When you’ve got children, the school holidays and the weekends can drag when you don’t make many plans. Which is why it is imperative to always have a few ideas up your sleeve for when the kids need something to do. There are only so many times that you can go to the park or feed the ducks, right? So here are some ideas for the rest of the summer holiday, as well as for days out at weekends. Have you ever tried any of them before? Would love to hear what you think!
Trip to the Beach
Of course, the beach is going to be dependent on where in the country you live. But if you live within an hour or so of the beach, then it makes for a fun day out. The great thing is that you don’t need to have scorching weather in order to have fun at a beach in the UK. As long as you’re prepared and dress accordingly, you can have plenty of fun digging, building sand castles or even crabbing or fishing. It can be an exciting and pretty cheap day out too.
If you’ve got older children, then it can be tricky to think up ways to get them off their devices. So something with an adrenaline rush like paintballing could be really fun. Paintballing at Delta Force, for example, means you’re likely to have a location close by to you, so you just need to check what times they are open. There are likely to be discounts if there are a few of you, so it could also be a fun thing to do for a birthday party.
I don’t know many children or teens that don’t want to be in the great outdoors. Being able to explore, splash in puddles, and streams, as well as burn some energy is a fun way to play. You can take it all at your own pace and take a picnic lunch along with you. If you want to keep costs low, but do something fun, then look for a hiking or rock climbing area close by to you. The National Trust website is usually a good place to look for that kind of thing.
If your budget is a little higher or it is for a special occasion, then a theme park can be suitable for a variety of ages. There are theme parks for all different budgets too. Alton Towers and Thorpe Park are often a bit pricier, but they do have lots on offer. Depending on where in the country you live, there are parks like Flamingo Land, Lightwater Valley, and Chessington World of Adventures that are normally a little cheaper. Not forgetting the epic Legoland, of course. You can easily fill an entire day at a theme park, so you can justify having a more relaxed day the next day, right? They don’t have to be non-stop the whole time.
Anything else that you would add to the list?