The kids will love them and they won’t blow the bank.
Can you believe the first term is over already? Where does time go?
If your kids are anything like mine you’re currently enduring the endless cries off “I’m booooooorred”.
As we all know though most of the typical school holiday activities cost a tonne of money. Movies, bowling, skating, laser tag; all of these activities have you dishing out the moolah like it grows on trees.
Sadly, we all know that isn’t the case and, for most of us, the holidays mean two weeks of trying to keep our kids entertained as cheaply as possible.
So to keep everyone happy, we've come up with a list of nine of the best, and cheapest, ways to keep the kids entertained these holidays.
Teddy Bears Picnic.
Probably best for the younger kids a Teddy Bears Picnic is a great spin on a regular picnic outing. Get your kids to bring their favourite teddy, or Barbie, or Superhero, and set up a picnic the whole group can enjoy. This is great to do with a group of friends or even at home in the backyard.
Have you ever played tourist in your home town? Turns out it can actually be quite fun. If you're in NSW you can even venture out further with Transport NSW offering Sunday Family Funday tickets that are $2.50 for unlimited rides on trains, ferries, light rail, and buses from the Blue Mountains, into the city, up to Newcastle and down to the Illawarra.
Seeing the latest movie doesn't have to cost a fortune. You can buy movies legally for just a few dollars on iTunes and Foxtel or if you have Netflix you'll have hours of entertainment available to you. Grab some popcorn and blankets and set the family up in the lounge room for a great night in.
I am yet to meet a kid that doesn't love cooking. I have fond memories of eating the cake mix myself as a child. Dust of the old mixer and spend some time in the kitchen these holidays. You'll be surprised at how interested kids become in the cooking process when you make them a part of it.