With summer fast approaching you may already be wondering what you can do to keep the children occupied during the holidays. You might have already started to brainstorm some ideas but maybe just need a little helping hand. Have a look below for 3 things you can do to keep the kids occupied this summer.
Take A Day Trip To The Beach
Why not get out the bucket and spade, windbreak, beach towel, pack a beach-friendly picnic, and head to your nearest beach for the day. Make sure you don’t forget the girls and boys beachwear. It’s not only a budget-kind day out but also packed full of activities. Whether you want to chill all day in the sun or get involved in some water sports, football on the sand or bob along the waves to cool off there’s something for everyone and children of all ages will enjoy this day out. Why not have a go at the family learning how to surf? You could even go a little further afield and make a weekend of it by camping at a local campsite and getting the kids involved in some campfire activities such as making smores or music.
Laser tag has been around for a little while now but it never seems to lose its popularity with both children and adults alike. It’s a great activity any time of the year but in the summer sometime all you want to do is get out of the sun and find activities in the nice cool shade. Laser tag is definitely one that will tire those little legs out but it’s also a great activity for the older kids too. You can run around in a specialist built room(s) where you wear special equipment including a vest covered in laser detecting spots and then are given a laser gun to sim at the other players. The aim of the game is to get the highest score.
Get In Touch With Nature
Whether you take a trip to a national park or think about doing some family hiking, a day getting in touch with nature can do wonders for you and the children. It’s peaceful, relaxing but also educational so it really gives you some quality time to bond with your kids. As you probably already know trying to get your kids to take a a trip outdoors with no electronics can be a task in it’ self, why not try getting them involved with the planning of the trip. They could help to choose a destination that they want to see, plan some activities they might like to try such as canoeing or cycling or maybe even help to plan the food you’re going to eat that will keep you energized throughout the day. This is another great activity where you could extend your trip and camp or stay nearby to take advantage of the activities available.
Do you have any other activities that are ideal to do with the kids this summer? Please share them in the comment section below.