Family and kids activities

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Young boy on trapeze at Sydney circus school

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LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

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thredbo snow trip

Experiences to enjoy this winter as a family

Get out of hibernation and make the most of the glorious winter sun with a range of family friendly experiences. From zip-line adventures and themes parks, to animal encounters and countryside getaways, we’ve got options to suit families of all ages and interests. So put on your winter woolies and reconnect as a family!




What's new this winter

gold coast beginners surf lesson

Gold Coast Beginners Surf Lesson

sandboarding port stephens

Unlimited Sandboarding at Port Stephens

gold coast hot air balloon jet boat combo

Hot Air Balloon and Jet Boat Combo

lancelin dune buggy tour

Lancelin Dune Buggy Scenic Tour

moonlit sanctuary admission

Moonlit Sanctuary General Admission

Experiences are better when shared and our family activities are all about strengthening family bonds. Whether you’re looking to slip away for a few nights, get out into the great outdoor or for kids gift inspiration, RedBalloon has a wide range of experiences that the whole household will enjoy.

Gift ideas by price

TreeTop NetWorld at Ourimbah State Forest, Central Coast

Under $150

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Arthurs Seat eagle cable car ride

Under $300

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Hot air balloon over the Avon Valley


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Top family activities

  1. 2 Night Rottnest Island Family Glamping Stay - For 4

    As a haven for native wildlife and a home to pristine bays and beaches, your family will be spoilt for choice on where to explore first. This is the perfect family retreat!

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  2. INFINITY Attraction Gold Coast Entry

    Enter a psychedelic wonderland filled with spectacular special effects, trippy music and awesome illusions that appear to go into infinity. Mind-boggling for the entire family!

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  3. Whale Watching and Speed Boat Thrill - 2 Hours

    Looking for something other than your run-of-the-mill whale watching cruise? Ramp up the adrenaline and get up close to these majestic creatures during a thrilling the boat ride.

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  4. Guided Kayak in Freycinet National Park - 3 Hours

    Feel at one with the marine life beneath you as you glide gently across the crystal clear waters around Freycinet National Park, bounded by pink granite mountains and pristine beaches.

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  5. Hot Air Ballooning Over The Yarra Valley

    Float with the clouds in a hot air balloon and witness the stunning Yarra Valley painted golden at sunrise. The vine-laced hills and soaring mountains will look breathtaking.

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Fun family days out

Swinging chair ride at a theme park

Theme parks

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kids private horse riding lesson

Animal experiences

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Young boy on treetop adventure park ladder

Treetop adventures

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Stand up paddle boarding st kila

Water sports

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School holiday picks

full day mount buller trip

Full Day Mount Buller Snow Trip with Entry

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14 day unlimited pass gold coast theme parks

14 Days Unlimited Pass to 4 Theme Parks

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swim with sea lions

Swim with Sea Lions in Port Lincoln - Family

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treetop walk

Zip Line Adventure and Treetop Walk

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sydney 3 attractions pass

Pick Your Own Sydney Attractions Pass - 3 Attractions

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seal kayak tour

Sea Kayak Tour of Penguin and Seal Island

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Combat school holiday cabin fever with our awesome range of kid-friendly activities that encourage growth, creativity, problem solving or good old fashion fun! Think theme parks, treetop adventures, animal experiences, getaways and more.

Best family getaways

Glamping at Glenworth Valley

2 Night Family Luxury Glamping at Glenworth Valley

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Twin Waters Resort, Sunshine Coast

2 Night Family Beachside Stay with Breakfast and Dinner

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Portsea Family Getaway with Breakfast Hamper - 2 Nights

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fairmont resort blue mountains

Blue Mountains 2 Night Stay with Scenic World Pass- Family

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Rottnest Island glamping tent

1 Night Rottnest Island Family Glamping Stay - For 4

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broadbeach seaside getaway

3 Night Seaside Apartment Getaway - For 4

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Kids and family dining experiences

dining darling harbour waterfront

The Ultimate Family Dining Experience by the Harbour

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kids chocolate workshop

2 Hour Kids Chocolate Workshop

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at home kids cooking course

At Home Kids and Teens Cooking Course

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kids cooking class

Kids Cooking Class - 2.5 Hours

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Arthurs Seat Eagle and Family Tapas Farm Lunch - For 4

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Pizza, Wine and Cheese Family Meal

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Are you planning an epic family getaway, looking for unique kids activities or searching for the funnest things to do with kids in your town? With over 5000 experiences Australia wide, RedBalloon provides an incredible source of inspiration for whatever it is that you’re looking for.

