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Top Family Holiday Activities in Ipswich – Heritage City of Queensland

Located South-west of Brisbane Ipswich has plenty to offer a family on vacation. The place is rife with kiddie's activities and attractions focused at young minds. Read on and discover the best.


Explore the History of Rail in Ipswich

This one is focused at all members of the family; the Workshops Rail Museum is a definite must visit. This is in fact Australia's oldest workshop still functioning where you can experience heritage and culture within a fabulous interactive environment. On display are huge locomotive engines, humongous industrial machinery and multimedia displays. Kids will love the themed displays such as 'Day out with Thomas' as well as the many other hands on displays skillfully amalgamated within this living museum.


Enjoy the Wide Open Spaces

There are over 500 beautiful parks scattered across Ipswich. The largest is Queens Park and Nature Reserve just 5 minutes from the Oaks Aspire Apartments. This will probably be your family's most favourite place to visit, during your stay in the city. The park is home to exciting playgrounds, huge open spaces and BBQ facilities; ideal for a family day out. Best of all entrance is free while an added bonus is a chance to visit the Ipswich Nature Centre and ability to wander across the serene surroundings of the Nerima Gardens.


Enjoy the Art

Easy to access from well-placed hotels in Ipswich the art galleries are quite a lure especially for the young members of your family. Many of the galleries offer special workshops and kid friendly displays across the year while children are encouraged to unleash their creative potential at the popular 'paint machines' available all year round.


Golf for the Adults

Of course a family holiday entails a healthy dose of entertainment for the whole family. As such any golf loving members will love a day at the Ipswich Brookewater Golf Course. This golf course is acknowledged as the best public golf green in the Queensland district and was designed by Greg Norman.


Satisfy the 'Biker' in You

Everyone will love a visit to the Australian Motorcycle Museum. There you will be treated to a display of over 200 bikes with some dating back to 1905. A huge range of models and brands from across the globe are yours to admire; while the vintage models are sure to enthral and pique the interest of young and old alike.


Helicopter Tours

Pterodactyl Helicopter Services are the only ones servicing the entire South East Queensland area. The best are the winery tours; there are standard landing sites at prominent landmarks across the city. These include the Motorcycle museum, Warrego Wines and the Woodlands of Marburg.


Balloon Riding Across Ipswich

Enjoy the adventure as you soar into the blue open space of Ipswich. Experience the heritage city of Ipswich from high above the clouds; nothing beats the panoramic view as you enjoy bird's eye vistas of the entire region including the Somerset countryside and Scenic Rim.