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Best Family-Friendly Activities To Try On Your Big Lap

by Rose Foster

Sometimes it can be hard to find activities that please everyone, especially when you’re travelling with kids! Often, you can forget that even though the Big Lap is your adventure, your kids still need to be kept entertained each day, otherwise you risk hearing “I’m bored” on replay.

But, how do you find fun-filled activities for your kids if you’re constantly on the move and don’t exactly have time to do hours of research? Then you’ve got the costs to worry about! It might start to feel like it’s not worth the time or money, so you’ll just endure your kids’ complaints.

Well, that’s where we come in. We have a list of activities that are fun for the whole family! Plus, if sign up with us to become a Livin’ Barry member, you’ll also receive awesome discounts on these activities. Keeping the kids entertained… check. Saving money while doing it…. check.

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1. Mini Golf

What better way to enjoy a family outing than at mini golf? It’s perfect for kids of all ages, even the adults will enjoy it! You can spend as much time as you like, challenging each other to game after game. Most places also have cafes attached to their mini golf centre, so you can grab a bite to eat while you play. For the parents who don’t want to partake in the game, this is also a great opportunity for some chill out time!

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2. Go Karts

Another family-friendly activity that’s guaranteed to be a hit with everyone, go karts will keep your kids entertained all day! This fun activity is also generally appropriate for kids of all ages – though if you have really young kids, make sure to check if there are height requirements. Parents will also enjoy this one!

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3. Indoor Trampoline

This one will definitely ensure your kids are exhausted by the end of the day – which means more chill out time for parents! Let your kids bounce around these trampolines all day. It’s something that everyone can enjoy, even parents. But, if parents are looking to relax for a bit while their kids are kept busy bouncing, most indoor trampoline centres also have a cafe.

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4. Bowling

Who doesn’t love a good game of bowling? It might bring out the competitive streak amongst your family, but it’s a sure way to have a fun-filled day! Enjoy some snacks and cold drinks while you bowl, as most bowling centres offer some pretty delicious food.

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5. Mazes

Now this is something that isn’t usually considered a ‘go-to’ activity while you’re on holidays, but it’s definitely worth checking out. Bellingham Maze offers four mazes for you to try – hedge, timber, tyre, and rope. It might be a bit of a challenge, particularly if you have young children, but it’s certainly a way to enjoy some quality family time and have a fun day out.

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6. Indoor Play Centre

Suited more so to younger kids, indoor play centres are a great way to tire kids out while parents watch and relax from an on-site cafe. Kidz Shed on the Mornington Peninsula is an awesome, locally-run play centre that has everything kids could possibly want – slides, ball pits, climbing gyms, you name it. Indoor play centres are also fantastic places to be if it’s particularly humid where you’ve stopped on your Big Lap, and they’re perfect for a bit of down time.

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7. Escape Rooms

Again, this activity can be a bit challenging, so consider your kids’ ages before trying it. Regardless though, escape rooms are beginning to become the latest trend in Australia. Everywhere you go, everyone is talking about them! Considering the whole purpose of an escape room requires you to work with your teammates to escape, it’s a great way to spend some quality time with your family. Plus, it stimulates your mind and can actually be a very fun way to spend your day!

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