The Summer holidays are fast approaching and with it are days full of ice cream, picnics and beaches … it sounds dreamy, but we know it’s not always sunshine and rainbows when you’ve got kids to entertain 24/7!
To avoid the inevitable cries of ‘I’m bored!’, we’ve put together a list jam packed with everything from big days out to family favourites.
Rather than sitting inside looking at a screen, let’s get them up and out to enjoy the fresh air, or let’s get them sitting at the table to get stuck into some crafts.
Oakwood Theme Park
A great day out for all the family! With rides to suit adrenalin junkies of all ages, as well as those keen to keep their feet firmly on the ground, this is a must for those in South Wales.
Situated in Pembrokeshire, Oakwood also offers extra shows and entertainment during the summer months. You can find out more here.
Another option that is cost free is the beach! Everyone loves the beach and is a brilliant way to get some sun and have a swim in the water. Take a lovely picnic and that will be a good day out! Some beaches across South Wales are:
- Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire
- Rhossilli Bay
- Southerndown Bridgend
- Rest Bay, Porthcawl
- Traeth yr Ora, Anglsey
St Fagan’s is a place that you can also take dogs, a great day out where there are lots of things to do at a great cost! Here are some upcoming events going on in St Fagans.
Here is another great place to take the children for a fun packed day! Folly Farm is more on the pricey side but it’s definitely worth your money! There are some great upcoming events on also! Check it out.
We also have some ideas for people that live in and around the Reading area:
LEGOLAND Windsor Resort
This is a bit on the pricey side but if you book between now and July there is an offer on. Here is the link to the discount!
The Living Rainforest
The Living rainforest have some good activities across the summer. You can also get some guided tours around the complex! All prices are on their website and any additional information.
We all know kids love crafts and can keep them occupied for a long time, we have some ideas over on our Pinterest board that will help you decide what you fancy doing! Crafts hasn’t always got to be messy either there are some great way to keep it clean and tidy but with lots of fun.
Here are a few examples of some craft ideas:
Butterfly Number Stones
This is a little quick activity to do to pass time quickly. This isn’t messy and can be easily done outside! Letting the little ones pick their own stones and finding them would be a excellent idea! Maybe going along the beach and picking them would be good!
A fun DIY way of making some amazing bubbles, you don’t need much either to make these. It is recommended to be done outside as the bubbles can get a bit messy and also they come out quite big! This would be fun for children to do as they can have the bubble liquid and also play with them so you don’t need to be doing anything!
Racing Water Drops
Do your kids enjoy a challenge? Well this activity would be ideal for them, and is also a quick an easy one to set up! That’s all you need is a straw, parchment paper and a drop of water. I would definitely recommend this activity for all ages. You could also experiment with how many drops of water you use, or what the difference is on how much you have to blow with a little drop to a big drop.
For these crafts ideas head on over to our Pinterest board, we also have a few other ideas that you may be interested in so head on over and have a look!
Keep it local
But if you want to be keep it closer to home why don’t you and the children be creative and think of some games you could come up with in the garden! We also have a Pinterest board full of creative ideas on what activities you could get up to outdoors.
Here are some outdoor activity ideas:
Maze made out of sticks – This is a one to keep the little ones occupied, this is a challenge that will keep them going for ages! Here is an example that is on our Pinterest board!
Homemade foam paint – This is an idea for you to do with the kids, a paint that doesn’t stain anything and also no cleaning up to do! Here is an idea!
We hope this has given you loads of things to do but if not why not head on over to our Pinterest page where we have some excellent boards from outdoor activities to arts and crafts!