Things to do for free

Like most young families, especially with two parents studying, funds can be tough! So what I like to do is find things to do for free. There is nothing better than that!

Around the Moreton Bay region there are so many activities that you can do for free, or for a very small amount of money.

These are my favourite things:

  1. Redcliffe Lagoon Pool 
  2. Drive to Glasshouse Mountains
  3. Visit Bribie Island
  4. North Lakes Sports Club – become a member, it is only $5 a year and your young child can use their kids club while you and your partner have a bit of a ‘date.’ Members can have a generous sized scone with jam and cream for $3 per person. The kids play area has a covered outdoor play area with slides, a playroom with iPads, TV and games, slushies and ice cream are very affordable too. The best thing is that they are supervised by very friendly and welcoming staff who make sure your kids are entertained and feel safe.
  5. Run or walk around Lake Eden – a beautiful view
  6. Visit Osprey House and do the boardwalk – it’s free but please make a donation as it is staffed by very friendly and knowledgeable volunteers – it needs a coffee kiosk or a café as the view is stunning!
  7. Bunnings!!! So who doesn’t like a $2.50 sausage sizzle, perusing the garden area or having a coffee while your kid plays in the outdoor play area or the indoor learning room where kids can paint, draw or learn some DIY 
  8. Breakfast at Ikea – Ok, I know it’s not great dining but it is great value! Plus they have a small kids area perfect for your little ones!
  9. Watch the planes at Redcliffe Aero Club! (did I say I’m passionate about aviation?! 😉 
  10. Visit North Lakes library – what beautiful architecture! Reading nooks for your kids – they have free Storytime and sessions for kids under 5 (I cannot stress enough how great these free sessions are!)– check the Moreton Bay Libraries website for more information
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