With the school summer holidays upon us you might be wondering how on earth you’re going to keep the kids occupied without breaking the bank. Take a look at a few of these great ideas to beat the boredom factor this summer:
Choose a favourite book, TV show or even a country and theme your day around it. Learn a new language, have fun dressing up, reading stories and eating food related to your chosen theme. Let the kids choose their own theme days and you’ll always be on to a winner.
Open Air Cinema
Lots of local councils and even stately homes with large grounds arrange open air cinema events during the summer holidays. Why not take in a great new film while sat on the grass in the park enjoying a picnic. What a great way to enjoy a film together!
Get in the Kitchen
Kids love to cook, so why not plan to make something new once a week. You could try making cookies, cakes, bread or even dinner if your children are old enough to make something a little more involved. Don’t forget you don’t actually have to cook in the kithen, you can make fridge cakes and sweets that don’t need any oven time at all.
Build a Den
Who didn’t love building a den as a child? They can be made from a sheet suspended over a washing line or draped over a few chairs, under the table cloth or out of fallen branches in the woods. However you make it, the kids will have hours of fun letting their imaginations run wild pretending they’re in a castle, or pirates hiding their spoils in a cave.
The UK has lots of great lidos and water parks to enjoy. From huge purpose built water parks offering a huge array of rides and kids areas to the more sedate and somewhat more traditional lidos where you can just enjoy swimming outside, it’s a great way to spend a day with the kids, enjoying the novelty of swimming outside.
Get Back to Nature
Whether you go camping, enjoy long walks in the forest or like exploring the local wildlife, there’s always some fun to be had if you enjoy the great outdoors.
Have a Picnic
You don’t need to go anywhere to enjoy a picnic. Thanks to the novelty of picnic style eating the kids will happily enjoy a picnic in the back garden or even inside if the weather isn’t being particularly summery.
Fill up the paddling pool, get the water guns and water bombs out and let the kids run wild in the garden cooling off after all the great weather we’ve been having lately.
If all else fails, why not start a boredom jar!?! They’re hugely popular with kids and parents alike and you don’t even have to come up with any ideas to put in your bored jar if you can’t think of any as Jen from Mum in the Madhouse has done that for you!
Whatever you get up to this school holiday we hope you all have a great time!