Are you looking for a fenced playground near a café with free, fun activities to entertain your kids? Look no further than Bunnings. With indoor fenced playgrounds and D.I.Y. projects designed just for children, your kids will have a blast learning handy new skills while you enjoy a coffee.
There is a fenced playground in many of the larger Bunnings stores spread throughout Queensland. The playground is usually located next to the Bunnings café and close to the garden section.
Most Bunnings playgrounds are of a similar design, featuring a contained climbing fort with a series of connected tunnels upon a rubber soft fall base. A viewing bubble is often found at the top of the fort, shaped like a spaceship. Here, children can wave to mum and dad down below.
A spiral tunnel slide adds a bit of excitement to the experience as kids swirl their way back down.
Most Bunnings playgrounds will also have some ground-level game panels to interact with; these vary from store to store. Accessible toilets can usually be found close to the playground and café.
Bunnings’ playgrounds are fenced and fitted with child-safe locks; however, parents or guardians must supervise children in the playground at all times as they are not supervised by Bunnings staff. The playgrounds are recommended for children aged 4-12 years old.
Bunnings Hardware Café
Larger stores which house a playground will typically also contain a café. The café has barista-made coffee and other hot drinks. Cold bottled beverages are also available.
A selection of pre-prepared food items like wraps, quiches, cakes and cookies can be purchased. Tables and chairs provide a comfortable place to eat.
Some Bunnings stores even provide a selection of board games to use in the café.
Kids D.I.Y. Workshops
Kids can have fun on the weekends or during the school holidays and get creative at one of the free D.I.Y. workshops for children.
Hosted at Bunnings, your Brisbane Kids can join the fun and make exciting projects such as toolboxes, decorated calico tote bags or magic wands. Bunnings offers activities of different themes that regularly change, ranging from garden and woodworking to mosaics and recycled art and craft.
There are cooking classes for little chefs, while junior gardeners can learn how to plant vegetable seeds to start their own edible gardens.
Workshops are also regularly held before special events like Easter, Christmas, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.
These workshops are ideal for most children aged between 3-12 years old, though we recommend checking the fine print before you attend. A parent or guardian must accompany the child during the workshop and remain in-store.
How to Book a Bunnings Workshop
If you want to browse workshops and/or make a booking, visit the Bunnings website and search for your local store. From the store information tab, select “More details,” then scroll down the page. Under the heading “Find & book a workshop or activity,” you can search for what is available in your area. Please note that spaces in all classes are limited.
Kids D.I.Y. videos
If you cannot visit a Bunnings store, let your kids get creative with their own D.I.Y. project at home. Bunnings has a selection of simple kids’ craft and D.I.Y. videos available for free on their website. There’s something to suit all ages and skill levels. So, your next family weekend project may just be a click away.
Find Your Nearest Bunnings Warehouse
With over 500 Bunnings Warehouse stores in Australia, there is bound to be one near you. To locate your closest Bunnings, visit the Bunnings website.