It's the school holidays! What can $20 and $30 buy you?

Girl about to bowl

We all want the kids to have an exciting, fun school holiday - but there might just be that little niggle in the back of our head thinking "is that really how much this activity costs?"

It's crazy to think how little value for money we can get sometimes. Movie ticket prices are climbing through the roof, often costing a family of four upwards of $50 to go to the cinema these days. In fact, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on data compiled by Screen Australia, which found the average price of a cinema ticket has risen by a whopping 69 per cent between 1999 and 2013.  

Well, there's a reason they say the best things in life are free. Here at AMF, we are offering a range of competitions in-centre during these school holidays, with spot prizes to boot! All of these will take place between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Lucky Lane 

This competition literally rewards you or your kids for simply standing in the right place at the right time. A lane number will be drawn at random and the person bowling on that particular lane will be sliding along to their pot of gold to collect a prize. 

Adventure Scroll

For the treasure hunt lovers, there's a chance to wander through the centre on an epic mission, armed with a handout of the map of the centre. You must find each of the stickers that are hidden around the centre to win your treasure chest of a prize! 

Yellow Pin

You'll be happy-go-lucky with this one, because like Lucky Lane, you can win a prize if the odds are in your favour. If a yellow pin drops down on your lane, you win an in-centre prize. Just like that! 

As for the costs of bowling or charging through Laser Skirmish, close your mouth because your jaw will likely drop once you read how economical the packages are. 

The Original: $19.90

Enjoy two games of bowling or Laser Skirmish, including shoe hire, as well as five arcade tokens and a $5 Game Pass. 

The Extraordinary: $29.90

Get the same bowling and Laser Skirmish deal as The Original, but with 10 arcade tokens, the $5 Game Pass, a Superdooper holiday meal (with your choice of classic hot​ dog, chicken nuggets or wrap. These come with small fries and drink) and a Whiz-bang show​ bag of goodies to take home with you.

All this yummy food and for just $10 more! 

Give the kids a treat that will have them grinning from ear to ear, and leave your wallet smiling, too.