It’s holiday time and keeping the kids occupied can feel like a real chore sometimes, especially when you have your own agenda for the break. But don’t despair, there are plenty of kids’ activities you can do together that will ensure a great time for all. Remember, there’s no age limit for fun activities so here we present our top 7 boredom-busters for the kids that the grown-ups will enjoy too.1. Swimming
As summer is in full swing, what school holiday activity could be more fun than going for a swim with the family? Whether it’s the beach or the pool nearby, swimming and splashing with the kids will keep you all entertained (just remember to slip, slap, slop so you all stay protected). For even more fun, head to your nearest water park for some action-packed slip and slide thrills and spills.2. Picnic at the park
Summer is the perfect time to head off for a relaxing picnic at the park. It’s a great way to get the family together and is one of our top fun things to do with the kids, especially when they help to prepare your picnic hamper. Think marinated chicken for the BBQ, crunchy fresh salads, fruit kebabs and freshly squeezed orange juice. Mini frittatas are always in demand and you can make your own by beating together some eggs and cream or milk and then throwing in whatever’s in your fridge such as chopped ham, grated zucchini, chopped spring onions and grated cheese. Mix all together, spoon into patty pan trays and bake at 180oC for around 20 minutes or until set. To round off your fun day in the park, don’t forget the cricket gear and frisbees, and your running shoes, of course!3. Arts and crafts
Arts and crafts can be loads of fun, especially when you and the kids build your own arts and crafts table. You can head down to your local Spotlight or Lincraft store for basic materials but don’t forget to check around the house first for pencils, cardboard, paper and other bits and pieces that can be used. Then pick a theme – build a car, create a portrait, assemble an Australia Day decoration or make a doll – whatever you choose, make sure you have some prizes for the winners.4. Head to a gallery or museum
If it’s been a while since you toured your local art gallery or museum, the holidays are the perfect time to check out what’s on offer. Most cities and regional hubs have plenty of facilities to enjoy free of charge or for a small fee, and they’re all brimming with culture, both old and new.5. Baking or cooking
The kitchen is often the heart of the home, so the holidays are a great time to get the kids involved so you can all have fun while creating some delicious meals and treats. Get them involved in mixing the ingredients for those cakes and biscuits or let them help with dinner by cutting the veggies with their safe knives. Check Foost or kiddikutter for some cute but safe and useful knives for the little ones. Letting your kids help out in the kitchen is not only a fun activity for everyone, but it’s also less work for you!6. Explore your local area
Whether you live in the city or a regional town, there are bound to be heaps of things you haven’t seen or done before, so now’s the time to get moving! Never been on a lime scooter? Take the rug rats and give it a go. Haven’t taken a stroll through the botanical gardens before? The outdoors can be magical – pack up the kids and off you go. Time for a beach walk or a short trek along a hiking trail? Grab the little ones and head out for some fun and bonus exercise.7. Take a holiday
The ultimate fun thing to do with the kids is to head off to a new destination for a holiday. Whether it’s the beach or the snow, the world is your oyster – and since it’s low season in the northern hemisphere, an overseas holiday doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg. Any holiday can certainly stretch the budget though, so if you have a hankering to get away but no cash to make it happen, we’re here to help. Just check out our fast cash loans to find out how quick and easy it is to get some extra funds. Once a loan is approved, we can usually deposit the cash into your bank account within a few hours, so you could start planning that next fun holiday with your kids this week!