FUN BOREDOMBUSTING IDEAS!

Their mid-year break doesn’t al­ways have to drain your sav­ings – fun can be free!

Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Finance - Kirsty Dunn

REDECORATE THEIR ROOMS

“Keep “K the th kids kid oc­cu­pied id and d or­gan­ise i a day d to td de­clut­ter l tt and redecorate the be­d­rooms,” says Gumtree spokesper­son Kirsty Dunn. “By sell­ing un­wanted items that the kids have grown out of on plat­forms like Gumtree, you’ll have plenty of spare coin to buy new items to re­vamp their rooms.”

CAMP IN THE BACK­YARD

“With­out tak­ing the kids too far from the house, cre­ate a per­son­alised camp­ing ground in your own back­yard,” Kirsty adds. “You can find plenty of pre-loved tents, blow-up mat­tresses and camp­ing chairs to kit out a home­made camp p site.”

MAKE AN OUT­DOOR CINEMA

“In­vite your chil­dren’s friends over and host a movie night with an out­door cinema. By sim­ply buy­ing a sec­ond-hand screen and pro­vid­ing each guest with a pil­low and pop­corn, the kids will be en­ter­tained for hours, watch­ing their favourite movies un­der the stars,” stars, say says Kirsty.

GET CRE­ATIVE

“If you’re not ready to com­mit to weekly lessons or sport­ing comps, one-off cre­ative classes may be what you’re af­ter,” says Kirsty. “The Gumtree com­mu­nity is home to many cre­ative and in­de­pen­dent busi­nesses. Many of­fer classes in their area of ex­per­tise – these ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude cook­ing, art and craft, singing, chil­dren’s yoga and even cup­cake dec­o­rat­ing!”

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