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What to do with friends these holidays

Updated: Dec 7, 2020

One of the absolute highlights of the school holidays is hanging out with your friends, but my friends and I always like to 'have something to do' when we are organizing to hang out. Here are some ideas of the things to do when hanging out with your friends or family these holidays in Australia!



I love going shopping this is such a fun thing to do with friends because you can get each others opinions when buying stuff and even buy matching, it can be practical too if you need stuff which you can get while hanging out with friends. Even if you don't buy anything shopping is one of my favorite things to do because you can hang out at the mall, try out testers at places like Sephora, eat in the food court, see the cute pets at the pet store or choose funny outfits and get the other person to try them on!


The movies are the perfect way to hang out with someone that you might not have much to talk about with and it won't be awkward because the movie will entertain you. The movie theater also always has a fun environment with the popcorn and arcade games.

Camp in someone's backyard

This such a fun thing to do at a sleepover, sleep outside in a tent instead of in the bedroom, this is just a lot more fun and has an exciting element of being outside in the dark at night (even though you're just in the backyard haha)


Ice-skating is a way to have fun and do fitness while chilling with your friends and is perfect to do in winter holidays. Although it can be hard to talk to your friends, especially if you are all at different skill levels. To be honest it's not my go to but if you are looking for something to do this holidays definitely give it a go!


If its summer or your just not the biggest fan of ice skating then another similar alternative is rollerblading, this is also great because you don't specifically have to do it in a rink. It can also be a laugh with your friends even if you can't rollerblade and are just learning.

Go to the beach

Especially in summer the beach is one of the best things to do with your friends, you can surf, swim, tan, chill and build sand castles all for FREE!

Go to a local swimming pool

If you don't live near the beach or have a pool then go to a local pool with some friends, you can swim, tan, chill and meet new people too!

Laser tag

If your like me and can get super competitive then you will love laser tag, this is a great way to hang out with your friends and be on a team or even against each other and play with laser guns!


Bowling is another way to get competitive with your friends it is best with big groups and can be a great way to be supportive and laugh with your friends!


A picnic is another affordable way to hang out with friends, take a heap of food and go chill somewhere cute and eat and chat!

Film a YouTube video

Filming a YouTube is a super fun and cheap thing to do with friends even if you don't have a channel, you can pretend to be you tubers and do a funny challenge, 24 hour challenge, vlog, dares, make up tutorial or other videos. Check out my youtube channel


Going to the zoo is something you can do with your friends, you can take pictures of all the animals and is also an educational way to have fun.

Pamper day

You can totally have a pamper day at home with your friends quite cheaply doing face masks, nails, dying your hair or also more expensively have go out for pamper day with your friend and get facials, nails, hair and more! This gives you a great chance to talk with your friend but also treat yourself!

Bake together

Baking is an affordable thing to do with a friend at your house, you can make acai bowls, pizza, a big cake fancily decorated or around Christmas a gingerbread house or anything else. This is a great thing to do when you are entertaining a friend at your house and best of all you get to eat it!!

Movie marathon

This is a great way to hang out with your friends and bond over one of your favorite movies or TV shows and is so easy because you don't have to leave your house and is another super affordable idea!

Theme/Water Park

A theme park/water park can be so fun with friends you can go on all the rides and enjoy the environment. I definitely recommend this with friends although it can be quite pricey. Water parks are super fun in summer because you will be getting wet!

Local Tourist

Be in a tourist in your own area. I don't know if it's just me but I never really go to the touristy places in my local area and it is a great way to learn more about your local area and city.

Escape room

If your like me and love a mystery you will love an escape room, an escape room means you have to embrace your inner spy, detective from all the shows and books you read and find out how to escape a room, this is a great way to do teamwork with your friends. (some escape rooms can be kind of scary like a haunted house so make sure that you know like how scary it will be before your stuck in the room.)

"hang out with people that make you forget to look at your phone"

Have fun


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