School holidays are coming up, and what better time to connect with your family.
Here’s a few fun and inexpensive places to go in Greater Springfield to spend time together while they’re free from the tedium of books and lessons.
A water fun paradise, Orion Lagoon is the perfect place for all ages to go to as the days get warmer over the school holidays. Located in the heart of Springfield Central, the Orion Lagoon is a water park free to the public and supervised daily by lifeguards during the opening hours, providing a safe and fun family day out near Brisbane.
Containing a number of interconnected pools, Orion Lagoon caters for all age groups, from dedicated toddler-friendly areas to a lap pool for proficient swimmers. It has a beach entry pool with depths up to 1.5m in areas, a 50m lap swimming area, and a dedicated children’s wading area. Featuring stepping stones, wading areas, and water squirts, the kid’s area reaches a shallow depth of 30mm and allows for plenty of fun and safe play opportunities that will delight your younger children.
Enjoy a full day at the Orion Lagoon and use the local BBQ facilities for lunch. Picnic shelters with tables and umbrellas are located alongside the Orion Lagoon, along with public toilets, change rooms, and lockers to store your belongings. If you’d rather buy lunch, there are many dining options close by, including Journeys Kitchen & Bar and Cold Rock Ice Creamery plus a range of Restaurants across the road at Orion Springfield Central.
Robelle Domain Parklands
Opened in 2011, Robelle Domain Parklands is more than just a playground or park. It is the perfect destination for Brisbane and Ipswich parents seeking somewhere to go these school holidays, with something to cater for every family and day out. Here’s some ideas for what you can do:
Let the kids delight in the fun and interactive electronic playground, swings and slides, while you enjoy a coffee at the Robelle café or a nearby picnic table, where you can still keep an eye on them
Explore over 11kms of boardwalks and walking tracks and sporting fields, either by bike or walking – a great way to keep the whole family active.
Enjoy a peaceful picnic using the local BBQ facilities and shaded tables, with a stunning backdrop of quiet gardens, a lake and waterfalls. Just remember to bring your BBQ supplies.
Appreciate the art features and interactive music space where budding musicians can put on a show, or head along to the community events and concerts that are occasionally held here.
Allow the kids to explore their creativity with the grassy open spaces that are open to interpretation for games of tag or cloud gazing. Your kids can do absolutely anything they set their minds to at Robelle Domain.
You can easily fill a whole day here with these fun school holiday activities that keep your kids active and outdoors. As it is a popular park, definitely aim to get here early to secure a great spot.
Orion Springfield Central
Orion Springfield Central Shopping Centre isn’t just somewhere you go to get some retail therapy. It can be an enjoyable school holiday activity for your kids too! Why not enjoy a family movie or one of the culture-enriching film festivals together at the Event Cinemas?
Free Come & Try Golf at Brookwater Golf & Country Club
Come and give golf a go, with free Come & Try Golf with Qld PGA Professional of the year on the driving range. Brookwater Golf and Country Club host these events frequently and they are a great opportunity for kids to get involved with the sport. Visit our Golf For Beginners page to find out more about these upcoming events.
All equipment is provided during these events but participants must wear closed in shoes.