Christmas gifts for kids who have everything

by Brittany Wheeler

Is your family toy box brimming with dolls, lego, action figures and everything in between? This Christmas, give less stuff and more stories with an enriching experience from RedBalloon. From surf lessons and high ropes courses to animal encounters and mini makeovers, here are some incredible Christmas gift ideas that don’t come in a plastic box. Gift the kids the chance to make memories this Christmas – it’s always better when you can share an experience together!

Young boy surfing at URBNSURF, Melbourne
VIC: Beginner surf lesson at URBNSURF – weekend

Treat them to a learn to surf lesson at Australia’s first ever surf park. An experienced coach will teach them how to ride gentle rolling waves in a safe, controlled environment. They’ll leave with the skills and confidence to conquer the big blue.

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Treetop ropes course Pennant Hills
NSW: High ropes climbing course with flying foxes

Instead of the kids driving you crazy climbing the walls at home, let them run wild and release their energy on a high ropes course suspended in the treetops!

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Kids makeover with facial, manicure and pedicure
QLD: Kids’ makeover with facial, mani and pedi 

Do you know a young princess who loves to be pampered? Spoil her with 45 minutes of head-to-toe pampering at a specialised kids’ beauty salon. She’ll munch on a cupcake and sip on pink lemonade as she wears a silky robe and is treated to a chocolate facial, glitter braids, mini manicure and pedicure. All beauty products are natural and vegan.

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Indoor skydiving at iFly
WA: Indoor skydiving intro – 2 flights – midweek

Send them flying with this exhilarating indoor skydiving experience that mimics the same sensation as freefalling from 12,000ft!

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Virtual reality escape room Sydney
NSW: Virtual reality escape room 

Does your child love computer games? Imagine if they could experience what it’s like to step inside one! This interactive high-tech virtual reality game will have them flying through space, teleporting, defeating enemies and solving mysteries. We have a feeling they’re going to LOVE it.

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In-sea aquarium South Australia
SA: In-sea aquarium swim with transfers

This is an animal encounter experience like no other. Forget glass walls between you and the animals – at this experience, the ocean is the tank and you get to dive right in, as well as feed the fish!

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Electric go karting
QLD: Electric go karting – 2 sessions

Get ready for some non-stop fun on the electric go-kart course! The kids will enjoy 2 sessions as they race one another around the track.

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Circus school
NSW: Kids circus workshop

Does your child dream of running off with the circus? Now they can – for a 2 hour holiday workshop! They’ll learn how to make human pyramids, juggle 3 balls, hula hoop, hang from the low trapeze and swing on the high trapeze.

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Perth zoo orangutangs
WA: Perth Zoo entry and scenic cruise

Perfect for the animal loving child in your life, this experience begins with a scenic cruise along the Swan River to the famous Perth Zoo. Here they’ll spend the day getting up close and personal with native and exotic animals. Choose to wander the zoo at your own pace or tag along on a free 1 hour walking tour.

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Wake park Gold Coast
QLD: Gold Coast wake park entry

For a Christmas gift they’ll rave about for years to come, surprise them with 1 hour of fun at the Gold Coast Wake Park. Suitable for all ability levels, they’ll have a blast carving up the water cable skiing, wakeboarding or kneeboarding.

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SEA LIFE Melbourne aquarium
VIC: SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium entry

Looking to treat the whole family? A trip to the aquarium offers something for everyone. Explore the mysterious world of sea creatures, surround yourself with massive sharks and stingrays, and waddle your way to the icy waters of Antarctica, home to the regal king and gentoo penguins.

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Infinity attraction Gold Coast
QLD: Infinity Attraction Gold Coast

At Infinity Attraction, they’ll experience sensory overload as they enter a psychedelic wonderland filled with spectacular special effects, trippy music and awesome illusions.

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Need more inspiration? Browse our full range of Christmas gifts for kids HERE.

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