So last week we gave you an update on some of the great holiday options around the North Shore and Hibiscus Coast. This week we thought we'd remind you of just a few of those things you can do with the kids these holidays that are free ...
1. Visit Free Museums and Attractions
Make a list of all of the free museums and attractions in your area. Then work your way through the list until you've hit them all. Art museums, history museums, monuments ...
2. Visit the Library
Not only a a great source for books and movies there is also lots of free entertainment during the holidays and term time. Story time as well as educational programmes these are all free for you to use.
3. Jump on the Bikes
Dust off the bikes and head out. There are plenty of cycle trails all around New Zealand and ones right on your back door step. You don't have to wander far but if you are near any of the major well known trails you can always single out a short section and tackle this piece by piece! Lonely Planet tells us about 10 of our most stunning cycle rides ...
4. Cook Together
Get into the kitchen and have fun! Start by seeking out a recipe, then head to the cupboard for the ingredients and get cooking! Cooking can be a lot of fun to teach and can be one great family adventure where you don't even need to leave home!!
5. Get out to the Beach
We have some of the most beautiful beaches here in New Zealand, so why not get out in the glorious summer sun and visit one. We all have our own favourites but if you want some advice on a few around the country check out this list of 22 stunning New Zealand beaches ...
6. Have a Family Games Night
Open up that box of games and gather the family around for a Family Games Night. Then spend the evening rolling dice, shuffling cards and munching on snacks. I bet that competitive streak will prevail from some family members!
They come around four times a year and next thing you know holidays are here again! We keep you up to date on great holiday activities, school holiday programmes, different ways to keep the whole family entertained, also term time topics, and educational advice and support!