We've Got You Covered With Our Guide To Rainy Days In Brisbane

We've Got You Covered With Our Guide To Rainy Days In Brisbane

Keep calm and stay dry!

By Gracie Richter | 1st April 2021

Bad weather got you feeling blue? Don’t let the rain ruin your mood! Just because the clouds have settled overhead doesn’t mean you need to cancel your social life. Pop up the brolly, slip on the most appropriate rainy day footwear (thongs?), and get out to these rainy-day-friendly activities in BNE.

QAGOMA | South Brisbane

Get your culture on and peruse the stunning exhibitions and installations at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art – affectionately known as QAGOMA. A wander through the galleries will be sure to keep your feet dry, eyes open and your mind inspired – there’s always plenty to see and experience! With an in-house cinémathèque, restaurant, cafe, and bistro, why not make a day of it? For those with the little ones, there’s plenty of kid-friendly activities at the Children’s Art Centre to keep them entertained. Open every day from 10am – 5pm, no matter the weather, absorb yourself in some of the best Queensland has to offer. Don’t forget, entry is free! To keep up to date with all the latest exhibitions, be sure to check out their website.


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Mas & Miek Ceramic House | Newstead

Try your hand at crafting clay, throwing on the wheel, or simply ‘Create & Sip’ at Mas and Miek’s ceramic studio. Been eyeing off a vase, cup or bowl you saw on Insta? Make it a reality and add your own flair in a workshop catered to all pottery skill levels, from novice to expert. The airy Newstead studio and little sister studio in Morningside are fully equipped to get the creative juices flowing and have you firing and glazing up like a pro! Check out all the classes and workshops here!

Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq | Toombul

Self-proclaimed as the one-stop entertainment destination, the bright, neon lit cocktail bar brings Brisbane a unique mix of circus meets arcade! Located in the bustling UPSTAIRS, Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq offers a stack of fun including virtual reality, bowling, dodgem cars, and vintage arcade games complete with shakes to satisfy that sweet tooth craving (hello fairy floss, cookies, and lollipops in your drink!). There are cocktails, a gourmet kitchen, and loads of fun to discover for all ages!


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Escape Manor | Brisbane CBD

Escape rooms are where thrills, wits, intellect and teamwork come together as if your life depends on it (don’t worry it doesn’t!). Get your Houdini on at Escape Manor, where you can choose which themed adventure to embark on from The Magicians Secret to the Wine Cellar and Death Row. The dedicated escape room venue transports you and your friends into a themed adventure where you will be racing against the clock to find clues, solve puzzles, and escape before time runs out! Want more? Check out our best picks of escape rooms in Brisbane here!

Brisbane Distillery Gin School | West End

Education is so important, especially when it comes to enrolling in Gin School! Do you think you have the secret recipe for the next big thing? At Brisbane Distillery’s Gin School, you can let your ima-GIN-ation free and choose from 140 botanicals to craft your very own bespoke bottle of gin. By the end of the day you’ll be a master distiller after being guided through each step of the process. Drinks and snacks are included and you can be as bold or experimental as you like. Book here or if you’re looking for a crib sheet, enjoy a sneak peek of Gin School here.

iFLY Indoor Skydiving | Chermside

Not all superheros wear capes. Instead, they wear these neat little flight suits, goggles and a helmet at iFLY. There’s no need for good weather conditions or jumping out of a plane to get a thrill. You’ll have dedicated instructors teaching you how to master the wind tunnel, fly, and feel as free as a bird! For a range of ages and abilities, there’s always new skills to master and learn – you’ll be sure to be hooked! Organise your flight path here.


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Holey Moley Golf Club | Fortitude Valley & Wintergarden

Putt Putt, but make it a bar, multi-sensory, and kinda crazy. Holey Moley Golf Club is the pop culture wonderland like no other mini golf course. Forget windmills and castles; the motto is more is more when it comes to Holey Moley. Putt through shark infested waters, pop culture references, and into the Nine Iron Throne itself. There’s food, drinks, cocktails, and even karaoke!  What will your favourite course be?

QPAC | South Bank

The Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) hosts the best of local, national and international theatre, music, comedy, dance, and opera. There’s plenty to see and do at QPAC and the weather doesn’t matter! Throughout the week you’ll find matinee performances, headlining shows, activities for kids and festival programs running throughout the season. While popping into QPAC grab a bite and drink at the bistro, cafe, restaurant, wine bar, or one of the theatre bars. Check out what’s happening at QPAC here!


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Slideways Go Karting | Eagle Farm

Do you have the need for speed? Raise your heart rate by getting behind the wheel of a go kart at Slideways! Unlike any other track surface in Australia, this indoor go karting will have you drifting, sliding, and having the time of your life. Whether it’s your first time behind the wheel or you’re a seasoned racer there’s always the challenge of getting the fastest lap! Get a group together and leave it all on the track! Book a session here.

City Cave | Multiple Locations

Block out the world and watch your stress and worry float away. City Cave offers float therapy where you can take a dip by yourself or with a pal to take you to the ultimate relaxation station. Deprive your senses in the open pools and float effortlessly without sensations on your body. It’s your choice whether you want silence or calming music, in this tranquil space for deep relaxation. You can even get some R&R for your mind and body with infrared saunas and massages also available.

Skateaway | Albany Creek

Bring out the hoops and hot pants – it’s time to get groovy, baby! Roller skates are so cool right now, so get to the ring, lace up the skates, and roll about to disco tunes! Whether you’ve got moves to show off or you’re just trying to roll with the punches, Skateaway has sessions for all ages.

Brisbane Planetarium | Mount Coot-tha

The Planetarium offers young and old astral lovers a glimpse into space history! Enjoy a show in the Cosmic Skydome, take a tour of Brisbane’s night sky with an astronomer, or take an astronomical journey from the present-day solar system back to the Big Bang!


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Looking for more indoor activities? Get crafty with our favourite workshops in BNE.



Article by Gracie Richter

This story has been written by a Guest Styler for Style