The Moreton Bay Family Bucket List

It’s a region filled with bucket-list adventures for the entire family. There is so much to do with your pint-sized adventurers in Moreton Bay Region. Check out these 27 things to do with kids just minutes up the road.

Caution: your list of 'must visit' places is likely to quadruple after reading this.


#1 Fairytale Trail, Kumbartcho Sanctuary

Follow Kumbartcho Sanctuary and Nursery's Fairytale Trail and prepare to be swept away in the romance of it all as you explore the best fairy garden across the land. The whimsical fairies are nestled in the heart of Kumbartcho Sanctuary and are waiting to share their fairy dust to all those who visit! How many fairies will you see?

#2 Rainforest Circuit, Mount Glorious

Tackle the kids for the TV remote, shutdown the laptop and pull on your walking boots. Journey less than 60 mins from Brisbane CBD and find yourself among the leaves, deep in the rainforest of Mount Glorious. Follow the 2km return Rainforest Circuit from the Maiala Day Use Area, perfect for children and those looking for an easy stroll.

#3 Bullocky Rest, Lake Samsonvale

Shake out the rug for a picnic at Bullocky Rest, Lake Samsonvale. With plenty of BBQ’s, shaded picnic tables, toilets, taps and free parking Lake Samsonvale is the peaceful spot you’ve been searing for. Want to kick the ball around after a bite to eat? This picnic spot has it all with wide open, lakeside grassed areas plus a childrens playground.


#4 Lyell Deer Sanctuary, Mount Samson

Feed a deer at Lyell Deer Sanctuary. Each weekend this Mount Samson based animal sanctuary opens their doors to locals and tourists, offering education, serenity, and a truly unique experience. It is home to a small herd of rescued red, rusa and fallow deer.

#5 Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine

Let the kids loose at Pine Rivers Park. There are so many things to do with kids, with wide open grassed areas, shaded picnic areas, public BBQ’s, a flying fox, large climbing frames and a pedal powered train track, Pine Rivers Park is a destination all families can enjoy.

#6 The Belvedere Hotel, Woody Point

Feed the hungry gremlins at The Belvedere Hotel. With its very own playground and specialised children’s menu, your kids will be kept smiling ear to ear as you dine seaside at Woody Point.


#8 Old Petrie Town, Petrie

Stroll through Old Petrie Town on a Sunday. Known as being the oldest hand-made market in Australia the Old Petrie Town Markets boasts local history, trendy gourmet foods and fresh fruit and vegetables. You'll also find arts, crafts, jewellery, vintage cars, food and entertainment for the whole family - well worth taking a visit!

#7 Store of Requirement, Samford

Board the train at Platform 9 ¾ and visit Moreton Bay Region’s very own mini Potter World located in the heart of Samford. Visit the Store of Requirement and enjoy a delicious Butter Brew while you browse the extensive range of licensed memorabilia and collectibles including broomsticks, cauldrons and an array of trinkets.

#9 Bite Markets, North Harbour

Eat your way through Bite Markets. Step foot inside this food lovers paradise and sink you teeth into something decadent and memorable. Choose from fresh oysters, boa, wings, dumplings, gelato and world famous funnel cakes! Open every Friday and Saturday from 4pm.


#10 Osprey House, Griffin

Spot a koala at Osprey House Environmental Centre. Home to a variety of wildlife and marine animals, the Moreton Bay Region’s very own Osprey House offers great opportunities to explore, discover and learn about both. In a fun and engaging space, kids and adults alike can get back to nature in suburbia’s backyard, with walkways weaving through the bushes along the banks of the North Pine River. There are three main bird watching areas and you may even spot a koala or kangaroos.

#11 Laserzone, Lawnton

Experience a fun-filled, futuristic adventure at Brisbane’s leading laser tag arena, Laserzone! Step into the multi-level arena and prepare for combat. This fully interactive, experience has over 60 targets and is fun for all ages!

#12 Caboolture Bowl & Mini Golf, Caboolture

Lace up and hit the lanes for a game of ten pin bowling at Caboolture Bowl & Mini Golf. Whether your craving a traditional game of ten pin bowls or want to be a part of the Revolutions disco bowling on Friday & Saturday nights, you will enjoy your time at Caboolture Bowl & Mini Golf!


