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I have a 4year old who loves doing things, at first I used to think I had to take her to all expensive play centres etc, but I learnt the are so many free or little cost activities you can do In your local area. Did you know every Saturday and Sunday at 12-1pm Bunnings in most cities hold DIY art n craft classes for kids, you can take kids as young as 2 and get to do some great art n craft for FREE.. They do some great craft stuff too. Also they have a play area, so the kids get to run around. They also do fee nights such as Mothers Day, Easter etc, and I know they are looking to do a free. Fathers Day night, they put on things like jumping castles,free food, drinks etc..I these are seriously awesome nights. Fetes are also a great day out, as it’s little cost and the kids have a great day .. Botanic Gardens are little or no cost (take a picnic )..I’ve just learnt to check what’s going on in my local area as you can have a great day out for very little cost.


Posted anonymously, 26th July 2014


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  • I regularly visit local parks and gardens. I was, however, unaware of the Bunnins activities. We have a Bunnings relatively close to us, I’ll be taking the kids along next holidays

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  • we have done quite a few of these activities they are great

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  • i just love lookig and reading these great things

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  • We do things through our local library, community centre and council program’s. We also do cooking, gardening, craft and board games at home.

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  • We used to take DD to the Bunnings craft on Saturdays, she loved it and they made some pretty good things.

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  • Smart ideas, I still find it’s the simple things that the kids appreciate and most of that boils down to them getting quality attention. I still remember all the walks, parks and occasional drives our family went on when I was young and I never felt I missed out on things. Maybe that was the difference growing up in the country. I struggle now-days when you see a mother or father ‘out’ with their child and the child is skipping/dancing doing something along those lines and all they want is for the parent to take their eyes off whatever smart device they have and put them onto them. Good on you for getting your child out and involving them with hands on activities I’m sure they love and appreciate it :-)

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  • Cheap or free activities are the way to go. Plus it is likely to be something completely out of your realm of ideas. It gives you and your child exposure to something new.

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  • Our local council run some good activities during the school holidays and the local library is also great for free regular activities too. I love the sound of the Bunnings free craft hour – will have to check out what our local one does.

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  • I think spotlight run the same sort of thing as bunnings, try your local library too. Ours has lots of free activities

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  • I always keep a copy of the programmes (during school terms & also school holidays) of anything put on by our local Community centres. They’re usually run by the local councils, and they can have some amazing ideas for kids, that don’t have to cost a lot either.

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  • There are alot you can do with the kids for free and I have seen the bunnings things advertised and wandered how good they are so thanks for the info on them. I was surprised they catered for them so young

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  • There are alot you can do with the kids for free and I have seen the bunnings things advertised and wandered how good they are so thanks for the info on them

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  • Ive been to a few of those bunnings days were the kids make things its great plus they also do free sessions for us parents as well.

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