Top holiday activities to keep kids active, and away from the TV
It's a familiar sight for parents during the school holidays - a shapeless blob on the couch, staring at the TV with a look somewhere between boredom and complete vacancy of the senses. Yes, we all know how tempting it can be for our kids to veg out for hours in front of the screen, and it's safe to say that almost every parent would prefer that their child was out and about, having fun and staying active.
This is much easier said than done, though, so in this article we'll look at a few great holiday options that put the 'active' in 'activity'!
Organise a sports game
Sports are one of the best solutions to holiday idleness. Not only are they fun to play, but running around outside is also important for good fitness and overall health. Plus, it provides some social interaction with other kids. What's not to love? With the Australia summer weather so warm, it might be a bit hot outside on certain days. Never mind though, the bowling alley is always lovely and cool, and it provides all the same benefits as any other sport.
Sign up for a holiday program
For some parents, there simply isn't enough time to shuttle kids between different sports games or other activities. This can be a problem, because you don't want your own hectic schedule to interrupt your child's ability to have healthy fun in their school break. A great solution is signing up for a school holiday program like AMF's Bowl Camp. This takes the stress off you, and gives your son or daughter a chance to meet and become friends with a whole new group of kids.
Throw a party
Every parent knows how excited kids can get over parties, but there doesn't have to be a special occasion such as a birthday to warrant a fantastic event. There's no reason you can't reach out to other families and put together a fun day at your nearest AMF centre. In fact, there are probably few things your kid will find more exciting! So, if you can't think of a way to get little Timmy off the couch, tell him he'll miss all the fun playing laser tag and bowling with his buddies!
To find out more about school holiday options, get in touch with AMF today or simply book online.