30 Best School Holiday Ideas & Activities

30 best school holiday ideas

Are you tired of trying to come up with creative ways to keep your whole family entertained during the summer school holidays? Well, you’re in luck! We’ve got a list of 30 of the best school holiday activities and ideas that are sure to keep the kids entertained, no matter what their age or interests.

1. Book in A Kids Party At Pinot & Picasso

Book a kids’ party at Pinot & Picasso! Our creative workshops are the perfect way to keep the kids entertained during the school holidays. Not only will the kids have a blast, but they’ll also be able to take home their own creations this school break!

Pinot Picasso Kids Party

2. Have Some Fun in the Park

These school holidays get back to basics and have a picnic in the great outdoors. Bring along the frisbee, ball and maybe even a flying fox for some extra excitement. It’s a great way for the kids to run off some energy and enjoy the fresh air in the summer holidays.

3. Take a Trip to the Museum

Are you looking for unique and fun school holiday ideas? Museums are a fantastic way to spark the kids’ curiosity and interest in learning. With interactive exhibits and fascinating artefacts, there’s always something new to discover. Who knows what your kids might learn!

4. Enjoy Some Quiet Time at the Library

While the kids might not jump for joy at the thought of visiting the library, it can actually be a great place to spend some quiet time. From reading groups and storytelling sessions to borrowing books, there’s something for everyone.


5. Go on a Nature Walk

Get away from the city lights and noise and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature. Take a leisurely walk and enjoy the sounds of the birds, rustling of the leaves, and the fresh air. Get the kids involved in identifying different plants, birds and insects and make it an educational experience these school holidays.

6. Head to a Water Park

Splash around and beat the heat with a fun day at the water park. With a variety of water attractions like slides, lazy rivers, and wave pools, the water park is sure to be a hit with both kids and adults. Pack a picnic lunch and spend the whole day enjoying the park.

7. Enjoy a Movie Marathon at Home

Take a break from the outside world and enjoy a movie marathon with the family. Choose your favourite movies, make some popcorn, and settle in for a cosy and relaxing day at home. You can also switch up the traditional movie-watching experience by building a fort, or having a movie night under the stars in the backyard.

Movie Night

8. Visit a Local Farm

Take a step back in time and visit a local farm. Meet the farmers, see the animals, and learn about where your food comes from. The kids will love seeing the cows, chickens, pigs and other animals, and learning about their care. You can also pick your own fresh fruits and vegetables, and buy some farm-fresh products to take home.

9. Take a Trip to the Zoo

Explore the wonders of the animal kingdom and visit a local zoo. From exotic to domestic animals, the zoo is a fun and educational experience for the family. Learn about the animals’ habitats, behaviours, and see them up close. Many zoos also offer interactive experiences such as animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, and animal feedings, making it a unique and memorable experience for all.

10. Take a Trip to the Amusement Park

Take your kids on a thrilling adventure to the amusement park. With a wide range of activities to choose from, such as bumper cars, roller coasters, and carnival games, you’re sure to have a day of endless fun. Make memories that will last a lifetime by experiencing all the excitement together.


11. Enjoy a Day Out at the Beach

The beach is the perfect place for a day of outdoor fun. From building sandcastles to swimming in the ocean, there’s plenty to do. Take a walk along the shore, soak up the sun, and create new memories with your family.

12. Attend a Sporting Event

Sports bring people together and provide an exciting experience. Whether it’s a local game of soccer or a big basketball match, get behind your favourite team and cheer them on. Share the excitement of the game and make it a family affair.

13. Take a Trip to the Art Gallery

Sports bring people together and provide an exciting experience. Whether it’s a local game of soccer or a big basketball match, get behind your favourite team and cheer them on. Share the excitement of the game and make it a family affair.


14. Watch a Movie in the Cinemas

Cinemas are a fun way to escape reality and immerse yourself in a new world. Take a break from the usual TV viewing and watch a film on the big screen. From action movies to comedies, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Make a day of it and get some popcorn and treats to complete the experience.

15. Take the Kids on a Road Trip

Explore new places and create new memories by taking the kids on a road trip. Choose a destination, pack a picnic and hit the road. From scenic drives to stops at fun attractions, a road trip is a great way to bond with your children and make lasting memories.

