Family and Kids Activities

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Gift Ideas for Families

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Gift Ideas for Kids

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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium shark tank

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Experiences are better when shared and our family activities are all about spending quality time together. Whether you’re looking for a fun day out during the school holidays, family vacation inspiration or kids gift ideas, 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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Top Family Activities

  1. Sydney Harbour Cruise with Taronga Zoo Entry - For 4

    Enjoy a scenic harbour cruise to the world-famous Taronga Zoo. Get up close and personal with some of your favourite native and exotic animals, attend the exciting daily shows and keeper talks, and take a cable car ride over the harbourside grounds.

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  2. 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 summer retreat!

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  3. Family and Friends Indoor Skydive 10 Flight Package - Weekend

    Experience the sensation and excitement of skydiving at iFly Gold Coast. With 10 flights to share between the family, you'll all have a blast being suspended into the air by a wind tunnel!

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  4. Escape Room Experience - For 4 - Melbourne

    Looking for a totally unique experience? See if you and your family can escape from Melbourne's most exciting real life interactive game rooms!

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  5. Tall Ship Harbour Cruise from Williamstown - For 4

    Spoil the family with an exciting harbour cruise around Williamstown, Melbourne’s first port settlement. Learn about the history of the first settlers, discover the rich history of the vessel and enjoy gorgeous city views.

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Family on BBQ boat in the Gold Coast waterways

Experiences to enjoy with the family this spring

Make the most of the warmer weather and embrace the great outdoors. From theme parks and cruises to surf lessons, fishing and beachside getaways, we’ve got options to suit families of all ages and interests. Ditch the screens, shake off the winter blues and reconnect as a family.


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Fun Spring Activities

Girl snorkelling with grouper fish at Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Cruise with Snorkelling and Lunch

Family surfing in Byron Bay

Private Family Surf Lesson in Byron Bay

Boy with fishing boat at Manly

Fishing Boat Hire in Manly

Top golf

2 Hours of Topgolf Game Play

Sea World Getaway in the Gold Coast

Sea World Gold Coast Family Getaway

Fun Family Days Out

Swinging chair ride at a theme park

Theme Parks

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Children patting rhino at Monarto Zoo

Animal Experiences

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Young boy on treetop adventure park ladder

Treetop Adventures

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Little girl surfing wave in ocean shallows

Surfing Lessons

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School Holiday Picks

Treetop adventure park at West Pennant Hills NSW

Children's Treetop Adventure Course

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Young boy and girl on ride at Dreamworld

Movie World, Sea World and Wet'n'Wild 3 Day Pass

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Family swimming with dolphin at SeaWorld

Dolphin Aqua Adventure at Sea World

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Circus school

Kids School Holidays Circus Workshop - Sydney

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Cooking class for teenagers

School Holiday Cooking Workshop For Teens - 4 Days

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Outdoor Safari with giraffes and zebra at Werribee Zoo, Victoria

Off Road Safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo

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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

Paradise Country Family Farm Stay with 3 Theme Parks

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Blue Mountains Family Getaway with Scenic World Pass

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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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Overnight Family Hotel Stay with VIP Children's Package

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Luxury Family Glamping at Glenworth Valley - 2 Nights

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Kids and Family Dining Experiences

Gunners' Barracks 2 Course Family Lunch with Drinks

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Family 3 Course Meal at Hard Rock Cafe Gold Coast

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Arthurs Seat Eagle and Family Tapas Farm Lunch

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3 Course Family Lunch by the Harbour

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Princess high tea party in Gold Coast

Princess High Tea Party - For 6

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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.