Advertising Feature: Free holiday fun for the kids

Keeping the kids entertained in the holidays can often be a challenge, not to mention expensive for families. There are however, plenty of ways to keep the little people busy and some great deals to be had during holiday season.

Dig it: Gardening is a great way of staying active and keeping kids interested in eating their greens.

Dig it: Gardening is a great way of staying active and keeping kids interested in eating their greens.

Strike: Bowling is a great way to exert some energy and enjoy a social activity with friends or family.

Strike: Bowling is a great way to exert some energy and enjoy a social activity with friends or family.

Getting outside and active is often the best way to stave off bouts of boredom and ensures bedtime isn’t a struggle at the end of the day.

Here are some great ways to keep the boredom at bay these coming  holidays.

  1. Picnic at the beach. We are fortunate in that we have some of the world’s best beaches across Australia and kids love nothing more than with Spring well and truly here why not plan a day out at the beach.  Collecting shells, crabbing in the rocks or a game of beach cricket can pass hours.  A dip in the waves or swim in the ocean baths in a perfect way to cool down. 
  2. Give them some culture. Most local art galleries have some great programs and often free activities that run during the school holidays for young creative minds. Check websites for school holiday schedules at your local or national gallery and release the inner artist in your children. If there’s nothing specific on in your area in terms of programs, a tour of the current exhibit is always well worth a look. Most galleries boast a decent cafe for a pit stop to re-fuel hungry kids.
  3. Grow your own veggies. There’s nothing quite as satisfying than eating something you have grown yourself and it’s also an easy way to encourage the kids to eat their fruit and vegetables or try something new. The best part is you don’t need a large garden to get started. A small patch or raised bed will do. For those with limited space pots can work well, especially for balconies and courtyards. Allowing the kids to pick which seeds they would like to grow ensures they’ll stay interested in watering them until it’s time to taste the fruits of their labour. 
  4. Strike a pose. Bowling is a fun way to get the all the family active and the best part is, it doesn’t rely on the weather. Superstrike   runs special offers every school holiday with discounts on games and great specials on food and popcorn. It's also a great place to host a birthday party. With bowling alleys in Maitland, Mayfield, Salamander Bay and Warners Bay there’s plenty of locations to chose from these holidays. From April 13 to April 29, take advantage of 2 games of bowling and 3 games of select arcade games for just $20 per person. Visit: www.superstrike.com.au to find out more.
Sun and sand: A day at the beach is fun and free and can while away many hours.

Sun and sand: A day at the beach is fun and free and can while away many hours.