Run out of school holiday ideas? We've put together a list of the top five places for families to visit near Greenbank. So pack a picnic and load the car - here is your holiday activity inspo!


Birdwatching at Greenwood Lakes

Location: Paradise Road, Forestdale

Make sure you grab your binoculars and a camera before visiting Greenwood Lakes, a former sand mine turned nature park. Located a 20-minute drive from Everleigh, the large lakes offer beautiful surroundings for a picturesque picnic, and plenty of opportunities for being active with a bushwalk. The most notable feature of Greenwood Lakes is the variety and abundance of birdlife. If you spot an unusual species, be sure to stay quiet and still while you take a photo (they scare easily!). Then enjoy looking up the name of the species and its history when you get home.


Colour Scavenger Hunt at Orion

Location: Orion Springfield Central, 1 Main Street Springfield

Putting Orion Springfield Central on your school holiday must-do list is a win-win for the whole family. Mum and dad can enjoy some retail therapy, while the kids keep busy with one of Orion’s school holiday activities. Their Colour Scavenger Hunt is free to play, plus every child who finishes gets a free cinnamon doughnut from Donut King. There is also a $100 Orion Springfield Central gift card up for grabs. Just message the Orion Facebook page and type in ‘colour’ to get started!


Have an outdoor adventure

Location: Spring Mountain Forest Park, 50 Warbler Court, Greenbank

Get your kids burning energy (and hopefully score an early bedtime!) in a day spent outdoors exploring Spring Mountain Forest Park. Whether by foot or by mountain bike, there are plenty of trails to choose from, offering incredible views and glimpses of local fauna. Be sure to take a map and drinking water, it can be quite challenging depending on the trail taken.


Watch a family film at the cinemas

Location: Event Cinemas Springfield; Orion Springfield Central, 1 Main Street, Springfield

Now is your chance to catch new family releases and loveable favourites on the silver screen at Event Cinemas Springfield, with adults able to score half price tickets. For a limited time, Cinebuzz members can book and save 50% on all full price adult tickets, across all movie experiences, all day. Take the whole family and catch new releases like Samsam (G) and Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs (G), or classics such as Dolittle (PG) Frozen (PG), The Jungle Book (PG), Jumanji: The Next Level (PG) and Sonic the Hedgehog (PG)! Visit the Event Cinemas website for all the info.


A park play a stroll away!

Location: Everleigh Park

Don’t underestimate the beauty of the simple park play. Located within Everleigh, our community park has something to please all residents - young and old! The $5.1 million, award-winning parkland includes a toddler playground, climbing nets and shelter for your home-packed picnic. Plus, there are plenty of wide footpaths perfect for your little scooter squad to tire themselves out with.

For more information on Everleigh and surrounds, visit the team at 56 Kessels Boulevard, Greenbank, 10am - 5pm daily. Or simply call us on 07 3859 5960.