Children's birthday parties can come with a three - and even four - digit price tag, but it doesn't have to be that way. With a little pre-planning, you can give your child a blow out birthday on a budget.
Things to Do
Join the Australia Zoo Birthday Club and receive one free entry to the zoo for children under 14. The birthday boy or girl can use their free entry on any day within seven days of their birthday and must provide government-issued ID like a birth certificate to prove their date of birth.
The Sunshine Coast maze and mini-golf provider offers a range of deals and freebies to their newsletter subscribers, including free maze entry and a round of golf on their birthday. You can claim this on any day of your birthday month. Subscribe through the Bellingham Maze website (at the bottom of the page).
Enjoy not one but two free rounds of bowling when you become a subscriber member. Sign up here but as it can take up to thirty days to process your membership, make sure you sign up at least a month before your child's birthday. When the day comes, you will be emailed two free bowling passes. Please note - free passes can only be used on the day of the birthday.
Things to Eat
At Baskin Robbins, you can score a free ice cream cone as well as a discount on birthday cakes by joining the Baskin Robbins Club 31.
Cold Rock Ice Creamery
What's better than free ice cream? Free ice cream with mix-ins! Become a Cold Rock VIP member to receive a free voucher, as well as other deals and freebie offers.
Doughnut Time take birthday time very seriously. Join the Doughnut Time Inner Circle to receive a free doughnut on your child's birthday - plus a 10% discount on your next order after you sign up.
The Krispy Kreme Inner Circle is another inner circle you'll want to be a part of. Members receive one free glazed doughnut on their birthday, and also have the chance to provide feedback on new flavours!