Brisbane City Council is growing your Brisbane lifestyle, so you can do more of what you love, including spending more time enjoying our beautiful climate and connecting with the people and places that make our city great.

Use this page to find things to see and do in Brisbane and to help plan your adventures around Brisbane City and our suburbs.

Summer is just around the corner

Summer is nearly here and you know what that means...longer days with more daylight to enjoy Brisbane's subtropical climate and our great places, spaces and events.

Kids events 

Need ideas for fun and low-cost activities for kids? Look no further! Our What's On events calendar has a stack of events for kids and their families.

Fitness fun

Get active at our free and low-cost fitness classes. There's activities for all ages, fitness levels and abilities including tai chi, aqua, yoga, line dancing, Zumba, pilates, boxing, cross training and loads more.

Out and about this month

Get into the summertime swing with our list of things to see and do in Brisbane this month. Make a splash, watch a movie under the stars, play at our parks and more.

Family day trip 

There's heaps of great day out options right here in Brisbane. Try this list of things to see and do along the banks and bends of our river city and foreshore for a day out to remember with family and friends.

Growing your Brisbane lifestyle with great places

Creating more lifestyle and leisure options in a city that’s clean and green means more opportunities to enjoy beautiful Brisbane. 

Mt Coot-tha precinct

Mt Coot-tha is Brisbane's nature-based leisure precinct, only six kilometres from Brisbane City. Choose your Mt Coot-tha experience - relaxation, active, family or nature.

BMX parks

BMX riding is an outdoor sport the whole family can enjoy. There are 20 parks across Brisbane offering BMX facilities for fitness, fun and recreation.

Libraries

Council libraries provide a wide range of services including book clubs, reading programs, computer training, events and workshops.

Planetarium 

Visit the Planetarium to enjoy a show (including a tour of Brisbane's night sky), or visit the Display Zone. The Planetarium also includes an observatory, Galaxy Gift Shop and Sundial Courtyard. 

Growing your Brisbane lifestyle with events

Council helps deliver thousands of markets, festivals and events each year. 

Markets

Love a good market? Check out some of the markets in Council parks and venues. There's a few market highlights in November - Meeanjin Markets, BNE DESIGN and the BrisStyle Twilight Markets.

City Hall Concerts

Did you know that there is a free musical concert in Brisbane City Hall every Tuesday from 12-1pm? November talent includes Bradley McCaw and Rebecca Wright and Donald McKay.

Bands in Parks

Kick back and relax to our Bands in Parks concerts in November. We've got 12 events in parks across Brisbane. Don't miss our Twilight Jazz by the River concert on Friday 29 November!

River Lights 

Don't miss the Bretts Wharf plaza opening event on Saturday 30 November from 2-8pm. Enjoy Brisbane's newest riverside destination. Bring the family and enjoy the activities, entertainment and food.

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Brisbane family day trip - without leaving the city

Check out our top tips for a family day out in Brisbane this November.

Summer is just around the corner

Summer is nearly here and you know what that means...longer days with more daylight to enjoy Brisbane's subtropical climate with the people and places that make our city great.

Bringing Brisbane's biggest new park to life 

Earlier this year, we asked for your ideas about the future Victoria Park. Find out more about the transformation of this park.

Watch our latest workout videos

We took personal trainer Roger from @mind_and_muscle_pt to one of our Council outdoor gyms to step us through workouts for the upper body and core and legs. Watch the videos below, or watch them on Council's YouTube channel.

This video is 3.09 minutes long.

Video transcript

Upper body workout at Brisbane City Council's outdoor gyms

Complete 3 sets of each exercise.

Workout by @mind_and_muscle_pt

[Background music throughout video]

Chest press - 10-15 repetitions

First up we're going to start with the chest press, which is going to target the chest, triceps and a bit of the shoulders.

First thing we want is the shoulder blades back, tucked down and together, chest up, core nice and tight. And now push through the palms. Big squeeze, full extension, and bring it all the way back.

Push ups - 10-15 repetitions

So here we have a push-up which is going to target the chest, triceps and shoulders as well as the core.

To start with we're going to jump up on the knees. Just make sure when we're pressing down that the chest comes over the body and the shoulders stay back. That's it, controlling down and squeezing back up.

To make this harder we're going to jump up onto the toes. Keep that core nice and tight, pin the shoulders back and off we go.

Inverted row - 10-15 repetitions

And here we have an inverted row which is going to target primarily the back, biceps and forearms.

So we want to lean back, holding the rings. Get our body into a nice flat position, core nice and tight, and then drawing up through the elbows, pulling up, that's it. Keeping the shoulder blades down, big squeeze and come down nice and slow.

So to make this one a little bit harder we're going to creep the feet forward just a touch. That's it, keep your back nice and flat, core tight, and pulling up.

Dips - 3 repetitions

So here we have a body weight dip which is a more advanced version, which is also going to target the chest, triceps and shoulders.

We're going to make sure we pin the shoulders back again, core night and tight, really squeezing the triceps.

Chin ups - 3 repetitions

Here we have a chin up which is going to target the back, biceps and forearms.

So we'll grab on to the bar. You want a full extension, lock the shoulder blades in, squeeze the core and then squeezing up through the biceps. Control down. All the way up.

So if we can't do this as well, you can jump up, hold and come down nice and slow.

Here we go. One! [Participant laughs]

The harder version is the wide grip pull up. So we're gonna go over hand, targeting the same muscles to a different extent. Again locking the scapular in, pulling up through the back, squeezing up. Chin over. Control.

This video is 2.27 minutes long.

Video transcript

Core and legs workout at Brisbane City Council's outdoor gyms

10-15 repetitions each exercise for three sets

Workout by @mind_and_muscle_pt

[Background music throughout the video]

Knee raises

So here we have knee raises which is going to target the abdominals, your core.

So you really want to brace yourself up on the parallel bars, push your back back, roll the hips in to squeeze the tummy. So we're targeting the bottom abdominals and really pulling up with the knees. We'll stop it there.

Now to make this one a little bit harder we're gonna straighten the legs but still targeting the lower abdominals. So big squeeze.

Sit ups

Here we have a sit-up so we're really going to target the abdominals.

So we want to make sure we're not flying back and flying back up. So really tuck in the core, roll the hips up. Nice and slow down and not going all the way to the bottom, but pulling short about a couple inches. So control down and squeeze up.

Split squats

So here we have a split squat, which is essentially a single legged squat.

So really targeting the single leg trying to focus on pushing through the hamstring and the glutes. Really driving through the heel and squeezing the glutes. Coming down slow, driving up.

To make this one a little bit harder, we're going to chuck the back foot on here. Still driving through the heel, squeezing the glute. And just making sure the knee stays behind the toe, that's it. And sitting into it.

Leg presses

So next up we've go the leg press, which is going to target the legs, mainly the quads, hamstrings and glutes. So we really want to emphasise pushing through the heels to really activate the hamies and the glutes and take pressure off the knees.

Now to make it harder, we'l go single leg. So just make sure the knee stays in line with the foot and it's not going in or out.