With one of my best friends living in Australia, it’s now become one of my places to visit on our family bucket list! And whilst travel may be off the agenda at the moment, that doesn’t mean we have to stop dreaming of our family travels!
Whether you are living in Brisbane or simply enjoying a holiday in the sunshine city, there are plenty of exciting things to do in and around the city with the kids! With the Sunshine and Gold Coast just a short drive a way, you can explore a range of activities and parks where you can soak up the sun. Here are 4 of the top days out with the kids to look out for near Brisbane:
If you’re looking for a day full of thrills and adventure, the Aussie World is the place to visit! Featuring a range of rides suitable for ages, including SX360, Space Shaker, The Plunge and Redback, Aussie World has something for everyone, making it a fabulous way to escape the city with the kids. As the only theme park located on the Sunshine Coast, Aussie World is only a short drive away from Brisbane, making it easy to reach from the city and worth the drive!
From fearsome sharks to graceful turtles, Sea Life Sunshine Coast is home to a variety of curious sea creatures, which your kids can discover with unforgettable, interactive experiences and spectacular shows, such as showstopping productions with the Sea Life’s very own seal lion, Teikyo, who has been resident at the Sea Life since 1997. As a conservation aquarium which is involved with several programs to protect endangered species, Sea Life Sunshine Coast also provides a range of educational and inspiring experiences about the world’s most threatened sea creatures.
Do you know much about Ginger? Then take a visit to the Ginger Factory! While the Ginger Factory is not your classic day out with the kids, it is undoubtedly a unique, educational visit offering a range of fun activities. Take a ride through beautiful gardens on the ginger train, experience a hilarious puppet show or let your kids run free in the kids play area bursting with tunnels, slides and climbing ropes! Adults can enjoy Ginger Town, where you can buy all sorts of bespoke ginger related gifts and souvenirs!
There is no doubt that Steve Irwin, the crocodile hunter, is one of the most inspirational conservationists and television stars to come out of Australia. At Australia Zoo, a wildlife sanctuary which pays tribute to the man himself, you can come face-to-face with a crocodile! If your kids are keen to meet the cuter, cuddlier Australian creatures, they can also enjoy interactive experience with wallabies, kangaroos and koalas as well as discover other animals from all over the world. Located close to Brisbane, Australia Zoo will be an experience your kids will never forget.
And there you have it! We can’t wait to visit Australia one day!
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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.
I really wanted a concrete place to share my love for travel, in particular Disney and offer my readers a chance to gain some knowledge around what we love to do as a family of 5.
I share our family adventures which include days out, travel advice and tips, holiday reviews, restaurant visits and of course, our love for Disney, including Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World.
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