Summer is coming, and what better time to start making plans for family fun! If you’ve planned for time off work, now is the time to think about days out, educational activities and vacations. If you’re worried about battling boredom or filling days without spending a fortune, here are some ideas.
If you have a vacation booked, you’re probably counting down the days until you hit the road or take to the skies. If you haven’t already booked anything, and you’re hoping to go away, you may be able to get some great last-minute deals. Search online for hotels and flights. If you can’t afford to go abroad, why not have a staycation? You could embark on a road trip or rent a beach house? Alternatively, why not hire an RV and go camping in the great outdoors?
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The school holidays are long. Even if you’re going away for a couple of weeks, you still have plenty of time to fill. Days out are a fantastic way to give everyone something to look forward to and spend quality time together. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a fabulous day out. Pack up a picnic and take it to the park. Grab your wetsuits, pack a lunch and hit the beach. Go for a nature walk or visit some local museums. If you’re working, you could try and make arrangements with siblings or friends. One day you could take the kids and the next, they could have them for you. This means that you don’t need to use all your holiday, and the kids will still have a great time.
If you work and you’re worried about child care or your kids getting bored in the summer, why not consider summer camp? Summer camp is a fantastic way for children to access all kinds of fun activities, meet new friends and learn to live more independently. It may be daunting to wave goodbye to your children, but this is a really valuable experience. At summer camp, no two days are the same. It’s likely that your kids will return desperate to regale you with tales of adventure and unforgettable experiences.
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Quality time at home
In the summer holidays, it’s highly likely that you’ll have at least a few days of chilling out at home. Just because you’re at home, this doesn’t mean that your days will be uneventful. Get out in the garden and play some games. Splash around in the pool or blow up a shallow wading pool. Invite friends over for a light lunch. If it’s raining outside, don’t let this ruin your plans for a day of family fun. Get your aprons on and create a feast. Grab the paints and make a family masterpiece. Dress up and pretend you’re at the shop. Make up stories or try and make a model village out of boxes and packets. There are endless activities out there if you’re willing to be a little creative and imaginative.
Summer is coming. This may be great news, but it can also be daunting for parents. If you’re worried about keeping the kids entertained, keep a few of these suggestions in mind. Most importantly, have a fantastic summer together!
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