WINTER WEEKENDS AND SCHOOL HOLIDAYS: COLD TEMPERATURES CAN BE A CHALLENGE
It’s time to swap those boardies and thongs for woollies and warm socks because winter is coming to Australia soon. It’s that time of the year when winter school holidays come around giving you more time to spend with your kids. Thinking of activities that are fun and entertaining can be challenging for parents everywhere.
There are plenty of opportunities to spend quality time during winter holidays in Australia but whether you decide to stay indoors or venture outside, choosing to pre-plan for these activities will give you fewer things to worry about while you go through the day. Here’s a list of some great ideas of how you can spend the holidays in Australia.
The winter holiday season is the best season to kick back and spend some quality time with your kids. May it be spending the day bundled up in your PJ’s or going out to visit local indoor attractions, you’ll be able to make lasting memories that you can look back to. Here are some activities for those who prefer the indoors. Who knows, maybe you’ll even find a new family tradition for the holidays.
Who says winter is all about lazing around and drinking hot cocoa? If you and your kids are looking for a place to let your inner athlete run wild. AFL Max is a new, one-of-a-kind sports, and play centre. Located in Adelaide, AFL Max is the perfect place to get the kids moving whilst staying safe and dry during the Holiday season.
Whether the little ones already know how to play, or you want to introduce them to Aussie Rules, AFL is the place to be, and it’s just in time for the holidays. So let the kids soak up the fun without being soaked in the weather these winter holidays.
Location - Adelaide, SA
Time - Open 7 days a week, all year round
Colourful Creatures Exhibition – SEA LIFE Aquarium
Make a winter school holiday special and explore the wonders of the deep sea at Sydney’s SEA LIFE Aquarium. Marvel at the colourful sea life for a very different and unique experience. Inspired by the Discovery Channel’s Animal Planet, the exhibition is ideal for kids and adults alike. You and your kids can learn more about the creatures by exploring through colours, shapes, and textures. Best of all, kids can participate in all the activities for free.
To make your visit to the aquarium even more memorable, you can check out BoscoBear’s Under the sea themed giant wall stickers that feature colourful characters like Dolphins, Mermaids, Octopuses, Turtles, and Whales.
Location – Sydney (NSW) & Melbourne (VIC)
Dates – 29 June – 21 July
Time – 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Cost – Adult = $33.60, Kids 3 & over $22.40
Redecorate the kids’ bedrooms
There’s no need to feel down if the weather is really keeping you indoors this winter. You and your kids can bond while redecorating your child’s room. After all, this is the most cost-effective way to spend the winter holidays and get to know your children more.
Spend the weekend as a family and see your kids’ creative side. Let them have fun in decorating their rooms using colourful wall stickers which are easily purchased online and come in a variety of different colours, shapes, and designs to satisfy any kid’s imagination.
Check out the Jungle Fever Large Giraffe for decorative stickers that tell a story. This Giant Character wall sticker kit includes mother Giraffe and her baby Giraffe. Mother Giraffe wall sticker stands 1.5m high. Kids love this family of friendly wall sticker characters. There are lots of BoscoBear Giant Character wall stickers to choose from. Check the BoscoBear website for decorating ideas.
Show your kids how to turn boring plain clothes by giving it a new look with iron-on clothing labels without spending too much. Just be sure to be careful when handling the clothing iron.
Winter holidays in Australia are always filled with festivities that are guaranteed to leave your kids wide-eyed with excitement. So pack your bags and put on your sandshoes and check out some of these events that only occur during the winter season.
The Camel Cup
The Camel Cup is a very unique and fun-filled family outing for the whole family. This is an annual event that happens in ‘the Alice’. The Camel Cup is a one of a kind event in Oz where you can see camels race through an outback racecourse. Get lost in this carnival-like atmosphere where there are belly-dancers to watch, rickshaw races to join, and ‘Kids Kamel Kapers’ hobby camels to ride.
A range of food stalls and bars cater to the adults too. But if you are still thinking of saving some money, especially if you’ve travelled outside Alice Springs, a great idea is to bring along packed lunches for the day’s events. Personalised name stickers are also very handy to use if you’ve packed food and snacks for the whole gang.
Location – Alice Springs, NT
Date – Saturday 20 July
Time – 10.30am – 4/5pm
Cost – Adults from $40, Children from $5, Families from $40
Located in the heart of Freo sits Winterworld, Australia’s largest open-air ice skating rink with falling snow. Watch kids tumble and glide in the ice rink or frolic in the Snow pit and build your version of Jack Frost.
Winterworld has different attractions like free workshops, face painting, and art activities all to get the little ones in the winter spirit. Playing and running around can really work up an appetite. Don’t worry, Winterworld has a lot of snack bars in its market square or you could bring packed food with personalised name stickers to make sure that everybody gets their share. After the sun sets you can cozy up under a blanket and roast marshmallows by the open fire.
Dates – 29 June – 21 July
Time – SUN-THURS – 8.30am – 9pm
FRI-SAT – 8.30am – 10pm
Cost – Tickets prices vary:
SNOW PIT, Under 5 – FREE, 5 & over - $7
ICE SKATING, Under 5 – FREE, 5 & over - $15
Dive into the world of Pixar and grab the change to play putt-putt with your favourite Pixar characters. Located in King George Square, Brisbane, this Pixar-themed mini golf course will surely entertain the whole family. The kids will love the life-sized Pixar characters from Finding Nemo to Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear and Woody.
A whole day under the sun may call for some sunblock for protection and essentials to keep our kids feeling fresh after a day of playing through the mini-golf courses. A personalised backpack will surely come in handy for the whole day of fun. So get your putt out there and show what you’ve got!
Location – King George Square, Brisbane, QLD
Dates – 7 June – 14 July
Opening Times – MON-WED – 10am – 8pm
THURS – FRI – 10am – 10pm
SAT – 9am – 10pm
SUN – 9am – 8pm
Cost – Adults $24.90, Children $19.90, Families $79.60
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