School holidays are approaching fast and while some of us ,might be lucky enough to be heading off somewhere exciting and warm, a lot of us will just want to be staying home and enjoying time with our families.
It always takes a bit of time to get into the rhythm on school holidays because everyone is so used to routines and schedules so here are 41 ideas for Winter Fun in Melbourne.
I have included a really good selection of things that you can do in the comfort of your own home or neighbourhood.
- Grab a sketch pad and go for a winter ramble, drawing what you see.
- Read a book. You can find some great ideas here.
- Bake a cake, a cookie or some slice.
- Cook slow. It is so lovely to have a pot of something delicious bubbling away on the stove all day. Try this shredded beef or these slow cooked chicken burritos. Yum!
- Throw a snow ball.
- Enjoy the Winter Fun Fest.
- Pop on a beanie and support your local market.
- Attend a writers festival. Byron Bay, Melbourne and Bendigo are all coming soon.
- Order a pamper pack and have a little makeover in the comfort of your own home.
- Take a cooking class. I can recommend Locavore Studio and String and Salt, but there are plenty of others too.
- Enjoy cheese fondue. Then maybe try chocolate fondue.
- Take a class.
- Play board games.
- Write a letter.
- Take up knitting.
- Make a winter flower arrangement.
- Try the Hot Springs at Daylesford or Rye (coming soon Phillip Island)
- Go on a treasure hunt at your local op shops.
- Take a drive and create a treasure hunt e.g.. “find something for each letter of your name or the alphabet.
- Do a playground/ park crawl.
- Make scones with tea.
- Host a tea party.
- Make an indoor cubby house.
- Create a play tablecloth train track with Kelly from Be a Fun Mum.
- Make cars out of cardboard boxes.
- Make a collage. Take a look at The Collage Club on Instagram for some next level inspiration.
- Learn to code.
- Have a disco.
- Create a hot chocolate station for your home and use it every night for super.
- Stock up on books, magazines and DVD’s from your local library.
- Visit the museum.
- Make your own marshmallows.
- Have meal in a cosy Country Pub.
- Learn a craft online with Pip from Meet me at Mikes. It’s a definite yes from me to the sparkly soaps and paper strawberries.
- Buy yourself a cosy sweater.
- Plant yourself a succulent garden inside or outside.
- Sit by an open fire.
- Bake some fresh bread.
- Enjoy a Netflix marathon
- Make a holiday pack for everyone in your family. Include a blank journal and encourage everyone to fill in a page at the end of every day.
- Level up at yoga. I’m still using this app.
- Start a blog. Check out this sweet, fun course to get you started.
- Go for a bush walk and collect something in every colour of the rainbow.
Nearly all of them can be done as a family, although they might require some adapting.
I would love to hear your ideas of what you like to do as a family in the winter holidays.
Whatever you plan to do, remember to enjoy yourself and treasure the moments as they arrive.