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Best Budget Winter School Holiday Activities Your Kids Will Love!

winter school holiday activities

Best Budget Winter School Holiday Activities Your Kids Will Love!

The Winter school holidays might be the toughest holidays of all. Sure, they’re shorter than their Summer cousin but the dreary weather and fewer daylight hours tends to narrow down the options for fun, outdoor and, most importantly, cost effective activities.

There is plenty of fun and excitement to be had in the great indoors during this coming winter break which should help to silence the cries of ‘I’m BORED!’, and best of all, they won’t break the bank.

We have some great suggestions below, and don’t forget to visit to explore other exciting events happening in your state.



What: Stonnington Libraries Winter Holiday program

About: The Kids Craft program at libraries across the city of Stonnington runs through both weeks of the school holidays, and includes activities such as stained glass window making and shield and castle making.

How much: FREE

Age: 6 – 12


New South Wales

What: Kids Party Confidential

winter school holiday activities

About: Sean Murphy’s throwing the ultimate party for the whole family! From acting with Chris Hemsworth to playing Thor at five-year-olds’ birthdays, Kids’ Party Confidential is a hilarious ride through the highs and humiliations of children’s entertainment. You’ll laugh, you’ll cringe, you’ll learn how to tie an incredible balloon sword.  Various locations across Sydney.

Age: kids aged 5+, teens and adults

How much: FREE



What: Dinosaur Discovering

winter school holiday activities for kids

About: Enjoy this fun and interactive workshop as kids become palaeontologists for the day!  Join the team on a fossil-finding adventure, with your very own mini excavation kit and uncover the bones and fossils of a prehistoric dinosaur. Booval Fair Shopping Centre.

Age: 3 – 12 years

How much: FREE


South Australia

What: Whalefest July School Holiday program

winter school holiday activities

About: Kids will make their very own paper whale, learn how blubber keeps whales warm, and the different features whales have in fun and hands on experiments and activities.

Age: 5 – 12 years

How much: $8 per child



Western Australia

What: Robotics Workshop For Kids

About: Explore the exciting world of science, maths and logic with Robotics & STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) workshops for kids.

Experience Sphero; a robotic ball that you can control with your smartphone.

Age: 7+

How much: FREE



What: Minecraft Challenge

About: Come and join us for a Minecraft Challenge!  The challenge changes at each session.  Lets see what you can build in a couple of hours! Held at the Rosny LINC

Age: 8 – 15

How much: FREE

















Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

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