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12 Things To Keep The Kids' Boredom At Bay This Summer

Written By Abi Mcsherry
Wednesday 31 Aug 2016 08:52


School’s out for summer! Which can only mean one thing…how are you going to keep the kids entertained for six whole weeks?! Don’t panic, we’ve done the rounds to find twelve things to do during the jolly holidays to avoid the dreaded complaints of ‘I’m bored!’

Pick your own fruit and veg

Pick your own fruit and veg

Get their 5-a-day with a 5-star day out! Since you’re always encouraging them to eat their greens, why not give them a lesson in agriculture with a trip to a pick-your-own fruit and veg farm?

A picnic in the park

A picnic in the park

There’s nothing like eating al fresco when the sun makes an appearance, right? Dust off the picnic blanket and start buttering the baguettes! Get the kids involved making the sandwiches and choose a park with a playground to make a whole day of it!

Fun (and free!) museums

Fun (and free!) museums

For the inevitable rainy days (we are in England, of course!) get your culture on with a trip to a museum. With free entry at over 180 locations, you can brush up on your history skills and feel like you’ve gone back in time!

A treasure hunt of treats

A treasure hunt of treats

Want to have fun but you’re on a bit of a budget? Invite their friends over for a treasure hunt! Hide toys and treats around the home and garden and leave cryptic clues along the way!

A family bike ride

A family bike ride

Don your helmets and get the whole family moving with a fun bike ride! Pack sandwiches and snacks to eat when you’ve found a beauty spot and invite friends along to make it a big day out!

 

Get crafty!

Get crafty!

Unleash their creativity with a trip to a craft workshop! From finger painting to pottery, they’re sure to have a ball. Your fridge door will soon be filled with their latest masterpieces!

Get stuck in a book

Get stuck in a book

Sometimes, you just want to have a lazy day in your pyjamas and get lost in a book, right? Get your kids to write a bucket list of books they want to read over the summer and enjoy those five minutes of peace!

DIY sports day

DIY sports day

Egg and spoons at the ready! Recreate everyone’s favourite day at school and take part in some healthy competition with a DIY sports day. With three-legged races and tug of war, choose a prize for the winner and have a mini ceremony! (Lap of honour optional!)

Swimming lessons

Swimming lessons

Make the most of their time off school and help your little ones become water babies with swimming lessons. Or why not enjoy a day trip to the indoor pool for some inflatable fun?

Practice yoga

Practice yoga

After a few days of day trips and family visits, you’ll probably want to work on finding your inner zen, right? Feel cool, calm and collected with a yoga session and get the kids involved. Aaaaand relax!

Which way’s the beach?

Which way’s the beach?

On the few occasions that the weather man was right and the sun makes an appearance, make the most of those rays with a trip to a nearby beach. Build sandcastles, learn to paddle board, learn to paddle board or enjoy a BBQ!

A camping trip!

A camping trip!

Become at one with nature and enjoy a camping trip with family and friends! Toast marshmallows, go on hikes and sleep under the stars…bliss!