Junior Digital Detox during the school holidays

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According to the Australian Institute of Family Studies, children aged between four and five years are spending around 2.2 hours each weekday watching screens, growing to 3.3 hours by the time they are 12 and 13. Back when we were kids, play time means getting outdoors. Well, it’s time to bring that back these school holidays.

Have a digital detox with your little ones this school holiday! Discovery Parks across the country are bubbling with energy and happy families during the School Holidays. Its holiday parks have carefully created programs this winter to make sure your kids are made busy, active and entertained.

From country-themed shindigs to crazy crafts, find out our top school holiday activities from each state.

Echuca, VIC - Taste Of The Country

Prepare yourself for a bonzer of a time these July School Holidays at Discovery Parks - Echuca. Get your boot-scooting shoes on for a few days of fun with your family and friends in amongst Echuca’s beautiful bushland. Pull up hay bale while listening to live country music, see the magic of whip cracking & fire twirling and eat your filling of damper.

Tannum Sands, QLD - Windchime Making

Set alongside Tannum Beach in sunny Queensland, Discovery Parks - Tannum Sands is a slice of coastal paradise. Head somewhere warm and inviting for the winter school holidays in a spot that is secluded and peaceful. Kids can take part in a daily treasure hunt, make sand art and create whimsical windchimes! You'll be able to hang these masterpieces outside when you get home and remember the time spent at our park.

Woodman Point, WA - Gymbus

It's fun on wheels at Discovery Parks - Woodman Point these school holidays. For the last 25 years, Gymbus has been delighting children around Perth & Fremantle with this snazzy and different way to get active. Gymbus is a play centre inside of a double decker bus! Kids can exercise and play to their heart's content while making new friends.

Clare, SA - Wine Night & Sausage Sizzle

Something for the adults and kids in the Clare Valley this winter. What better way to be welcomed on your holiday at Discovery Parks - Clare than to taste the region's wine? Treat your taste buds to a wine night at the park and meet others in this open and friendly atmosphere. Your children can feast on the sausage sizzle while you sip at a worldclass vino.

Maidens Inn, NSW - Feast On The Murray

Prepare yourself for the Echuca-Moama region's Winter Food Truck Festival these July School Holidays. A few days of food, family and fantastic times by the river. Get faces painted, enjoy the pleasure of fairy floss melting on your tongue and nibble on freshly popped popcorn. A weekend at Discovery Parks - Maidens Inn, Moama will refresh the whole family.

All Of Tasmania Parks - Colour Tasmania

Children can be the Picasso of colouring-in these school holidays at our parks across Tasmania. Collect your pencils and pictures from reception, return your work of art and receive a gift! We will be displaying all of the completed and vibrant Tasmania's created by YOU around our parks.

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Holly O'Sullivan
Holly O'Sullivan

Holly is the founder and content creator of THATraveller. Holly travels the world, photographing, writing and vlogging about all of her journeys.