Keeping The Kids Occupied These School Holidays
The time for school holidays has finally come! Kids from all over Australia are now on a well-deserved break from school requirements, which means that there’s more time for fun activities not only for the children, but also for the whole family to enjoy. If you’re wanting to plan enriching activities for the school holidays, look no further than this handy guide to local family events in each state, which not only helps you to support your local communities, but helps your kids connect with their own community, too.
- Queensland Museum
With both permanent and changing exhibitions, there’s always something new at Queensland Museum for every family member to love. Most of the Museum is free, and there is a family friendly cafe for a snack or drinks, too. Open at 9:30AM to 5PM.
- Bricks n Fun
Are your kids into LEGO? Bricks n Fun boasts a LEGO buildroom with 1 or 2 hour sessions, a massive variety of LEGO kits, and something for everyone to build. Just make sure to book ahead, as there are only 12 children allowed per session for ample space for creativity to come to life. Open from 10AM to 5PM.
Australian Capital Territory
Hot Air Balloon Ride
Wanting something different and exhilarating? A hot air balloon ride, whether you’re out with kids, or with your partner, can be quite an adventure. Look over your city’s sights and sounds and take to the skies with a fully qualified and certified pilot.
- Batemans Bay
If you’re after a staycation, drive down for two hours from the city centre and find yourself in Batemans Bay, where you can kayak, fish, snorkel, and swim as much as you like- or relax in this beautiful coastal town. Rent a home, or stay in a quaint bed and breakfast and destress from the hustle and bustle of the city. Need funds to go on this staycation? Consider getting a weekend cash loan for that extra boost of cash to keep the kids busy!
New South Wales
If you’re embracing the winter chill, and want to go ice skating, there’s quite a few ice rinks available around Sydney for you and your family to experience. Go to Frozone, the annual pop-up ice skating rink in Darling Harbour, or Macquarie Ice Rink, Ice Zoo, Penrith Ice Palace, and other ice rinks for your ice skating fill.
- Wiggles Drive-In Concert
Book online to experience a socially distanced concert in the comfort of your own car. The Wiggles are performing at Raging Waters on the 17th July, and 25th July for three shows on each day: 10AM, 1PM, and 3PM.
A massive indoor adventure park, there’s fun to be had here for kids of all ages. With trampolines abound, and various courts for sports play, it’s a great way to keep your kids fit and happy. Make sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment! Open Mon to Thu 9AM - 8PM, Fri to Sat 9AM - 9PM, and Sun 10AM - 6PM.
- Mighty Murray Way Road Trip
Want a laid back school holiday? Why not go on a road trip and discover the Mighty Murray Way, and wonder at one of the world’s longest rivers, and its rich history, nature, and lifestyle? Grab some high-quality camping gear, pack your bags and get back to nature.
Just 40 minutes away from Hobart are peaceful, small towns with beautiful forests with thick canopy, exciting caves to explore, and roadside stalls boasting local produce. Whether you’re down for a day trip, or wanting to stay for the weekend, there’s always something to do for you and your family here.
- Tasmanian Devil Unzoo & Tassie Devil Feeding
Do your kids love animals? Discover some of the unique local wildlife and even let your kids experience a Tassie Devil feeding at the Tasmanian Devil unzoo. Open 9AM - 5PM every day.
There’s lots to do in Margaret River for every member of the family. From the Margaret River Chocolate Company, to wine tours for the over 18s and parents alike, you’ll find there’s nowhere better to stay for a weekend or two than this picturesque, tranquil place.
- Horse Riding Adventure in Jarrahdale
There’s no time better than the present to learn how to ride a horse, while also enjoying the great outdoors and the sweeping views from Bald Hill over Perth and the ocean.
Curious about when the school holiday period for your state?
If you’re in the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, South Australia, or Tasmania, the holidays start on the 6th of July, and end on the 17th of July.
Queensland begins the school holidays a little earlier on the 29th of June, and finishes on the 10th of July.
Residents of Victoria have their school holidays begin on the 29th of June, and finish on the 14th of July, while Western Australians begin their holidays on the 4th of July, and finish on the 19th of July. There are so many activities that Victorians can do around the house with your kids while the second wave passes. It's the best time to put them to work around the garden, play those board games that sit in the cupboard and enjoy some quality family time together.
If you’re wanting to make sure that your kids have a blast during their school holidays, but don’t know if you’re able to fit lots of fun activities in the budget, don’t worry! Apply for a weekend cash loan from a reputable lender online like Ferratum that has your best interest in mind, and make full use of this newfound financial flexibility to keep your kids occupied, and make great school holiday memories, too!