It's school holidays here in Melbourne, and the weather forecast is shocking for the next week. I thought we could share ideas for cheap outings or activities to do with the kids.
So what have you planned to keep the kids busy this school break?
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29-06-2014 09:36 #1
Free or cheap school holiday activities?
29-06-2014 10:01 #2
Check out out local library and council, they will have loads of cheap/free things going on. Big shopping centres often have shows and activities on too.
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29-06-2014 10:23 #5Senior Member
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I'm not in Melbourne but in Perth there are always free/cheap things to do in the city centre plus there's the museum, art gallery, state library and just taking the train to get there is exciting for my kids. Might be worth checking out?
29-06-2014 11:25 #6
What about indoor swimming pool? We'll be doing a lot of that since swimming lessons are stopped for the holidays. Not sure where in Melbourne you are, but Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre is pretty fun or there's MSAC (not sure how exxy that is)
You could rope in some friends, hire a hall and organise some games- indoor football, dodgeball, rounders, skipping and hula hoops. Just get people to BYO equipment.
Can you still hire game consoles? I remember when we were kids Dad used to hire a Nintendo from the video shop. Only exciting if you don't have a games console I guess.
29-06-2014 11:27 #7
Oh yes the galleries are free and have cool stuff for kids
29-06-2014 11:54 #8
Check out littlemelbourne.com.au
They have heaps of ideas.
Fun things to do at home while it's cold..
Movie forte - build a forte with furniture and sheets and watch movies in there.
Restaurant - get kids involved in making dinner and desert and set the table really nicely.
Crafts - spotlight have crafty packs to do . Making frames etc
Bunnings also have crafts and building things you can do
Book-o-thon - have a challenge to see who can read the most books over the holidays with a prize at the end.
Photo book - get kids to go through old photos and put together a photo book online or print them off into a scrap book.
Mummy pamper day - get your kids to soak your feet, rub your shoulders, paint your nails!!! Joy for all involved!!
29-06-2014 13:52 #9-
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Oh melbourne how i miss thee.
I would do a trip to a different museum each day. The state museum, the immigration museum, the victorian police museum and the science museum.
write up an easy meal the kids can help you cook with lots of cutting. Then take a day trip to the victorian markets and pick out all the fresh produce and then go home and have the kids help you cook it. Cutting a carrot is fun for kids (who would have thought)
I would go to an inside swimming pool one day.
I would go roller skating.
I would take the kids out for lunch one day to a kid friendly pub with indoor playground (woo you can have a wine)
Take the kids to the dvd hire shop and let them pick out dvd's and have a day rugged up with as much popcorn as they can eat and movies of their choice.
Invite a friend over and have the kids play together.
Bake cupcakes or decorate milk arrowroot biscuits with icing and lollies
Paper mache creations!
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