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Next round of school holidays


Well, there's two weeks left of school. That's 16 days away, but who's counting?
I've been getting e-mails about the Kidtopia Festival and I decided to bite the bullet and buy tickets for the kids because, well, they're going to nag me about doing something, anything! 

Right now tickets are on sale for only $10 per kid and $15 for an adult so that's good value. I did not buy ride tickets though. My kids are not into rides and it's pricey for me, even at the discounted $25 unlimited per child. We may just do a few rides on the day depending on how we feel.

Code Camp
Kidtopia is held over three days in October (6-8) and is jam packed with fun. There's live music, theatre, circus and fabulous food. There's Masterclasses as well if that is your fancy. There's Littletopia for the littlies. Free face painting. There's market stalls and if you want to finish the day off with a movie you can do that as well. See the full-list here:  http://kidtopiafestival.com.au/whats-on/ 

Hip Hop with Base 181
Granted I have not been to one before so it will be quite an experience and I hope it's going to be a lot of fun. Now that the kids are older I don't need to worry about changing nappies and running off to catch stray kids.

Ferris Wheel

So at least that's one thing ticked off my list. I can breathe a bit easier knowing they'll have something to do. If there's anything else out there that you can suggest please leave them in the comments.

Catch ya later!

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