Things to Do on School Holidays

by Trisha Mee

Stuck for ideas on how to keep the kids entertained during the winter school holidays? These RedBalloon customers and their kids went in search of fun and adventure, and they found it! Here are the school holiday activities they rated a 10/10.

"I had such a blast!"

"Walking with the penguins at SeaWorld was fantastic. I took my mum for her birthday and we were so stoked. I felt so welcomed by staff and had so much fun. The penguins were so friendly and interactive. I learnt a lot about these cute creatures and how playful they are. It was quite an amazing experience."

>> Penguin Antarctic Adventure at Sea World, Gold Coast, QLD



"A unique aquarium experience."

"The different themes and interactions make this aquarium unique! There are reptiles, amphibians and more! The sea creatures were amazing with our favorites being the eels, lion fish, jelly fish and sea horses!"

>> SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium entry, Melbourne CBD, VIC

"I'd highly recommend this for all kids."

"I bought this experience for my 5-year-old daughter. The way the staff members, Phil and Ted eased the kids into all their tricks and training was great. The kids were all excited about giving the mini trapeze a go before moving on to the high trapeze. When it came to doing the final act of high trapeze I thought my daughter would chicken out, but she did it and loved it because of the support and encouragement from Phil and Ted."

>> Kids school holidays circus workshop, Gold Coast, QLD

"A great and memorable encounter."

"We sat quietly as the cats demonstrate their skills with their keeper who is talking and explaining the individual personalities of each cat. Because you are sharing their space you're able to get very close and appreciate their behaviour. There are no problems in taking photographs; just no flash. Both cats were receptive to being touched and stroked that day which was the icing on the cake. A zoo volunteer very kindly took individual photographs of each person with one of the African cats."

>> African Cat Encounter at Werribee Open Range Zoo, Melbourne, VIC

"A great excursion for kids."

"My one and four-year-old sons loved this day out. It was 3 huours of entertainment. The deck around the dugong pool is a great place to sit and have lunch, plus the dugong talk is at 12.30pm so it works out perfectly."

>> SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium entry, Darling Harbour, NSW

"A must do experience."

"We had a ball! The zoo was quiet as the school holidays had finished so we were able to see all the shows from up close. My two girls loved every minute and saw everything they wanted to. The zoo staff were lovely, informative and very helpful. It is a credit to Steve Irwin's legacy."

>> Australia Zoo entry, Sunshine Coast, QLD

"Making great memories with my son."

"Both myself and my son went and had a great time. He is still talking about it now and wants everyone to try it. The tour guides were great and answered every question he asked. The park was good too."

>> Segway Safari and Currumbin Sanctuary entry, Gold Coast, QLD

"Amazing day out."


"I received this voucher for my birthday. We started at the aquarium, which was great for the kids, then went to Wildlife World - the butterfly walk through was my favourite part. We then headed to Madame Tusades which was unbelievable. I'd definitely go back again."

>> Sydney attractions multi-entry combo pass - 3 attractions, Sydney, NSW


"Did not expect it to be so perfect."

"Wow, this park is amazing! I did not expect to spend the whole day there. Staff are lovely and the park is so well maintained. I will definitely come back again. My 3-year-old daughter had so much fun. She loved the kangaroos."

>> Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary entry, Gold Coast, QLD


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