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What’s on the agenda for the weekend? Scratching your head thinking of things to do?

Townsville has it all, from hiking trails to swimming holes, educational activities, playgrounds and local sports games. Whether you’re searching for something to do with the family or are entertaining visitors, these activities will keep everyone smiling. Here are the best things to do in Townsville with kids.

Pitstop Karting

Get on the track at Pitstop Karting and experience ‘The Ultimate Adrenalin Rush’ at Townsville’s only hire go karting facility. Pitstop Karting is a purpose-built outdoor kart track that offers the ultimate fun and thrill in a Junior, Senior or Dual Kart! It’s a family fun adventure in Townsville any time of the year that you’ll want to come back to.

P 07 4401 5045
A 1-7 Cardwell St, Garbutt

Museum of Tropical Queensland

Take a journey through the history, culture, and natural heritage of Tropical Queensland. The Museum of Tropical Queensland researches and interprets the cultural and natural heritage of tropical Queensland.

With ever-changing awesome exhibits, events, and activities that parents and kids alike are sure to enjoy, it’s certainly worth a visit. They also hold regular workshops for kids to spark curiosity.

P 07 4726 0600
A 70-102 Flinders St, Townsville City

Reef HQ

Experience the Great Barrier Reef without getting wet, at the world’s largest living coral reef aquarium.

As the Australian Government’s National Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef, Reef HQ Aquarium will introduce you to an amazing world, featuring hundreds of charismatic marine creatures. Appreciate sick and injured marine turtles that are cared for and rehabilitated.

P 07 4750 0800
A 2/68 Flinders St, Townsville City

Inflatable Kingdom

All Ages | Prices start from $10

Inflatable Kingdom is every kid’s dream – a giant inflatable playground where kids are free to slide, climb, and jump on 10 jumping castles in fully air-conditioned comfort. Just be prepared to be met with “just one more slide!” when it’s time to go. Sessions last a massive 2.5 hours, and don’t forget your socks!

P 07 4755 4422
A 72-88 Hervey Range Rd, Thuringowa

Townsville Tenpin and Fun Centre

With tenpin bowling, dodgem cars, arcade and much more, Townsville Tenpin and Fun Centre is a hub of entertainment for the young and old. It’s the perfect venue to have fun with friends and family, or meet new people with common interests. Anyone can get involved, regardless of age or level of ability. Plus, it’s all indoors; so it’s always time for fun, rain, hail or shine.

P 07 4773 2133
A 101 Bamford Ln, Kirwan


Enjoy a family-friendly movie currently showing at one of the cinemas in Townsville. There are regular Bring Your Baby screenings and family movie days, many of them offering activities for kids. If you’re feeling up to it, treat
the family to an awesome screening in Vmax.

P 07 4750 0800
A Event Cinemas Townsville City, Cnr Sturt & Blackwood St
A Birch Carroll and Coyle Townsville Central, 10 Little Fletcher St

Jezzine Barracks

Also known as Kissing Point, Jezzine Barracks offers a range of facilities for families to enjoy for free. With plenty of space to relax, a coastal walkway from The Strand to Rowes Bay, an observation deck, picnic shelters, exciting playground and more, it’s an ideal place for a quiet outing where the kids can burn off some of their energy.

P 13 48 10
A 19 Isley St, North Ward

North Queensland Toyota Cowboys Games

Whether you’re visiting Townsville or have been a local for decades, seeing a North Queensland Toyota Cowboys game is a must. Catch a home game when they play at Queensland Country Bank Stadium.

Watch as the Cowboys take on teams from all around the country, and be sure to cheer as loud as you can to help them win! Check the website for upcoming games.

P 1300 462 692
A 17-49 Saunders St, Railway Estate

Warrina Ice Skating Rink

Ice skating in North Queensland? It’s possible at Warrina ice skating rink. Step into a chilly building and glide along the ice, go tobogganing and have an all-round great time. It’s a great activity for young and old, and the centre hosts regular disco nights for extra fun. Kanga and penguin skate aids are available for little ones or if you need a helping hand.

P 0407 988 628
A 3-11 Iluka St, Currajong

Townsville Mini Golf and Fun Park

The fun starts here with an 18-hole mini golf course, jumping castles and a café on site with plenty of delicious nibbles to keep everyone entertained and fed. Simply pay to play and stay all day enjoying all the park has to offer. Plus, there is a delicious all-you-can eat buffet on Saturday nights. A game of mini golf allows for great bonding time with your family!

P 07 4771 3999
A 17/19 Kings Rd, West End

The Strand Rock Pool

Located along the picturesque Strand, The Rock Pool is a great place for you and the kids to cool off on a warm day. Get the best of both worlds with waters free from stingers and views of the ocean and Magnetic Island. There’s also a great restaurant and playgrounds for the kids, making for hours of fun for the whole family.

P 13 48 10
A The Strand, North Ward