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School holiday activities to keep your kids busy during the break

"Bored" is not a word you'll hear these school holidays with these top activities.

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It's that time of year again and whether you're planning to stay at home or go away for the holidays, there's a boundless number of exciting activities to keep the young ones entertained.

With a slew of arts and crafts, games, sports, adventures and even a few freebies thrown in there, find the perfect mix of school holiday activities for their next break here.

When planning activities over Easter 2020, parents and caregivers are urged to stay at home or in their suburbs. Remember to maintain good hygiene practices and social distancing to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

  • When's the next school holidays? Consult our guide here for this year's Australia school holiday dates, broken down by state.

Where are you having your school holidays?

  • Sydney Harbour
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Perth
  • Gold Coast
  • Adelaide
  • Newcastle
  • Hobart

10 ideas for free or cheap school holidays activities at home

  • Have a picnic on your front porch or backyard
  • Splash around your home pool or inflatable pool
  • Check out the local museum from your home with a virtual tour
  • Read a book - or better yet, get then to write their own
  • Go wildlife spotting in your backyard
  • Get arty and draw a painting. You could even build your own art gallery in your house.
  • Host a movie night - complete with popcorn and comfy chairs
  • Create a jungle gym in the house using tables and chairs
  • Go camping in the house or your backyard
  • Stargaze

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