If you are looking for free things to do in Logan with your family, you have definitely come to the right place. We love this area of the Brisbane region and all of the amazing wildlife, nature, adventure and fun experiences it offers, so we have compiled a list of all the FREE experiences in Logan we could find. How many have you done?
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Free Things to Do in Logan – Wildlife Spotting
Berrinba Wetlands Park
The Berrinba Wetlands in Browns Plains is a nature-lovers paradise. Home to more than 430,000 native trees, shrubs, flowers and bushes, there are also over 100 nesting boxes for native possums, gliders and birds in the wetlands. The kids will be able to learn more about the wildlife found here at the Interpretive Centre before exploring the 8.5 km of walkways and bike tracks.
Slacks Creek Nature Reserve
Slacks Creek Nature Reserve offers walking trails, boardwalks and fantastic hiking opportunities, but it is the butterfly population here that your kids will adore. Home to a high number of butterfly species, in particular, the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly, there are several signs along the many pathways alerting visitors to the different butterflies to be seen and viewed here.
Greenwood Lakes is the perfect location for bird and other wildlife watching. The boardwalk and raised viewing platform are perfect for spotting water birds, turtles and other animals in the area. Families can also enjoy the many bushwalking tracks and picnic areas here too.
Kids will love getting lost along the many bushwalks in the Eagleby Wetlands. With boardwalks and gravel paths that are easily accessible for prams and wheelchairs, the whole family can discover the various trails, ponds and lagoons. A habitat thriving with wildlife to discover, the Eagleby Wetlands is known for its vast bird population. Over 200 native Australian bird species have been recorded here. Four bird hides, fitted with viewing slots at different heights to accommodate all ages, are also a highlight.
Daisy Hill Koala Centre
The Daisy Hill Koala Centre in the beautiful Daisy Hill Conservation Park is a wonderful free thing to do in Logan with your kids. They will be able to meet koalas the facility is treating, and they can also learn about what is being done for their conservation and how we can help them.
Boronia Bushland Reserve
If the kids would love to try to spot some Eastern Grey Kangaroos in their natural habitat, then a visit to Boronia Bushland Reserve will give them a great chance to do so. While there, enjoy the many other facilities at the reserve, including bushwalking, picnic areas, a children’s playground, bikeways, and bird watching.
Free Things to Do in Logan – Parks
Jinnung Jalli Park Interpretative Nature Trail
Jinnung Jalli means ‘walking around through the trees’ in the language of the traditional custodians of Yarrabilba, the Yugambeh people. Jinnung Jalli Park aims to educate visitors through an interpretive native plant trail, which the kids can follow as they learn about the native plants found here and how they were used. A beautiful space to be immersed in, the park also features picnic facilities, a pedestrian and cycle pathway and a kick-about space.
Daisy Hill Conservation Park
Daisy Hill Conservation Park is the perfect nature-play playground for your kids. They can explore the Melaleuca Wetlands and the open Eucalypt forest with walking, biking, and horse riding tracks sprinkled throughout the parklands. The day-use area also features two options—Wild Nature Play and Indigenous Games—to engage your kids with the nature around them. Don’t forget to visit the Koala Centre too when you are there!
Plunkett Conservation Park Cave
Plunkett Conservation Park is a small journey of discovery for kids looking for a bit of imaginative play and mystery. With numerous trails to discover within the bushlands, highlights for kids will be the small caves they can explore and the rock outcrop with views over Cedar Creek Valley.
Lagoon Trail at Tygum Park
If you want free things to do in Logan, then Tygum Park in Waterford West is a lovely, relaxing way to spend the day with the kids. The lagoon here has a 1.3km sealed pathway and boardwalk that goes all the way around it, and there is a sweet pirate-themed playground the kids will love too. If you head to the park on a Wednesday or weekend, the kids will be able to delight in the miniature boats that the Logan City Marine Modellers set sail on the lagoon waters.
Fairy Finds at Cornubia Forest Park
Cornubia Forest Park will also give your family a nature escape with a bit of magic thrown in. A 1.4km flat, concrete path winds its way over several bridges and beneath a canopy of Melaleuca trees before leading to a few secret fairy-laden finds. Colourful rocks lead to a decorated private fence with a fairy door and ornamental creatures. Further along, an old tree stump is adorned with a small doorway and opening.
Free Things to Do in Logan – Playgrounds
Flagstone Adventure Park
If there is one GIANT playground to discover in Logan, it is Flagstone Adventure Park. Complete with an 11-metre high tower, suspension bridges, tunnels, a mini skate park, trampoline, slides, and SO MUCH MORE – they have thought of everything for a fun play experience for kids.
You can’t talk about free things to do in Logan with your kids and not mention FUNderwood Hollow playground. An incredible imaginative play space for families, the playground features a unique Spielart adventure playground that was based on children’s drawings depicting their ideas for a fantasy playground brought to life.
Stoneleigh Reserve Park
If you have a little animal lover in the mix, then the farm-themed Stoneleigh Reserve Park playground will be a destination they will never forget. Along with the small paddocks where resident (artificial) animals, Mootilda the cow and several chickens reside under the shady branches of a fig tree, there is also a lagoon, playground, outdoor games and other fun to be found here.
