Coming to Moreton Bay Region for a family holiday, a weekend escape, or a day trip away from the city? No matter how long or short your stay, there’s plenty to see and do for a family day out Brisbane north of the city sure to please all your loved ones.
We’ve sectioned together a bunch of fun activities for kids of different age groups ideal for bubs, teens and all ages in between. Some suggestions cross age groups so feel free to mix and match to suit your family’s preferences.
Chug over to Woodford Railway for an approximate 20-minute historic train ride in the hinterland. Train trips take place on the first and third Sunday of each month at 30-minute intervals from 10am to 3:30pm.
If your little one can’t get enough of all things railway related peruse the fascinating historical train memorabilia, educational displays, and railway-themed books & DVDs for sale after your choo-choo trip.
Before leaving, spread out a picnic blanket or take a seat at one of the outdoor tables to enjoy a family picnic or BBQ using the facilities available. For more railway fun check out Bribie Island’s miniature Melsa Train Rides!
Your little one will love getting up-close to farm animals great and small at the Trevena Glen Farm recurring open day event held on the first Saturday of each month.
Bring your family to Mt Samson for a lovely morning petting and feeding a wide range of animals including an alpaca, chickens, pigs, sheep, cows, guinea pigs, goats and horses. A few new residents have recently joined the farm family including 2 boisterous baby goats, a cheeky donkey foal and a gorgeous little lamb.
Other fun activities for kids include family tractor bed rides and horse rides. A coffee van and sausage sizzle are also on-site to get your morning started right. Online pre-purchase of tickets is recommended.
For more animal open day farm amusement visit White Ridge Farm near Caboolture every Wednesday and Sunday.
Introduce your little one to water wading and splash play in the safe surrounds of the wheelchair accessible Settlement Cove Lagoon. The large swimming pool features wading areas along with shallow and deep spots making it beloved by kids of all ages.
BBQ and picnic facilities are in the area, while cafes and restaurants are just a short walk away, making the lagoon the perfect base for a sun-drenched family day out Brisbane north of the city.
Captain Kerry will take you for an ocean adventure you’ll never forget aboard her eco-certified, luxury catamaran ‘MV Eye-Spy’ with Brisbane Whale Watching tours.
During humpback migration season between June and October you can introduce your child to the gentle giants of the deep as you journey across Moreton Bay Marine Park in search of majestic humpback whales. Pre-bookings essential.
Love llamas as much as we do? Your kiddo will get a real kick out of this unique Dayboro Cottages & Llama Walks experience.
From 9am to 11am on Saturday and Sundays you can bring your young one along on a guided group llama hike in the foothills of Dayboro paired off with your very own llama companion. The walk is followed by a pellet feeding session and a catered morning tea. Pre-bookings essential.
Take your family to Spinnaker Sound Marina on the mainland opposite Bribie Island for an adrenaline-pumping Moreton Bay Jetski Hire & Ride adventure. These guided Pumicestone Passage jetski tours are suitable for ages 12 and up.
Younger teenagers will enjoy the 1-hour ‘Up the Creek’ tour, while older teens will love the thrill of the ‘Flinders on Jet Ski’ 90-minute tour and heart-pounding ‘Circumnavigating Bribie’ 3-hour tour. Pre-bookings essential.
Boating Planet Redcliffe can get your family out onto Moreton Bay skippering across the calm blue waters as far as Moreton Island. Whether you’re after a day trip outing, weekend-long hire, or week-long rental, Boab Boat’s can accommodate your family’s boating needs whether you hold a boat license or not.
All boats can be taken to Moreton Island. Boat delivery and return can petting if required. You can also hire out jetskis, snorkelling gear, fishing necessities and water sports equipment.
Whether your family day out Brisbane north of the city adventure involves fishing, whale watching, cruising, diving or action-packed water sports, Boab Boat’s have you covered.