TAKE YOUR PICK: Five fun activities to fill your time before school goes back.
TAKE YOUR PICK: Five fun activities to fill your time before school goes back. icefront

FINAL FUN: Holiday activities you still haven't done

IT'S ALMOST time to dust off the uniforms and dig out the shoe polish as the new school year approaches.

Gearing up for school takes a bit of planning, but be careful not to end your holidays early.

There's still some fun to be had in your final days of freedom, and here are a few ideas to make sure you make the most of your time.

Fruit picking in Stanthorpe

This isn't just the work of young German back packers!

You may not get paid to pick your own fruit, but the rewards will come when you find the perfect strawberry and pop it straight into your mouth.

Head out to Ashbern Farms in Stanthorpe and go wild in the strawberry fields, then sit back and enjoy the sweet, juicy fruits of your labour.

They also have a delicious section of strawberry-themed treats like milkshakes, waffles and homemade ice cream.

Mini makeovers

There's only a few more days for you to get a creative with your appearance before getting back into business with strict school uniforms.

A bit of homegrown pampering can be just as fun for the adults as the kids, and Mums might even score a free foot massage in the deal.

Set up an mini beauty salon on your patio and conduct your own manicures, pedicures and facials.

If you're feeling particularly adventurous you might even try a temporary hair dye!

Host a movie night

With school nights about to be reinstated, take the opportunity to stay up a little later and host a movie night.

Get all the guests to contribute a snack and chose a couple of classic films to entertain the young ones.

It's simple, no-fuss fun for everyone.

Have a picnic and a swim at Allora Pool

There's nothing kids love more than a swim on a hot summer's day.

Pack a little picnic and make the most of the sun in Allora's lovely little outdoor pool.

Relax on the grass and enjoy a paddle pop to top it all off.

Cover your school books

It's amazing how a little craft and creativity can turn something as doleful as the thought of going back to school into a fun, exciting idea.

Collect some cool magazines and funky wrapping paper and let your creativity run wild as your decorate your exercise books.

When you're done, cover your masterpiece with clear contact to protect from any slips and spills.



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