We have uncovered the best things to do in Logan with kids, so you can spend more time making memories and having fun!
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Things to do in Logan with Kids
Play all day at Area 51
The City of Logan is home to Australia’s largest indoor playground, with Area 51! With areas dedicated to infants, toddlers, preschoolers and even catering for adults, there is literally something for everyone here. It’s fully air conditioned and they offer a range of classes, activities such as dungeons and dragons, and a café with quality coffee.
Race at Kingston Park for kids over 10 years old
Kingston Park Raceway has been a destination for adrenaline-loving Brisbane Kids for decades. There is a range of karts available for kids and adults from the age of 10, and other higher-powered karts for ages 16 and up.
Step back in time at Beenleigh Historical Village
Beenleigh Historical Village features buildings, experiences and demonstrations to show visitors a taste of the regions past. With a blacksmith, old post office, 1800s school room and old printing presses, as well as an art gallery and cafe and museum displays, there’s a lot to see and do here. You can arrange a tour guide or take everything in at your own pace.
Get up close to our adorable wildlife at Daisy Hill Koala Centre
One of the best things to do in Logan City with kids is to visit the interactive Daisy Hill Koala Centre. Welcoming visitors since 1995, it is well known for its hands-on immersive displays and resident koalas, giving kids the best possible space to learn all about this iconic Australian species. There are also large expanses of picnic lawns and public barbecues and numerous trails to explore.
Pick strawberries at Chamber’s Flat (seasonal)
Picking your own strawberries is such a wholesome family activity and so much fun! Chambers Flats Strawberry Farm takes the time to impart their knowledge about how strawberries are farmed and packaged before they reach the store. Check with the farm to ensure the fields are open, as they’re only operational when the fruit is in season.
Experience a peaceful moment at Chung Tian Buddhist Temple
Chung Tian Temple is a Chan Buddhist temple, and forms part of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist monastic order. Surrounded by nature, the temple provides a peaceful and culturally beautiful venue for the community to celebrate its multicultural diversity and multi-faith harmony through Humanistic Buddhism. The temple holds regular events, festivals and open days, and is open Tuesday through to Sunday weekly. There is also a tea room, art gallery, museum and gardens to enjoy.
Logan Village Hotel to eat
This quaint little country style pub is favoured by Logan locals as the top watering hole and a quality dining venue. Situated close to the Logan River, there is an impressive kids’ playground and pool tables to enjoy. The food menu is packed with classics like pizzas, steaks and burgers, and there are many great choices on the kids’ menu too.
Visit a Hindu Temple – Sri Selva Vinayakar Koyil (Ganesha Temple)
Similar to the Hindu temples in India, Selva Vinayakar temple is also situated in the midst of an area of natural scenic beauty, given its proximity to the Logan River at South Maclean. This is an area of prevailing peace and inspiration to the devotees visiting this temple. It’s open every day and is located on the Mt Lindesay Highway at South Maclean.
Experience some culture at Logan Art Gallery
Logan Art Gallery celebrates the diverse work of visual artists, craftworkers and designers. Exhibitions feature touring exhibitions, local artists, visiting artists and works from the Logan art collection. Their dedicated Young People’s Gallery showcases exhibitions for or by young people, and offers fun, interactive activities for younger visitors.
Catch a show at Logan Entertainment Centre
With a year-round program of live performances, Logan Entertainment Centre is one of Logan’s top choices for great entertainment—night or day–and is a place where wonderful experiences are shared. Here, you can enjoy musical theatre, drama, dance, music concerts and comedy shows.
See a traditional Queensland home at Mayes Cottage
Mayes Cottage is a reminder of Queensland’s pioneering age. It was built in 1887 and has had very few changes made since. Tours of the Mayes Cottage House Museum are free and open to everyone. Mayes Cottage is open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:30am to 4:00pm (excluding public holidays).
Taste something new at Global Food Markets at Woodridge
- Global Food Markets; Visit Logan
Discover an incredible diversity of fresh produce across over 100 stalls every Sunday at the Global Food Markets; from your everyday fruit and veg to your more exotic produce including Kundru, Jack Fruit, Cassava and Durian. The market’s authentic street food vendors serve up a rich feast for the senses, leaving visitors feeling like they’ve been transported to another country. Entry to the markets is free and there’s lots of free parking available.
See what’s happening at Kingston Butter Factory
The Kingston Butter Factory Cultural Precinct is Logan’s new landmark cultural precinct that offers a year-round program of art, culture and entertainment in the heart of Logan. Kingston Butter Factory is also home to the Living Museum of Logan. This contemporary social history museum is a place to see, hear and experience the stories of the people who have made the City of Logan what it is today. The Living Museum of Logan is open Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 4pm.
Parks in Logan City
Underwood Park and Funderwood Hollow
Underwood Park is a lovely, spacious park with heaps of play features to suit all ages. There are several play spaces throughout the park, including a unique Spielart adventure playground and a second large playground that is protected by colourful shade sails, as well as a nature play section. Underwood Park is also home to numerous sporting fields, a skatepark, BMX track, lagoons and lawn areas.
Logan Gardens Park – playground and water play
The Logan Gardens Park playground is not your usual mega playground, but an expansive space for unstructured accessible play. There are beautiful nature play elements here, as well as opportunities for Brisbane Kids to swing, spin, climb and explore. Logan Gardens Water Park offers an interactive and free water play environment that is accessible to people of all ages and abilities.
Flagstone Adventure Park – playground and water park
Imagine one of Brisbane’s best adventure playgrounds, then add a water park, then add free for everybody and you can assume this is going to be a very popular place over the warmer months of the year! Flagstone Adventure Park has a whole-family design approach, and kids of all ages will enjoy the different challenges on offer.
Albert River Park
Situated on the banks of the Albert River, this park is in Eagleby is located just across the M1 from Beenleigh town centre. Albert River Park boasts state-of-the-art play equipment, a basketball court, a large skate bowl, barbecues, covered picnic tables, shade sails and plenty of outdoor seating. There is plenty here for Brisbane Kids of all ages, so pack your sports equipment and maybe a picnic or plan a barbecue!
Get your Brisbane Kids closer to nature at Berrinba Wetlands, where they can learn more about the natural environment and have fun on the great range of play equipment. The Wetlands cover an area of 120 hectares, with only one-third of the wetlands accessible and the remaining 80 hectares being protected and rehabilitated. Berrinba Wetlands has over 8km of walking paths to explore, all surrounded by native plants and flowers. Berrinba Wetlands playground offers a range of play experiences surrounded by nature, including a large flying fox, swings, climbing nets and other play structures.
Riverdale Park is a dinosaur-obsessed kid’s dream! With huge dinosaur sculptures, bones, eggs and more to play on and with, it’s a must-visit if your child has a taste for the prehistoric. The playground features lot of different adventures for various age groups, including climbing structures and nets, musical instruments, swings and more.
As you can see, The City of Logan abounds in wonderful family-friendly fun, from its rich cultural offerings to outdoor fun to make the most of the Brisbane weather.