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Your Essential School Holiday Guide

Category: kids

With the excitement and festivities of Christmas now behind us, there’s still a few weeks left until the little ones head back to school to start the new year. In the meantime, the question most commonly asked by parents, guardians and grandparents alike is ‘How do we keep the kids entertained?’.

Not to worry, because Stockland Balgowlah has come to the rescue with our essential guide to school holidays. Whether your little ones are small and curious, young and full of energy, exploring their creativity with crafts and DIY, or love being with you in the kitchen, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Plus it’s handy that everything you need can be found in centre today!

Check out our top centre picks and tips to survive the remainder of the school holidays and have the kids ready to get back to school.

Games and Activities
Discover new games and activities available right now at Kidstuff. Check out our top picks: 

  • Magnetika – Discovery Set

    Magnetika provides a fun and interactive way to explore STEM learning and encourage the development of problem solving, logical thinking, curiosity and creativity. 

  • Sky Police Parachute Arrest 
    Patrol the LEGO City Streets from above with the Sky Police Parachute Arrest set. 


Tech-less activities 
Minimise tech-time these holidays and encourage your kids to get back to nature. From gardening gloves to ‘growing your own indoor plant’ guides there is something for all ages at Berkelouw Books 


At-home Cinema Experience 
Create your own cinema at the comfort of your own home. Pick out family favourites from Coles and rewind with the little ones with healthy snacks from The Source Bulk Foods. 

Set the mood with fairy lights and lots of pillows and throws from Adairs. 

Kids Bake-off 
The festive season may be behind us, but the holidays are a perfect time for kids to practice cooking! Just grab a recipe book at Berkelouw books and check out the wide range of baking products available at Robins Kitchen. 


Back to school essentials


Prep your kids for Back to School with essentials from Coles and Berkelouw Books. You’ll find everything you need from backpacks, lunch boxes, water bottles, pencil cases, pens, textas, pencils, notebooks and much more.


Why not pick out a few key wardrobe staples for your little ones from Cotton On Kids and Seed Heritage 

Plus it’s never too early to start planning their daily lunchbox treats to get them starting the new school year healthy and happy with our delicious and nutritious lunchbox ideas 

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