Boredom busters: Your go-to-guide for family entertainment


Boredom busters: Your go-to-guide for family entertainment

If you’re a parent, there’s a good chance you’ve heard the catch phrase ‘I’m bored!’ more than once over the past couple of months, despite your best efforts to plan, schedule and facilitate activities to keep the whole family entertained.

Whilst you’ve become a master curator of home entertainment - perfecting the balance of screen-time, versus indoor outdoor play and educational activities - you may be running low on new ways to reenergise the routine. May we suggest the following ideas.

Whether it’s an at-home arcade, board games, or ingredients for an at-home cooking class that you're after, there’s plenty of inspiration on offer at your local centre.

Get crafting

Move over sock puppets - you can now make sock unicorns! Whitcoulls have a huge range of kids crafting ideas for the whole family.

Spend your crafternoon sewing, making origami, painting, or scrapbooking, which can all be found at Kmart.

Classic games

If you're craving to connect with your family the old-fashioned way, e.g. face-to-face, sans portable electronic devices - board games are a great way to spend some quality time together. Pick up a classic (ahem, Monopoly) or a new era game from:

Kids in the kitchen

Start them young, and with any luck, they will develop a lifelong love of cooking. Why not teach them a beloved family recipe or help them prepare an afternoon tea party, all whilst learning the basics. For ingredients and fun kitchen utensils and supplies, try:

Midday movies

Catch up on the latest in-store releases with JB Hi-Fi. There is something for everyone to enjoy, from action and comedy to chick flicks and romance movies. Don’t forget to add delicious snacks for an authentic cinema experience!

Create an at-home arcade

Turn your lounge or rumpus room into your very own home arcade. Pay homage to the ’90s and early noughties by grabbing a Nintendo, or relive your glory days with the kids by playing Crash Bandicoot. There is plenty of fun to be had via EB Games

Grab a bestseller

Escape reality through a family favourite fiction book. Opportunities are endless when it comes to reading, with something for everyone at Whitcoulls

Don’t forget sustenance - pick up via Westfield Direct

All this fun calls for something equally satisfying to indulge in. Did you know you can order via Westfield Direct and pick up from the comfort of your own car?
Will it be dumplings from Aunty Dai's Dumplings, smoothies from Tank Juice, treats from The Coffee Club or one of the other delicous products available via Westfield Direct?

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