School holiday activities for the family

by Elisa Parry

It’s time to start planning how to keep the kids entertained (and avoid too much screen time) over the break. The good news is there are loads of activities you can enjoy as a family – from a trip to the aquarium or a theme park to a glamping adventure! Here are a couple of experiences you might want to add to your holiday to-do list while you’re spending some quality time together.

Glamping at Yallingup
Get back to nature with a glamping adventure

Glamping is camping without the effort. Everything is set up for you so all you need to do is remember the marshmallows. Oh, and the tents are usually a little more luxurious than what you might be used to.

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Tall ship cruise at twilight
Take a cruise

Spending time on the water is always special. Treat the kids to a tall ship cruise where they can pretend to be pirates! Or, if they are looking for something a little more thrilling, they’ll love a jet boat experience.

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Bindi Irwin with wombat
Enjoy an animal encounter

If you’re based in Sydney a trip to Taronga is always a great option. Arrive in style via the ferry and spend a day exploring the zoo and getting up close and personal with the animals! No matter where you are in Australia there are plenty of aquariums or wildlife sanctuaries and parks to explore!

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Treetop flying fox
Fly through the trees

There are a range of flying fox and zipline experiences across Australia. The kids (and adults) will have the chance to release their inner Tarzan as they fly over the tree tops! This is an awesome activity for all ages.

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Great Barrier Reef
Experience the Great Barrier Reef

If you plan to chase the sun up north, help the kids tick off a bucket list item with a trip out to the Great Barrier Reef. If they’re lucky, they might just find Nemo!

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Rollercoaster with family
Take on the theme parks

Heading to the Gold Coast? Build up your courage and take on the theme parks! If you’re planning to be there for a while, the holiday super pass is a great option as it gives you seven days of unlimited entry into three theme parks. There is also a three-day pass to Dreamworld, WhiteWater World and SkyPoint.

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Escape room
Break out of an escape room

Need a rainy-day activity? Put your thinking caps on and work together to break out of an escape room. Your detective skills will be put to the test as you work together as a family to solve the puzzle and gain your freedom!

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