With school holidays fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about where to go. However, travelling with the kids in tow can be a little daunting. What happens if they don’t like the destination, get bored and nothing interests them?
Staying at a Tasman Holiday Park is a safe bet. We have plenty to keep kids of all ages entertained with special school holiday programs and a range of fantastic facilities. Here are just ten activities that are part of our school holiday program. We have also listed our holiday parks where you will find these fantastic programs.
Fun school holiday programs the kids will love
1. Leaf Characters
The kids will love getting creative and making art from nature. Kids will search the holiday park to collect fallen leaves of different shapes, sizes, and colours. They can then create leaf characters by drawing little faces on their leaves. A great way to get creative whilst making new friends.
2. Pet Rocks
Pet rocks are taking the world by storm. Kids love collecting rocks, painting them, then hiding them for others to find. That’s why we got on board with this latest trend and made it part of our school holiday program. Kids will receive rocks and paints to decorate as they wish. They can take their new pet home with them as a little souvenir or hide them for someone else to find.
3. Pool Party
What better way to make new friends than with a pool party. Soak up the sun with giant inflatables, pool games, water pistols and good-time tunes. Don’t forget to slip, slop, slap. Take some happy snaps of your memorable moments and share them with #mytasmanmoment.
4. Colour Hunt
Here’s a fun game the whole family can enjoy, a colour hunt. Kids will receive a colour-hunt worksheet. They can use this to identify colours around the holiday park. A fun little game for all ages.
5. Colouring-in competition
Who doesn’t love a colouring-in competition? It keeps the kids occupied for hours, helps develop fine motor skills and concentration, and get their creative juices flowing. Plus, think of the sense of accomplishment they’ll feel when finished, or better yet if they win.
6. Biscuit Decorating
Unleash the kid’s inner artist with a no-cook decoration activity. Kids will receive tasty biscuits to decorate with icing, sprinkles, lollies, and other sweet treats. The best part about this activity is they get to eat them at the end – yummy.
7. Puppet Show
Create your own puppets and perform a puppet show for your new friends. This is a perfect way for the kids to meet others their age. It encourages teamwork and social skills as they develop characters and a story. Create puppets from socks, googly eyes and a wild imagination.
8. Design a T-Shirt
Forget hitting the souvenir store for a tacky tee you’ll never wear. Get the kids to create their very own shirt. They can decorate the shirts provided with fabric paint, glitter, and stick-on letters until their heart’s content.
Have a little bit of old-fashioned fun with a classic game of hopscotch. Kids split into two teams and race down the chalk-drawn path. A little bit of healthy competition amongst new friends.
Keep the kids entertained these holidays.
10. Pom-Pom Racetracks
Get ready to go racing with Pom-Pom Racetracks. Race pom-poms down a track outlined by electrical tape by blowing them through a straw. Guide them down twist and turns until you reach the finish line. The team that finishes first will be crowned the winner.
Which Tasman Holiday Parks run school holiday programs?
Here’s a list of Tasman Holiday Parks that have school holiday programs. There is plenty of fun for the adults too with movie nights, wine, and cheese tastings, walking club and bingo.
Caravan Parks NSW
You’ll have no trouble keeping the family entertained at Merool on the Murray. We have a range of amenities including a resort-style swimming pool, games room, playground, two jumping pillows (because two is better than one), and giant chess.
We have accommodation options to fit the whole family. Our cabins sleep up to six people or you can setup camp at our campsites.
This holiday park is absolute heaven for kids. The kids will spend hours testing their ninja skills on the ninja course, racing around the Grand Prix scooter track, splashing about in the water park and swimming pool, or playing a game of mini golf. There is a pump track, pedal carts, basketball courts, soccer nets and canoe hire.
Accommodation options include one, two- and three-bedroom villas and units sleeping up to eight people.
The kids will absolutely love our holiday park in Nambucca Heads. You’ll have to drag them away from the waterslides and swimming pool to try the other activities on offer. There is a wading pool for the littlies, adventure playground, jumping pillow, Goanna Cove family entertainment area, kids club, games room, pedal buggies, badminton, sports equipment, and a board game lending library. After a fun day filled with laughter and sunshine, finish the day at our indoor and outdoor movies that run seasonally.
We have accommodation options that suit everyone. We have studios, cabins, boat houses, villas, beach huts and surf shacks that can sleep up to six people. There are campsites as well as ensuite sites for the happy campers. The family doggo doesn’t need to miss out on all the action as this is a pet-friendly caravan park.
Take a break in New South Wales these holidays.
There are plenty of boredom busters here with an adventure playground, kids’ activity centre, swimming pool, tennis court, basketball court, jumping pillows, bike riding, and board games and book swap. The kids will love roasting a marshmallow over a fire pit whilst sharing a few campsite stories.
There’s villas and cabins with beachfront options. Our villas and cabins can accommodate the whole family sleeping up to eight people. We have campsites close to the beach so you can wake to the sounds of the ocean.
Caravan Parks QLD
For a holiday the kids will never forget, stay at Tasman Holiday Parks – Airlie Beach. The kids will love exploring the park driving around in a pedal buggy. Get up close and personal with the birds during our daily bird feeding. There is the resort and toddlers pool, bike hire, mini-golf, and a half tennis court with free racquet hire.
Accommodation options range from motel rooms, cabins and villas sleeping up to six people. There are ensuite, powered, and unpowered sites for pitching a tent or parking your caravan.
For a tropical getaway the kids will love, stay at Tasman Holiday Parks – South Mission Beach. The kids will want to play all day long in our beautiful rock fringed pool and waterslide. There is a shaded playground, games room, and a half tennis and basketball court.
We have a range of accommodation styles to choose from including self-contained cabins and villas with idyllic beach or garden views. There are powered and unpowered sites for the perfect camp setup.
Escape for a seaside Queensland getaway.
Caravan Parks New Zealand
Waihi Beach offers hours of entertainment without ever leaving the park. Kids can hang out in the kid’s indoor hangout area, under-fives games room, heated swimming pool and spa, outdoor playground with jumping pillow, or outdoor giant chess.
Accommodation ranges from cabins, units, or motel rooms overlooking the park or beach. Our rooms sleep up to eight people making it easy to fit the whole family. To camp out under the stars we have powered sites with beachfront options.
Get the whole family together, choose a destination, book it in, and get excited for a fun trip away these school holidays.