By Lauren Ferrone
Published: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Christmas is over, 2020 is underway and some of you may already be back in the office. There are, however, some lucky little ones who have a lot of free time up their tiny sleeves. Here are 5 ways to prevent boredom striking these summer school holidays.
1. When there’s nothing good on TV
Boredom scale: 5/10
How to bust the boredom: Catch a flick at the cinemas.
When they’ve been channel surfing unsuccessfully for what feels like hours, you know what’s about to follow: ‘I’m bored’. It’s moments like these when you should ditch the TV for the big screen and head to the cinemas for the customary school holiday activity.
RAA member exclusive: Get discounted movie tickets at Event Cinema from $10 or $11 movie tickets at Wallis Cinemas. There’s more. RAA members can also buy an eVoucher to any movie session at the Moonlight Cinema for just $13 until 15 February.
2. When they’re hungry
Boredom scale: 8/10
How to bust the boredom: Feed their culinary knowledge (and stomachs).
If your little ones are hangry (so hungry it makes them angry), you know you’re in trouble. Rather than pack the pantry with chips and chocolate, take them back to school – Scoffed Cooking School, that is. Dubbed the school of food and fun, Scoffed has special school holiday cooking classes, teaching kids how to help out in the kitchen and, of course, filling their tummies with goodness.
RAA member exclusive: Get 25% off when you buy two or more Scoffed Cooking School classes.
3. When they want to sleep the day away
Boredom scale: 6/10
How to bust the boredom: Become one with nature.
Back in the day, you were probably told to go out and climb trees if you were bored. Coming home with grazed knees was worth it because it meant you were having fun. These days, the little ones can still run amok in the treetops – albeit a little more safely. Head to Adelaide’s inner-city aerial adventure park: TreeClimb, which features 7 exciting courses. Here, thrill-seekers of all ages and abilities can safely swing, leap, climb and fly through the tree tops. Now that’s an experience guaranteed to wake the kids up.
RAA member exclusive: Save 15% on all bookings at TreeClimb.
4. When their iPad has a low battery
Boredom scale: 7/10
How to bust the boredom: Play a game… that doesn’t involve screen time.
It can feel like the world’s ending when the kids’ iPads or gaming devices are about to go flat. Next time, instead of plugging in the charger, why not play a game that doesn’t involve a screen? Think dodgem cars, 10 pin bowling, water slides and bumper boats.
RAA member exclusive: Before a dip at Glenelg Beach, stop by The Beachouse, where RAA members get 15% off all game packages, time cards and credits. RAA members can also save at Zone Bowling where they can buy one game of bowling and get a second game free.
5. When they just can’t sit still
Boredom scale: 10/10
How to bust the boredom: Get active.
Bouncing off the walls with boredom? Watch the kids burn some energy at BOUNCE – a massive indoor adventure park with more than 50 interconnected trampolines. Here, kids can safely fly through the air and attempt to master backflips. They’re guaranteed to leave puffed out and ready for a nap. In fact, don’t be surprised if they doze off during the car ride home.
RAA member exclusive: During school holidays, BOUNCE offers a discounted family pass so the whole crew can have fun.
Well, that’s 5 days of holidays down. Only 14 to go. Not that we’re counting.