Best Free Water Parks In Brisbane To Entertain Kids For Hours

Author: Daria Osipova | Updated Nov 29, 2023

Looking for the best Brisbane water parks near you to keep the kids entertained for a long time for free? You've come to the right place!

Read on for some of the best free Brisbane water parks & Brisbane parks with water play that both the little ones and adults will love during the hot summer months.

Discover the best free water park in Brisbane near you to take the kids during the QLD school holidays 2023.

List of the best free Brisbane water parks & Brisbane parks with water play.
List of the best free Brisbane water parks & Brisbane parks with water play

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Some of the best water parks in Brisbane are:

Location

Brisbane parks with water play

Brisbane City / Inner East

Hercules Street Park Playground

Brisbane City / Inner North

Grinstead Park

Brisbane North West

Ferny Grove Aqua Park & Playground;


Logan Gardens Water Park & Playground

Brisbane Outer East / Bayside

Whale Park Wynnum;


Raby Esplanade Playground

Brisbane South

Warril Parkland - Nature Play & Adventure Playground;


Flagstone Water Play Park

Brisbane South West

Rocks Riverside Park Playground

Gold Coast

Whitewater World

☀️🛝 Get ready for fantastic outdoor fun! Dive into our list of the best playgrounds in Brisbane and plan for an unforgettable day of family adventure and joy.


Hercules Street Park Playground

Hercules Street Park has one of the coolest playgrounds in Brisbane, with obstacle courses and water features from September until March.

Hercules Street Park Playground offers fantastic obstacle courses and water features.
Hercules Street Park Playground offers fantastic obstacle courses and water features. Photo by Elise Sutton, Google Maps

There is a walkway with tall sprinklers, so kids can walk or stand under them. When it gets dark, this water playground Brisbane offers is illuminated by colourful lights!

Hercules Street Park Playground & Water park in Brisbane at night.
Hercules Street Park Playground & Water park in Brisbane at night. Photo by Tanne Masud, Google Maps

There are BBQs, benches, picnic tables, toilets and parking. The play area and some picnic spots are under shade sails or umbrellas.

The playground and Brisbane water park feature wheelchair-accessible and pram-friendly paths. Parking and toilets are also accessible.


Grinstead Park

Grinstead Park is one of the best Brisbane parks, with water play, sensory play and more fun Brisbane outdoor activities for kids of all ages.

Grinstead Park, one of the best Brisbane parks with water play.
Grinstead Park, one of the best Brisbane parks with water play. Photo by Playworks

There are climbing structures, swings, slides, sculptures, a carousel, a truck spring rocker, a water pump, sensory play equipment, an outdoor gym and heaps more.

Bring along some food to enjoy the picnic tables and BBQs. Most of the picnic and play areas are under shade. There are toilets and parking.


Ferny Grove Aqua Park & Playground

Ferny Grove Aqua Park is one of the best water parks in Brisbane that’s also wheelchair-friendly and has some sensory play features.

This awesome water playground has several water jets, sprinklers of different heights, and a water tipping bucket.

Ferny Grove Aqua Park, one of the best water parks in Brisbane.
Ferny Grove Aqua Park, one of the best water parks in Brisbane. Photo by C. Darlington Ndubuisi (Prince Lington), Google Maps

There is also a small dry playground with swings, a slide, climbing structures and more. However, it is not for all abilities.

Bring some food for the picnic areas and BBQs to make your visit more enjoyable. There are toilets and parking.


Logan Gardens Water Park & Playground

Logan Gardens water park features fantastic water play activities in Brisbane. There are several fountains and water sprinklers to cool off on a hot summer day.

Logan Gardens Water Park & Playground in Brisbane.
Logan Gardens Water Park & Playground in Brisbane. Photo by Sue Kidd, Google Maps

Regular playground equipment includes swings, slides, climbing structures, sensory play activities like musical instruments, and more. Most of the playground is under shade sails, including areas with water play.

