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Experiences to enjoy this summer as a family

With the days stretching longer and the sun shining brighter and hotter, summer time calls for fun in the outdoors. We’ve got experiences to suit families of all sizes and interests that will help you celebrate the warmer weather in the right way. Think theme parks, water-sports, animal experiences and beachside getaways.




Top picks

Splash Room Experience

Surfers Paradise Ice Skating Rink - 90 Minutes

Surfers Paradise Ice Skating Rink

alpaca meet and greet

Alpaca Meet and Greet Experience

brisbane indoor mini golf

Brisbane Indoor Mini Golf Experience

Sydney 3 Attractions Pass

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 outdoors or for kids gift inspiration, RedBalloon has a wide range of experiences that the whole household will enjoy.

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Arthurs Seat eagle cable car ride

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Top family activities

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

    Get below the surface and discover the underwater world at Sea World, take on Movie World's adrenaline-fuelled rides and meet your favourite super heroes, then wash the day away with a visit to Wet 'n' Wild!

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  2. Hot Air Ballooning Over Byron Bay with Breakfast

    Feel the magic of floating amongst the clouds and with the rising sun during this hot air balloon flight over Byron Bay.

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  3. 6HP Karting Experience at Eastern Creek

    Spoil your mini me with a karting experience of their dreams! Seated in a 6HP kart, which is the fastest of the kids karts, they will excite at the chance to feel the handling and speed of these awesome machines all on their own.

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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. SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Entry

    Explore the mysterious world of jellyfish, surround yourself with massive sharks and rays and waddle your way to the icy waters of Antarctica.

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Fun family days out

Raging waters and featherdale wildlife park

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Dolphin and baby dolphin

Animal experiences

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Treetop adventures

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School holiday picks

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Scenic World Scenic Pass

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14 Days Unlimited Pass to 4 Theme Parks

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Rock Climbing at Kangaroo Point Cliffs

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Wild Nets Adventures Pass

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Zip Line Adventure and Treetop Walk

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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

1 Night Sydney Family Weekday Getaway in CBD with Breakfast

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2 Night Surfers Paradise Family Escape with Breakfast - For 4

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Phillip Island 2 Bedroom Cottage - 2 Nights Midweek - For 4

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2 Night Rottnest Island Family Glamping Stay - For 4

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3 Night Seaside Apartment Getaway - For 4

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Kids and family dining experiences

3 Course Family Meal by the Harbour - For 4

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kids chocolate workshop

2 Hour Kids Chocolate Workshop

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Family Farm Picnic with Grazing Food and Drinks - For 4

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kids cooking class

Kids Cooking Class - 2.5 Hours

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Arthurs Seat Eagle and Family Farm Lunch - For 4

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Traditional Family High Tea - For 4

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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.

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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 cruise that includes a full day of snorkelling pristine reeds and a delicious lunch.
  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. Admission to TreeTop NetWorld: Over two hours, have a blast navigating through a network of netted-bouncy rooms, ball pits, treehouses and walkways, all suspended five metres high in the canopies of lush Australian bushland.
  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. Jet Boat in Sydney Harbour: Go jet boating through the magnificent Sydney Harbour and travel at speeds of up to 75km/h, fuelled by the full power of the jet boat engine
  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. Kids Pony Party: Spoil your little one with a magical pony party that they’ll absolutely adore! After meeting all the gorgeous ponies, they will delight in pony rides for them and all their friends, and take home a lolly bag each

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. 2 Night Rottnest Island Glamping Stay: Discover Western Australia’s crown jewel, Rottnest Island, as you spend two nights in a luxurious eco-tent. Includes breakfast each morning.
  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. 2 Night Surfers Paradise Family Escape with Breakfast: Treat the kids to a holiday they’ll remember at the Paradise Resort! Enjoy unlimited access to the onsite waterpark, lagoon pool and spa, and spoil the littles ones with a session at the Kids Club.
  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.

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