5 of the best family picnic spots in Morayfield

Pack a picnic and have a cheap and easy family day out

For a fun filled and free day out with the family, nothing beats a picnic. So when the sun is shining, shake out the picnic rug, fill up the Esky and head to one of these five fabulous spots for a budget-friendly day out that will keep everyone happy, well-fed and entertained!

  1. The perfect picnic spot

If you’re after a serene location where you can get back to nature, you can’t go past Bullocky Rest on Lake Samsonvale.

  • This scenic spot by the lake has numerous picnic shelters, bbqs and toilets. It’s a picturesque spot that’s perfect for a relaxing family day out.
  • The kids will love the playground and the outdoor nature play, or you can go bushwalking and do a bit of turtle and koala spotting.
  • There’s wide grassy spaces that are perfect for a fun game of Frisbee, cricket or footy.
  • While you can’t go swimming, Bullocky Rest is a fab fishing spot, so if you fancy a spot of fishing, apply for a permit here.
  1. Picnic by the seaside

When the sun is shining, you can’t beat a picnic by the beach.

  • Head to family-friendly Scarborough Beach Park. This calm, surf-free beach is a great spot for families with young kids.
  • Have fun enjoying a swim and exploring the rock pools, then venture up to Scarborough Park for a picnic.
  • The park has a fabulous adventure playground, and the kids will love climbing in the majestic, winding cotton trees.
  • Facilities include picnic shelters, electric bbqs, water fountains and toilets.
  • There’s also a basketball court and lots of grassy space to enjoy.
  1. Sporting fun

One of the Moreton Bay region’s most loved parklands for families is John Oxley Reserve.

  • With a great shaded playground, John Oxley Reserve has loads of parking, sheltered picnic tables, bbqs and a toilet block.
  • There’s over 10 hectares of space, including the gorgeous 1.3km loop nature walk, the Carole Green walkway.
  • This bush pathway leads to a beautiful boardwalk by the North Pine River. It’s mostly flat and shaded, and is great for kids.
  • John Oxley Reserve also boasts five different sporting fields for soccer, rugby and athletics.
  1. Have a splash with your picnic

If you want to cool off and have a splash at your picnic, head to Settlement Cove Lagoon in Redcliffe.

  • With a spectacular man-made swimming lagoon, wading pools and beach showers, Settlement Cove Lagoon and parklands provide loads of opportunities to cool off.
  • There’s picnic shelters and bbq areas to enjoy, along with some great children’s playgrounds.
  • There’s also loads of paths and bikeways to enjoy a stroll, cycle or a scoot or roller blade.
  • This wonderful area is free to use and a great spot for a fun and free family day out.
  1. Something for everyone

With something to entertain everyone in the family, Pine Rivers Park in Strathpine is a must-do picnic spot.

  • With lots of grassy open space, sheltered picnic tables and electric bbqs, Pine Rivers Park has your picnicking needs covered.
  • The kids will love the playground, featuring a flying fox, pedal-powered train and children’s maze.
  • Other playground features include a swings, see-saw, and helicopter style rotating rides.
  • There’s parking, toilets and loads of open space and walking paths, plenty of room for a game of football, cricket or whatever takes your fancy!


Wherever you choose, make the most of the warm weather and pack a picnic to enjoy a fun, free day out with the family!