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Louise Heginbotham3 years ago

Entertain the kids at these great spots!

On holiday in Rockhampton and need some ideas to keep the kids entertained? If your kids are begging for a day of fun, we have found a great range of activities to keep them happy (and you sane!). Whether your kids prefer the indoors or love to get outside and explore, there’s an activity here for everyone to enjoy. Pack some lunch, some snacks and get ready for a thrilling day out with the family. Your kids will certainly be tuckered out after this outing!

So you’ve arrived in Rockhampton, and the kids are restless and need something to do. They’re bored, they’re hungry and tired of being cooped up. If this sounds like your little ones, then fear not—we have found some great Rockhampton cafes and activities that will keep kids of all ages occupied all day!

Are your tiny tots a bit too young for a big adventure? Take them to a fun, fully supervised environment.

Oasis World Café & Play Centre

Lots of equipment for the kids to have a play, Oasis World Play Centre & Cafe - Rockhampton
Lots of equipment for the kids to have a play, Oasis World Play Centre & Cafe – Rockhampton

Ideal for children between 0 and 12 years of age, as well as a dedicated area for toddlers between 0 and 3 years, the Oasis World Café and Play Centre is just that—an oasis for you and the kids! Being fully air conditioned, you can relax in comfort while your children play and explore the great equipment and ball pits. With gaming consoles and birthday rooms available, your kids are sure to love it here.

It’s not always about the kids, though! This is a great place for parents to come and catch a breather. The centre’s amazing café offers a full range of hot and cold beverages, all-day breakfast (yum!), toasted sandwiches, as well as snacks and sweets for the littlies. Sip on your barista-made coffee and watch your children enjoy themselves at this great play centre. Just be sure to bring socks for the kids to wear!
Where: Fraser St, Park Avenue QLD 4701


For the older kids, we’ve found some thrilling adventures and activities.

Koorana Crocodile Farm

See live crocs like King Wally, Koorana Crocodile Farm - Coowonga
See live crocs like King Wally, Koorana Crocodile Farm – Coowonga

If your kids love animals, especially crocs, then the 40-minute drive to the Koorana Crocodile Farm will be well worth it! Open Monday to Sunday from 10am to 3pm, and with two fully guided tours available twice daily (10:30am and 1pm), this is a fantastic place to bring the kids. Learn about the team’s conservation efforts, see live crocs in their enclosures, watch enthralled as they snap up their food and learn all about their history.

This is a fantastic option for parents looking for an educational and thrilling day out with the kids. You don’t even have to worry about lunch—the farm has an onsite restaurant, which serves up steaks, kebabs, pies, burgers and more. School tours are also available, with educational worksheets and activities for students!
Where: 65 Savages Rd, Coowonga QLD 4702


If crocs aren’t going to interest the kids, maybe exploring caves will!

Capricorn Caves

Venture through the caves for an unforgettable experience, Capricorn Caves - The Caves
Venture through the caves for an unforgettable experience, Capricorn Caves – The Caves

As one of the most popular attractions in Central Queensland, the Capricorn Caves are a must visit! Located a short 30-minute drive from Rockhampton CBD, the Capricorn Caves host a unique system of above-ground caves in a limestone ridge. From easy walking tours through to wild caving adventure tours, there’s something here to suit everyone.

Bringing the kids for a day or prefer to make a weekend of it? Cave tours are available day and night, with accommodation onsite if you wish to stay. With a great range of activities available including family adventure caving and wall climbing, there’s lots to do to keep your kids entertained!
Where: 30 Olsens Caves Rd, The Caves QLD 4702

So the kids are all tuckered out and ready for some food. Check out these great places to get a feed in Rockhampton.

Rockhampton local? Where do you like to take the kids for a fun day out? Let us know!

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