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Best Family Oriented Highlights in Ipswich, Queensland – New Zealand Adventures

Regarded as one of Queensland's top tourist hotspots Ipswich is the perfect holiday destination for families. Here are some of the area's must-experience kid-centric attractions for families.


Tivoli Drive-In Kids Club

Tipped to be one of Ipswich's lesser known family hubs, the Kids Clun at the Tivoli Drive-In provides hours of engaging activities for families large and small. Easily reachable from luxury hotels in Ipswich such as the Oaks Aspire Apartments complex, this sprawling activity base is a mere 7 minutes away from the heart of Ipswich Centre. Hosting a free children's programme every second Saturday of the month, the venue is ideal for families with kids aged 4 to 12 years. Screening movies and other forms of entertainment the venue is also home to a jumping castle while also offering field activities and storytelling sessions as well.


Queens Park

Spread out across an impressive twenty two hectares, Queens Park is no ordinary public parkland in Ipswich. Littered with fun and educational attractions some of the park's main attributes are its scenic picnic spots and flying fox adventure posts. Home to a kiddie's playground and model trains, the locale is the proud headquarters of the Ipswich Nature Centre. Housing countless native species, the space educates and entertains families with its bird enclosure and Nursery Farm. The Environmental Education Centre is another point of interest located in the park which offers workshops and other initiatives for children of all ages during school vacation time.


Ipswich Art Gallery

Occupying pride of place in the former town hall, the Ipswich Art Gallery is one of the city's busiest family attractions to date. Hosting family oriented programs throughout the year, the venue best known for its art workshops and performance art pieces is also home to an engaging Children's Gallery. Free workshops for kids are also available during holidays while the displays on show at the gallery will also ignite a passion for creativity in children and adults alike.


The Enchanted Forest Indoor Playground

Contained within the plush confines of the Big W East Mall, The Enchanted Forest Indoor Playground is the newest addition to child friendly hotspots in Ipswich. Often described as a one of a kind playground Down Under, the locale is home to a 3m tall tree where climbing, crawling and sliding activities are available. Having opened its doors to the public in 2013, the playground is open to children below the ages of 5 as well.


Robelle Domain

Revered as one of Ipswich's top parklands and recreational centres, Robelle Domain is a spectacular entertainment heartland for the whole family. With its own water park, the venue's main highlights include its waterfalls, jet sprays and 7000L tipping bucket of water. Other popular attributes include a natural lake, tree top walking adventures and exhibition gardens while an amphitheatre is also part of the landscape. Providing barbeque and picnic facilities to the masses, the art installations and art works on show at Robelle Domain are as impressive as the treats sold at chic Robelle Café.


The Workshops Rail Museum

Perfect for locomotive fanatics and train enthusiasts alike, the Workshops Rail Museum is an interactive edutainment centre affectionately dubbed The Workshops. Showcasing train simulators and its own Steam Shop and Creation Station other points of interest for visitors include the Blacksmith Shop and the Nippers Railway.