As term 1 draws to a close, and parents and kids alike anticipate the school holidays – it can be tricky to come up with new and exciting holiday activities. It is not always easy to keep kids engaged and entertained for several weeks. Fear not parents – Thrift Park has you sorted when it comes to school holiday fun! We have compiled a list of both at home activities and out and about activities for some serious school holiday fun!

At home activities


Arts and Crafts

With the weather touch and go at this time of year – you never quite know what you are going to get. For those rainy days, it is handy to have some arts and craft activities for the kids at hand. A visit to Fantastic Home & Gifts is your go-to for a variety of fun, crafty activities the kids can enjoy.  

Have a bake off

When the weather is not in favour of outdoor adventures, consider stocking up on some yummy ingredients from Woolworths and having a good old fashioned family bake off. Kids love to decorate things like cookies and cupcakes before they devour them in mere seconds! For some baking inspiration, check out Baker’s Delight’s range of kid friendly recipes here.


Out and about activities

If you are tiring of the home activities and up for an adventure, we have a list of activities to keep both kids and parents entertained these school holidays!


Activate by Hardrock: 2-5 km from Mentone

If your kids are up for an epic adventure, then Activate by Hardrock is the place to go. This indoor activity centre is only a short drive from Mentone and offers an array of clip and climb activities, an artificial caving system, a vertical drop slide and a café for a much needed coffee!

Colour Your World Art – Art Classes & Lessons: 20-30km from Mentone

For the budding artists, school holidays can be the perfect time to express their creativity. Colour Your World Art, located in Mornington, offer weekly art classes for children and adults, including school holiday workshops. Their mission is to inspire, educate and empower people through art, regardless of your experience.

Ride the City Circle Tram: 27km from Mentone

For an adventure the kids will remember, consider venturing into the city and taking a ride on the free city circle tram. This is a free and convenient way to see key monuments and also gives you access to free leaflets and maps to help you navigate the city. Find more information on this free service here.


The necessities

Let’s not forget about the school holidays being an opportune time to catch up on appointments for the kids before the hustle and bustle of term 2. To keep your child’s teeth healthy, consider booking them in with Mentone Smiles for a check-up and clean. Smart Cuts and Colour will also have your kids sorted for a traditional holiday haircut, for that fresh, clean look before the start of term!

We hope this list helps keep your kids entertained these holidays. For more handy tips, and news, follow us on Facebook.