Family Activities

When it comes to deciding on what to do as a family, it can be hard to please everyone, but these RedBalloon customers managed to get it right. So if you're stuck for ideas, this list of 12 family tested activities may be the answer to a fun day out to remember.

1. Have a thrilling good time at a theme park

"We had a great time. It was awesome not to have to worry about which rides we went on and how much they cost. Waterslides were a hit, as were the bumper boats."

- Luke, Glenelg East, SA

>> Unlimited family rides and games - 2 hours, Glenelg SA

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2. Solve clues in an escape room challenge

"My wife, two daughters, ages 18 & 14 and I turned up for our session a little early, but we were welcomed & given the pre-entry stuff to read. After you do it once, you'll understand the criminal mind you're dealing with & be better at solving the clues. Don't be afraid to ask for help as you only have 60 minutes & time flies when you're having fun! The last thing you want is to run out of time & not solve the mystery! An excellent 50th present & a great way to get those younger members of the family away from the screen."

- Andrew, Shellharbour, NSW

>> Escape room experience for 4, Sydney CBD

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3. Explore the world underwater

"Everything about our trip was great, from the friendly staff to the fantastic lunch.  We had a great time snorkelling around the wrecks, relaxing at the beach and feeding the fish. I would certainly recommend it."

- Donna, Brisbane, QLD

>> Dolphin cruise to the Tangalooma Wrecks

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4. Visit an aquarium

"SEA LIFE was awesome. Couldn't have asked for better. You'll learn amazing facts about wildlife and the kids loved it. I'd recommend it for kids of all ages. Thanks RedBalloon!"

- Robert, QLD

>> SEA LIFE UnderWater World entry, Sunshine Coast QLD

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5. Spend the day cycling and seeing the sights

"A fun-filled biking experience with the family. Took a tour of the lighthouse, ate a nice lunch, drank a few beers, met the locals (quokkas) & played a round of mini golf."

- Sharona, Perth, WA

>> Rottnest Island ferry and bike hire, Rottnest Island departing Fremantle, WA

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6. Visit a wildlife enclosure

"The whole family loved the Wild Life Sydney Zoo. The keeper, Zoe, was fantastic; you could tell she really loves her job."

- Sarah, Canberra, ACT

>> Pick Your Own Sydney attractions pass - 3 attractions, Sydney Region

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7. Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge

"Best time as a family - awesome experience - great memories."

- Charnan, Sydney NSW

>> Sydney Harbour Bridge day climb, The Rocks, Sydney

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8. Have a new gourmet experience

"Family tapas was tops! What a unique and fabulous experience gift for our family from Nan. The kids loved trying out the variety of flavours. Highly recommend this family tapas experience."

- Sarah, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

>> Family tapas farm lunch for 4, Main Ridge VIC

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9. Enjoy a high ropes and flying fox adventure

"It was such a great day! Awesome family time with our kids who had a blast!"

- Sally, Brisbane, QLD

>> High ropes and flying fox adventure, Tamborine Mountain QLD

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10. Go on a thrilling jet boat ride

"Great day, great adventure. The driver was awesome and it was very special to be able to do this with the family."

- Angelo, Sydney, NSW

>> Jet boat in Sydney Harbour - 50 minutes, Darling Harbour, Sydney

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11. Test your aim on a laser skirmish course

"Our whole family had a great time at skirmish. Everything was easy to use and understand. The location is perfect and the course has lots of hiding places."

- Lisa, Brisbane, QLD

>> Laser skirmish in the forest for 2, Brisbane

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12. Take off on a hot air balloon flight

"An excellent experience undertaken with my family and three close friends. It was something significant on our bucket list and we even got to experience a beautiful rainbow. The process of booking was simple and easy to complete considering it was for quite a large group, and all customer service reps were easy to deal with."

- Jodie, Melbourne, VIC

>> Hot air balloon ride over Melbourne with breakfast

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