Red Balloon Brisbane Experiences For Fathers Day

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When you have children and discover how tough this parenting gig is, it makes you appreciate the efforts of your own parents… It turns out they did know a thing or two!

If you think back to the things you did as a teenager and feel a warm flush of regret (or even pride haha), Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to thank Dad for his unconditional love throughout the years.

But if your father is the “hard to buy for type” who already has plenty of electronic gizmos, tools and car accessories, there is a perfect solution.

It’s a gift that suits all budgets and tastes, and promises to deliver an amazing experience – one that Dad will be retelling at future Father’s Day barbecues.

Better yet, this gift also promises to put an end to the guilt you might feel about those teenage antics… You’ll be redeemed!


Wipe the slate clean with a RedBalloon gift voucher this Father’s Day

Ok, so maybe you crashed Dad’s car when you first got your license? Or was there a time that you forgot to apply the park brake? It could happen to anyone…Right? You can now thank Dad for being so understanding about the panel beating bill by buying him a Red Balloon V8 Racing Car experience or Quad Bike adventure!

Or was there a time at uni that you got arrested? “Join the protest”, they said. “It’s for a good cause”, they said. “Dad, can you come and bail me out?” you said. Yep, you owe Dad big time for that one. A hot air balloon ride or helicopter flight should help Dad forget all about that little incident! Or maybe you owe him for nothing but simply a lifetime of love. Maybe Father’s day is about celebrating as a family and that works with Red Balloon as well, check out the Bridge Climb Date Be a Fun Mum did with Red Balloon

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There are more than 2000 experiences available on the Redballoon website – everything from whale watching cruises to wine tasting tours.

For thrill seeking Dads there’s sky diving or shark diving. For Dads that like the finer things in life, there’s seafood dining experiences or boutique beer brewing workshops. And with gift packs starting at just $50, it’s also an affordable gift. Why not ask the siblings to chip in so you can purchase an experience that Dad will never forget!


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Red Balloon wanted to give Brisbane Kids a taste of their experiences and given my husband’s love for cars I chose the F1 Racing Simulator at West End, Brisbane’s Best F1 Racing Simulator. I did not know this place existed which is sort of incredible considering I own Brisbane Kids. I think it goes to show that every city has its hidden treasures and that experience makers like RedBalloon are another great way of uncovering them. Here is what happened.

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I found out a couple of days before I would be racing with him which was amusing to both my husband and I given my automatic only, reputation for nervous driving. None the less I was excited and we made a date night of it with a local Italian place booked post race to recover from what I hoped would be my victory. Strategically I chose the Great Britain track which I was informed was one of the easiest to drive. It was a super fun experience, I didn’t have to wear a helmet and the husband was definitely of the opinion it was a lot of fun. I would have won if not for my gift for crashing the car. Still it was a lot of fun and a great date night!

Brisbane’s Best F1 Racing SimulatorDid you know there is am F1 Racing Simulator at West End? cool huh?

Posted by Brisbane Kids on Monday, August 24, 2015

An “easy on the eye” list of “just a few” of the experiences you can buy at RedBalloon

For the Adventurous Dad

  • Abseiling the Glasshouse Mountains
  • Bridge Climbing The Story Bridge
  • Jungle Swinging
  • Paintball and Skirmish
  • Bungy Jumping
  • Rock Climbing at Kangaroo Point
  • Jetpack and Flyboard experiences
  • Boeing 737 Flight simulator
  • Jet Boat Thrill Ride
  • Tandem Skydive
  • Flying lesson
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Hornet Simulator experience
  • Tall Ship sailing adventure
  • Scenic Helicopter ride

For the Driving Enthusiast Dad

  • Turbo Rally
  • Formula One Simulation
  • V8 Buggy Experience
  • Subaru WRX Intro Rally Drive
  • Rally Driving
  • V8 Racing car experience
  • Segway Joyride

For the Dad who needs to relax

  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Spa Package
  • Cooking Classes
  • Wine Tasting
  • Whale watching
  • Massage
  • Cruises
  • Getaways

Make Father’s Day an experience to remember

Honestly there are so many experiences on the Red Balloon website that you will be able to find something that will make Dad happy and feel special on Fathers Day regardless of his interests. A RedBalloon experience lasts much longer than Father’s Day itself – it is about creating memories, rather than gathering material goods. It’s about spending time together, and thanking Dad for being there for us, during the good and the bad.

To win a $100 RedBalloon voucher simply tell us below or in the Facebook post what experience you think your dad would like most!

Competition closes on the 5th Sept midday, drawn on the same day using from both Facebook and this comment thread. Queensland Residents only.




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4 responses to “Red Balloon Brisbane Experiences For Fathers Day”

  1. Qui Truong says:

    A Sydney Harbour Bridge Day Climb,

    I’m sure would blow my dad’s mind.

    The best harbour would be great to view.

    And a bit of fitness for him too!

  2. Korryn Haines says:

    This is my first father’s day without my Dad who passed from cancer in July – but if he were here he would have loved the deep sea fishing adventure – I’d like to go in his memory for Father’s Day 🙂

  3. sally dew says:

    He’d love deep sea fishing. He’s been wanting to do it for ages!

  4. Joy D says:

    My Dad would love the deep sea fishing trip.

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