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Roma Street Parklands

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Visit during the school holidays for some fun activities at the parklands

Roma Street Parklands is only a ten minute walk from the Brisbane CBD, and is one of the world’s largest subtropical gardens in a city centre. The parklands are the perfect place to visit for a day out with your kids in a beautiful outdoor setting.

Credit: Roma Street Parklands Facebook Page

With open lawns, gorgeous gardens and a rainforest walk, there is room for everyone to lay down a picnic blanket and relax in the sunshine. There is a picturesque lake with some ducks, and a children's garden and playgrounds. There are actually two playgrounds, one is perfect for older kids and the other for younger kids.

Credit: Roma Street Parklands Facebook Page

There are lots of BBQ's if you want to have a family event and plenty of public toilets, wifi and facilities available. There are even two designated 'wet areas' where you are allowed to have a cheeky wine along with a meal.

Roma Street Parklands spans 16 hectares in the heart of Brisbane and there is always something happening. Why not take a ride on the Parkland Explorer?. The Parkland Explorer is a trackless train that provides an alternative to guided walks for a gold coin donation. It operates Wednesday to Friday between 10am and 12.30pm and Saturday to Sunday between 10am and 3pm.

Credit: Roma Street Parklands Facebook Page

Looking for a coffee fix? There are two cafes on Parkland Boulevard. Melange Cafe and Headquarters Cafe and Grill have a range of food, drinks and of course, caffeine. Just in case you forgot to bring your picnic basket.

This coming school holidays there is going to be plenty for your little people to take part in. The Kids Collective is a program designed just for kids and has a number of fun activities going on. They are free for kids aged five to 12 years. There will be gardening classes, sport, art and crafts and the amazing Kids Music Beat will be doing music lessons.

The Kids Collective activities are held from Thursday to Saturday during the school holidays from 9am to 1pm and they are free. No need to book, just turn up and join in the fun! See here for a schedule of activities.

Credit: Roma Street Parklands Facebook Page

With so much space and different areas, and so much going on, this map will help you get your bearings of the amazing Roma Street Parklands.

Location: 1 Parkland Boulevard, Brisbane

Getting there: Parking available on the street or in the designated parking area. Or easily accessible via public transport with the Roma Street Station right next door.

More Information: Visit the Roma Street Parklands Facebook page.

Where is your favourite Brisbane Park and what are you getting up to this school holidays? Please let us know in the comments below, we would so love to hear from you!

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