There are picnic tables, BBQs, drinking water taps, toilets and parking at this playground and water play park Brisbane offers.


Whale Park Wynnum

Wynnum is home to Whale Park, one of the most awesome water parks Brisbane offers. It's near the beach for even more forms of water fun!

Whale Park is one of the most awesome water parks in Brisbane.
Whale Park is one of the most awesome water parks in Brisbane. Photo by Emily Williams, Google Maps

This water park features whale-shaped water fountains, a water bucket and water pumps. Keep in mind this is not a fully fenced water park.

There is a dry playground with climbing structures, a shopfront and more nearby. You can also enjoy shaded picnic tables, BBQs, toilets and street parking.


Raby Esplanade Playground

Check out Raby Esplanade Playground with water play & Brisbane fun activities for toddlers and younger kids.

Raby Esplanade Playground with water play, perfect for toddlers and younger kids.
Raby Esplanade Playground with water play, perfect for toddlers and younger kids. Photo by Tom Wang

Play equipment includes a water pump, a fish and chips storefront, a seesaw, climbing structures, fitness equipment and more.

Only some parts of the playground are covered by shade. There are some shaded picnic tables, BBQs, parking and toilets.


Warril Parkland - Nature Play & Adventure Playground

Warril Parkland is home to an amazing adventure playground Brisbane offers, with water features and exciting nature play opportunities.

Warril Parkland - Water play, Nature Play & Adventure Playground.
Warril Parkland - Water play, Nature Play & Adventure Playground. Photo by Cam Young, Google Maps

The nature playground has a slide, bridges, climbing nets, tree logs and stumps, several water pumps and more. Kids will be immersed in water play & Brisbane’s natural environment while they play!

There are covered and uncovered picnic tables, BBQs, toilets and parking. Don’t forget to explore the bushwalking trails to discover the native flora and lake.


Flagstone Water Play Park

If you're up for a family road trip, check out Flagstone Water Park in regional QLD, about a 1-1.5-hour drive from Brisbane CBD.

Flagstone Water Play Park - a fantastic water play near Brisbane.
Flagstone Water Play Park - a fantastic water play near Brisbane. Photo by Boon Hoe Ang, Google Maps

There are water spouts and huge water sprinklers in the shape of trees. Also, the water park features a level above the ground for even more water play.

There's a dry playground for more kids play opportunities with a slide, swings, bridges, climbing structures and more. There's free parking, toilets, picnic spots and BBQs.


Rocks Riverside Park Playground

Rocks Riverside Park is one of Brisbane's best playgrounds, with a free water play area where kids of all ages can cool off.

Rocks Riverside Park in Brisbane with water play for kids of all ages.
Rocks Riverside Park in Brisbane with water play for kids of all ages. Photo by Isa Puzon-Locsin, Google Maps

There are some sprinklers and a very shallow swimming pool for kids to splash around on a hot day. You can even bring water guns and floating pool toys to play at this fantastic water park Brisbane offers.

The dry play areas include lots of climbing equipment, swings, and slides. Enjoy a family day out with BBQs and covered picnic spots available.


Whitewater World, Gold Coast ($)

If you're looking for school holiday activities Gold Coast, Whitewater World is a popular water park with many epic water slides and interactive water play opportunities. Both younger and older kids will love visiting this exciting water wonderland!

It is not free but can make for a fantastic family day trip.

Whitewater world tickets. Family fun on the Gold Coast, QLD.
Whitewater world tickets. Family fun on the Gold Coast, QLD

Whitewater World & Dreamworld package deal

Enjoy the best of both worlds! Grab a Whitewater World & Dreamworld tickets package deal today to visit Dreamworld theme park, too, while you're there!

Whitewater World & Dreamworld tickets package deal.
Whitewater World & Dreamworld tickets package deal

Kids will love visiting the best water play parks Brisbane offers during the weekend or Brisbane school holidays 2023.

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