5 Budget-Friendly Things To Do These School Holidays

We've enlisted the help of superstar mum and long-time Kip&Co lover, Stefania Brunetti, to share her top five budget-friendly activities to do these school holidays. 

As a busy mum of five, school holidays are always welcomed in my home as I find it a great time to slow down and connect with my kids. Plus, I also love experiencing new things with kids. As we own our own business, I’m lucky to be able to have the flexibility to stay home with them and enjoy the break. 

Here are some of my recommendations for these coming school hols, I’ve included free, cheap and pricier options.

Family Fiesta

If you’ve got little one's to occupy these school holidays be sure to bring them along to Family Fiesta. Running from 29th June – 2nd July, Monash University is putting on a jam-packed celebration of Australian children’s literature, theatre, art and music all at a very low ticket price or free.


Roola Boola

Roola Boola is The Children’s Arts Festival presented by the Stonnington City Council and incorporates a kaleidoscope of circus, acrobatics, dance and live music. There are free events and some low cost ticketed events which I love.  I'll definitely be taking my girls to this one! 

Met Art World 

Met Art World is the largest collection of metal art, that offers a fully immersive family experience, where kids are allowed to touch everything! This is perfect for my older kids during the school break. 

Cubbyhouse Canteen

Cubbyhouse Canteen is a fun local Armadale cafe with amazing food for parents and treats for all, attached to a fun playground in Union Gardens, open Thursday-Sunday. 

Get Cooking!

Lastly, I love school holidays because it means I get to get creative in the kitchen with my kids! We love making brownies and French toast for breakfast, or when we are unsure what we feel like, we jump into recipe tins and let the kids decide. Let the fun begin!