+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 22
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    474
    Thanks
    37
    Thanked
    172
    Reviews
    0
    Hi I haven't been to Brisbane since I was a child and was wondering is south bank the place to stay and go? Is there a lot to do there with a toddler?

  2. #12
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    206
    Thanks
    125
    Thanked
    82
    Reviews
    0

    Default Lunch at Southbank Brisbane???

    Quote Originally Posted by two souls View Post
    Hi I haven't been to Brisbane since I was a child and was wondering is south bank the place to stay and go? Is there a lot to do there with a toddler?
    Loads to do. We practically live there in the summer. My toddler particularly loves the map of Brisbane with fountains and the paddling pools. My older son loves Streets Beach (a sandy beach overlooking the river). Bring your togs and some buckets and spades and some spare clothes for the shops and playgrounds!
    Eta, if you're going in December they also have some fantastic Xmas activities and light shows and you can walk over the bridge to the town hall and they have this fantastic laser and music show that my kids absolutely love (so do the adults in the family).
    Last edited by Once Upon a Time; 21-11-2015 at 10:59.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    4,306
    Thanks
    1,317
    Thanked
    2,730
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    There is lots to do. There's playgrounds, the "beach" and pool. There's the Sciencecentre (depending on the age of your toddler) and museum. Not to mention the city cat/city ferry stops for a ride on the river. Also the wheel of Brisbane.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    474
    Thanks
    37
    Thanked
    172
    Reviews
    0
    Great thanks guys I think I might plan a surprise trip for my dh's birthday.

    My ds is 16 months old. Any recommendations on where to stay?

    Will 3 days be enough to see it all?

  5. #15
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    206
    Thanks
    125
    Thanked
    82
    Reviews
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by two souls View Post
    Great thanks guys I think I might plan a surprise trip for my dh's birthday.

    My ds is 16 months old. Any recommendations on where to stay?

    Will 3 days be enough to see it all?
    I think 3 days is enough. I'm not sure where I stay because we're from Brisbane but there are quite a few lovely hotels around Southbank.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    11,167
    Thanks
    2,691
    Thanked
    2,960
    Reviews
    14
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    The Christmas night Markets will be starting soon, I'll be taking the kids to those, much more bearable in the Summer then the day ones.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    2,309
    Thanks
    661
    Thanked
    1,194
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Where did you decide on @LittleBug'sMum?

    My current favourite is Acquitaine.

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Brisbane
    Posts
    1,763
    Thanks
    487
    Thanked
    437
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    We ended up going to ... The Plough. Have been there a million times before, and don't really like the food, but the choices all became too much and I knew that my parents would be comfortable there (they're not all that adventurous food wise), and wouldn't have to worry about my rowdy kids.
    I am planning on checking out Ahmets with DH though, I think he'll be into that. And Cat74 we went to Aquitane last time we were at Southbank for lunch, the food was great, but my kids were not very well behaved, all felt a bit uncomfortable...
    We also had a nice swim at Streets beach, was awesome!

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    11,167
    Thanks
    2,691
    Thanked
    2,960
    Reviews
    14
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    LittleBug'sMum, you won't be disappointed with Ahmet's, especially for dinner. It has a lively ambience, excellent waiting staff who tend to you the whole time and the food is fabulous. Make sure you go on an empty stomach though! When we're sans kids and it's just been DH and I for dinner, we usually get one of the banquets for two, it's really good value and comes out like high tea on the same sort of tier system, so delish!

    I must admit Aquitane is lovely too, but I wouldn't take my kids there.

    You picked the right day for a swim at Streets Beach today, was certainly the weather for it!

  10. #20
    Witwicky's Avatar
    Witwicky is offline A closed mouth gathers no foot.
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    5,630
    Thanks
    4,446
    Thanked
    3,495
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Ahmets was fined $25,000 this year for breaching food and safety standards. Hopefully they have improved since.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Recommend a Southbank (or nearby) restaurant?
    By daisy10 in forum Brisbane
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-06-2015, 22:19
  2. What's for lunch?
    By DreamyMummy in forum General Chat
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 03-03-2015, 16:17
  3. whats for lunch??
    By ktlee in forum First Trimester Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-12-2014, 18:09

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
Carmel's Beauty Secrets
7 Day Nail Growth Boosting Method Carmel's Beauty Secrets
The Nail Growth Boosting Method, will help transform your nails in just 7 days. You will also notice a big difference in their strength. It's so easy and only needs to be performed once a month.
Get your Nail Growth Boosting Method at the link below.
featured supporter
Baby U & The Wiggles - Toilet Training Products
Toilet training can be a testing time but Baby U is there to assist you and your toddler with the daunting task of toilet training. With a range of products that can be used at home, on holidays or out & about.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!