Results 1 to 18 of 18
  1. #1
    Thailand Expat
    rawlins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    02-10-2019 @ 11:46 AM
    Posts
    2,942

    Schools out for summer....

    What are you meant to do with them?

    Had a nice routine of dropping the sprog off for 8:30 then back for a bike ride with the missus followed by a 5 minute shag. Now that is all out the window.

    It's a weekend for the next 2 months.

    So I'm packing the car up and taking off to Hua Hin for a week to keep us all entertained. Is there anything to do in Hua Hin family wise?

    Only thing I have found so far is a donkey ride on the beach but I heard that the donkey mahoots are a bad lot and have been discouraged from giving them any baht.

    Then again if the little one would have a blast why should I care about the life quality of a donkey?

    Other suggestions welcome.

  2. #2
    Thailand Expat
    DrAndy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Last Online
    25-03-2014 @ 05:29 PM
    Location
    yes
    Posts
    32,028
    send them to summer school

    mine goes, the same school she has been going to already

  3. #3
    Thailand Expat
    taxexile's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    15,677
    there is a summer school in hua hin, its called vic hua hin, it runs daytime playgroups, exercise and gym classes, art, drama and music classes for kids of all ages.

    its just over the flyover on the road out of hua hin towards pranburi, on the right just past the road out to the new floating market theme place.

    owned and run by a famous thai actress, its very western orientated and forward thinking....i.e. super trendy, but worth a visit for a walk around anyway, your lad/lass may like it.

  4. #4
    Thailand Expat
    rawlins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    02-10-2019 @ 11:46 AM
    Posts
    2,942
    ^^ they had that option but it just looked like another month of the same for an inflated price.

    I remember 6 week summer holidays as a kid and it seemed to last forever.

    Anyway I'll be back off to work again in a couple of weeks so it'll be up to the trouble and strife to cope with for the main. So far her tactic is watching Thai slapstick on channel 3.

  5. #5
    Thailand Expat
    rawlins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    02-10-2019 @ 11:46 AM
    Posts
    2,942
    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post

    owned and run by a famous thai actress, its very western orientated and forward thinking....i.e. super trendy, but worth a visit for a walk around anyway, your lad/lass may like it.
    Thanks... I might search that out. The missus might like it too if there is a chance of meeting some star.

    Floating market is also on the 'to do' list.

  6. #6
    Thailand Expat
    peterpan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Pleasantville
    Posts
    10,110
    I brought a large rigid pool for them and a tent to put it under,and they play angry birds on the putor. Job done.

  7. #7
    Thailand Expat
    gusG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Last Online
    Today @ 10:04 AM
    Location
    Koh Samui
    Posts
    1,210
    Put them to work.

  8. #8
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Last Online
    04-08-2012 @ 01:09 AM
    Posts
    2,589
    Hua Hin Hills Vineyard. They have elephant rides there too

  9. #9
    Thailand Expat
    rawlins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    02-10-2019 @ 11:46 AM
    Posts
    2,942
    ^ that sounds a good one.. Thanks.

  10. #10
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Last Online
    04-08-2012 @ 01:09 AM
    Posts
    2,589
    Hua Hin Fishing Lodge, there is a nice playground for children there also

  11. #11
    Banned

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Last Online
    03-06-2014 @ 09:01 PM
    Posts
    27,545
    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    send them to summer school

    mine goes, the same school she has been going to already

    Schools = children's prisons and indoctrination centres.

  12. #12
    How Dare You!!
    Looper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Last Online
    Today @ 10:21 PM
    Posts
    12,132
    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    send them to summer school

    mine goes, the same school she has been going to already
    Isn't that some sort of child cruelty?

    I used to long for the summer holidays. 7 weeks of wandering the town and countryside and beach doing whatever you want with no bastard school to go to.

    Quote Originally Posted by gusG
    Put them to work.
    Good idea rent them out as child labour and sit back back with a cold beer

  13. #13
    Member

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Last Online
    05-03-2016 @ 03:27 PM
    Posts
    592
    Play and recreation is also considered educational and necessary for children. Let them take the summer off and just enjoy being kids.

  14. #14
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Last Online
    04-08-2012 @ 01:09 AM
    Posts
    2,589
    I had a friend who used to put his kid in an After School club. He asked if I would pick his daughter up for him one night after work, as I was driving that day. It was shortly before Christmas and after she got into the car, I asked what Santa was bringing her. "Father Christmas doesn't come to our house" was her response. I'd been lift sharing with this guy for 2 years and he'd never mentioned being a Jehovahs Witness. I thought they liked knocking on peoples doors and telling the world ?
    Anyway, "All work and No play makes Jack a dull boy".
    It will also make him hate your guts

  15. #15
    Thailand Expat
    Gallowspole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    2,953
    Go-kart racing at Hua Hin (on the way to the airport). Expensive but fun.

  16. #16
    Thailand Expat
    good2bhappy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Last Online
    11-11-2018 @ 05:44 PM
    Location
    Klong Samwa
    Posts
    15,309
    Take a break and spend some quality time with them

  17. #17
    Thailand Expat
    kmart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 11:49 AM
    Location
    Rayong.
    Posts
    10,951
    Quote Originally Posted by gusG View Post
    Put them to work.

    Good idea. I have mine doing chimney-sweeping and pickpocketing when his little hands become idle.

  18. #18
    Thailand Expat
    rawlins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    02-10-2019 @ 11:46 AM
    Posts
    2,942
    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy View Post
    Take a break and spend some quality time with them
    I am on a 5 week on / 5 week off rota at the moment so it isn't really an option to take a 2 month block off as holiday....

    The week in Hua Hin starting tomorrow will be quality time and I will be back from work a few weeks before the daughter is due to start the new school year

    She is a couple of months from being 3 years old and as she gets older I will try and make sure I have more time off during the school holidays. Earning more cash is a priority at the moment though as it will be helping to keep her in an ok education.

    Gallowspole: I like the go karts idea - the daughter and missus can watch me razz around from the stands...

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •