School holidays may leave you with some special memories of your children, but the build-up and dealing with bored children can leave you with a few extra grey hairs too, as we at Wet Rock fully understand.
How to Survive the School Holidays
Luckily, after reading these 4 tips on surviving the school holidays, you will be prepared, organised and, maybe, even a little bit excited. Keep reading the blog as we discuss 4 tips to help you make the most of the precious time with your children.
1. Research Free & Cost-effective Outings
The secret to surviving the school holidays, with your bank balance still semi-safe, is to make a list of outings you can do with your kids that cost little to no money to visit. Think of places like the beachfront, local parks, hiking trails and museums. These cost-effective outings will keep your children active and off their devices, whilst not breaking the bank.
2. Plan Ahead
If you know that a four-week holiday is approaching, bring out the calendar and do some planning, this will prevent you from wasting time doing nothing or taking on way too much. Write down events you want to remember, outings that you definitely want to do, as well as outings you may want to do. Knowing exactly when your child will be off to Granny or sitting bored at home will help you feel less overwhelmed and more inspired.
3. Plan a Treat or Reward
It is up to you whether you want to give your child their reward at the end of the holidays or at the end of each week, but giving them something to look forward to will keep them excited, as well as keep their behaviour in check. Discuss with your child a few things that they would really like to do during their holidays and let them know that good behaviour will help make it happen.
4. Stock Up on Crafts & Other Activities
Ensure that you are fully stocked up on crafting goodies, this will keep your child entertained for hours. Crafts are a great way for children to express themselves whilst having fun. If your child isn’t into crafts, grab a few things anyway (just in case boredom strikes), make sure you are stocked up on their favourite activities, ensure you have enough tennis balls, baking ingredients, make-up- whatever your child may like.
Make Your Booking with Wet Rock Today
Take a deep breath, mamas, and remember that it all goes by too fast. Bring your children down to Wet Rock for a fun-filled day on our waterslides. Being an indoor, heated waterpark, you don’t need to worry about the weather. Call us today for any more information or visit our website for our hours and prices.