Guest GoJo

What to do with kids when it's too hot to be outside?

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    Guest GoJo

    Hi,

     

    Struggling with where to go with kids (girl 4.5 and boy 8 months) on the really hot days -especially as I also get paranoid about sun protection. We are in Seacliff. The library entertains for about half an hour only. Marion is a nightmare with my daughter (also rather tired of going there). We haven't tried the swimming centre yet because of the school holidays but we might try next week.

    Any other ideas?

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    Cinema....or anywhere indoors...we're quite lucky our boys are older and can handle the heat a little better....

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    Hi, i went to the outside swimming centre today at marion and it was not busy. There is a great splash pool there and covered areas.

    Would really recomend it to keep the little ones entertained.

     

    Chris.

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    Guest moonraker1959

    Hi GoJo,I can't help with outside kids activites,as I never lived up your way,but what about starting an activity box?The kids and I got a strong cardboard box,which we decorated.During term time I would once a week buy crafty type items to put in the box.It could be paints,felt material,glitter,toilet rolls,egg boxes,texta's(felt tip pens)coloured pencils and so on.Then when the holidays started,we would go to our local library and borrow kids books that had templates ect to make things,and then use the activity box.We had hours of fun,and its something you could do either inside or sat outside in the shade.What about the kids helping you make something to eat?You could look up some interesting no bake recipes for slices ect,or different salads ect.Sometimes I would give the kids an adult paint brush,with a bucket of water and let them paint pictures outside on the walls?Of course this is'nt suitable for your 18mth old!Have you got access to a baby/group in your area?What about buying a paddling pool?I'm sure if your 4 yr old was kept busy,your baby would be interested,if only for short periods.I wish my kids were that young again.I loved that time in my life!lol

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    Guest seekingsunshine

    The new swim centre at Marion is great-we went on saturday morning and it was busy but not too bad-still really good :) i think there is a playzone near you at marion too, or theres one at glenelg :)

     

    maybe put a post on AdelaideBabyBargains and ask local mums for their suggestions - its a great site :)

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    Guest GoJo

    Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I particularly like the idea of the cinema as that will kill a good chunk of time, particularly if we have lunch/coffee afterwards!

    Jo

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    hi there is an indoor soft play area down beach road which is air conditioned so il deffentley be taking my 3yr old daughter when it gets too hot ..im not sure if there is any nearer you xx

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    Guest cara

    hi all the bunnings stores have indoor playgrounds which are great and free and ours does craft sessions at the weekends too. they also do good coffee.

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