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Unique Gift Ideas for Kids

Give your kids something different

12 Mar 2019 15:49:36

Unique Gift Ideas for Kids

Feeling stuck for kids gift ideas? We have a theory: fewer ‘things’ and more awesome memories make for happier little ones. Odds are, you don’t remember what you got for your sixth birthday, but you do remember the super cool places you saw and experienced with your family. Great gifts are all about learning, curiosity, and imagination, so instead of adding to a pile of dusty toys, here are some unique gift experiences.


The Gift of Kindness

Create a box filled with random acts of kindness tokens, then let the little ones pick one out. They might draw out an idea that encourages them to run a free lemonade stand on a sweltering summer's day or to leave little post-its around town with big-hearted messages like ‘You’re doing great!’ Alternatively, their token might tell them to donate their pocket money to a local wildlife charity such as the WILD LIFE Conservation Fund.


The Gift of Backyard Adventures

Your backyard is a grassy canvas waiting to be explored. Set up a tent for camping, go looking for ladybugs, hunt for buried treasure or plant a herb garden. Then at night, start stargazing; look up to find a constellation to name after each family member. Then, see if you can spot the Southern Cross, Alpha Centauri or even The Milky Way.


The Gift of Storytelling

Do you have an old travel journal from your young explorer heyday? Whether they contain writings of transformational travels or just your hopes and dreams, your kids will love learning about you. If journals weren’t your thing, get out your favourite book from when you were a wee one yourself, and read it out loud to pass on the magic.


The Gift of Year-Round Fun

What do you get when you mix iconic Aussie animals, 13,000 magnificent sea creatures, Hollywood stars and memorable moments high up in the sky? A Merlin Annual Pass. This experience gift voucher is part action-packed, part educational, and all-around fun. With a Merlin Annual Pass, you can enjoy 12 months of unlimited fun at 11 top attractions in Australia and New Zealand, with 5 located in New South Wales. Plus, passholders receive a great range of exclusive deals and benefits!


SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium: Because whoever thought of scuba diving without getting wet is a genius, right? Be umbrellaed by ginormous stingrays, find Nemo, and simply get lost exploring the colourful kaleidoscope of 13,000 magnificent sea creatures.

WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo: Get up close to iconic Australian animals, including the Aussie Big 5. Learn all about the incredible animals that call Darling Harbour home, and don’t miss the daily keeper talks and animals feeds. 

Madame Tussauds Sydney: There’s much more to this attraction than meeting wax figures of stars. Get pop-cultured with interactive experiences; put yourself on the cover of a magazine, strut the catwalk like Megan Gale, or help Superman save the world – no pressure!

Sydney Tower Eye: Behold the highest point in Sydney, with 360-degree views of the harbour city, all the way to beaches and the Blue Mountains. Check out the 4D cinema, and learn yawn-free facts about famous local sights.

Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures: Get physical; zipline through lush canopies 35 metres above ground. While you’re soaring through the green, learn about the growing forest of the Southern Highlands. There is also a beautiful 1.5km rainforest treetop walk and spiral tower providing magnificent views of the Illawarra region.


Four of these attractions are conveniently located in the heart of Sydney CBD. And if you’re a family of travellers? No worries, a Merlin Annual Pass is also valid across Victoria, Queensland and New Zealand, including:

  • SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
  • LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Melbourne
  • Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
  • SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast
  • SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s


Give your kids something different! 



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  • Great savings in cafes and gift shop
  • Get exclusive discounts and invites to events