16. Go Camping

Get back to nature and go camping with your kids. Pitch a tent, roast marshmallows over a fire, and spend quality time in the great outdoors. This is a great way to connect with your kids and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Sport Game

17. Watch a Live Event

There’s nothing like the excitement of a live event. Whether it’s a music concert, a play, or a comedy show, there are plenty of options to choose from. This is a great way to bond with your kids and share an experience together.

18. Have a Few Rounds of Mini Golf

Put your putting skills to the test with a game of mini golf. This fun activity is perfect for families and kids of all ages. Make it a competition and see who can get the most holes-in-one!

19. Head to an Indoor Trampoline Park

Get your kids active and burn off some energy at a trampoline park. With trampolines, foam pits, and obstacle courses, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Mini Golf

20. Take a Trip to the Skate Park

Get your kids active and encourage their love of action sports by visiting the skate park. With ramps, rails, and half pipes, they’ll be able to show off their tricks and have a great time.

21. Head to the Botanical Gardens

Get back to nature and appreciate the beauty of the botanical gardens. With a variety of plants, flowers, and trees to see, this is a great way to teach your kids about nature and the environment.

22. Do an Escape Room

Encourage teamwork and problem-solving skills by booking an escape room experience. Your whole family can work together to solve puzzles and find clues, all while having a blast.

23. Set Sail on a Fishing Trip

Aye Aye captain! Pack the fishing rods, bate, sunscreen, a good attitude and a whole lot of patience and take the kids sailing on a fishing trip these school holidays. Hold on tight and have high hopes no one gets sea sick for this one.

Bike Ride

24. Take a Group Cooking Class

Get creative in the kitchen and bond over food by enrolling in a cooking class. With a variety of recipes to choose from, the entire family will have a blast learning how to cook new dishes.

25. Go for a Bike Ride

Get some exercise and enjoy the great outdoors by going for a bike ride. Explore local trails or parks and make memories that will last a lifetime.

26. Head to the Local Arcade

Take a trip down memory lane and head to the local arcade with your kids. Not only will they get to play some of their favourite games, but they’ll also get a chance to experience the classic games of yesteryear. With a wide range of classic and modern arcade games to choose from, there’s something to keep everyone entertained. From air hockey to pinball, you’re sure to find a game that your kids will love.

27. Visit a Local History Site

Educate your kids on the rich history of your local area by visiting a local museum or history site. Immerse them in the story of your community and learn about the people, events, and culture that have shaped it over the years. With interactive displays and hands-on exhibits, kids will have a blast learning about their local history.

Cooking Class

28. Take a Trip to Your Local Animal Rescue Centre

Teach your kids about the importance of animal welfare by taking a trip to the local animal rescue centre. Give them the opportunity to meet and interact with rescued animals and learn about the care they receive until they are ready to be adopted into a loving home. This is a great way to instil a love of animals and a sense of responsibility in your kids, while also having fun.

29. Do Some Arts & Crafts

Get your kids’ creative juices flowing by engaging in some arts and crafts activities. From painting to drawing, there are endless possibilities for fun and imaginative projects. Whether it’s creating their own masterpieces, or working on a group project, arts and crafts are a great way to encourage your kids’ creativity and imagination. Pinot & Picasso kids sessions are the perfect way to do so!

30. Go Ice Skating

Enjoy some winter fun by hitting the ice rink with your kids. Whether you’re a seasoned skater or just starting out, ice skating is a great way to bond with your kids and have a blast. With the crisp air, beautiful lights, and festive atmosphere, ice skating is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. Whether you’re gliding gracefully across the ice or taking a few spills along the way, you’re sure to have a memorable experience.

Ice Skating

Fun School Holiday Programs

Code Camp

The school holidays are the perfect time for kids to try out new activities and have fun. With a range of programs available, there’s something to suit every interest and skill level. From Ignite Coding Camps, where kids can learn the basics of coding, to Advanced Coding Camps for kids who have already mastered the basics, to DJ CampsMinions Camps, drone camps, and Animation Camps where kids can explore their creative side. There’s also the Arrived Code Camp for kids who have already completed a coding camp and are ready to take their skills to the next level. With so many options available, your kids are sure to find a school holiday program that they’ll love.

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