The community in and around Newmarket is arguable second to none, with so many things to see, do, eat and drink.

It’s been hard to narrow down the list of must-do’s on a day out in Newmarket, but here’s what creative writer Matt Swan landed on:

Crust & Co Artisan Baking

Taking place in a small red brick building is a proper baking process completed by masters of their practice, Sebastien Pisasale and Lara Sample.

They run the show at this bakery, overseeing a team busy producing some of the most delicious breads and pastries Brisbane has to offer.

Whether your tastebuds are longing for the classic croissant, their special vinegar-based sourdough, breakfast brioches, raisin bread or biscotti (not to mention the classic baguette); in their open kitchen, salivation is nothing to be embarrassed about.

Crust & Co Artisan Baking

Banks Street Reserve

If you’re after some autumnal peace and quiet, a walk in 37 hectares of bush and parkland could be for you.

The Banks Street Reserve is home to historic gardens and playgrounds for the kids.

Trek among the flowers as the sunsets on the canopy above for a weekend afternoon unwinding.

Enter via View St or Banks St.

Banks St Reserve

Newmarket Splashpad & Waterslide

The Newmarket Olympic pool is a great weekend break for the kids.

While the little ones play on the splashpad, the older ones can try the 30-meter double-loop waterslide ($2 for unlimited turns).

Newmarket Splashpad & Waterslide

Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant

On Enoggera Rd sits some of the best Mexican in Brisbane.

Perched on the hill, they’ve got plenty of atmospheric dining around their Tequila Bar where there’s no such thing as too many shots.

And you can forget guacamole served from a pre-made vat in the kitchen; each order is made at the table, presented in a big bowl for all to enjoy.

Get there early for a chance at parking round the back.

Pepe’s Mexican Restaurant

Kid’s Terrarium Workshops

Here’s an educational one for the kids while the parents have a coffee:

The Soul Pantry in nearby Stafford runs Terrarium workshops which teach kids (anyone can participate) how to make their own little garden to take home, and how to build more on their own.

Soul Pantry Terrarium workshop

It’s a good experience for them to learn about nature and get their hands dirty.

For more information or to book CLICK HERE.

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