Don’t be bored this holidays, take the kids along to these fun events that cost little to no money.
Everyone loves bowling, whether it be the jazzy lights or the fun in knocking down all the pins.
- Visit the library
The Auckland Libraries have fun, free and creative events across Auckland for all ages.
Click here for more information.
- Go to a museum
Motat: Backyard Blockbusters Holiday Experience
- Make a movie with your camera or smart phone
Nothing beats recreating your favourite blockbuster film or let your imagination run wild.
- Have a scavenger hunt.
Hide items in your house or yard, then give the kids a list of the items and see who can find them the fastest.
- Build a fort.
If you don’t have a big box, build a fort with sheets and blankets instead. Snuggle up to your favourite films and tv shows. Or make a cardboard box house and let the kids decorate it with paint or markers.
We have a few recipes that the whole family will love such as Cinnamon Buns, Kumara Waffles, Cheats Mini Croissants and Not Quite Banana Bread.
You can also recreate The Great British Bake Off and get the whole family involved. Judges, taste testers and the winner takes the coveted title, Best Baker.
- Play charades.
My family played this when I was a teen, and we’d try to come up with impossibly difficult things to act out.
- Make instruments.
Rainsticks are easy to assemble by filling a paper-towel tube with rice and crumpled wiring (or something to make the rice move slower) and covering the ends with paper and tape.
- Learn a language.
Apps such as Duolingo is a great way to learn a language that is fun and the whole family can join in.
Look at the stars through a telescope or head along to the Star Dome and learn about the wonders of space. Star Dome also have a holiday special, Volcanoes in Space. It takes a look at rare eruptions beneath Earth and how it would effect outter space.