7 Ways to Keep the Kids Busy This Weekend

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Got an easily-bored munchkin or two on your hands? If you’ve run out of ideas for fun things to do with the kids, relax, because we’ve got you covered with seven awesome activities that mum and dad will love, too!

Ice Skating

Winter is well and truly here, and it’s about time we embraced it. Whether you and your little one have never set foot on ice before or are total pros, ice skating is always a blast!

Sydneysiders can head to Ice Zoo in Alexandria for an ice skating session complete with skate hire from $12, while Perth locals can hit up Cockburn Ice Arena from just $15 including skate hire.

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Escape Rooms

Want more of a mental challenge? Put your thinking caps on and work together to solve a series of thrilling puzzles and brain teasers with an escape room adventure! Can you make your way out before the buzzer goes off?

Melburnians, you can head to Xcape in Brunswick for a one-hour escape room session from $39 or Lost Australia Station in Carlton for a one-hour experience from $59.

Mini Golf

An oldie but a goodie! Who doesn’t love mini golf? The quirky obstacles, the friendly rivalry… it’s always a fun way to get some exercise and fresh air.

If you live in Perth, make your way to the beautiful Wanneroo Botanic Gardens for 36 holes of night mini golf with popcorn for just $10. Melburnians, we haven’t forgotten about you! Head to LaTrobe Golf Park in Bundoora for a mini-golf session from only $6.

Zoo

Get up-close and personal with your favourite animals and learn all about Australia’s diverse and unique fauna with a trip to your local wildlife park or zoo.

Sydneysiders, you can enjoy a day out at Featherdale Wildlife Park in Doonside from $13 and hang out with over 2,000 native Aussie animals! Meanwhile, Adelaideans can head to Cudlee Creek’s Gorge Wildlife Park, home to one of the country’s largest private collection of native and exotic animals, from $6.

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Arts and Crafts

Let your (and your little one’s) creativity flow with a bit of classic art and craft. We’re talking origami, scrapbooking, painting, or even colouring in – whatever sets your imagination alight!

For the ultimate crafternoon with all of the fun and none of the mess, treat your child to a trip to Build-A-Bear where they can create their very own cuddly friend! Head to Cudo now and get $30 Build-A-Bear credit for just $16.90 to spend at any store (excluding Myer and Lollipops locations).

Go-Karting

Unleash your inner F1 driver with a few adrenaline-pumping laps in a high-powered go-kart. Go tandem with your little one or, if they’re old enough, go head-to-head in a race!

Brisbanites can enjoy a go-karting adventure at Kingston Park Raceway from $15, Perth locals can head to The Kart Centre in Canningvale for a 10-minute go-karting session from $24.50, and Sydneysiders can make their way to Eastern Creek Raceway for a 15-minute go-kart experience from $25.

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Virtual Reality

The future is here, and with it, a whole slew of fun, high-tech things to do with the kids – namely, virtual reality! Take on enemies in a VR battle, fly a helicopter, explore the world in Google Earth VR… anything is possible.

Canberrans, get your game on at VR Canberra in Mitchell from just $4! Adelaideans, you can head to Virtual Reality Adelaide in the CBD for a one-hour VR experience from $29.

Want more great ideas to keep the kids busy this weekend? Visit Cudo today to check out our huge range of fun and affordable things to do with the kids.

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