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Rainy Day Activities in Brisbane

by Sally Foster (follow)
Just because its raining and pouring doesn't mean you can't have some fun!

Brisbane weather this time of year can be a little unpredictable to say the least! Gorgeous sunshine one minute and pouring with rain the next. It is almost like living in Melbourne.

So where to take the kiddies when you just aren't sure what Mother Nature has in store? When playgrounds and parks are out of the question, try these ideas instead.

1. Kinder Gym at your local PCYC

Kinderplay at your local PCYC is an awesome way to spend a rainy morning indoors, while still giving kids ample opportunity to climb, run, slide and play. Perfect for ages 0-5 years.

2. Timezone

If your kids are a bit older, Timezone is a great way to spend a few hours playing games and competing in a fun way. It is also great for parents to join in! There are multiple locations throughout Brisbane. Archie Brothers are also a great option for some circus style fun.

3. South Bank Cultural Precinct

The best place ever to go on a rainy day with some awesome FREE options!

Queensland Museum
State Library

All of these places have children's areas and are completely indoors. There is plenty of paid parking on site and lots of public transport options too.

4 Jugar or Tiddlywinks

Of all my favourite play centres in Brisbane, these two are my personal favourites. Jugar in West End has the best food ever for grown ups AND kids, and Tiddlywinks has a disco! They aren't your regular play centre.

5. Under Sea Putt and Play

Mini Golf or putt putt is a good way to spend a few hours with your little ones, and the brand spanking new Undersea Putt and Play at Redcliffe is indoors. It is completely decked out in the under the sea theme, with food and arcade games too.

6. Arts and Craft

There are some great arts and craft studios in Brisbane that are available without having to sign up for regular classes. Two of the best ones are Plaster Fun House in Carina, and Colour My Pot in Cleveland. Let your little one get messy without you having to clean up afterwards.

7 Indoor Rock Climbing

Even little ones can enjoy some indoor rock climbing. Urban Extreme at Hendra has some great option for all ages (except maybe babies!) and also has slides, trampolines and a ninja warrior course.

8. Movies

My favourite rainy day treat was when my Mum took me to the movies. Bring your own snacks to make it cheaper, and enjoy the quiet of the mid week. There are usually Mums and Bub sessions too if you check out Event Cinemas.

9. Escape Rooms

If your kids are older, check out one of the Escape Rooms. It will test their skills in a different way and is an excellent way to build team work and bonding. I have a full list of some of the best here.

10. Cafe with Play Area

One of our most popular articles we have shared in this group is this one on Cafes with Play Areas. It features some of the best places in Brisbane where you can get a coffee and something to eat with a friend, and there is an area where the kids can play to give you peace and quiet.

Do you have any other rainy day ideas? Please let us know so we can add them to the list!

Or you could simply pop on some gum boots and go puddle hunting. Getting wet and muddy as a kid is part of the fun of growing up.

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