Having six weeks with the kids over the holidays is fantastic, but it’s also hard work. Not in terms of the kids themselves (well maybe, you be the judge of that…) but coming up with exciting ideas to entertain them each and every day.
Yes, you could always do the same old things, but why not try something new and have a whole heap of fun in the process?
Here are some ‘out of the ordinary’ school holiday ideas you may not have considered.
Just as an FYI, this post is sponsored by Melbourne Stars. But all opinions expressed by the author are 100 per cent authentic and written in their own words.
1. Create your own scavenger hunt.
Admittedly, this one may take a little prep work on your behalf, but it will be worth it.
Design a scavenger hunt for your kids around your local area, encouraging them to find things, answer questions and generally get out in the fresh air for a while. There are some great list ideas online, and it’s a game that the whole family can get involved in.
2. Ferry rides/train rides/bus rides.
If your kids are anything like mine, the mode in which you get somewhere is often better than the destination itself.
If you choose one of the family fun days on public transport, it won’t cost you much for a boat ride around the city, a bus ride into town or even a train trip to an undiscovered location.
3. Cricket games.
I’ve recently become a convert to an evening at the cricket since my kids decided to barrack for the Melbourne Stars.