The Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre reopened in December 2019 with a whole new look, and lots of opportunity for kids to learn and play. I checked it out with my baby and toddler this week and we had a great time.
Located in the Boondall Wetlands, an easy drive just off the M1 with plenty of parking, the Environment Centre has been built amongst the trees and blends into the natural environment. It is fully air conditioned, with lots of interactive and interesting displays that allows kids to engage and learn about about the wetlands flora and fauna and how to preserve their natural environment.
There are stick insects, an animation centre, wetlands dioramas and interactive displays. The best part is though, if your kids are best at learning by being involved in a program, the Brisbane City Council is offering activities at the centre like Bush Kindy, guided bush walks, arts and crafts and games. We attended a morning of activities with obstacle courses, storytime and dancing and it was so much fun. You can find out about upcoming events here.
After a visit to the Environment Centre, just go outside for a bush walk, bike ride or picnic. There are lots of designated tracks that are wheelchair and pram accessible, including the the Hide 'n' Seek Children's Trail though the wetlands. You can find a map here or ask at the centre for one.
Make sure you pack a picnic when you go as there are lots of places to sit down and eat amongst the trees. There are sheltered picnic tables and public toilets for your stay.
The Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre are well worth a visit either during the week or on the weekends. It is a great family day out. Be sure to pack a hat, insect spray, walking shoes and some water when you go as you will be there for longer than you think!
Location: 31 Paperbark Drive, Boondall
Do you know of any other educational places in Brisbane that are fun too? Please let us know in the comments, we would love to hear from you!