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The #AFLQ150 Picnic in the Park
The 150 year anniversary of football in Queensland wouldn’t be complete without a birthday party.
Join us on Sunday, July 3, for the AFL Queensland Picnic in the Park at the Brisbane City Botanical Gardens – the site where footy first kicked off in 1866.
Pack a picnic basket (or buy a hot dog or wood-fired pizza on the day), bring a blanket, your footy and join us for a fantastic day of free family fun.
There’ll be live music and historical displays, along with the famous AFL Inflatable Playground, snow cones, face painting and balloon twisting for the kids.
Know nothing about footy? No worries … we’ll teach you a thing or two.
So come on Queenslanders! Be part of celebrations for a great part in our state’s history and say “Happy Birthday Footy”
The World’s Biggest Junior Clinic
As part of the AFL Queensland Picnic in the Park, we’ll be running The World’s Biggest Junior Clinic. Reckon we can do it!?
This is for kids aged 5 to 12 years and comprises staggered, age-specific clinics.
Each clinic will run for 45 minutes and include fun games involving kicking, hand-balling, marking and running.
And don’t stress if your child is new to footy. Our clinics are run by trained AFL Queensland staff who are awesome at working with children of all abilities.
And while your child is participating in the Clinic, you can enjoy the Picnic in the Park entertainment or wander through the Riverside Gardens Market.
Choose from the age group links below to register your child. We’ll then be in contact closer to the date with more specific details on what to bring, where to meet, etc.
Note to clubs: the junior AFL club with the most registered participants on the day will receive a $1000 voucher from HART Sport.
|9:30am – 10:15am||Age 5||Click here to register age 5|
|10:30am – 11:15am||Age 6||Click here to register age 6|
|12:00pm – 12:45pm||Ages 7-9||Click here to register ages 7-9|
|1:00pm – 1:45pm||Ages 10-12||Click here to register ages 10-12|
Frequently Asked Questions
Exact Park Location
Brisbane City Botanic Gardens. We’ll be set up in the corner of the park – beside the river and where Edward Street meets Alice Street.
How to get there
Driving / Parking: If you choose to drive you can park in the city either on-street (meter parking does not apply on Sundays) or in a Car Park.
There are a number of options available – buses, trains (best sBack to top is Central Station), City Cat (best sBack to top is Eagle Street Pier) or the free City Hopper which leaves from Kangaroo Point.
Furry friends are welcome to join us, but they must be on a leash and you must pick up after them.
We do encourage you to bring a picnic and we’ll have delicious snow cones and fairy floss for sale. You can also purchase food from the Riverside Gardens Markets right next to the Picnic in the Park, and also at the Albert Street Farmers Market. There are water bubblers located around the Park for filling up water bottles.
Can I wear my footy boots?
To protect the beauty of the Botanical Gardens, football boots are not to be worn on the grass. This also applies to the Junior Clinics – please ensure your child is wearing a pair of sneakers instead of football boots.