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5 accessible activities to do in Brisbane this weekend

February 18, 2022

Are you looking for something different to do in Brisbane this weekend? We’ve got you covered. We’ve pulled together five fun and accessible activities the whole family will enjoy.

Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

Located within the City Botanic Gardens, Baldwin Lawn Playground is an all-abilities playground that provides a variety of play exercises for kids of all abilities. The brightly-coloured green playground is kitted out with your usual slides, climbing nets and viewing platforms, however what makes this playground great, is its accessibility. A wheelchair-accessible ramp wraps around the entire playground, while a mix of interactive sensory play equipment are attached along the walls. However, the coolest feature has to be the accessible carousel with two designated wheelchair spots. The entire area is also covered with soft rubber flooring.

Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)

Roundup the family and enjoy a day out at QAGOMA in South Bank. QAGOMA offers customised volunteer guided tours for visitors with disability. Some of these include audio-described tours for those with low vision or no vision, Auslan (Australian sign language) tours for visitors who are deaf, and small group tours for visitors with either a cochlear implant, hearing aid or hearing loss where assistive listening devices (FM system) are available. For more information and to book one of these tours, contact the Group Bookings Office between 8.30am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday on 3840 7255.

Click here to see what’s on at QAGOMA right now.

 

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Tree Top Walk

Yes, you read that right, there’s a tree top walk a 2-hour drive from Brisbane that’s entirely accessible by wheelchair. The Tree Top Walk through Lamington National Park is a great Sunday family activity. The walk is made up of nine suspension bridges and spans across 160 metres, at 15 metres high. Bring the camera along as there’s heaps of cool photo opportunities!

On your way home, we’d recommend stopping past O’Reilly’s Mountain Café and Gift Shop for a warm cup of tea and scones.

Moonlight Cinema

Nothing beats an outdoor movie experience. If you’ve been cooped up at home, head to Brisbane’s Moonlight Cinema, which is located at The Amphitheatre, Roma Street Parkland, this weekend for a fun family night. Sing along to Sing 2 or take a trip down memory lane with the new Ghostbusters instalment Ghostbusters: Afterlife. To see the full program and to buy tickets, head here.

Brisbane’s Moonlight Cinema is fully accessible with paved pathways, a wheelchair viewing area, on-site disabled toilets and designated disabled parking spots. Unfortunately, there is no audio induction loop system at Brisbane’s Moonlight Cinema. We’d recommend checking out Events or Palace Cinemas for more accessibility options.

 

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Horse riding

EquusTerra in Yeronga, Brisbane is a therapeutic horse riding facility that specialises in teaching kids and adults with various neurological disorders how to ride horses. Sessions are 30 minutes long and start from $75. For bookings please call 0402 961 428 or email [email protected]