With school holidays just around the corner, many parents are dreading hearing those two little words – “I’m booooored”! But never fear – to help keep the kids busy these holidays, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite family-friendly activities in each state to bring you the ultimate anti-boredom guide… without breaking the bank.
If you’ve got a family full of adrenalin junkies, then this is a must-do these school holidays. Rap jumping sees you harnessed up and running face-first down the side of a seven-storey building. It’s got the heart-pumping thrill of bungee jumping with the skill and control of abseiling… and valid for ages 7 and up, it’s something the whole family will be talking about till next school holidays!
This award-winning medieval theme park has been a family favourite for a while now… and it’s not hard to see why. Taking you back in time to a legendary land of adventure, there’s loads to see and do, like getting lost in the iconic maze, jousting, live shows and plenty more. A fun day out the whole family will enjoy!
Springfest 4 Kids
If the kids haven’t already begged you to take them here, Springfest 4 Kids is a pop up fun park that’ll be in Moore Park from 23 September to 4 October these school holidays. And packed with rides such as the Dodgem Cars, Sizzler, Play Land, Pirate Ship and loads more, this will be a real treat for the kiddlywinks!
Ten pin bowling is one of those activities that everyone thinks is a bit old fashioned… but when you get there, everyone has the best time (can never beat the classics, eh?). Bowlarama in Wetherill Park offers the perfect setting for a fun indoor activity, with plenty of lanes to use, video jukebox, arcade games AND a fully licensed bar for the adults. Sounds like fun right?
Prepare to be amazed at the world’s first holographic planetarium! This family-friendly tourist attraction consists of 40 hologram rooms, each with a variety of awesome experiences to interact with and walk through, like the planets of the solar system, a flight over the Gold Coast and more. Situated in Southport, it’s definitely a fun day out for all!
Take a day trip to the Sunshine Coast and soak up the natural beauty that is the Glass House Mountains with a rock climbing session! WorthWild will give you expert instruction to make sure you’re totally safe, and you and the kids will have an awesome day scaling the heights.
Southern Bouldering in the beautiful Magpie Springs Vineyard is the perfect way to kick boredom to the curb and stay active! The kids will love climbing up the walls, literally, over a multitude of different rock challenges… and there’s something to suit people of all abilities.
Grab a ticket to the beautiful, heritage-listed Capri Theatre to catch one of the latest family flicks with the kids! Enjoy a session of sitting back in luxurious art deco-style seating and relaxing with a good film and plenty of popcorn, all the while enjoying the architecture of one of the oldest and most treasured heritage-listed buildings in Australia.
The Nostalgia Box
Show the kids how far video games have really come with a trip down memory lane at The Nostalgia Box! Displaying more than 100 consoles from retro 1970 styles up until today, this is your chance to let the kids play your favourite childhood games (and see how rusty you’ve become over the years). It’s all fun and games at this place!
Get up close and personal at Peel Zoo, a boutique hands-on wildlife park where you can view more than 100 species of birds and animals, plus hand feed the animals, hold a snake, ticket a ferret and so much more!