Budget boredom busting actives for the school holidays.
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Editor / December 11 2019
School holidays are just around the corner but that doesn’t mean you have to spend your life savings keeping the kids entertained.
Once the excitement of Christmas over the real challenge starts with keeping your children entertained.
Watch: Tips On How To Survive The Holidays
Here are our top 10 picks for budget holiday entertainment:
1. Take a day adventure.
Jump on the train, bus of ferry and have a good old fashioned explore of your local area.
Pack a lunch bag, and see where your day takes you.
2. Go for a bike ride.
A fun healthy way to spend time with your kids and get them off their iPads.
Check out your local bike track or research mountain bike tracks if you are more adventurous.
3. Build a sandcastle at the beach.
Kids of all ages love building sand castles. Grab a couple of buckets, a spade and some sunscreen for a fun day out.
4. Go for a nature walk.
Australia is blessed with stunning national parks. There are short easy walks to do if you have a young family, or longer and more challenging tracks if your children are confident walkers.
5. Fruit picking.
Strawberries, peaches, cherries and more. Nothing tastes as good as produce you have picked yourself straight from the tree. Not only is it fun, it's also educational.
6. Fly a kite.
Kites are never out of style. Sure it can be challenging to get the kite up, but once you do it’s so much fun!
7. Visit your local library.
There are loads for fun activities kids can do on a library visit. Check out your local library for lego challenges, making gingerbread houses, games, craft and other activities.
8. Mummy and me manicures.
Spoil your daughter or son with a luxury manicure or pedicure at home. Invite over a few friends and make a day of it.
Build a mini terrarium with your kids, they can personalise with fairies, dinosaurs, whatever they like.
Cupcakes, banana bread, fruit kebabs, the list is endless. It’s also a good way to get fussy eaters to try new foods.
Michelle Connolly has worked as a photo director, social media manager and photo editor at some of Australia's biggest media companies, including New Idea. She is now editor of Practical Parenting and loving mum-of-two.