And with that comes something that many parents dread. The many, many choruses of "I'm bored", or "there's nothing to do".
Let's face it. Keeping kids occupied over the school holidays can become incredibly expensive.
If you aren't looking forward to going into debt entertaining your kids over the holidays, then look no further. Here are plenty of free or low-cost things to do that should be on every child's Summer Bucket List
Spend a day at the beach
Who doesn't love the beach? In Australia, we have some of the best beaches in the world. Spend the day relaxing on the beach, going for a dip, chasing waves or building sandcastles.
Visit your local library
Libraries often have free or low-cost activities for children over the school holidays. It's worth checking out what they have going on. It's also a great time to check out some books and find some new favourites.
Have a play at a park
Parks are great for burning off some extra energy and getting outdoors. Visiting a new park can be a whole different experience. And there are so many to discover and explore.
Here's a few you could try if you're looking for somewhere new.
There are some amazing bushwalking trails around. It's great to go somewhere different and get back to nature. You can see plenty of things you won't see anywhere else. Always make sure you know where you're going. And don't forget your hat, water bottle and some good walking shoes.
Ride your bike
Get out and explore the world around you. There are heaps of places to visit. Try and see how many you can get to.
Put on some music and dance
A great way to burn some energy and have some fun. See if you can come up with some funny moves or even bring back some old ones.
Play dress – ups
Who doesn't love dressing up and playing pretend? You can buy cheap dress-up pieces or accessories, or make your own. You can be whoever or whatever you want.
Do some baking
A lot of kids will love to help with baking. Make an old favourite, find a new recipe or grab a packet mix and bake away.
Take some photos
Grab your phone or camera, get out and about and take some snaps. Go somewhere different. Pull some funny faces. See how many different colour or shapes you can find.
Heaps of kids love camping. Grab your tent and book in for a night or two somewhere. Or if you can't get away, you could set up a tent in your backyard, (or in your lounge room if you prefer).
If you don't have an origami book, you can look online to find some great origami patterns from simple to more elaborate. It's always fun to give it a go.
Get some chalk and write or draw on the pavement outside. Draw roads on the ground and make an elaborate city.