Ignite Your Child's Passion: School Holiday Hobbies

A Blog by Justin Ponti

During school holidays, parents are often left wondering how to keep their children engaged and entertained without relying solely on screens. Fortunately, the answer lies in the world of hobbies, where children can explore their interests, develop new skills, and unleash their creativity. 

At Hobbyco, we understand the importance of fostering a love for hobbies from a young age, which is why we offer a diverse range of options to suit every child's interests. Keep reading to learn more.

Model Building

Building model kits is not only a fun and rewarding activity but also a fantastic way for children to develop their fine motor skills, patience, and attention to detail. Whether your child is a beginner or a seasoned model builder, there's a kit to suit their skill level and interests. Encourage them to unleash their creativity and imagination as they bring their favourite models to life piece by piece.

For younger children, simple snap-together kits are a great introduction to the world of modelling, allowing them to experience the joy of building without the need for glue or paint. As they grow older and more confident, they can graduate to more complex kits, providing them with a greater sense of accomplishment and pride in their finished creations.


Solving puzzles is a great way for children to challenge their minds and improve their problem-solving abilities. From simple puzzles for younger children to more complex ones for older kids, there's a puzzle for every age and skill level. Watch as your child's confidence grows with each piece they fit together, and enjoy the satisfaction of completing a puzzle together as a family.

In addition to being a fun pastime, puzzles also offer numerous cognitive benefits for children. They help improve concentration, spatial awareness, and logical thinking skills, all of which are essential for academic success. By encouraging your child to tackle puzzles during the school holidays, you're not only providing them with an enjoyable activity but also helping them develop valuable skills that will benefit them in all areas of life.


Board games and card games are not only entertaining but also provide valuable opportunities for children to learn important skills such as critical thinking, cooperation, and sportsmanship. Whether your child enjoys strategy games, word games, or classic favourites, there's a game to suit their preferences.

Playing games together as a family also fosters strong bonds and creates lasting memories that children will cherish for years to come. It's a chance to disconnect from screens and distractions and connect with one another in a fun and meaningful way. So why not make game night a regular tradition during the school holidays and enjoy quality time together as a family?


With Okto clay and craft kits, children can mould, shape, and create their own masterpieces. Encourage your child to explore their artistic side and express themselves freely with Okto.

Okto kits are not only fun to play with but also offer numerous benefits for children's development. Working with clay helps improve hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and sensory awareness, while also promoting creativity and self-expression.


LEGO building sets are a timeless classic that never fails to captivate children's imaginations. With endless possibilities for creativity and exploration, LEGO sets allow children to build, design, and play. The only limit is your child's imagination.

Building with LEGO not only encourages creativity and imagination but also teaches valuable skills such as problem-solving, spatial awareness, and teamwork. Whether your child follows the instructions to build a set or creates something entirely original, they're developing important skills that will serve them well in school and beyond.

School’s Out, Hobbies Are In

This school holiday season, why not ignite your child's passion for hobbies with a trip to Hobbyco? With our diverse range of options, there's something for every child to explore and enjoy. From model kits and puzzles to games, Okto kits, and LEGO, the possibilities are endless. 

Invest in your child's development and well-being by encouraging them to pursue their interests and unleash their creativity with hobbies from Hobbyco.

With locations conveniently located throughout Metro Sydney, finding the perfect hobby shop near you has never been easier. Experience the excitement of exploring our vast selection of products, expert advice, and exceptional customer service. Discover why Hobbyco is the number one hobby shop in Australia.

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