Fun activities to do with kids under $50

by Brittany Wheeler

Are you looking for fun things to do with the kids over the school holidays that won’t break the bank? RedBalloon is jam-packed with a range of awesome experiences under $50 to cover a child. From indoor climbing and art workshops to pirate cruises and Aquaduck tours, you’ll be sure to keep the kids entertained and create memories they’ll cherish for years to come.

Sydney indoor climbing gym
NSW: Sydney Indoor Climbing Gym Entry

Enjoy an adventurous day out at Australia’s largest climbing gym. Suitable for all experience levels, the kids will have fun scaling the walls and challenging themselves with each climb.

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Aquaduck tour, Airlie Beach
QLD: Aquaduck Land and Water Tour

This amphibious Aquaduck tour is the most exciting way to explore Airlie Beach. You’ll begin with a drive around the town before taking the plunge into the Coral Sea for a scenic cruise around Pioneer Bay.

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Pirate cruise Mandurah
WA: Mandurah Canal Pirate Cruise

Hop aboard a pirate ship for a family-friendly cruise through Mandurah’s inland canals and waterways. The kids can steer the pirate wheel, ring the bell and peer through the telescopes while the adults enjoy some beautiful sightseeing.

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Infinity attraction Gold Coast
QLD: INFINITY Attraction Gold Coast Entry

Immerse yourself into a parallel universe filled with mesmerising special effects, illusions and trippy music that appear to go to infinity. Walk your way through one intriguing world to the next as you try to decipher reality from illusion.

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Adelaide Zoo Penguins
SA: Adelaide Zoo General Admission Entry

Enjoy a fun-filled day at Adelaide Zoo, home to over 1800 animals and almost 300 species of exotic and native mammals. Spend your day exploring the exhibits, listening to the fascinating keeper talks and getting up close and personal with some of your favourite animals.

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Circus school
NSW: Kids School Holidays Circus Workshop

Send them on a fun and interactive circus workshop for kids aged 5-15 years. Over two hours, they’ll have a blast juggling balls, hula hooping, swinging on trapezes and more!

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Video game museum Perth
WA: Retro Video Game Museum Entry with Game Play

Surprise them with entry to Australia’s first and only interactive video game museum. Perfect for the gaming enthusiast, they’ll experience gaming history from the 1970s to early 2000s through play.

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Kids art workshop
QLD: Kids School Holiday Art Workshop

Allow your child to unleash their creativity during this hands-on art workshop. They will participate in a range of expressive activities while building their art and social skills.

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TreeTop NetWorld at Ourimbah State Forest, Central Coast
NSW: Admission to TreeTop NetWorld

Bounce, play and explore an exciting aerial world together. Suspended amongst the trees in the Ourimbah State Forest, Treetop NetWorld is the perfect way to ditch the screens, get back to nature and keep the kids entertained.

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LEGOLAND Discovery Centre
VIC: LEGOLAND Discovery Centre – Day Pass

A trip to Legoland Discovery Centre is sure to be a school holiday highlight! Boasting 12 awesome attractions including rides and a 4D cinema, plus thousands of LEGO bricks to play with, they’ll be talking about this outing for months to come.

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Kids chocolate workshop Brookevale
NSW: 2 Hour Kids Chocolate Workshop

Does your little one have a sweet tooth? Spoil them with an insightful and interactive chocolate making class. Over two hours, they’ll get their hands dirty as they make delicious chocolate lollipops and cake balls.

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SEA LIFE Melbourne aquarium
VIC: SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Entry

An exciting aquatic underworld at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is waiting to be explored. Journey through 12 spectacular zones filled with weird and wonderful marine species and be sure to attend the live talk presentations.

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Luna Park Unlimited Rides Pass
NSW: Luna Park Unlimited Rides Pass

Non-stop laughter, fun and excitement awaits at Luna Park. Rally up the troops and spend the whole day exploring the wonders of the iconic amusement park. This pass also includes entry to North Sydney Olympic Pool, so be sure to pack your swimmers and soak in the spectacular harbour views.

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