Things to do in Childers with kids
Things to do in Childers with kids
There are so many things to do in Childers with kids we find it a great place to visit. We often pack the kids up for day and head to Childers to experience something different. We thoroughly recommend dropping in to the Childers Historical Complex our Wide Bay Kids love this place.
Here is our pick of things to do in Childers with your kids.
The Historical Complex is open week days from 9am to 12 noon or by arrangement. This is an awesome interactive place for kids to learn all about the ‘olden days’. The complex consists of 4 themed buildings chock-a-block full of interesting things. Our kids loved climbing all over the trains, having a go on the cash register in the general store and sitting on the old tractor and the old horse drawn carriages. If the complex is closed you can still access the trains, a beautifully restored rotunda and picnic tables…..a perfect place for a quite play. You can read our review of the complex here
Paragon Theatre Tours and Expressso Bar
This gorgeous building opens its doors each Saturday morning for a full ‘behind the scenes’ tour of her state heritage listed entertainment venue. We have not done one of the tours as yet but are hoping to get there next weekend. We visited Childers recently and our Wide Bay Kids were fascinated by the Theatre. Tours start at 10am, run for about 1 1/2 hours and cost $15 per person……and the expresso bar has the best coffee. Your can find more information about the Theatre and tours here.
This small playground packs a real punch. You will find great swings and a see-saw. The main fort structure is all about climbing and strength building. It includes a climbing maze, rock wall, rope climb, and suspension bridge. In order to go down the slides kids must first climb to the top of the fort using one of the climbing routes. There are shaded picnic tables and bbqs a great place for lunch. You will find the park entrance directly opposite The Palace Backpackers. You can read more about the park here
The Childers Library is a great space for some quiet time. Open week days from 9am to 5pm and closing for lunch from 12:30pm to 1:30pm and on Saturday from 9am to 12noon. The library hosts regular story time sessions during the school term week and great kids activities during the school holidays. The library is situated at 49 Churchill Street.
Russo Nature Park is situated just 7 km south of Childers on Goodwood Road. This is an awesome park for kids to explore. There are 3 short walking tracks included within the park. Stockyard Creek greets you at the entrance and follows you as you make your way around the park. We recently discovered this nature reserve and spent most of our time paddling in the fresh water creek. You can read more about the park here
Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo
A fun and affordable day out to be enjoyed by the whole family. Admission cost includes the opportunity to handle a python and baby salt water crocodile, view snakes shows, a crocodile feeding display, a walk with the wallabies and enjoy guided tours and various static displays. Visit Snakes Downunder for more info.
Isis Memorial Pool
The pool is a great place to cool off during the warmer months. We usually call in for a dip each time we visit Childers and especially after we have been exploring at Russo Nature Park. Open from September to April and situated right next door to the Paragon Theatre you can’t miss it.
Vintner’s Secret Vineyard is so much more than just a winery. Think of it as Old Macdonalds Travelling Farm meets your favourite Cafe at the Library in a gorgeous garden setting. There is so much for kids to do from animals to meet, games to play, gardens to explore and books to read, I guarantee you will love it. Open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm for coffee and cake, wine tasting and lots of kiddie fun. Bookings essential if you would like to attend for lunch. You can read all about Vintners Secret here.
Mt Walsh Utopia Rock Pools are simply devine. Located in the Mt Walsh National Park just outside of Biggenden a good 45 minute drive from Childers. Drive to the car park and walk the 1.5km to the rock pools. You will know you’ve arrived when you hear the sounds of running water. Climb up and over the rocks to see Waterfall Creek and the rock pools. Read our review of Mt Walsh Utopia Rock Pools here
There are two other museums located in Childers that we have not yet reviewed which you may also like to take a look at. Let us know what you think if you check them out. There is also Flying High Bird Sanctuary just down the road at Apple Tree Creek that kids may enjoy as well.
Let us know if you have other ideas for things to do in Childers with kids and we will add them to our list.