Activities for older kids and the young at heart

Lure your teenagers away from the couch and give yourself a break too with our list of Ipswich’s top teen activities…
13 Dec 2023
Ashleigh Howarth, Freelance writer

If you’re looking for ways to rediscover your inner child, get your adrenaline fix, or try something out-of-the-box with your older kids, here are some awesome activities everyone can enjoy.

Rage Cage Smash Rooms

Rage Cage Ipswich is your go-to destination for a smashing good time…literally!

Whether you’re looking to de-stress or experience the thrill of smashing household items to smithereens with a sledgehammer, all you need to do is hire your own private demolition room.

Each booking will receive a crate full of items to smash such as plates and mugs. You can also take a swing at larger appliances like televisions, microwaves, laptops and guitars for an additional charge.

Suitable for adults aged 18 and over, or minors aged 12 to 17 who are accompanied by an adult.

Rampage Axe Throwing

Conveniently located behind the smash rooms are eight self-contained lanes where you can engage in some friendly competition and unleash your inner Viking.

Each person has their own lane and wooden target, with expert coaches on hand to show you the ropes.

Similar to the smash rooms, Rampage Axe Throwing is suitable for adults aged 18 and over, or minors aged 12 to 17 who are accompanied by an adult.

Hardcore Blasters

One of the great things about playing with gel blasters is it’s just like playing a real-life video game.

At Hardcore Blasters you can live out your Call of Duty fantasy and unleash some friendly fire on your friends during a private session, or chase strangers during one of the weekly public sessions.

QR Go Karts

Go karts at Queensland Raceway

Racing go karts is one of those fun activities where Mario wannabes can experience some top speed thrills on a real race track.

QR Go Karts‘ state-of-the-art Sodi karts at Queensland Raceway can reach a speed of 45km/h, and the 420m track features flat-out straights, high g-force corners, thrilling chicanes and challenging hairpins.

Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

For an outdoor adventure on two wheels, the 161km Brisbane Valley Rail Trail is an epic journey suitable for young and old riders.

The track starts at Wulkuraka Station and takes you on a scenic journey through some of Queensland’s most stunning countryside including remote towns, farmland and mountains.

Hidden Vale Adventure Park

Leave the city behind and head bush to explore the more than 110km of world-class trails at Hidden Vale Adventure Park.

There are tracks to cater for all riders with lots of loops, jumps and drops in between to get your heart racing.

Valhalla Paintball

Valhalla Paintball

Take an adrenaline-fueled adventure at Valhalla Paintball.  Set on 120 acres in a hidden valley, this paintball field is run by a former Aussie paintball pro player with 12 games modes – including one where 20% of your group will start as zombies!

Ashleigh Howarth Freelance writer
Ashleigh Howarth is a journalist with more than 12 years experience in the media industry. Her passions include travelling, dessert bars, cocktails and attending music concerts. She aims to inspire others to unlock their own sense of wanderlust to explore this beautiful big world, whether that be on a local or more global scale. You can keep up to date with her stories by following @journo_ash_ on Instagram.

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