With mere days left of these school holidays it’s possible you’re running out of ideas for what to do. Luckily we’ve found some last minute inspiration with events and ideas from around Australia.
MyDeal Pro Tip:
Play croquet by the sea
It’s been a long Winter so your kids probably can’t remember the last time they built a sandcastle. Pack a picnic and head down to the beach for a family friendly day out. Bring along some MyDeal outdoor play equipment so you can play a round of kids croquet.
Dialogue In The Dark | Melbourne
In partnership with Guide Dogs Australia, you can try out a new sensory experience in Harbour Town, Docklands. Dialogue in the Dark is a guided tour in total darkness where guests are led through a simulated Melbourne by guides who are blind or have low vision. It’s an educational experience for everyone and recommended for children ages 9 and up. Until October 8 you can purchase 2 for 1 tickets from Ticketmaster for this uniquely exciting experience. Tours run every 20 minutes and take approximately 1 hour to complete.
MyDeal Pro Tip:
Visit the botanic gardens
Instead of visiting the same playground every other day change up the scenery with a trip to your local botanic gardens. Stuck for game ideas? Try a scavenger hunt with clues and treats hidden in the surrounding shrubbery. Don’t forget to pack a folding stroller for when your toddlers tire themselves out.
Featherdale Wildlife Park | Sydney
Sydney you’re in luck because right in your backyard is Featherdale Wildlife Park; home to the largest collection of Australian native animals in the world. Birds, reptiles, mammals and marsupials are in store and you can even arrange private animal encounters. Take note of their Spring Saver offer (valid until October 8) and for just $99 you’ll receive:
- Admission to the park for 2 adults & 2 children (aged 3-15)
- A personal Koala experience with photo souvenir
- Animal food vouchers
- Activity sheets
- Tea or coffee for Mum and Dad
- Souvenir carry bag
Yorke Peninsula | South Australia
Photographer: Adam Bruzzone and Copyright South Australian Tourism Commission
Only 1.5 hours drive from scenic Adelaide you’ll find a playground for the whole family. There’s a tonne of unique experiences to try out on the Yorke Peninsula.
1. Go salmon fishing in Daly Head
2. Visit Splash Town water park
3. Embrace native Australian culture with an Aboriginal Cultural Tour
4. Teach the kids about sustainable energy at the Wattle Point Wind Farm
5. Enjoy the wildflowers at Innes National Park
And that’s just the beginning! Head on a road trip and find out what else this gorgeous Aussie hideaway has to offer.
Small Ideas | Victoria
Photo: Melbourne Museum
Family fun can become a drain on the purse strings and that’s where Small Ideas is here to help. A membership with Small Ideas offers you discounts at over 200 kid friendly venues across Victoria - from 2-for-1 deals at the Melbourne Aquarium and Melbourne Museum, 20% off entry to the new Legoland Discovery Centre to discounts and free meals at participating kid-friendly cafes. The membership is only $34.95, is available in digital or hard copy and all discounts are valid from the time you sign up until 31 December 2018. Hard copy memberships will be mailed out by the end of October and the digital membership is available instantly. Order your 2018 membership now and receive the rest of 2017 for free!
For more information watch their video, or check out the full directory of deals here.
Bulimba Festival | Brisbane
Brisbanites have hit the jackpot because the Bulimba Festival is back, and as usual it’s free! Come along on October 7th and celebrate with the whole family. There’ll be food, music and most importantly the Memorial Park Sideshow is returning with rides, games and exhibitions for the kids to enjoy. Notable acts on the main stage include headliners Perth alt-rock band Jebediah and Triple J Unearthed faves from Maddy Jane to Electrik Lemonade.
Aren’t you glad we came along to inspire your inner school holiday chaperone? Not a moment to waste - there’s fun to be had!