For those of you not yet back at work, here's a brief rundown of stuff to do with or without the kids/grandkids over January. The Waikato Museum is holding its annual Summer School 2014 on Wed 15 January. You can create a sculpture with Jeff Thomson or do some still-life drawing and painting. Kids need to be accompanies by an adult. If you want some child only programmes, you can book kids into the School Holiday Programme that runs from the 20-31 January 2014. For more info just call the museum on 07 8386562 or visit the Waikato Museum website. Bikram is Here. Fancy some hot yoga? Bikram Hot Yoga has started in Hamilton. This is a fantastic way to maintain health, fitness and equilibrium. There are family friendly Friday afternoon 5.30pm classes. New families and participants arrive 20minutes early to register. No experience is required and it's fun. Bikram Hot Yoga - 169 London Street, Hamilton. Tent Party at Fairfield 16-18 January 2-4pm. There's a free tent party from thursday on celebrating positivity, comps, activities and fun for kids of all ages. Admission is free. No alcohol or drugs allowed. Come and join the fun at Fairfield Park. Clarkin Road on the days shown above. To The Batcave! Explore the wonderful world of bats on The Mid Summer Night Bat Tours. This event starts at the museum before branching out with bat detectors at Hammond Park where bats feed in the evening. Kids must be 5 or older and must be accompanied by an adult. Buy tickets - 07 838 6562 $35 for family ticket of 2 adults and up to 4 kids. What a bargain. Don't forget the new river bike track opened just before Xmas, so get on down to the river and take your bikes with you for free and pleasant family cycling along the mighty river. If you love ceramics you'll enjoy the Barry Brickell Retrospective Exhibition at The Waikato Museum. This exhibition spans 5 decades of creative work and was sourced from private, public and overseas collections. Brickell is also a passionate conservationist and trainspotter making him one of NZ's most endearing potters. Exhibition runs until the 16 February 2014.