They already love playing regular video games, so imagine how much they’d enjoy stepping inside the game and becoming the main character! Make their dreams a (virtual) reality with a gaming sesh at your local VR studio. Canberrans can enjoy one VR game for just $4 per person at VR Canberra, while Sydneysiders can enjoy a one-hour experience for $45 for two people at VR Corner in Chippendale and Adelaide residents can head to Virtual Reality Adelaide for a $59 one-hour session for two.
Escape the heat and catch that flick everyone’s talking about at the same time. Win, win! Our top picks for kids movies that you’ll love too are Ralph Breaks the Internet, Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse, Mary Poppins,and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Right now, you can grab Event Cinemas movie tickets for just $13.50 per person — but hurry, they won’t last long!
6. Escape Room
Think you’ve got a little genius in the family? Test their wits with an escape room adventure, where they and their group will have one hour to solve the puzzles and find their way out. Melburnians can visit Xcape for just $39 for two people or Lost Australia Station for $59 for two, while Adelaideans can give their brains a workout for just $35 for two people at Escaplex Escape Rooms in Klemzig.
7. Play Centre
Let them run amok with a full day of non-stop fun at an indoor play centre! The slides, jungle gyms and inflatables will keep them occupied for hours on end while you can chill out with the other parents in the onsite cafe. Right now, you can take your child to Funkee Monkees Cafe and Play Centre in Coopers Plains or Tropical Twist in O’Connor for just $5, or visit Little Dynamos in Alexandria for $8.
Even with all the cool new consoles and toys available today, it’s hard to go past a classic game of ten-pin bowling. Treat the kids to some old-school fun with one game of bowling, shoe hire and a soft drink for just $9 per person at Go Bowling Ashmore, or head to Marion Bowland for one game and shoe hire from $5 each!