Fun things to do with your kids during the school holidays

Fun things to do with your kids during the school holidays

The school holidays are a fantastic time to get out there and enjoy life. But what do you do with the kids? While there's always the option of just letting them watch TV, or playing games on their devices, it's worth taking some time to come up with some more active pursuits and keep them off the screens as much as possible.

Want some ideas for fun things to do with your kids through the school holidays? From activities to crafts and ideas for your holiday trip, we've got everything you need to make the most of your time off with your kids!

Ideas for games and activities to do with the kids

School holidays are a great time to spend some quality time with your kids and bond as a family. However, it can be tough to keep them entertained for the whole break. Here are some ideas for games and activities to do with the kids that will keep them happy and busy:

  • Head to the beach for a day of swimming, sandcastle building and relaxing in the sun.
  • Set up a scavenger hunt around the house or garden – this is great fun for all ages.
  • Play some classic family games like Jengga, Scrabble or Pictionary.
  • Make some homemade pizzas or cookies together – the kids will love getting involved in the kitchen.
  • Go on a nature walk or hike and explore the outdoors together.
  • Visit a nearby town or National Park that you haven’t been to before and check out the sights.
  • Put on a talent show for family and friends – get everyone involved in planning it out and performing.


Games for older children

There are plenty of fun games that older children will enjoy during the school holidays. Here are some ideas:

Board games: Older children can enjoy a range of board games, from classic favourites like Monopoly and Cluedo to newer options like Catan and Ticket to Ride.

We have a full collection of board games for you to explore.  

Card games: Card games are another great option for older kids. Popular choices include Uno, Exploding Kittens and Cards Against Humanity.

Explore our card games collection here.

Outdoor games: If the weather is nice, get the family outside for some fun with lawn games like a family frisbee match or even set up a water slide for some fun water adventure!

You can find so many options for your outdoor activities here.


Art and crafts for all ages

Arts and Crafts are a great way to keep your kids entertained and keep their minds busy during the school holidays. There are endless possibilities when it comes to crafting and art activities, so you can easily find something to suit your child's interests and skill level.

One of the great things about crafts and art is that they can be done indoors or outdoors, so you can make use of any weather conditions. If it's raining outside, you can set up a craft station inside the house with all of the supplies your child will need. Or if it's a beautiful sunny day, take your crafting supplies outside and enjoy some time in the fresh air while you create together.

Get creative with arts and crafts projects – there are endless possibilities!

There are also lots of ways to get creative with crafts and art projects. You can check out our arts and craft collection to get some ideas! 

So whatever the weather or your child's interests, there's sure to be a craft or art project that they'll enjoy this school holidays.


Inspiration for holidays away together

There's nothing quite like a holiday to bring some much-needed quality time with the kids. But with so many things to do and see, it can be hard to know where to start. To help you out, we've put together a list of some of the best inspiration for holidays away together.

Whether you're looking for somewhere to take the kids for a week or just a weekend away, there are plenty of great options out there. If you're stuck for ideas, why not try one of these:

  • A city break – explore a new place and discover all the hidden gems it has to offer.
  • A beach holiday – relax by the sea and enjoy some fun in the sun.
  • A camping trip – get back to nature and enjoy some quality time together in the great outdoors.
  • A theme park break – make some magical memories with your little ones at their favourite place.


The school holidays are a great time to spend some quality time with your kids and make some lasting memories. We hope you enjoyed our list of fun things to do with your kids and that you've found some inspiration for ways to keep them entertained.


Enjoy and HAVE FUN!


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