Just a little way south of Brisbane on the M1, the city of Logan is something of an undiscovered kids paradise. Here you’ll find some of south east Queensland’s best parks and unique adventure playgrounds, wetland walks, hands-on history museums, art gallery and a koala reserve, making it an ideal family day out.
Here are 10 great things to do in and around Logan that young visitors will be sure to enjoy:
This amazing fantasy playground with 5m high towers is Australia’s largest Spielart park, inspired by a Peter Pan designed park in Berlin and featuring a fairytale fort, fireman’s pole and scramble nets...more
One of south east Queensland’s super parks, this state of the art playground has it all – water play, 30m flying fox, wetland boardwalk, balance beams, rope bridge and forts with tunnels...more
This beautifully restored historical village and museum just off the highway is a fantastic time capsule of Australian colonial life, with some 20 heritage buildings including a school and jail...more
Get a taste of the country at this sprawling riverside park with views on horses, lake with floating rotunda, fishing pontoons, bike paths and 2 playgrounds including one with pedal monorail...more
A dedicated koala reserve and educational centre, Daisy Hill is one place where visitors can get to view koalas from an outdoor boardwalk and enjoy the fun interactive displays inside, all for free...more
Take a stroll or bike ride through this scenic purpose-built wetland on reclaimed land then enjoy a picnic or BBQ, spot the pelicans and play on the excellent sand-based playground...more
This charming little tea house specializing in Cream Teas, Devonshire and High Teas can be found nestled in bushland just outside of Logan Central (book ahead for high tea)...more
A unique 5 ha farm themed park, Stoneleigh is inspired by neighbouring working farms and features a Farmyard, Farmhouse and Paddock, featuring a fig tree to climb, double swings, chooks and a cow...more
Open on Thursdays and Fridays, Mayes Cottage is a little slice of intact pioneer life, including an original slab hut and an 1880s cottage kitted out with the Mayes family’s furniture. Free entry...more
Logan’s brightly coloured modern gallery is free to all visitors and features a dedicated Young Person’s Galley with exhibitions by young people and interactive activities for kids...more
While all of the parks in Logan have great picnic amenities, Logan also has some great cafes scattered throughout its midst. Click here for our pick of the best.