It’s time to put those school shoes and backpack way in the back of the closet! The summer is here and so are the school holidays! The kids are rearing to go, but then it hits you … how are you going to keep them busy all summer long? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are 30 things you can do to keep the kids busy and happy during the holidays.


1. Picnics (inside or out, no matter the weather)



2. Berry/fruit picking



3. Take them to a show/live performance



4. Bake cookies and sweet treats



5. Get crafty and make your own Christmas presents



6. Take part in a park run



7. Visit a Christmas market



8. Spend the day at the beach



9. Go on a hike



10. Volunteer at a local animal shelter



11. Book a cruise (on the sea/river/dam)



12. Go on a train ride along the shore or in the countryside



13. Make-your-own pizza night



14. Have a movie night



15. Learn a new skill (eg. surfing or painting)



16. Have a MasterChef cook-off in your own kitchen



17. Put on a puppet show



18. Host a quiz night



19. Bust out the board games



20. Play a round of mini-golf



21. Build an obstacle course in your living room or the backyard



22. Visit the museum



23. Have a pamper day at home



24. Try a science experiment



25. Make a bug hotel for the garden



26. Visit a farm or zoo



27. Plant a veggie/herb garden



28. Invite some friends for a karaoke party



29. Rediscover the magic of a library



30. Do a DIY day


And there we go, that should keep them busy for a while!

How do you deal with busybodies during the school holidays? We’d love to hear your tips and tricks!


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