Summer holidays are fast approaching and many of us are in the midst of finding ways to keep our kids occupied during this busy time.
Most kids are used to being kept entertaining throughout the day thanks to school, where they can play with others their own age and be challenged with learning new skills, often for hours every day. As soon as school is taken away, they’re likely to grow pretty bored and will need you to take the place of what they usually have available to them.
Of course, if you have work, you will have to look into childcare options for your working hours. But outside of this, it’s still a good idea to have a good plan in place that will provide your kids with a positive and eventful summer to remember. Here are a few suggestions that you might want to try out.
Summer Fun for Kids
Kids’ play parks are a great (and often free) option that will keep your little ones entertained for hours on end. Plus, by the end of the day, they’ll have gained their recommended exercise fix and will be ready to nod off without much hassle. Look for local kids parks and check them out.
There are many different options at hand with climbing frames, swings, merry go rounds and so much more. Of course, it’s important to make sure that you are supervising your children at all times when they play. This isn’t a daycare service where you can drop them off and leave them to their own devices.
Heading out for lunch can be another activity that your kids will look forward to and that will keep everyone full and happy. A picnic is a great option, as long as the weather is nice. Look for a local park or another safe, green space where you can lay down a blanket and unpack sandwiches, crisps and other snakcs.
Of course, if the weather is against you, there are many restaurants and cafes to choose from, so do a little research beforehand and find somewhere kid friendly. This could range from a local cafe to Stadium Bar & Grill for something more substantial. Some eateries have kid friendly activities to keep your little ones occupied while they are waiting for their food to arrive, from arcade games to colouring in table mats.
Have you ever taken your child on a nature trail? This is a great way to immerse them in nature, encouraging a love for the outdoors. Nature trails often have set pathways, meaning you’re less likely to get lost or face challenges, such as drops or streams, when you have little ones in tow.
Ocassionally, there will be child focused activities along nature trails too, such as treasure hunts, so keep an eye out for advertisements depicting times and dates.
These are just a few suggestions that can help to get your little ones outdoors and enjoying themselves this summer. Each can help build lasting memories, so give them a try!
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