5 Things to do in Brisbane this Easter

The Easter long weekend is upon us, which means it’s time to indulge in hot cross buns, stock up on your chocolate egg stash and put your feet up for four glorious days! It might also mean grabbing your togs and Coolcabanas … we know – everyone has one! … and heading to the beach. But if you’re fed up with Bruce (the highway, that is) then we’ve got some great suggestions that’ll keep you busy while you lay low in Brisbane. 

Picnic at New Farm Park (or any Brisbane park for that matter)  

It’s fair to say we’ve hit the jackpot when it comes to green spaces here in the River City and New Farm Park is a favourite for many! So, why not gather some friends, grab a picnic and some lawn games for an afternoon under the shaded trees. Heck, you could even set up your own Easter egg hunt for the kids. Did someone say, “coolest parents ever”?  

Take a day drive to Dayboro 

Who doesn’t love a road trip?! And no – we’re not talking about sitting in the car for hours on end (… snore). We’re talking just under an hour’s drive from Brisbane’s CBD (… that’s more like it). The charming country town of Dayboro has a bustling main street, briming with cute cafes that you can sidle into for a cuppa. The Old Storehouse has not only mastered morning brekkie, but you can pick up delicious pantry provisions, bespoke homewares and deli goods from them too. If you prefer antiques over antipasto, then The Dayboro Shed will be right up your alley. There you’ll find all sorts of trinkets, from plates and crockery to dainty collectables.  

Get cultured at QPAC  

Us Brisbanites are lucky to have a world class performance space like QPAC right on our doorstep! And despite what you might think, the theatre is most certainly not just for grown-ups. Their school holidays calendar is jam packed, but we plucked out a few shows that might just tickle your fancy.  

The Museum of Brisbane:  

Okay, so it’s not quite ‘Night at the Museum’ but the kids are still bound to have heaps of fun! During the Autumn School Holidays, The Museum of Brisbane has a range of activities that’ll keep your mini-mes entertained for hours. Little ones can get crafty by designing their own wearable art at the museum’s badge studio, unlock their inner Sherlock Holmes by taking part in Little Artist’s Eye Spy or they can make like Quasimodo and sign up for a Clock Tower tour.  

Be a Junior Keeper for a day 

If your kids love animals, Lone Pine Sanctuary’s Junior Keeper program is a must. Children aged between 5 and 8 will enjoy a 5-hour guided tour with one of Lone Pine’s experienced Education Officers. Junior Keepers will be able to pat a koala, learn about reptiles and watch some of the sanctuary’s birds of prey being trained. There is also a Senior Serpents program for 9 – 12 year olds.   

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