Family and kids activities

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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium shark tank

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White water world theme park

Experiences to enjoy with the family this summer

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.

 

SHOP SUMMER ACTIVITIES

 

What's new this summer

Beginner Surf Lesson URBNSURF Melbourne

Surf Lesson at URBNSURF Melbourne

Manly fliteboard lesson

Manly Fliteboard Lesson

St Kilda Stand Up Paddle Board Lesson

St Kilda Family Stand Up Paddle Boarding Lesson

Gold Coast Wake Park

Gold Coast Wake Park Entry - 1 Hour

Great Barrier Reef Sunrise Kayak Tour

Great Barrier Reef Guided Sunrise Kayak Tour

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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Mother and children in swimming pool

$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. Enchanted Adventure Garden Family Entry with Lunch and Drink

    Get ready for the perfect mix of fun, food and adventure for the entire family on the Mornington Peninsula!

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  5. 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.

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Fun family days out

Swinging chair ride at a theme park

Theme parks

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Swim with the dolphins

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

Raging waters and featherdale wildlife park

Raging Waters Sydney and Featherdale Wildlife Park

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14 day unlimited pass gold coast theme parks

14 Days Unlimited Pass to 4 Theme Parks

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in-sea aquarium granite island

In-sea Aquarium Visit with Snorkelling and Meal

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Treetop adventure park at West Pennant Hills NSW

Children's Treetop Adventure Course

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Jet boat ride sydney harbour

Jet Boat Ride on Sydney Harbour

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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

Glamping at Glenworth Valley

Luxury Family Glamping at Glenworth Valley - 2 Nights

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Portsea Family Getaway with Breakfast Hamper - 2 Nights

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2 Night Family Beachside Stay with Breakfast and Dinner

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3 night glamping, eco cruise and canoeing

3 Night Glamping Getaway with Eco Cruise and Canoeing

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hepburn 2 night getaway with dinner

Midweek 2 Night Getaway with Wine and Dinner - For 4

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byron bay getaway

2 Night Byron Bay Hinterland Escape - 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

Kids Chocolate Workshop - 90 Minutes

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family high tea

Traditional Family High Tea

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Arthurs Seat Eagle and Family Tapas Farm Lunch

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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.