Looking for fun things to do these school holidays? Sure, the cinema is great, but there are only so many talking dogs one can endure before losing your mind.

These school holiday activity ideas will keep the kids busy so your whole family can enjoy the break. Extra points for getting the kids away from their screens and outside for some school holiday fun!

1. Go bushwalking

Kids going stir-crazy from being stuck inside all day? Trekking through the bush is a great way to burn off some of that pent-up energy.

Start planning your bushwalking adventure by checking out these 5 family-friendly hikes.

2. Take surfing lessons

From Queensland’s glittering Gold Coast to the scenic Central Coast in New South Wales, most beachside destinations have surf schools. Apart from keeping your kids entertained, surfing lessons can help them grow into stronger, more confident swimmers.

Not sure where to find the best surf? Catch a wave at one of these beaches to make the most of your seaside holiday.

3. Visit a museum

Looking for entertaining and educational things to do these school holidays? Far from being bored, your kids will love these museums:

  • Queensland Air Museum – Located just down the road from Ingenia Holidays Noosa, the Queensland Air Museum is suited to aircraft enthusiasts of all ages.
  • Timbertown Heritage Park – With a steam train, blacksmith, farmyard animals and whip-cracking displays, visiting this historical village is like stepping back in time. Timbertown Heritage Park is located just a half hour’s drive from Ingenia Holidays Bonny Hills.
  • Tjapukai Cultural Park – If you’re planning to stay at Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut for the school holidays, be sure to visit Tjapukai Cultural Park. Dedicated to Australia’s indigenous heritage, it’s a great place for kids to learn about the world’s oldest living culture.

4. Play at a waterpark

Waterparks offer a blissful escape from Australia’s steamy climate. To keep your kids from getting hot and bothered during the school holidays, these are some of the best water parks at Ingenia Holidays locations.

5. Discover exotic wildlife

Visiting a zoo is the best way to get up close to cute critters. From petting pandas to playing with meerkats, most zoos provide kid-friendly activities.

Image credit: Mogo Zoo

If you’re headed to the New South Wales South Coast these school holidays, Mogo Zoo is just a seven minute drive from Ingenia Holidays Broulee. Bonus Tip: be sure to ask the friendly staff at Broulee for a special deal on tickets.

6. Unplug with a camping trip

Getting your kids away from their phones, tablets and TVs can be tricky. To help the whole family unplug, make time for a camping trip while school’s out.Sleeping in a tent doesn’t mean you have to be uncomfortable.

Read up on our glamping tips to add a touch of luxury to your next camping adventure.

7. Attend the theatre

From the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane to the iconic Sydney Opera House, most major cities have a thriving theatre scene. Catching a show with your kids is a great way to spend an afternoon out on the town.

8. Have fun at a theme park

Visiting a theme park is the ultimate school holiday treat. Instead of spending hours in the car enroute to the nearest rollercoaster, why not stay nearby the biggest group of theme parks in Australia? Ingenia Holidays Kingscliff is a short drive from Movie World, Dreamworld, and Wet ‘n’ Wild.

9. Go fishing

Teaching your kids how to fish is a fun day out for the whole family. Not sure where all the fish are hiding? We can tell you where to find the best fishing spots.

10. Catch an open-air movie

There’s something special about watching the latest blockbuster under the stars. If you’re sick of standard movie theatres, outdoor films offer a more exciting cinematic experience.

As if you needed another reason to visit beautiful Far North Queensland, Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut has its very own open-air cinema.

Now that you’ve got so many school holiday activities up your sleeve, your kids won’t have time to run out of fun things to do during the break.

Plan your next school holiday adventure here.

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