SCHOOL
HOLIDAYS

VIC/QLD Dates:
22 September - 7 October 2018

NSW/ACT/SA/WA/TAS Dates:
29 September - 14 October 2018

With the school term about to come to an end, the holidays are just a blink away. Don’t panic if you haven’t already booked a holiday away with the family as we have got you covered on ideas and activities that they won’t want to miss. School holidays are a joyous time of the year for kids of all ages, but, we understand that keeping the family entertained can be a bit challenging at times. Your local IKEA store has you covered with a range of boredom busting activities catered for different ages. For the days when you just want to relax in the comfort of your own home, there are a variety of activities that you can do from arts and crafts to creating a playful children’s sleepover and much more. Make this school holidays a time they won’t forget.

Want to get the kids out and about?

Keep an eye out for free home furnishing workshops, food events, kid friendly activities and much more happening at your local IKEA store. Enter your postcode to see the latest events at your closest store.

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Let children get crafty with nature

Let children get crafty with nature

Margo shows us how she and her son Bruno (9) create simple artwork together using fallen leaves they’ve collected outside.

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Summer scrapbook ideas for kids

Summer scrapbook ideas for kids

We invited three kids, Enzo (8), Trym (8) and Molly (6) into our Ideas Lab to see if our scrapbook idea actually grabs the attention of the very people we are trying to inspire.

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Tips for a playful children’s sleepover

Tips for a playful children’s sleepover

These tips make an 8 to 12 year-old’s bedroom feel safe and comfortable so they can play all day, all night, and all by themselves.

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DIY fun: the cardboard challenge

DIY fun: the cardboard challenge

Sure, we sell toys, but we also encourage imagination and creativity (for adults and kids alike). It can start with something as simple as a piece of cardboard.

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5 fun outdoor games from 1 length of fabric

5 fun outdoor games from 1 length of fabric

Want to lure the kids away from the tv and into the sunshine? Maybe we can help! We had this long length of stripy metre fabric and thought’d it be fun to see how many kids activities we could use it for.

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Rainy day boredom buster: Three ways to personalise your sheets

Rainy day boredom buster: Three ways to personalise your sheets

We asked three kids to personalise their bed linens in our lab, and they came up with three very different techniques (with only a tiny bit of help from our interior designer, Emma).

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Make recycling fun (for the whole family)

Make recycling fun (for the whole family)

Recycling is key to a greener lifestyle, and it’s important to incorporate into your daily routine. So make a game of it all, and get the whole family involved.

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Party people in the house

Party people in the house

We’ve got three fun ways for you to spend some energetic, quality time with the kids indoors. And we invited our friends Maxime, 10, Anaïs, 7, and their grandmother Ingegerd to play along.

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The kids’ table is the place to be

The kids’ table is the place to be

Some might say that keeping your kids entertained at a dinner party is nearly impossible. But what did Anna, our interior designer, say? Challenge accepted.

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