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Experiences for Kids Under $30

Budget friendly things to do for kids

Not only is cost of living rising for employee households, but thanks to all the fun had at Christmas and the costs of a new school year for many, February signals a shift in budget focus.

But this doesn’t mean all the fun has to stop. It just means we need to be a little more creative. Kids experiences are often more affordable and greater value than first meets the eye.

That’s why we’ve curated this budget friendly list of top experiences to show you just what amazing local gems are available for less than cost of a pizza.  From adventure-play to beauty and wellness and even entertainments, there’s a stack of options all priced $30 or less.

Kids Pass GC Aqua Park

1. Aqua Park Play

One of the most popular activities of the summer! FUN levels are off the charts for this one! Dive into a world of splashy fun with an Aqua Park Play experience, giving you close to an hour of fun for just $25. Run, jump, slide on the floats, climb and wriggle across different beams and frames, and slide down some of the highest slides into the cool of the Broadwater. Race your friends or challenge yourself to a personal best as you take on the tailor-made circuit.

This adventure-play activity is ideal for primary age and up, with under 10 years required to be accompanied by an adult. (ratio 1 adult to 2 children). Make a splash at Aqua Park Play and level up on fun.

2. Laser Tag

Gear up for an adrenaline-pumping adventure with a game of laser tag, priced affordably under $30 and an ideal indoor activity when you need to get out of the house. Navigate through a maze-like arena, strategize with your team, and outsmart your opponents in an exhilarating game of laser tag. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned player, many of our locations offer high-energy fun for individuals and groups alike.

Tap into a little competitive spirit, embrace inner heroes with a game of laser tag, suited to 6 years and up. Tip: Friday is the best value session, 4hrs for $25!

Girls manicure

Girls manicure

3. Manicure Pamper

Indulge in a moment of relaxation and rejuvenation with a Manicure Pamper experience, available for less than $30. Treat yourself to a luxurious manicure session, complete with nail shaping, cuticle care, and your choice of polish. Perfect for a little pick me up, confidence boost, celebrate a special occasion, or simply treat. Mums who want to join in there are Mummy & Petite Pedi or Manicure also available. Little ones from 3 years and up will love a pamper treat!

4. Mini Karting

Rev up your engines and hit the track with a Mini Karting experience, priced under $30. This Race against friends, family, or fellow enthusiasts in these compact yet powerful karts, navigating challenging turns and straightaways for an adrenaline-fueled adventure. Whether you’re a speed demon or a casual racer, Mini Karting offers excitement for all skill levels.

Feel the need for speed book your Mini Karting experience now!

Tip: Entertainment Quarter in Sydney offers a hive of things to do with cinemas, shops, dining and an event space which plays host to various markets and events. 

UX Adventure Play offers active fun.

UX Adventure Play

5. Playland Pass

Embark on a day of endless fun with a Playland or Adventure-Park experience, available for less than $30. Gain access to a variety of age appropriate activities like 2-story tiger slide, large play gym, appropriately sized climbing wall, an enclosed trampoline (for under 110cm), a jumping castle, and a tiny toddler area. And for the primary age and up Ninja, Parkour, Trampolines, Dodgeball, Launch Jump and Laser Tag. This is a great spot for a friends meet-up, and parents coffee catch up!

Unlock All-Day active fun, book your Playland Pass or Adventure-Park pass experience today!

6. Hologram Zoo

Want to see the world in a new light? Explorers will experience the magic of holography as it brings animals to life in three-dimensional form at Hologram Zoo, a world first!

Not only will you be up close and personal with these true to life size animals, but you’ll also smell and feel the surrounds of their environment. This is one futuristic indoor theme park suitable for all ages. All visitors are welcome to go to the hologram gallery. Exhibits are updated regularly with budget friendly pricing from $19.50 per person.  Find out more here.

Spotlight on Flip Out Strathpine

Flip Out North Brisbane

7. Flip Out

Trampolining is fun for kids of all ages, and often many families will have their own at home to keep little ones active. But do you have a foam pit? A basketball hoop? Running walls? Air bags? Well Flip Out does, and both the equipment and the arena’s theming is lit!  Elevate fun with this all ages activity, even the parents can and do join in. So why not challenge yourselves to some flipping good fun. What are you waiting for, book now! 

TIP: Look out for Friday night After Dark and House Party sessions. 

At SPARK POP, we’re dedicated to offering a wide range of experiences that deliver exceptional value and satisfaction. These may be budget friendly like the ones we’ve shared in this article, or more of a unique once in a lifetime experience like meeting the penguins at Sea World!

Whether you’re seeking aquatic adventures, action-packed games, pampering sessions, thrilling races, or all-day fun, we hope our curated list of experiences under $30 has inspired you to make time for fun and adventure. Don’t miss out on these unique opportunities—book your next adventure with SPARK POP today!


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