What are you doing over Easter? Some School Holiday Ideas, Activities and Outings

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Do you tend to make a few plans well before the school holidays arrive?

I do, especially for the school holidays when my husband will be away at work. He arrives home a week after the kids go back to school. So handy. Not.

Here are a few of the plans myself and the four offspring have:

Teen14 is off to cadet camp with school – four nights of mud, rain, tents and marching, he’ll love that and return starving.

Teen16 is doing some driving lessons, working at McDonalds and playing all his instruments very loudly.

Western Plains Zoo

Myself and the twins are off on Monday to visit Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo. We’re going to spend a night at the Zoo,  can’t wait!

Western Plains ZooStrike Bowling

We’re planning a visit to our local Strike Bowling in Chatswood in the second week of the holidays. Strike has a special on these school holidays in NSW, Victoria and Queensland:

$25 Unlimited Play (unlimited bowling, unlimited laser tag) – Wintergarden (QLD), Entertainment Quarter (NSW). Chatswood (NSW), Charlestown (NSW), Bayside (VIC), Melbourne Central (VIC)

$15 Unlimited Play (unlimited bowling, unlimited karaoke) – Century City Walk (VIC), King Street Wharf (NSW), Melbourne QV (VIC), Surfers Paradise (QLD).

Sounds good to us! All the info is here.

Livvi’s Place Playgrounds

The kids and I will be visiting the Livvi’s Place all-abilities playgrounds around Sydney, more info at the bottom of this post. I’d like to take some photos of them and write up full descriptions to put up on the blog, a nice little school holiday project for us.

Chocolate and Baking

I love to collect a few recipes for treats to make with the kids in school holidays. We will for sure be trying these Pizza Supreme Cookies from Gourmet Getaways. 



I’ve already got the chocolate (hidden away in a cupboard, hope I can find it) to make white chocolate Easter egss which we do most years.

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I might have a go at this lovely White Chocolate Easter Egg Bark from MrsDPlus3 as well.

white chocolate easter egg bark.jpg Other Easter School Holiday Activity Lists

No need for me to write up a longer list of school holiday ideas for this year because there are a couple of fabulous ones done already. Check these out – you can’t go wrong.

Bron at Maxabella Loves has posted a fantastic list of school holidays activities on this post:

Maxabella Loves – School Holiday Activities in Sydney – April 2014 

Time Out Sydney has a great list of ideas on this page:

Time Out Sydney – 50 Ways To Spend The School Holidays

And let us never forget one of my most popular posts ever:

Top 10 Free and Low Cost Things To Do In Sydney School Holidays


What plans to do you for school holidays?

If you don’t have kids at school yet, does the whole school holidays malarkey drive you nuts?




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Posted on: April 10, 2014


  • Reply April 11, 2014

    Gourmet Getaways

    Oh I love the chocolate Easter egg bark, it is just so pretty!!
    I don’t tend to plan too much during the school holidays, I love just enjoying the break from routine with the kids. Great story and thanks for including my pizza cookie 🙂

    • Reply April 11, 2014

      Seana Smith

      I will be baking those cookies, but first a wee expedition to Dubbo Zoo awaits. So glad that the holidays start today – we need them here.

  • Reply April 12, 2014


    Have fun at Western Plains Zoo. The last time I went was pre kids – I must give it a go with my boys. We hope to visit Livvi’s Place at Five Dock this hols – we’ve never been to that one. Those pizza cookies look fantastic!

    • Reply April 13, 2014

      Seana Smith

      They do look great, don’t they? There’s also a Livvi’s Place in Dubbo, so I hope we’ll get to have a play there too. All packed up tonight and ready to go… just need to get my cameras sorted. The laptop is NOT coming – what a relief! Hope the hols start well for you all.

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