Sure, it can be a pain having to deal with the kids sometimes, but if you’ve got a few activities up your sleeve, you can make it really fun!
- Swimming pool adventures.
Look up all the public pools within 10km of home and one by one try them all out over a number of weeks. Be sure to take a rubber ring, noodle or ball to play with.
- Bike riding.
There are often wonderful bike tracks that run alongside local creeks, waterways and freeways. They are relatively flat and often weave through interesting bushland. A trailer bike attached to your bike can be great for little kids.
- Public transport can be a great adventure for kids.
See how many trains, buses and trams (if you are in Melbourne or Adelaide!) you can go on in one morning. Stop somewhere for a milkshake and get them to help work out the timetables.
- Take a day trip to another city!
Flights are incredibly cheap these days, or you can use your frequent flyer points if you have enough. A few months out- book two return flights, up and back in the same day to another city. Surprise your kid on the day, or the night before. Use public transport when you get there to travel around and see some sights before jumping back on a plane to return home. Take photos of the adventure and make a little album out of it.
- Canoeing, paddle boating or kayaking can be cheap, accessible but memorable fun. Take the camera.