02 July 2020

We’ve actually become experts at finding fun things to do with the family when you can’t (aren’t allowed) to get out and about. Baking, books, board games, gardening, a bit of TV, creating, painting, video games… the list goes on.

Here’s a couple of ideas for these school holidays (when the weather is likely to be a bit average) to refresh you on all the fun things you can do indoors… and at LynnMall!


Make a fort and curl up with a great book
There’s a bunch of new books out including ones from fav authors David Walliams and Aaron Babley. Pull out the old bedding and duvets, get creative with the furniture and hole up in another world for the day, or until the sun starts peaking through.

Spend a day at LynnMall
Aside from a little retail therapy, there’s a bunch of fun things to try-out over the school hols. From pizza school, to clay play…from mini putt to movies! Throw in a teddy bear picnic and you and your family will be entertained ALL DAY! CLICK HERE to find out all the fun things that are on at LynnMall.

DIY Karaoke
If the kids got a blast out of the Trolls World Tour movie, they can continue the fun at home with a little karaoke session. Set up a mini stage and gather round with some snacks to cheer the singers on. Poppy’s Microphone with preloaded songs makes it easier (you can pick it up from Whitcoulls) to belt out the hits.

Get Creative
If the TV show, Lego Masters has done anything, it’s shown there’s a potential career (or at least some serious kudos) in being exceptionally good with Lego. Get the creative juices flowing and get building. For budding scientists, there’s a crystal growing kit – it’s glow in the dark, too!

Okay… puzzles are a bit contentious. They’re either cat nip to those who like to “puzzle” away to find the exact piece and relish a 1,500 piece-er OR you’ve had enough fun once the edges are in and don’t give two hoots about the resulting picture (if you even get that far!). A happy medium are these 500 piece Ravensburger puzzles. Good for a few hours, then on to the next fun thing!

Crystal Growing Kit – Glow in the Dark from Acquisitions, Whitcoulls Trolls World Tour: Poppy’s Microphone, The Bad Guys #01: The Bad Guys by Aaron Babley and Slime by David Walliams from Whitcoulls, Ravensburger Puzzles Harmony In The Jungle from Farmers, and Lego City Ocean Exploration Submarine from Toyworld.