Pirate Ship Park
When setting sail and gifting your children a world of imaginative sea-fairing play, you can’t get any better than Pirate Ship Park in Flagstone. Its 18-meter-long, two-level pirate ship is perfectly suited to kindergarten and primary school-aged kids. Along with all the amazing playground facilities found here, markers are hidden in the play space as part of a treasure map. Can you kids find them all?
Free Things to Do in Logan – Adventure
Bushland Bike Tracks at Tudor Park
A bike rider’s paradise, Tudor Park offers visitors 7 different tracks to choose from. Catering for beginners through to advanced riders, there is a pump track featuring rollers and berms designed so riders gain speed. The other six tracks through the bushland have dirt jumps, timber rollers and a whale tail jump for advanced riders.
Beenleigh BMX and Skate Park
The Beenleigh BMX and Skate Park has to be seen to be believed! For any family with kids who love a moving challenge, this park is the destination for skaters, BMX riders and other extreme sports aficionados around South East Queensland. There are rails, ramps, walls, fun boxes, quarter pipes, half pipes and more. There is also a dirt track here with plenty for BMX riders to play on with the Beenleigh BMX club based and a track for BMX racing.
Cycle Park at Demeio Road Park
Demeio Road Park is another favourite for families looking to do free things in Logan with their kids. A wonderful way to teach younger kids about cycling safety, there are 220 metres of cycle pathways featuring road signs, a pedestrian crossing, intersections and a roundabout. It also features mini versions of the iconic Logan River red bridge and the Gateway Bridge.
Children’s Cycle Trail at Noyer Park
Another park that features an incredible cycle path for kids is Noyer Park in Logan. The track features alternating sections of concrete and pebble pathways, and with its wide open design, clear of obstacles, it is the perfect place for less confident or beginner riders to practice their skills.
One of the best parks in the Logan area, Underwood Park has so much to offer families. Catering to kids of all ages, the park houses not only the incredible FUNderwood playground but also a stunning lagoon, BMX track, netball courts and soccer fields as well as surrounding bushland with bike trails hidden within them. There is also a skateboard facility with two bowls (a large and a mid-size), a huge flat bank, ledges and rails, and several ramps.
Free Things to Do in Logan – Water Based
Logan Gardens Splash Park
Take the kids to Logan Gardens Splash Park when the sun hits hard. An interactive water play environment accessible to people of all ages and abilities, this impressive water play space provides a spectacular, free recreational destination for Brisbane families. Logan Gardens Water Park features a level splash pad area that provides access for all with 4 water play zones – a huge water bucket with a pond, a totem spray forest, a pop jet plaza and a raised water table.
Flagstone Water Park
Another cool and refreshing FREE entertainment option for your Brisbane Kids in the City Logan is Flagstone Water Park. Kids will love the three tree-like structures (one a towering 10 metres in height!), providing different forms of water fun. The water fun opportunities here are endless, from jets and waterfalls to tipping buckets and water cannons.
Darlington Parklands in Yarrabilba is considered a super park for water fun. This free waterpark, with unique water play activities and shallow pools for kids to splash and cool down in, features a zero-depth fountain pad and amazing kids’ playground area too.
Free Things to Do in Logan – Historical / Cultural
Not just the spot to borrow books from, the different local libraries in Logan offer a range of free activities for kids and families to enjoy. You can check out the full range of free library activities for kids here.
Logan Art Gallery
If you want a free cultural experience for the family, then why not visit the Logan Art Gallery. Their dedicated Young People’s Gallery showcases exhibitions for or by young people, and offers fun, interactive activities for younger visitors.
Logan City Historical Museum
The Logan City Historical Museum was established more than 30 years ago with a charter to preserve Logan’s past for the future. Free for families to explore, the exhibition will teach kids the story of the region’s European settlement and the development of the City of Logan from 1826 to the present day.
Chung Tian Temple
Open every Tuesday through Sunday, the Chung Tian Temple is a Chan Buddhist temple which forms part of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist monastic order. Free to enter and surrounded by nature, the temple provides a peaceful and culturally beautiful venue where kids can learn more about different beliefs and cultures. There is also a tea room, art gallery, museum, and gardens.
If you would love to introduce the kids to another part of Logan’s history, visiting Mayes Cottage is a fun free thing to do with them. A reminder of Queensland’s pioneering age, the cottage was built in 1887 and has had very few changes. You can enjoy a picnic on the grounds or chat on the veranda with the volunteer guides. Tours of the Mayes Cottage House Museum are free and open to everyone.
Logan Village to Yarrabilba Rail Trail
The Logan Village to Yarrabilba Rail Trail is a 3.5km trail that extends through native bushland. The 2.5m wide asphalt pathway is designed for walking, jogging and hiking. Built on the de-commissioned Bethania to Beaudesert rail corridor, train enthusiasts will enjoy sections of the old rail track. If you go at night, the large white bollards at the entrance light up with images of important historical figures.
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