What are the best family gift ideas?

Make the whole family happy in one hit with a one-and-done gift! Check out some of our best selling family gifts below.

  1. Great Barrier Reef Cruise with Lunch and Snorkelling: Discover the sights and delights of the Great Barrier Reef on this full day glass bottom boat cruise that includes snorkelling equipment, a hot and cold buffet lunch, marine touch tank presentation and more.
  2. IceBar Entry with Drinks: Get rugged up in snow gear and step into an incredible bar made of ice! Adults will enjoy a cocktail each and the kiddies will sip on a mocktail.
  3. Sensory Play Session with Meals and Drinks: Let the kids blow off some steam during a 45 minute sensory play session. Afterwards, refuel and debrief on the fun over a family lunch in the cafe.
  4. Mega Adventure Obstacle Park: Test your limits together with an all day access pass to Mega Adventure Park, boasting over 70 unique sky-high challenges.
  5. Mandurah Canal Pirate Cruise: Climb aboard a pirate ship for an interactive family adventure as you cruise through Mandurah’s inland waterways and canals. Steer the pirate wheel, ring the bell and look through the telescopes!

To view all of our fun activities for families, click here.

What are the best kids gift ideas?

We recognise that no two kids are the same, so finding the perfect gifts for kids doesn’t always come easy. Check out our top 5 suggestions below that range from action-packed activities to learning-based experiences.

  1. Enchanted Adventure Garden Day Pass: Get lost in the giant hedge maze, fly down five epic tube slides and view life in the treetops during the Canopy Walk. Nestled in the beautiful hinterland of Arthurs Seat, this experience can be as mild or wild as you desire.
  2. 2 Hour Kids Chocolate Workshop: Indulge your sweet tooth with a two hour hands-on chocolate workshop where you’ll have a blast making chocolate lollipops and cake balls.
  3. Sydney Harbour Bridge Day Climb: Climb to the top of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and savour spectacular panoramic views of the city and beyond from the summit.
  4. Ferrari Kids Ride with Bonus Model Car: If your little one has a taste for luxury cars, treat them to a thrilling drive in a Ferrari F430 F1 Spider with a private chauffeur.
  5. Horse Riding Lesson: Surprise your child with an exciting horse riding lesson just 25 minutes from Melbourne CBD. They will learn the very basics of horse riding from an experienced teacher and rider.

To view all of our fun activities for kids, click here.

What are the best family weekend getaways?

If you’re looking for some more incredible family getaways that weren’t mentioned above, don’t fret, we’ve got plenty more!

  1. Sea World Gold Coast Family Getaway: This overnight package includes accommodation in a standard room at Sea World Resort, unlimited entry to Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast during your stay, plus entry to Paradise Country.
  2. 1 Night Family Beachside Stay with Breakfast and Dinner: This getaway package includes one nights’ accommodation at Novotel Twin Waters Resort, a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival and buffet dinner for two adults, buffet breakfast for four and free catamaran and kayak hire.
  3. Port Stephens Family Getaway with Bike Hire – 2 Night Midweek: This two night package includes accommodation in a spacious two bedroom apartment, two hour bike hire, two DVD hires and a late 11am checkout.
  4. Two Night Family Getaway in Sunny Noosa with Zoo Transfers: This vacation package includes two nights’ accommodation, return transfers to Australia Zoo, complimentary undercover parking and more.
  5. Raging Waters Getaway with Breakfast: This package includes accommodation in a New York studio-inspired hotel room, day passes to Raging Waters Sydney and a full buffet breakfast the following morning.
  6. 2 Night Beachside Family Getaway: This relaxing package at Seashells Scarborough in Perth includes beachside accommodation, a seasonal fruit basket and a box of chocolates.

    For more family holiday inspiration, check out our full range here.

What are the best things to do in winter for families?

When it comes to winter activities, embark on an exciting whale watching cruise, head down the slopes with a day trip to the snow or stay indoors and enjoy a game of bowling, broaden your culinary skills with a parent and child cooking class or float in mid-air with indoor skydiving.