How to Keep Your Children Entertained During the Holidays

 

The summer holidays are fast approaching and while the kids may be incredibly excited about this, for parents, it can be a stressful time trying to keep them entertained for six weeks. Here, we are taking you through our top tips to keep the kids entertained this summer without having to break the bank to do so.

 

Staying at Home

Of course, for both time and monetary reasons, it is impossible to take the children out every single day throughout summer. Plus, the weather does not always permit this anyway! However, this does not mean that it has to be boring. This can be a great opportunity to play fun board games or do your own story time with the kids.

One of our favourite ideas is to have a movie day! Pick a few of your favourite family films, then all you need to do is splash out on some popcorn and put your feet up while the kids are entertained for hours on end. The summer holidays are also a great time to teach your children valuable life skills and you could introduce them to cooking. Simply choose a recipe, shop together for the ingredients and then cook something delicious they can eat afterwards. Cakes are always a great option!

 

The Great Outdoors

The summer holidays are the perfect time to take advantage of the beautiful weather and spend your time outdoors. You can do fun things in your garden, such as having picnics, having treasure hunts or organising a sports day. This is also the perfect opportunity to encourage your kids to exercise and introduce them to a new sport that they will love to take up as a hobby. Kayaking is a perfect option. You can look online at kayak reviews to see which one will be the best fit and to ensure that you purchase a high-quality kayak that the children will love. Some kayaks are better suited to sea touring, whereas others are simply for quiet rivers – so it’s essential that you buy the right one.

 

Days Out

Have you ever thought about checking your local listings? There is normally a tonne of fun activities going on in your local area. Look at the council websites and also tourist information centres as this will have lots of information on what is happening in your area. The local library is also a great place to check and you will tend to find that they will hold events too such as story time sessions and art and crafts. You can also check with the local council to see if the council swimming pool offers any free days or time slots, or maybe has a reduced fee on some days. We would also recommend that you check out the museums and galleries in your city over the summer as many will have exciting new exhibitions that will not only keep the kids entertained but will also be educational for them too.  

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