10 Fun things to do with teens in Ipswich

Teens are a little harder to entertain than primary school aged kids, especially on a budget. Ipswich offers some fantastic free or low cost activities to keep them busy, without breaking the bank. Let’s explore!
Nicole Cox, Lifestyle Blogger

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10 Fun things to do with teens in Ipswich

Teens are a little harder to entertain than primary school aged kids, especially on a budget. Ipswich offers some fantastic free or low cost activities to keep them busy, without breaking the bank. Let’s explore!

1. Pokemon Hunting

Ipswich offers so many Pokemon hunting spots, that will keep the kids busy and active for hours. From Riverheart parklands, to Limestone park, Ipswich is a real hot spot. Why not pack a picnic and make a day of the adventure.

2. Skate Parks

Ipswich has many skate parks that suit all skill levels. Bundamba, Brassall, Springfield, Collingwood Park and Redbank Plains, all have skate parks that are super popular with locals.

3. BMX Track

The Ipswich BMX Club has its own BMX track located at Willey Park, Ipswich. Open to locals, this is such a popular spot on the school holidays. Plenty of shady trees surround the track, making this activity even more attractive for parents as they watch on under the shade of a tree.

Enjoyed your time here? This club opens for club events Wednesday nights between 5pm and 8pm and coaching every 2nd Tuesday afternoon from 5pm, racing takes place Friday nights from 5pm. Outside these hours the track is open to the public.

4. Springfield Robelle Domain

Not just for younger children, the lagoon at the Domain is a great spot for teens to hang out and keep cool. There is a coffee shop nearby for parents to grab a coffee while the teens splash about.

5. White Rock-Spring Mountain Conservation Estate

This spot is a gold mine for adventure seeking teens, with bushwalks to suit all fitness levels as well as mountain bike tracks for the more adventurous. The walk to White Rock is one definitely worth doing for the view alone.

With plenty of wildlife to spot including lizards and Wallabies, this walk will keep you entertained and you’ll be at the top in no time. A relatively easy walk, at 6.5km return trip, allow around 2-3 hours, though you’ll likely finish earlier.

6.  Ipswich Library

The Ipswich Library has a fantastic school holiday program that could see your teens making robots, learning about electric circuits, even building worlds in their Minecraft club. The library also offers free wifi, as well as magazine, music and movie borrowing. Put it all together with their air-conditioning and this space is perfect on a hot summers day.

7.  Op Shopping

Young fashionistas will love the amount of op shops in Ipswich. We have a Lifeline Superstore located in East Ipswich as well as other lifeline stores in Raceview and Ipswich City, with plenty of choice for even the most disconcerting fashion loving teen.

8. Sutton Park

Sutton Park at Brassall is the one stop family park offering a multi-use park for all ages. Offering a skate park, Basketball half courts, BBQ facilities, fitness stations, playground equipment and plentyof parkland to kick a ball. There is truly something for everyone at this park.

9. Just Jump and Springloaded

In our Ipswich community we are fortunate to have 2 trampoline centres. Just Jump located at Redbank is an outdoor trampoline park. They have some great school holiday deals, worth checking out for a low cost treat.

Springloaded located at West Ipswich is an indoor trampoline centre, that has plenty of inflatables as well. Great for all ages, and affordable as well.

10. Skating

Skate away Ipswich is a great way to tire out energetic teens. With several session times throughout the day as well as night session starting on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 7.30pm. This family friendly activity is a reasonably priced day or night out.

Ipswich has so many more free or reasonably priced things for teens to do that’ll keep them are their parents happy.

Nicole Cox Lifestyle Blogger
Nicole is a busy business manager to a construction company, life coach to her 5 kids, blogger extraordinaire at The Builder’s Wife and lives in a beautiful 100+ year old Queenslander in Ipswich.

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