Where is it: Orion Springfield Central, 1 Main St, Springfield Central QLD 4300
What’s it all about: An amazing arcade experience for the whole family!
Tell me more: Although Orion Springfield is not exactly lacking in entertainment options, there’s always space for a bit more fun. And fun doesn’t come much more exciting than Timezone – certainly one of Australia’s favourite arcades! Timezone Springfield has just opened to bring their unique style to this region. They have been entertaining families for over 40 years, so they definitely know how to bring the fun, with a huge range of arcade games, mini bowling arcade, laser tag, bumper cars and heaps more. There are fantastic deals for arcade credit and it’s definitely a bonus to squeeze a few more games out of your money, and of course they have a fantastic ticket shop to reward yourself after a busy gaming session!
Where is it: At Westfield Chermside, 395 Hamilton Rd, Chermside QLD 4032
Why we love it: The thrill of a free-fall without the heights!
Tell me more: iFly is an indoor skydiving centre and it’s one of those things that you just have to do! And it’s so easy to get into - it’s situated in the city at one of Brisbane’s most popular shopping complexes and all you have to do is book your time slot, turn up an hour earlier for your briefing and to get kitted up and then start flying - no experience is needed! It’s basically a big glass tube that forces huge amounts of air through it so that you can fly. The speed of the air is controlled and adjusted so that you get just the right amount of lift and keep you airborn and you always have an expert skydiver with you guiding and assisting as you require.
We went along on a family pass (which is great value) and we all had a go - even our little 4 year old tried it and we all had a fantastic time! And as fun as the basic flying was, the High Flight was even more amazing as your instructor will carry you up (and bring you down) right to the top of the tube! Once you get a taste of it you will want more, and iFLY also offers training programs so that you can build up your skills and have even more fun. It’s also the perfect spot for parties or group functions. iFLY Chermside is open Open 7 days a week from 9am - 10pm.
Where is it: All across the south east of Queensland (especially during spring)!
What’s it all about: Getting outside and collecting your own food!
Tell me more: A fantastic way to get outside, get you hands dirty and pick your own strawberries!
We can’t get enough of these wonderfully sweet natural snacks, and luckily for us here in Brisbane there are so many strawberry farms - there are even some within the urban area! A lot of the farms offer a ‘pick-your-own’ service where you can pay for a punnet or box to fill, which is a fantastic way of getting the kids back to nature and a great introduction to farms. A quick search online will show a number of different farms that offer pick-your-own, just remember to book or call ahead to ensure that there is something to pick! Our little guys loved getting out and I think that they appreciated eating them even more!
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