Just saying "school holidays" is enough to raise the blood pressure of any parent.
And we can see why having to find ways to keep them entertained, and keep the peace is stressful and can burn a hole in your pocket.
Luckily for you though we have some tips on how to save money and keep the kids happy.
Kaikōrero for Parenting Place, Petra Bagust spoke to The AM Show.
Watch the video.