Winter school holidays can be tough on parents (and kids), particularly when it’s cold and rainy. But don’t let the dreary weather dampen your spirits — there are SO MANY fun activities you could be doing.

Get the kids out and about these school holidays for a family experience that they’re sure to love! Heck, you’re sure to enjoy it too.

Let’s face it, during term time we’re heads down, bums up just trying to get through the week. There’s meal planning, school lunches, homework chores, not to mention the laundry pile that’s growing by the day. When the term ends it’s time to take a break. Time to reconnect as a family. Time to have some SERIOUS fun.

So make a promise to yourself, and the family, that this school holiday is going to be different. Forget being holed up indoors — check out our top picks for school holiday experiences, all available through RedBalloon, that will bring excitement, joy and plenty of laughs. Just what you need to brighten up your winter!

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How it Works:

If you’ve never heard of RedBalloon, let us bring you up to speed. RedBalloon is all about making activity-planning and gift-giving easy. Because who has time to spend hours searching for things for our kids to do? Not this mumma! Make it simple, make it affordable and make it a one-click-kind-of-thing. Done. Done. And done.

Simply head to the RedBalloon website and scroll through thousands of activities. It really is that easy! RedBalloon has literally got all your adventure-planning sorted.

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Get ready for school holidays by buying a few pre-booked experiences and eliminate the “I’m boreds” that are sure to come.

Gifts for kids – think outside the birthday box by gifting them an experience rather than a toy. Great for Christmas presents too, especially for those hard-to-shop-for tweens and teens! You can even search based on the types of activities your child likes.

Book a specific experience or opt for a gift voucher that they can use on an experience of their choice.

Prebook all your family holiday adventures without having to visit a single travel agent or tour guide. Or explore the hot spots in your own home town. Simply pick your state and get searching!


School holiday activities – Top experiences for kids  (and their parents, of course!) 

No matter what your little cherubs are in to, there’s an adventure with their names on it!

Wildlife encounters

Aquariums, zoos, swimming with dolphins or seals… if you’ve got a wee wildlife warrior on your hands, then we highly recommend gifting them a day trip to see their favourite furry friends or sea critters in action.

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Snow day

**OUR TOP PICK*** How awesome would it be to escape to the slopes these school holidays? You’d literally be the coolest mum around (pun intended). The Mt Selwyn Snow Tour is ideal for this time of year and promises to be a blast of icy cool fun!

Fly high

Got an adrenaline junkie itching to get out? How about giving him a Hot Air Balloon Ride, a Bridge Climb, a Zip Lining Adventure or an Aerial Pass Climbing Tour. There’s even a Virtual Reality Indoor Sky Dive to try! If you’re planning on partaking in the fun too, we suggest packing extra undies. You know, just in case…

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Family slumber party

Pack the PJs and head to a hotel for the night with the family in tow. Spend time lounging around the pool, taking in the hotel facilities, dining outside of your living room (#nodinnermess) and soaking up some much-needed time with the kiddies. There are heaps of different hotels and even unique glamping experiences to break up the holidays and escape the family cabin fever.

Bounce or bowl the energy away

Not all experiences have to be grand! Pick up a bowling or indoor trampoline package and give the kids a few hours of adventure without the extravagance. Heck, you may even be able to drop them off if they’re old enough and enjoy a couple of hours to yourself! Bliss.

Cart, climb, create

There are heaps of other daytime adventures to entertain the troops too – Go Carting,  Art Workshops, Laser Tag, Indoor Rock Climbing – all ready to book straight from the website (and heavily discounted too!). The best thing about these day outings? If they’re not at home, they’re not making a mess! #winning

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Water fun

Enjoy a day out on the water with kayaking adventures, parasailing, surfing or white water rafting. Book now and enjoy later (when the weather heats up!).


Choose your own adventure! 

That’s the beauty of RedBalloon – you can do just that! Choose from over 4,800 adventures across all of Australia. And for much less than when booking direct! You can purchase experiences or simply go for a gift voucher. The choice is yours!

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With an average review score of 4.6 stars from over 12,000 reviews, RedBalloon is all about ensuring the best experience for your family!

SCHOOL HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Save 10% sitewide at RedBalloon.com.au.  Simply use promo code MUMCENTRAL (min spend $99).

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So what are you waiting for? Give the gift that keeps on giving and make some awesome family memories these school holidays!


This is a sponsored post for RedBalloon. 

Author

Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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