Day one of the holidays and you’ve already run out of ideas for what to do with the kids?It can be a struggle to keep the kids busy AND active without hitting the wallet to hard over the summer break! Here is your bible of activities to do with the kids and stick to your budget these holidays!

Get the kids moving and grooving with Just Dance 2018. Dust-off your dancing shoes and get ready to groove! Just Dance 2018 is the perfect holiday gift that keeps on giving featuring the hottest tracks from pop superstars such as Katy Perry and Ariana Grande, as well as hit track “How Far I’ll Go” from Disney’s Moana. Just Dance 2018 will have kids all of all ages twirling and bopping around to their favourite tunes these school holidays. It is an absolute must have this school holidays whether it’s raining outside or simply too hot, Just Dance 2018 combines the physical activity of outdoor fun and convenience of indoor play. It is a perfect option for parents looking to keep their kids busy and active safely. Available now on Nintendo Switch, WiiU, Wii, PS4, XBOX 360,  and XBOX ONE.

Backyard Camping

The only thing standing in the way between camping out in the backyard and going on a real African safari is a little imagination. Set up the tent in the backyard, pack the binoculars and snacks for a night under the stars.

Slip n Slide

Save yourself the price of a water park ticket and set up the ultimate slip and slide in your very own backyard. A piece of tarp, some soap and some enthusiasm is all you need to transform your backyard into the ultimate water fun. A bit of a slope is always fun however taking one down the to beach can take it to the next level as you land into the foamy sea. Upgrade your slip and slide with some small boogie boards to increase your speed and intensify the fun!

The Kiddy Craft

Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty with some arts and crafts that will keep the kids entertained and also produce some unique pieces for the collection. From painting t-shirts to pasta necklaces there are endless amounts of arts and crafts that can be created from things around the home. It’s easy, fun and gets the creative juices flowing!


There are an array of fun activities that are cheap or free:

  • Cupcake decorating
  • Baking
  • Washing the car
  • Bush walks
  • Home made lemonade stand
  • Arts and crafts e.g. painting/colouring/slime/decorating t-shirts/paper planes
  • Sand castles at the beach
  • Visit to the zoo / aquarium
  • Swimming
  • Face painting
  • Museum
  • Bike riding
  • Camping in the backyard / building a tent
  • Gardening / building a fairy garden
  • Soccer/cricket backyard
  • Waterslide in the backyard
  • Hide and Seek
  • Bubbles
  • Board games e.g. monopoly


About Just Dance:

With over 60 million copies sold, Just Dance is the biggest-selling music video game series of all time. Able to turn any room into an instant dance-floor, Just Dance has people busting a move around the world.

Since first launching in 2009, Just Dance has featured hits from global superstars from the past and present including Beyonce, Queen, Ariana Grande, and Rihanna, plus many more!

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Lisa Hollinshead
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Boss lady over here at Social 101. Lover of all things that inspire creativity, individuality and happiness! Former party gal, now mama to a beautiful baby boy!

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