3 things to do this holiday break

School holidays are finally here, which means there are some great new opportunities to get out and about with the kids.  You can also save some pennies with a great range of free outdoor activities. Here are our top three.

Take on a beach animal encounter

We have an extraordinary coastline, but we don’t always take the time to find out who might live there. So hit the beach and discover new wonders with the kids. Walk along the rock pools to find crabs close-up, starfish in their habitat, and molluscs hanging-on until the tide comes in. Take a sketchpad and pencils, and capture the beauty of the animals and dune-scape over a picnic lunch, before paddling in the waves.

Enjoy the canopy of space
It’s the holidays, so bedtime needn’t be too strictly observed! Stargazing on a warm night is a powerful, bonding, and fun family experience. Not sure how to describe what you see? Turn to a stargazing app — just add one to your mobile phone or tablet and access a geo-located view of the night and constellation. Remember to take a blanket, warm clothes and comforting snacks…and perhaps sprinkle a little stardust on the occasion by adding some space-themed songs to your playlist.

Rock those rainy days

We can’t count on consistent sunny days at this time of year, so consider a trip back in time. Look at the history of the local settlers in your area, work with your kids to create fun new games such as jacks to play on the living room floor, and cook up some nice warm scones and jam for the afternoon…or make a double portion for the picnic tomorrow!
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3 things to do with dad this Father’s Day

Thinking of something special each year to let your dad know how much you appreciate him can be difficult and expensive. But Father’s Day doesn’t have to be stressful with these easy, fun and cost-effective ideas to celebrate as a family this year.

1. Prepare a picnic and enjoy the outdoors together

Whether your dad is a fishing man or someone who prefers a more physical walking trek, putting together a simple picnic basket on Father’s Day means you can bring all of your dad’s favourite treats with you to enjoy along with his favourite activities. For the health-conscious dad, fruits and vegetables are easy to transport. For someone with a sweet tooth, baking something just for dad makes it extra special.

2. Get competitive and go bowling

There’s something for both the kids in the family and dads who are young-at-heart at a bowling alley filled with classic arcade games and nostalgia. Some places allow you to bring your own food, while others offer the option of buying classics like hot chips and chicken wings. Plus, is there anything more satisfying than beating your dad in a bit of friendly competition? Most venues today are also licensed to serve alcohol and open during the day and night, an added bonus for the adults in the family.

3. Cook dinner with dad as a family

Get the whole family involved in cooking dad’s favourite meal this Father’s Day. You can easily assign each kid a task, like setting the table or helping put together a salad, and make cooking a family celebration. The fastest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach after all, so why not have some fun and make some memories as a family together for an extra special celebration.

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