On the first day of school holidays my daughter of course wakes up at 7am in the morning (which is earlier than she ever gets up for school) and immediately she says “what are we doing today? I’m on holidays!!”

I am hoping this isn’t an indicator of me having to entertain and head out every day. I would like to know when a mum’s holiday is!!!

On the up side I am looking for a range of fun activities for the kids to do that aren’t going to cost me the earth. We went to the waterfront and played on the play equipment. This cost me a small amount of petrol.

We then had to get bread and milk from the supermarket and they had free face painting and balloon animals – score!!!

I have checked out some activities at the local shopping centres and there actually is a few cool free activities for the kids.

Hope everyone has a great holiday with their kids!

Posted anonymously, 28th June 2015

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  • It’s always the way!!! Hope you have fun holidays.


  • Check out the local library, shopping centres, Bunning’s and Councils for free holidays activities. Hope you have some great fun with her.


  • go to the cheap shop or gather pieces throughout the term so that you can have a surprise art and craft box. We pull this out and the kids love it. Buy things like feathers, paint, pom poms, googly eyes and pipe cleaners. If you have space, keep milk bottles and bottle lids, buy some wool, and glue, glitter, anything really and let the kids get creative! Get a big cardboard box to put it in or a plastic tub. Spend as much or as little money as you like.


  • Try your local library for kids activities.


  • At the libraries they often organize free activities for kids.


  • Depending on where you live, often local councils run free or cheap activities
    I hope you have a good holiday


  • lol yep she is excited! hopefully she sleeps in tomorrow for you

    • The excitement of holidays when you are little is wonderful!


  • Hope you all enjoy the holidays!


  • Depending on where you live, in terms of weather the holidays can be challenging to find activities that are low cost, yet entertaining. Hope you enjoy the holidays :)


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