School holidays survival guide for parents

School holidays are fun for the kids, but for parents - the social planning, taxi driving, and activity-organising can be a lot of work. Here are some activities for parents to navigate the holidays.

School holidays can bring contrasting feelings to everyone.

For the kids, it's a joyous time - endless possibilities, so much time to see friends, sleep in, and find new hobbies to keep busy and recharge before returning to school.

For Mums and Dads, it's a different story.

Between planning your kids' social calendar, juggling children and a busy work schedule, playing taxi to and from daytime activities, or hosting the mid-week sleepover - it's no wonder parents are rejoicing when it's time for school to return!

Here are some things you can do to recharge your own batteries these school holidays, from a few minutes of mindfulness, to having a good olf belly laugh - there's something for everyone no matter how little time you have to spare!

6 minute seated mindful meditation

A 6-minute peaceful guided mindful meditation, which you can do from the comfort of your chair, any time of the day.

Take a minute to recharge

Nourish your body

There can be a lot of temptation for takeaway and snacks on the couch at home, but make sure you're still listening to what your body needs when it comes to nourishing foods.

Nutritious eating with the Australian Institute of Sport

Meditation from the Great Otway National Park

Take a few minutes to virtually escape the hustle and bustle. Transport yourself to the beautiful Otways.

Take me there