We are into our second and final week of the school holidays. It has been a good one, with lots of outdoor time, a bit of sunshine, family and friends visiting, café visits and playground trips.
I love this time with the kids, a break from term time and it's routines. We live in a coastal town, surrounded by hills, orchards, vineyards and farmland. There are no huge shopping malls or amusement parks here. We have one movie theatre. We would love an indoor playground or Ten Pin bowling centre.......that would be great.
So school holidays can be pretty inexpensive here. There is no pressure to spend money on expensive outings as there is nothing expensive to go to! The movies would be the most pricey outing, although so far we haven't been this school holidays.
For my boys who are three and five - they are at an age where they are easily entertained. We go to the beach, into town for fluffies (babycino's) and to the park most days. For my teen, she heads into town with friends and goes for sleepover's.
A few weeks ago a neighbour gifted us a kayak and paddle. We have a creek that runs along the front of our property. It dries up over summer and fills to the brim when we have heavy winter rains. At the moment it is ankle deep, deep enough it seems for these three to spend hours going up and down the creek, through a tunnel....up and down.
It reminds me of when I was little - our house backed onto a reserve with a creek. We used to spend hours in that creek, walking through tunnels and building rafts to see how far we could sail along. only returning home to eat or change muddy and wet clothes.
Term 4 is nearly here - swimming will start up for the boys and Bell will have her dance classes. Back into the swing of term time and the coming summer months.
I'm going to savour these last few days.
How do you spend your school holiday time?
Love them/hate them?
Do you remember your school holidays?