With the school holidays literally weeks away now, it’s time to start thinking about your summer family activities or run the risk of hearing ‘Mum, I’m bored!’ every 5 minutes!
Yes, it’s that time of year when the sun is shining longer, and the nights are warmer, so we thought we’d share with you our tried and tested summer holiday boredom busters to keep even the hardest to please members of your family entertained.
Now, there are always the stock standard activities like, the movies, ice skating, the beach, indoor trampoline centres, bowling, laser tag, the beach, and the list goes on and on. We thought that we’d share with you some activities that were a little more creative.
Here’s our top ten.
- Get online and see where your closest dam or nature reserve is. Pack the picnic basket and head there for the day. Explore the rocks, play in the trees, swim in the creek then indulge in a home packed lunch that you know everyone will love.
- One for all ages, make a sheet cubby house and let your imagination run wild! Or, just grab your favourite books and use this space for some chill out time, we all need a little time to ourselves and it’s the perfect spot to use our Aloka Sleepy Light.https://www.mynightlight.com.au/collections/aloka-night-lights
- Who doesn’t love growing their own sustainable veggie patch? Head to Bunnings and get your hands on the gardening kits made especially for children. While you’re there check out Bunnings DIY workshops just for children, maybe you will even learn a thing or two.
- Museums are a great activity to intrigue the kids this summer, it’s a great opportunity to keep their evolving minds stimulated whilst they’re not at school.
- No pool, no problems! Get out a time-honoured Aussie favourite, the sprinkler! Enjoy running through the cool water or have a hose or water balloon fight, just don’t forget to slip slop slap!
- Been to the bike track already? So, have most of the kids in the street, so why not set up a bike wash station for the neighbourhood? While you’re at it, you could pick a local charity to raise funds for.
- Get busy in the kitchen, making icy poles, cupcakes, banana bread, muffins etc. An oldie, but a goody is to get some disposable party cups fill them with fresh fruit juice or sugar free cordial and freeze them. Once they are frozen, tip the frozen juice or cordial upside down and enjoy!
- Don’t have the time (or finances) to get away camping this year? Don’t stress, set up the tent in the backyard and campout for a night or two!
- Dust off your classic board games and teach your children how to play. There’s nothing more satisfying then watching your kids playing the games you used to.
- Pull out the map of Australia and pick some fun new places you all want to visit. You can create the ultimate family road trip that you’ll all go on one day.
Hopefully we have been able to help you keep the summer time blues at bay and keep your children entertained.
Do you have any other out of the box summertime activities you can share with us?