With the holidays soon approaching and the hot weather ramping up—anyone else struggling to survive the 30 degree heat?—there’s no better time to treat the family to a summer vacay. We know travelling with kids is never easy—the last thing you want is to be cramped in a hotel room with no personal space—so we’ve rounded up our top picks for kid-friendly accommodation in Brisbane with room for the kids, the bags, and most importantly, quiet time for the parents.
Kid-Friendly Hotels In Brisbane
Designed with families of all sizes in mind, Novotel Brisbane’s ‘N’ Family Suites are the biggest suites in the hotel, so there’s plenty of room to spread out. The Family Suite features several different rooms and spaces so everyone can get a bit of personal space, with a Junior Suite connected to a separate bedroom and another twin room. There’s even a kids teepee complete with colouring in books and games in the lounge room—so no need to pack endless activities. And with the South Bank Parklands just a quick stroll away, you can get outside and let the kids run themselves ragged in the multiple playgrounds and water play areas so they’ll (hopefully) conk right out come bedtime.
Brisbane Holiday Village
Eight Mile Plains
Thought you had to give up fun travel experiences like glamping and van life when you had kids? Think again. As well as luxury cabins, Brisbane Holiday Village has several luxury Airstream caravans that you can book, which we’re sure you’ll find as novel as the kids will. Sleeping up to two adults and two children, each Airstream is complete with a fully equipped kitchen and private bathroom, as well as a BBQ and bar area, a 75-inch LED smart TV, and outdoor entertaining area for maximum enjoyment. Plus, there’s a children’s lagoon, 350m bike track and playground when you need to get them out of the caravan for a while. Check it out and book here.
Sandstone Point Holiday Resort
Name a child who doesn’t love a waterplay park for them to run amuck on—and a parent who doesn’t love the opportunity to sunbathe in peace? Located just off Bribie Island between Brisbane CBD and the Sunshine Coast, Sandstone Point Holiday Resort offers you the best of both worlds. Whether you’re looking to explore the surrounding areas or simply relax by the pool knowing the children are well entertained, Sandstone Point sure won’t disappoint. Not only does plenty of luxe villas to suit every sized family, but facilities include a heated pool, playground, jumping pillow, tennis court, swim up bar and more, as well as the family-friendly Sandstone Point Hotel next door—convinced yet? Head here to find out more.
The Westin Brisbane
If you’re looking to really spoil the family, then The Westin Brisbane’s inner-city luxury hotel might just be for you. Their spacious, family-friendly suites feature rooms with interconnecting doors, flat-screen TVs with Chromecast and movie packages, free Wi-Fi and even tee-pees for the children to play in on request. When you’re not out exploring, you can take a dip in the outdoor pool (with a swim-up bar, you’re welcome). Head here to have a squiz and book now.
Brisbane Marriott Hotel
If you really want to take the stress out of organising anything, just grab the M Passport Family Package at Brisbane Marriott Hotel. With a M Passport Gift Pack for the kids on arrival, as well as a children's in-room amenity and an exclusive M Passport kids activity daily, where the kids can complete close-by activities and receive stamps and treats for completing them, there is no way you’ll need to keep them occupied. You also get a $30 food and beverage credit per night, daily breakfast, and early check in and late check out. There’s only wins here.
Kid-Friendly Airbnbs In Brisbane
Beautiful, Unique City Retreat
Looking for a holiday that doesn’t compromise on the convenience of home-living? Well boy do we have the place for you. Complete with all the essential items such as children’s tableware, books and toys, baby safety gates, a highchair, and of course a big backyard, you can stress less knowing everything you need is waiting for you when you arrive. Located only a short walk away from the South Bank parklands, Brisbane CBD, and trendy West End, you’ll be able to explore all that Brisbane has to offer. Head here to check out this beautiful home that’ll have you begging to move in.
The Clay Apartment
You can’t get much more family-friendly than a day out at New Farm Park, and luckily for you, this two-bedroom luxury apartment is located just down the road—oh how the stars have aligned. The newly renovated, classic Queenslander home is located in a quiet residential street perfect for families and features a private courtyard garden for your entertainment. With a short walk to the Howard Smith Wharves and the iconic James Street shopping precinct, enjoy all the perks of inner-city living with all the space you need. Head here to check it out.
Colourful Inner City Queenslander
Paddington is known for their Queenslanders and this one certainly lives up to the hype. Bursting with character, you’ll instantly feel at ease once you step foot into the home— just what you need for a family weekend away. The large patio and private garden are perfect for both adults and children to enjoy, and its central location makes day trips that little bit easier. The fully equipped kitchen is stocked with appliances and the living room features a Flat TV with Netflix to help keep the kids entertained— and for you to binge watch at night. Head here to book your stay now.
Tucked away in Brisbane’s inner-suburb of Bardon, this classic Queensland home is the perfect combination of vintage charm and leafy surrounds. Though only located less than 15 minutes from Brisbane’s city centre, you’ll feel as though you’ve been whisked away into your own private sanctuary—perfect for spending quality time with loved ones and enjoying an intimate family dinner outside on the deck. Head here to book now and finally plan that relaxing family getaway.
A Cute Cottage
Brisbane is definitely turning up the heat so what better way to cool off than a weekend by the pool. This renovated 1920s cottage is nestled within the Mt Coot-Tha area, surrounded by plenty of parks, walks, bike paths and transport, so you can make the most out of the great outdoors this summer. The crystal-clear pool will have you dying for a swim and is perfect for the kiddies to enjoy the warmer weather—without the complaints. Head here to book now.
Luxury Renovated Woolstore
Experience life in the up-market suburb of what is arguably Brisbane’s boujiest suburb in this beautifully renovated Woolstore apartment. With three bedrooms, a pool, sauna, and gym in the complex, it is the perfect place for larger families who are due for a summer retreat. Located across the road from the river walkways, enjoy strolling along the Brisbane River before heading to the multiple food and shopping precincts nearby. Book your stay here now.
While it may not be located by the beach, this home is giving all the coastal vibes. With a timber deck, lush greenery, and a pool to die for, you might as well be chillaxing by the beach. With an open plan living and dining area connecting to the outdoor patio, you can enjoy your morning cuppa while watching the kids make the most of the outdoor pool. Its central location is perfect for mums who like to source their daily caffeine from a local coffee shop or taking the kids for a stroll along the river. Stocked with multiple board games and a TV with Netflix, you can enjoy time with the family both indoors and outside. Head here to find out more.
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