As great as it can be spending a day off in front of the television, sometimes you just need to soak up the great outdoors. If you're looking for more to see and do this weekend, the answer is in your own backyard!
Take your bike for a spin
Enjoy a breath of fresh air as you check out the best of Brisbane on two wheels. Explore the beauty of Kangaroo Point beneath the iconic Story Bridge, or cross the river and enjoy a beautiful historical ride through New Farm. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a wildlife enthusiast, the Boondall Wetlands will see you riding through tidal flats, mangroves, grasslands and woodlands. See if you can spot some shore birds or native animals along the way!
Get your hands dirty
Have you been thinking about adopting more of a clean and green lifestyle? Council offers a range of free workshops to help you get started. Whether you're interested in composting, gardening or even cooking classes, there really is something for everybody. Even the kids can get involved! Every workshop offers valuable tips and tricks and is a great way to give something new a try.
Discover the Green Heart Fair
If you're looking for something to do on Sunday 2 June, don't miss the Green Heart Fair at the new location of 7th Brigade Park, Chermside, for a day of free workshops and displays, food, markets and kids' entertainment. We'll be keeping it green at Council's largest sustainable living festival, with organic waste bins to ensure food scraps are composted and reusable water bottles to be handed out for refills at free hydration stations. Best of all, there'll be discounts on coffee to anyone who brings a reusable cup!
Put down some roots
Taking some time out to plant a tree is something simple and easy that the environment will love you for! Collect a free native plant to bring into your backyard, or join the fun with like-minded people at a community planting day near you. If you want to help cuddly creatures that call Brisbane home, join us for the Koala Festival in Mount Gravatt East on 9 June, as we plant 2500 trees for the local koala population.
Enjoy a day at the park
With more than 2100 parks across Brisbane, our city is full of green spaces where you can make your own fun with family and friends. We're lucky to have great weather all year round, so don't stop making the most of kids' play facilities, dog parks, picnic spots and much more dotted all around the city. Take some time out in your local park or branch out to a new spot. With Council planning to turn even more unused spaces into new parks, soon there will be even more to enjoy!