Best Pirate Activities For Brisbane Kids

  • Toddlers
    All Ages

Ahoy there me hearties! Get your swords, peg legs and parrots at the ready – adventure awaits for mini mateys right across Brisbane. There are plenty o’ pirate themed parks and playgrounds to choose from. Here be our pick of the bunch for young scallywags in and around Brisbane.

Pirate Ship Park, Flagstone

Shiver me timbers! The Pirate Ship Park in Flagstone (about 45 minutes from Brisbane near Jimboomba) is a sight to behold. At over 18 metres in length, this ship is the biggest playground ship in Australia. Both the upper and lower decks offer loads of activities to encourage hours of imaginative play. Your mini pirate can search the seas through binoculars, climb up and down nets and steer the ship to dry land. There are slides, treasure chests and so much more.

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Pirate Park, Scarborough

This pirate-themed park on the beachfront at Scarborough is perfect for little deck mates keen for swashbuckling adventure. Shaped as a pirate ship, the playground offers plenty of space for kids to run and play. There is a slide, climbing net and sand to play in.  Make a day of it with free barbeques, toilets and green space to sit back and relax in while the kids run around.

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Mowbray Park, East Brisbane

Down by the river off Lytton Road at East Brisbane, is a delightful nautical themed playground. Kids can walk the plank, steer the ship to the southern seas or set off on an imaginary adventure in the smaller tugboat, Scruffy. There are slides, swings and plenty to climb on and jump off. Mowbray Park is a perfect location for a picnic lunch or barbeque.

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Treasure Island Playground, Palm Beach

Yo ho ho! The massive pirate ship at Palm Beach Parklands is a crowd favourite for locals and visitors alike. Kids can search for buried treasure, walk the plank, climb and jump over barrels and canons and run over the rickety suspension bridge. There are hours of fun to be had on this wooden pirate ship. Arrrgghh!!

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Queensland Maritime Museum

Show your pirate-loving adventurer real-life historic ships of all shapes and sizes at the Queensland Maritime Museum. Kids will love to explore the Diamantina, a Royal Australian Navy frigate built in Queensland and commissioned in 1945 for World War II. Tour the ship and learn about life on board. You can also view ship models, learn about lighthouses and more.

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Pirate party

How about a pirate-themed birthday party for your little land lubber? Pinterest is full of great pirate party ideas from pirate invites and decorations, to treats and games. Create a fun walk the plank game over a kiddie’s pool or make a treasure map and send them on a hunt. Pirate parties offer plenty of dress up fun and a chance for kids to let their imaginations take them away on an adventure.

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