There are many parents that are at a loss for ideas and activities for their kids to do over the school holidays. Coming up with different and exciting plans for what might seem to parents to be an eternity, can be both daunting and difficult. We have put together a few ideas to get them moving and to keep them entertained and learning! School might be out for summer but that doesn’t mean they can’t take the opportunity to learn some new skills.

Surf Lessons-
A day in the salt water is a day well spent. Learning to surf is not only a fun form of exercise, but statistics have shown that up to 70% of Australian Children can’t stay afloat in the water. Challenge your kids to learn this vital and important skill, but in a fun and active way. Check out your local Surf Schools and get the kids into the ocean for some supervised, beachside learning. And as always, don’t forget to slip, slop, slap and slide when hitting the waves this Summer holidays!

Arts and Crafts-
Arts and Crafts is a great activity for a rainy day. It allows kids to explore ideas and concepts and use their imagination to create something of their very own. There are bundles of arts and crafts centers around Australia and as an another great and free alternative, why not check out your local Bunnings Warehouse for their arts and crafts classes on the weekends. Embrace your child’s sense of imagination, encourage some creativity and watch them engage their inventive skills.

Local Markets-
All around Australia there are a variety of markets for you to choose from and enjoy. From your Farmers Markets, Craft Markets, Boutique Markets and Vintage Fairs; markets provide a great day out for a the whole family. Spend the day; find some trinkets; listen to live music and sample some great food.

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Theme Parks- 
Queensland is lucky enough to be home to many Theme parks. In summer you can’t go past a great day at Wet n’ Wild. There are slides for all ages; a wave pool; a relaxing floating beach for those who want to unwind, and of course a very exciting kids area featuring a pirate ship. If Wet n’ Wild isn’t up your alley, why not try something a little more adventurous and ‘scary’? For a heap of high thrill rides and park entertainment, check out Warner Brothers Movie World or step it up yet another notch and head to Dreamworld for the most exhilarating of all thrill rides!

You can find details of all available Theme Parks here > >

Help the Environment- 
Teaching your Children the importance of looking after our environment is a very rewarding experience. Letting them know that we all have a responsibility to care for our Earth can be a hands-on learning experience that is entertaining, stimulating and educational. Getting your child involved in Earth Day, Clean Up Australia Day or even Save a Frog. All are exciting and fun ways to teach your children that we all play our part in keeping our environment beautiful.

To Save the Frogs, Click Here >>
For Earth Day crafts, Click Here >>
To help Clean up Australia, Click Here >>
For Earth Watch, Click Here >>