Pet Friendly Family Activities in Brisbane

Pet Friendly Family Activities in Brisbane
September 5, 2017 Samford Pet Resort

With the September school holidays nearly upon us, it’s time to start thinking about ways to keep your kids (and furry kids) occupied. Luckily, if you live in Brisbane there are plenty of fun things for every member of the family, even the four-legged kind. Check out these activities to keep boredom at bay.

Picnic In The Park

Are you after an activity that’s simple, cost effective and a tonne of fun?! Look no further than your local park. Picnicking seems to be a forgotten about past time but we say bring it back! All you need is an epic sandwich or spread, your picnic basket essentials, a frisbee and a dog bowl (because dogs can dehydrate much faster than humans).


This one is inspired by Brisbane’s latest addition, The Pawty Barkery, who bake ‘pupcakes’ for your furry family members. While these guys are absolutely epic, nothing quite beats the satisfaction of baking your own cupcakes (or pupcakes) plus it is a delicious way to keep the kids entertained. For humans, you cannot go past the classic cupcake recipe and here is a puppy-only cupcake recipe.

Down By The Beach

The weather is warming up which means…. time to hit the beach! Load up the car with boogie boards, sunscreen, water bottles, a supply of food and your most loved four-legged family member. There are quite a few dog-friendly beaches on both the Sunshine and Gold Coast – so no one has to be left out.

Puppy (or Dog) Training Classes (with the kids)

No we aren’t crazy – bring your kids along to a doggy training session. Seriously, it’s a great idea to include your kids in your pooch’s class for many reasons! Most importantly, it teaches them pet-ownership-responsibility and encourages bonding between all family members. You can check out our classes here.

The Great Outdoors

Grab the kids, the push bikes and the leashes, and hit the great outdoors. Nothing tires kids (and dogs) out quite like a day in the sun, having fun. Then comes the afternoon, when everyone is napping and you get a solid half hour of pure bliss. These walks are great for the push bikes and the views. Prefer being off the beaten track? Check these walks out.

Hit Up A Local Cafe

More and more cafes are becoming dog-friendly so why not escape the house with the whole family for a bite to eat? Coffee for mum and dad, milkshakes for the kids and puppychinos for the dogs – everyone is happy! We’ve created a list of Brisbane’s best dog-friendly cafes for you.

Everyone Deserves A Holiday!

Going away somewhere you can’t take your pet to? Give them their own holiday at Samford Pet Resort! We’re a five-star pet resort offering a range of services with the facilities to look after dogs, cats, birds and rodents.

As part of our service, we include free pet transport to and from vet clinics around Brisbane. We also have an onsite vet should your pet need special attention. Contact us today or give us a call on 07 3289 1600 to book your pet in for the school holidays.