Looking for things to do near Brisbane with kids? You've found two of Moreton's best parks - with so much to do for little ones! With all the open spaces and beaches, it’s no wonder there are so many playgrounds on the Redcliffe peninsula. With lovely breezes coming off the water to keep temperatures down, the parks along the Hornibrook Esplanade are a great way to spend a day, a romantic sunset meal or even just a lunch hour.
Located just near the tip of Woody Point on Oxley Avenue, and next door to the Humpybong Yacht Club, Crockatt Park is a green oasis amid the busy Woody Point precinct. Crockatt Park has something for all ages and stages. Check out the view from the top of the flying fox!
With toilets, shelters, barbeques and the Moreton Bay Cycleway running through the area, Crockatt Park is great for a quick visit, or a day of play. The playground isn’t fenced, but there is plenty of shade to enjoy while you watch birds and boats go by. The nearby shopping strip means you can find something to eat if you’ve played so long everyone is starving.
As you come across the bridge onto Hornibrook Esplanade, Pelican Park is on the beach side of the road. Notable for its prominent Visitors' Centre, Pelican Park extends from Thomas St to Maine St, with a playground at both ends of the park. The main park area, behind the Visitors' Centre, has plenty of parking, and access to a boat ramp. The playground is to the right of the carpark as you face the water, past the toilets and next to shelter and barbeques. There is also a wheelchair accessible swing and plenty of shade over both fully fenced areas.
The other playground, towards Woody Point, can be reached by walking the path across a bridge over the canal, or taking a short drive out and down to the car park. A large shelter and a barbeque space is located beside the fully fenced playground. There is a small toilet block a 5-minute walk away on the other side of the car park, so it pays to check for emergency visits before leaving the car. If hunger hits, there’s an IGA supermarket in driving distance and a service station across the road. Quiet during the week, Pelican Park is often the site of busy community events on the weekend, so check the event calendar before heading out.