Bring a picnic or grab something from the Queens Park Cafe during the day, but come ready to explore and enjoy. The Children's Playground is a favourite for kids of all ages with a flying fox, fixed model train and the revolutionary Liberty Swing, a new concept in playground equipment for people with disabilities allowing children in wheelchairs to enjoy a swing.
The Ipswich Nature Centre has exotic and native animals, and there's the world class Frank Manthey Bilby Burrow where endangered bilbies and spinifex hopping mice can be viewed through a specially designed enclosure.
The Environmental Education Centre shows how to be 'green' and has a wealth of information about other fun local action such as bush walks, bird watching spots, canoeing trips and picnic areas.
When in need of a quiet moment, the tranquil Japanese-themed Nerima Gardens is a calming cultural experience and a peaceful place to relax after a full day of active play. Both Nerima Gardens and the Nature Centre are closed on Mondays except during school holidays.