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I am looking for new activities to do with my 4 year old & 11 month old boys this summer :)

Posted by MichelleKeene, 2nd December 2016

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  • Park and a picnic. Water play parks are always good. Take along a few chairs and relax under some shade. There are a lot of free activities depending where you live I’d check your local council and see what they are offering over the holidays.

  • This summer besides my preschooler, i have a 7 year old. Finding events that they both enjoy can be hard. Luckily, my Mum who lives a few suburbs away as a pool. It is so nice to be able to go there for swims and plays around the yard. See if you can visit local pools. Sometimes It does feel as though you could possibly be packing for a small camping trip. I try to downsize as much as possible. Swims planned for first thing in the morning or last thing in the day. Pack 2 sep bags, one for the car, one for the actual pool. Keep the clothes etc in the car. If possible, kids arrive in swimmers and leave in swimmers. Keep clothes in car for emergency’s (like you cant go directly home etc). Shower at home too. I see people packing shampoo and soap etc, trying to wrangle all the kids in the showers looks too stressful.

  • Free splash parks, water play at home, chalk on the footpath, sticking flowers and leaves into contact after going on a nature walk.

  • 1) Orienteering!… there should be park and street events in major cities with easy courses suitable for taking some exercise with a pusher. The 4 year old can begin to learn about map reading. If you’re lucky you’ll be near a place where a bush competition is happening and you can again join in with those with even young kids. Or you might have permanent courses near you that you can print out and do in your own time. (Orienteering Australia or local state association should have details)
    2) Perhaps check out something like “weekendNotes” website that has activites for weekends and holidays in the different major cities. There might be one off things you can do to get a taste of new things from art and craft, to sports, history, science and more.
    3) LifeBeinIT also run different activities where you can try new things – especially sports – often at low or no cost.
    4) Libraries have some great activities and programs where you might find something new.
    Good luck Enjoy!

  • We love going geocaching, but maybe your kids are too young for that!! :-)

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