The term never went this fast we were we kids. As an Auntie, there’s only one day each week of the school holidays to conjure up something new to discover or to reinvent an old favourite. But to avoid disappointment given the unpredictable spring weather, sometimes it’s best to wait until morning to decide what to do.
The Past Twenty Four Hours
Last night we walked to Mission Bay to see the Pixels Movie. Very entertaining, and if you can remember back to the eighties and video arcade games, there are plenty of déjà-vu moments for the adults too. Tickets are only $9.90 for adults and children, Sunday to Wednesday at BERKELEY Mission Bay | HOYTS so a great price for families.
Today woke to heavy rain so our plans for a trip into the city were squashed. But by the time the girls had eaten their pancakes, finished watching another movie on DVD and finally got out of their PJs – mind you it was now mid-morning, the sun was shining. Scooters out, shorts, t-shirts and sunhats (yes really) and we were off down to the beach for an hour or so. Grabbed a coffee (for me) along the way – it was definitely a two coffee day.
Sushi for lunch then bundled the kids into the car. Off to JUMP – indoor trampolining, and arrived with seconds to spare. After an hour of non-stop bouncing you would think the girls would be tired. How can two 11 year old girls have so much energy and make so much racket!
Other kid-friendly things to do in Auckland’s unpredictable weather:
- Auckland War Memorial Museum (free for Aucklanders with proof of address)
- Auckland Art Gallery
- Arboria | Aotea Square (until Sunday 11 October, closed Mondays)
Grab a picnic and take a road trip – you’ll get wet anyway:
For other school holidays ideas, take a look at two earlier posts from July 2015:
If you’re lucky enough to have an extra week these school holidays, check out what’s happening during Artweek Auckland 10-18 October.
Feel free to share your favourite tip for school holiday fun in the comments.