Are you looking for things to do on Good Friday in Brisbane with your kids? It may be a public holiday and the first day of the Easter long weekend, but if you are in Brisbane and wondering how you could fill this day with fun activities for your family, then we have you covered. From free Easter family activities to yacht races and festivals, below is a list of things to do on Good Friday with your family this year.
Please always check the venue and/or organiser before heading out just incase they have staffing issues that might prevent them from operating.
Good Friday Brisbane 2024
Redcliffe Markets Good Friday Pop-Up
This Good Friday, head to Redcliffe for their annual Good Friday Pop Up Markets. Meet the Easter Bunny, go on an Easter Egg Hunt, browse the designer-makers, enjoy the festive entertainment and décor, and soak up the market atmosphere. Head to the water and get the perfect vantage point for the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht race start too.
Address: Redcliffe Parade
When: 8am – 3pm
Cost: Free Entry
Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race
One of the biggest annual boating events, the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race, is held yearly over the Easter long weekend. The 308-nautical-mile race kicks off in Bramble Bay on Good Friday, with people lining the waterfront in Brisbane to watch the yachts set sail.
Address: Redcliffe Parade
Cost: Free to watch
The Bluewater Festival is held in Moora Park by the water to coincide with the Brisbane to Gladstone start-line festivities. It will feature market stalls, rides, free family-friendly entertainment and fireworks. Watch the Multihull Yacht Race start and enjoy a day full of fun activities, including live bands, kids’ workshops, rides, food and markets, culminating in a beach party and fireworks.
Address: Lower Moora Park, 65 Park Parade, Shorncliffe QLD
When: 10am – 7pm
Cost: Free Entry
Easter Trail, Fun & Games at Victoria Park
Victoria Park is once again going all out for Easter celebrations, with family-friendly events and activities scheduled for the whole weekend. On Good Friday, the jumping castle will be up all day, and live music will be playing from 4 – 8pm. Hop on into the Bistro and indulge with eggcellent Easter treats, including chocolate desserts and drink specials, stop by the face painting station and meet with the Easter Bunny himself. For the ultimate sugar rush, book in for a game of Putt Putt at their deliciously decorated Candyland course.
Address: 309 Herston Road, Herston QLD 4006
When: Jumping castle: All day | Live music: 4pm – 8pm
Good Friday Brisbane to Gladstone Cruise – Brisbane Cruises
If you feel like enjoying the race from the water, you can book the family on the Good Friday Brisbane to Gladstone Cruise with Brisbane Cruises. Departing from two different locations (Hamilton and Redcliffe) you can be on board the MV Lady Brisbane to view the start of the Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race. Feel the excitement at the “Official Starting Line” for this iconic Australian sporting celebration. Morning tea and lunch are included.
Departs: Recreation Hub Hamilton | Redcliffe Jetty
When: 7am – 5pm (Hamilton) | 9:30am – 2:30pm (Redcliffe)
Cost: Hamilton: Adults $104, Children $73 (4-14 years) | Redcliffe: Adults $95, Children $65 (4-14 years)
Shows and Exhibitions Open on Good Friday 2024
Located in the heart of Brisbane is a new form of immersive play where imagination and technology collide to create a stunning audio-visual play experience from the future. Imaginaria is an immersive art experience featuring a range of audio-visual installations. Discover unique sculptures and inflatables.
Address: Maritime Museum, 412 Stanley St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Cost: $29.95 per person
Other Family Activities to do on Good Friday Brisbane 2024
Riverlife is located right in the heart of Brisbane at Kangaroo Point Cliffs and has over 15 years of experience in providing incredible outdoor adventures to families, including kayaking, abseiling, rock climbing, water biking, and more. Open for business on Good Friday 2023; this is great way to have some active fun with the whole family.
Address: Naval Stores Kangaroo Point Cliffs Drive, Kangaroo Point QLD 4169
Contact: (07) 3517 4954
Australia Zoo is open on Good Friday and is actually hosting a slew of fun Easter long weekend festivities. On Good Friday, enjoy FREE breakfast from 9 -10 am with your paid admission.
Address: 1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah QLD 4519
Cost: Free breakfast with paid entry on Good Friday.
All of the theme parks are open on Good Friday. Head to any of the main parks or, if the weather is still warm, the water parks for a full day of family fun.
Top Golf is also open for business as usual on Good Friday. Head down with the family for a swing and a bite to eat on the day.
Address: Cnr. Roadshow Way and Entertainment Drive, Oxenford QLD 4210
Contact: 1300 008 442
Head to Mt Tamborine
Mt Tamborine and all of its festivities are open for you to explore with your family on Good Friday. For a touch of adventure, both the Treetop Challenge and the Rainforest Skywalk are open on the day. Otherwise, enjoy all of the fun nature activities that Mt Tamborine offers families.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
To get up close and personal with many of our favourite Aussie animals, head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Also open on Good Friday, there are fun shows to watch, feeding displays and hundreds of koalas to meet!
Address: 708 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket QLD 4069
Contact: (07) 3378 1366
Kingston Park Raceway
If you want to get the adrenaline really pumping, take the kids to Kingston Park Raceway. They are open throughout Easter and have some fun Good Friday holiday deals. Make sure you head online here to check them out before booking.
Address: 20 Mudgee St, Kingston QLD 4114
Contact: (07) 3826 2255
Another way to keep the kids moving and active before the slew of chocolate Easter eggs descend on them is to book them in for a fun-filled day at Urban Xtreme. Open as usual on Good Friday.
Address: 4/370 Nudgee Rd, Hendra QLD 4011
Contact: 1300 872 269
Crank Indoor Rock Climbing
Before they can climb your walls from boredom at home, take the kids to Crank Indoor Rock Climbing on Good Friday. In the indoor gym, they will have three options for climbing – rope climbing, auto belays, and bouldering.
Address: 537 Kessels Rd, Macgregor QLD 4109
Contact: 0490 401 296
Picnic in one of our parks
Pack a picnic and take the whole family for a day immersed in nature with all of our Brisbane parks and wetlands open on Good Friday. Catch the mini train at Roma Street Parklands, enjoy the beautiful gardens at Berrinba Wetlands, or embark on the Children’s Trail at Brisbane’s Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens.
Visit a Brisbane playground
Of course, all Brisbane playgrounds are open to the public on Good Friday and with so many WOW playgrounds in Brisbane to choose from, this is an easy way to keep the kids happy. Check out our directory of the best playgrounds in Brisbane to find the best one near you.
Head to the beach
And why not? Before the winter weather really descends upon us, why not get the kids to the beach for a day of sun, sand and ocean goodness? Be sure to check out our list of Best Beaches Near Brisbane before you head off.
Walk to King Island
Head over to King Island from Wellington Point with the kids. A lovely way to spend Good Friday, check the tides and head there when they are low and the natural sandy pathway that links the two opens up.
Good Friday Easter Craft Activities
Of course, one perfect way to keep the kids happy on Good Friday is with some fun, cheap and EASY Easter craft activities. Setting up for some Fun Things to Do at Easter with Kids, check out our Easter craft ideas and step-by-step guides.
Good Friday Easter Treats To Make With Your Kids
If your Brisbane kids prefer to cook up a store over crafting then we also have some super easy Easter food ideas you can make together.
Other Fun Things to Do on Good Friday
Our Easter page is jam-packed with ideas on ways to spend the long weekend this Easter, and if you are looking for more things to do over the entire Easter weekend, we also have all the details on Things To Do On Easter Sunday too.
Regardless of how you spend Good Friday with your kids, the main thing is that you are together and creating Easter memories they will remember.