Family Fun Rainy Day Activities near Brisbane

Even as the Sunshine State, we tend to get quite a few rainy days throughout the year, particularly in summer. In the Moreton Bay Region, we are blessed with many natural attractions that unfortunately are not suitable explorations during wet weather. So, if you’re looking to keep dry and stay entertained, these indoor rainy-day activities near Brisbane may be your cup of tea (which is a delicious treat on a rainy day just FYI).

Undersea Putt & Play

Challenge the fam to a game of putt putt. Undersea Putt & Play is the ultimate indoor activity, day or night, rain or shine. It is an epic entertainment precinct in Redcliffe, featuring an underwater-themed mini golf course and a games arcade. As you putt over the ocean floor, you will discover ancient fossilised prehistoric fish, great white sharks, crocodiles and even whirlpools.

If you're looking for indoor rainy-day activities near Brisbane, you won't be disappointed with a visit to Undersea Putt & Play.

MBRC Libraries

So many people are underestimating the value our libraries offer to their local communities, palming them off as old-school and out of date. However, the Moreton Bay Region Libraries offer great workshop and activities, particularly for school students during the holidays. From fun little gatherings like a Harry Potter party or a board game Olympics to learning special FX make-up and resin art, there’s a mix of activities for different age groups, skill levels and interests. Find out more about what’s on here.

Hands-On Culture

Ever thought to continue the learning on weekends and school holidays? Moreton Bay Region art galleries and museums are a great go-to for rainy day activities near Brisbane. From hands-on workshops to interactive displays, there’s always something to keep the family entertained and busy. Most of these events are free though may require registration depending on the demand for spots within the activity or workshop.

Relax with the latest flick

For the ultimate family fun rainy day activity near Brisbane, immerse yourself in the stunning sights and sounds of the latest blockbuster movies at Event Cinemas. Enjoy cheap tickets on Tuesday, join CineBuzz Rewards for exclusive offers and pre-screening invitations, or indulge yourself in a Gold Class or Vmax session. With ultra-modern comfortable seating designs, the latest in audio technology, three cinema experience styles to suit all tastes and a myriad of movie genres to choose from, Event Cinemas offers the best in modern entertainment for all ages.


One of the downfalls of a rainy day is the kids don’t have many options to exert their seemingly endless amounts of energy. At Flip-Out Trampoline Park in Strathpine, your little ninjas can learn agility, coordination and balance, all while participating in a family fun rainy day activity near Brisbane. Throw in some props like hula hoops, parachutes and balls to really test their skills and see what tricks they can learn. Not just for leisure, Flip-Out Strathpine also offers classes where your little ones can learn tricks, flips, twists and so much more all while exercising and releasing endorphins – not to mention socialising with other kids in their age group! They also have great party packages for birthdays!

Caboolture Bowls & Mini Golf

Kids and kids at heart will enjoy all that Caboolture Bowls and Mini Golf has to offer. With laser tag, 10 pin bowling, nine holes of glow in the dark putt putt and a mini arcade, this entertainment haven will keep your whole family entertained for hours on end. Plus, they are home to Queensland’s only clutch bowling lanes (pictured above). Traditional 10 pin bowling but a whole lot more fun with special projected games and effects on each lane.

Laserzone Lawnton

What’s more fun than running around in the dark, listening to funky music, tagging your friends with a laser gun at Laserzone Lawnton? This high-energy activity will have your family craving more and more! You will be assigned to a team and will have to shoot the opposing team with lasers while running around a dimly lit space, filled with fog, groovy music, ramps, stairs, obstacles, and mazes. Perfect for a rainy day!

Shop ‘til you drop

In the Moreton Bay Region, there is no shortage of shopping centres so why not head to one for your next family fun rainy day activity? They’ve got great shops for mum and dad, arcades for the kids to get competitive while having fun, cinemas for some quiet time and plenty of food options from Asian takeaway to American dine-in. Westfield centres often host school holiday activities and workshops that get them learning hands-on skills and creating unique arts and crafts.

So, what will your next rainy-day activity near Brisbane be? We’ve got some other great ideas for when the weather is a little kinder:

Dayboro Cottages

Bee Gees Way | Redcliffe

Kumbartcho Sanctuary

Bray Farm Park | Griffin

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Acknowledgement of Country - We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waterways of the Moreton Bay Region, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, and Turrbal people and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise the ongoing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land.