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A parent’s guide to preparing for the school holidays

A parent’s guide to preparing for the school holidays

Searching for family fun for the upcoming school holidays? Preparation is the key. Here’s how to make plans and maximise fun for both you and the kids. 
Fill the cupboards with healthy snacks
Avoid cranky kids and unexpected trips to the shops by filling the cupboards with food that will keep your kids full and happy.

Be sure to purchase healthy on-the-go snacks like sliced veggies as well as nibbles that you the kids can help make, like smoothies or mini wraps.

Organise a calendar
A comprehensive calendar might be your best tool in planning a school holiday that’s not only fun but also stress-free. Think movie theatres, parks, or swimming pools.

 You can even colour-code your calendar by activity type to make sure you have a good variety of both outdoor and indoor things to do.

Prep your activities
Keeping kids entertained throughout school holidays is all about introducing new activities. Hobbies like crafting and gardening are perfect because kids can learn new skills and perfect them throughout the holiday.

Be sure to have your supplies sorted before the kids come home.

Check out your local community
Many neighbourhood organisations and venues put on free and fun activities for kids during school holidays. Check out your local schools, community centres, and shopping centres for ideas.

Top Ryde City has organised FREE activities for families to enjoy these upcoming holidays. Bring the kids along to a Spring Garden Workshop from 2 October to 5 October from 11am to 2pm, or wander through a Where’s Wally Craft Village on 8 October to 12 October from 11am to 2pm. Not only are these activities new and exciting, but they’re also ideal for a rainy day!

When you’re prepared, the school holidays turn from frazzled to fun. Discover more at Top Ryde City.

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