Keep calm: the school holidays are just a few weeks away! Here are a few things you should have on your radar before most schools break up on June 25*.

*June 18 for many private schools – eek!

Sort their school holiday camps
Whether you work or not, blocking at least a few days of the school holidays out for day camps is always a good idea. They’re the ultimate win/win: you get some kid-free time, and they get to spend the day doing something they love. Perfect. Here are a few of our favourites. And, if you’re planning on booking a babysitter or sending the kids off with a friend or family member, have them hit up some of these spots for a culture fix

Book your winter holiday
Heading off these holidays, but not sure where? We’ve done the legwork for you. Why not rent a van and get a taste of life on the open road these school holidays? Here is our official round up of the best ways to get a taste of #VanLife. For a more conventional holiday, why not stay local with one of these wintery escapes or head a bit further afield to one of these last-minute locations?

Prepare for a holiday at home
Staying local these winter holidays? There’s no better time for a family day trip – there’s no heat to beat, so you can spend your days hiking, picnicking or simply cosying up indoors. Stuck for ideas? We’ve listed our 70 favourite things to do during the winter school holidays – and if you’re looking for more inspiration, here’s another 50!

How will you be spending your winter school holidays? We want to know! Get in touch with us on social media (we’re @havenhub) or send us an email at editor@havenmagazine.com.au.



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