#14 Neurum Creek, D'Aguilar National Park

Explore natures very own playground at Neurum Creek. The secluded spot is nestled in eucalypt woodland and is located on the eastern side of Mount Mee, in D’Aguilar National Park, off-grid compared to other local spots, Neurum Creek is only accessible by 4WD via the turn off from Neurum Creek Road.

#13 Rolin Farms, Elimbah

Pick your own farm fresh strawberries at Rolin Farms. Venture just an hour north of Brisbane where the family can frolic in the sunshine, pick your own sun drenched strawberries and snap a cute pic.

#15 Lomandra Day Use Mountain Bike Area, Ferny Hills

Experience the thrill of mountain biking through Lomandra Day Use Mountain Bike Area. Choose from nine designated mountain bike tracks within the park ranging in length from 400m long to 2.7km.


#16 BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort, Sandstone Point

Make dreams come true at BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort. Offering a variety of accommodation options for every type of getaway and budget, this family favourite isn't just accommodation, it's a holiday destination like no other! You're kids will be kept entertained with a water park, paths for scootering, a playground with jumping pillow and so much more.

#17 Redcliffe Fish and Chips

Bite into classic Aussie cuisine – fish and chips. Head to the Redcliffe Peninsula for fish and chips when you don't want to cook or wash up. We've sussed out the best options in Redcliffe and surrounds. Check them out here.

#18 White Ridge Farm

Get your animal fix at White Ridge Farm. Located only 5 minutes north of Caboolture, White Ridge Farm is open Wednesday through to Sunday, 9 am till 3 pm, and 7 days a week during school holidays. You'll be able to meet and interact with the friendly animals (including llamas, alpacas and a camel) that call the farm home.


#19 Bribie Island Butterfly House

Be kissed by a butterfly at Bribie Island Butterfly House. Walk through the sanctuary filled with more than 1,000 butterflies and have the opportunity to meet these colourful, delicate creatures up close and personal. The butterflies that call this sanctuary home are protected and bred to bring vitality back to the many species that help pollinate wildflowers and crops, attract birds and beneficial insects.

#19 Bunyaville State Forest & Conservation Park

Take a walk through Bunyaville State Forest & Conservation Park with the entire family (including the pups). Whether you're picnicking with the family, bird watching, bush walking, cycling, this is a great spot to spend some quiet time experiencing nature.

#20 Suttons Beach

Swim and splash in the safest waters at Suttons Beach. Escape the bustling surf scene and enjoy the calm, sheltered waters at this patrolled beach. It is perfect for little ones and swimmers after a gentle paddle.


#21 Gollum Tree

Find the mysterious door carved into one of Scarborough Beach’s beautiful Norfolk Pine trees. Local legend has it that Gollum, of Lord of the Rings is residing inside and thus is dubbed the Gollum Tree. Scarborough Beach provides many things to do with kids, with a pirate themed playground, jumping pillow and many picnic tables.

#22 Caboolture Historical Village

Visit Caboolture Historical Village and take in the atmosphere of an old country town! With restored machinery, vehicles, and buildings, it’s easy to fall back in time and visit an older Moreton Bay Region.

#23 Trevena Glen Farm

Take the family to Trevena Glen Farm for up-close encounters with a donkey, a little lamb & her puppy best bud, an alpaca, chickens, guinea pigs, goats, pigs, sheep, cows, and horses! Plus, kids can enjoy a tractor ride or pony ride.


#24 Sift Cafe's Electric Trikes

Channel your inner daredevil and zoom along the Redcliffe foreshore riding an eco-friendly electric stand-up e-bike. Gather your mates and drop into Sift Cafe for a bite to eat and a caffeine hit before hiring one of their trikes and coasting the waterfront.

#25 AquaSplash Redcliffe

Slip, slide and have some fun in the sun at AquaSplash Redcliffe, one of Australia's best inflatable water parks!

#26 Brisbane Whale Watching

Join the crew from Brisbane Whale Watching July through to October and look on in awe as the majestic humpback whales relax in your company. Watch the gentle giants of the sea breach, blow and play all within metres from the boat. Treat your family to a day they will never forget.

#27 Spinnaker Park, Newport

Head to Spinnaker Park when your family is craving some outdoor fun - it is a cut above the rest! Set in a prime location on the Redcliffe Peninsula, Newport Waterside's Spinnaker Park is a beautiful lakefront all-abilities playground with picnic shelters, BBQ's and accessible toilets. There's plenty for kids to explore in the tri-level play structure, which despite its height is designed for even the youngest park-goers to navigate independently.

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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.