Winter School Holiday Activities on a Budget with NZ Compare
Jul 4, 2024

It's going to be a chilly school holidays! But that doesn't mean you can't have some fun, and make savings while you're at it!

The school holidays are a great break for kids. But they can be a bit of a challenge for parents. If you can keep the kids entertained without breaking the bank, you’re onto a winner. We have gathered our top 6 activities to do with the kids these school holidays that are great for those on a budget.

1. The Zoo or Petting Farm

Auckland and Wellington Zoo are a great place to spend a day out these school holidays. At Auckland Zoo, you can wander through the safari and encounter zebras and giraffes, watch elephants bathe in dust, and the alligators float in the river. Bring a picnic to enjoy too!

2. Go for a Hike

Even in winter, you can still enjoy the plethora of nature trails that Aotearoa has to offer. We are lucky to have diverse landscapes, from lush forests, to sweeping coastal tracks. Just make sure you are wearing decent hiking boots and check the weather app before you go!

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3. Winter Movie Day

Grab your popcorn maker, power up your soda machine, and snuggle up on the couch for a day of movies and TV shows. There is truly nothing better! Don’t forget to jump on Broadband Compare to compare broadband plans and find a better deal. You can enjoy joining perks such as a free year subscription to a streaming platform. Unlock savings with a better broadband deal, a free streaming platform, and a great cosy day with the kids! Be sure to also check what internet speed is right for your household, so you can enjoy peaceful streaming without buffering or interruptions and ensure you aren’t paying for more than you need.

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4. Arts and Crafts

Whip out the paint brushes, craft paper, canvases, crayons, and get tucked into a creative activity. This can keep the kids occupied for hours, even if it can get a little messy. Be sure to jump on PriceMe to stock up on all your arts and craft needs. Arts and crafts are a great winter activity that will help your kids stay off screens for a morning or afternoon. One idea is to paint terracotta pots and then plant flowers or yummy herbs in them!

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5. Bake Treats

Another cosy winter activity is to bake some yummy treats. Grab out grandma’s recipe book, or hit the web for some fun treat recipes to bake. You’ll soon have a tray of a yummy treat to eat in the garden, or as a snack while you enjoy a movie night! Just make sure you monitor children using heat or sharp tools! Also jump on PriceMe to get the cheapest price on any baking tools you might need such as mixers

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6. Compare your Bills

This might not be an activity for the kids, but it is a great one that you can do in minutes while they are preoccupied with baking, arts and crafts, or a movie! If you have older kids, this might be a great opportunity to involve them in comparison and teach them valuable finance lessons. Unlock potential savings that make a difference with NZ Compare’s user-friendly comparison platforms. Compare broadband, power, mobile, and money to get better deals on your utility bills and make savings these school holidays!

Further Reading:

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