boondall Wetlands Reserve and its ‘sister wetlands’ in Yatsu-Higata Tidelands in Japan, are both crucial wetlands for the thousands of migratory shorebirds that travel between Asia and Moreton Bay each year.

Walks are held on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year and start from Boondall Wetlands Environmental Centre at 31 Paperbark Drive, Boondall.

This is a free activity! The walks all start at 9.30 am and finish at 11.30 am. Phone 07 3403 8888 to check the details.

Dates of the next walks are:
22nd February
28th February
1st March
7th and 8th March

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South Bank Parklands

South Bank Parklands is a sprawling 17 hectares of lush parklands, world-class eateries, stunning river views and hundreds of delightful events all year round making it the perfect place for a visit during your stay at Scarborough.

South Bank encompasses the Performing Arts Centre, Museum, Exhibition & Convention Centre, Queensland Art Gallery and the Wheel of Brisbane. Visitors can ride The Wheel of Brisbane, visit the Nepalese Pagoda, which was originally brought to Brisbane for Expo 88, take a dip in Streets Beach and marvel at The Arbour, a bougainvillea clad steel awning that spans 1 km or just stroll through the weekend arts and crafts market stalls.

South Bank is less than an hour’s drive from Scarborough. Check out our great accommodation specials today at Scarborough Beach Resort

Maleny and Montville

The beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland and the charming towns of Maleny and Montville are not much more than an hour north of Brisbane. With an average elevation of 450m, the cooler temperatures in the hinterland offer a cool change from the coast.

Maleny, Montville and surrounding areas, are mainly lush green farmlands and are rich with skilled artisans. The arts and crafts in both villages are an art lover’s delight.

Maleny has an abundance of restaurants, cafes and dining options available, both in the town and on its outskirts. But there is also the Maleny Dairies which is open to visitors on weekends or The Maleny Cheese Factory which is a popular place to buy all sorts of different cheeses.

Montville is Maleny’s sister town, and the more shopping orientated of the two, with its main street lined with all sorts of different shops. Its location on the range overlooking the Sunshine Coast, makes it a popular place to stop and take photos or have a picnic lunch.

Maleny is 75 kms north west of Scarborough. Check out our great accommodation specials at Scarborough Beach Resort.

Aussie World

Want more family fun on the school holidays!! The ultimate Aussie Theme Park jam-packed with thrills and fun for the whole family is located at Aussie World at Palmview only 66 kms from Scarborough Beach Resort.

Aussie World offers unlimited rides that will get you soaked or make you green and dizzy and there are simulators, slides, bumps and coasters for the kids or the big kids at heart.  And right next door is the iconic Ettamogah Pub.

Aussie World has over 30 rides and attractions, a gift shop, a variety of food outlets and is guaranteed to entertain all ages.

Location: 73 Frizzo Road, Bruce Highway, Palmview
Admission Price: Adults & Children $32 or Family of Four $110

Purchase tickets here at Aussie World.
Why not book a family holiday beach escape at Scarborough Beach Resort. We have availability for January.