There are two feelings you can usually have towards the summer holidays, those are excitement and dread. You could be happy to be spending six whole weeks with your children, or dreading the amount of money that is about to be spent. Remember, children don’t expect to be taken out each and every day of the summer holidays. They don’t expect to be taken on big, fancy, lavish holidays either. Take a look below for some useful ideas on how to keep everyone entertained throughout the summer holidays.
Everyone loves a family holiday and if you have children in school then it is frowned upon for taking them out for a holiday. The summer holidays are a great time to go away as it breaks up the huge amount of time spent off school. You could go away for two weeks in the middle of summer and then you only have to worry about keeping them entertained for another four. There are so many options when it comes to taking holidays with your children and other members of the family. You could go on a beach holiday and laze around by the sea and the pool every day. You could also go on a Disney Cruise if you want all your holiday essentials in one place. There is even one ship with a water ride that goes around the side of the ship. Have a chat amongst yourselves and figure out the best course of action and destination for your holiday.
Free Days Out
There are always free things to do during the summer holidays. This includes having a wander around some museums or galleries. You could also go to the park. The sun is usually shining during summer so the park is a great place to burn off some excess energy. The park is and will always be a free place to visit. Take a trip to the playground or kick a football around for a few hours. Some libraries put on free activities throughout summer, just go in and enquire or take a look online to see what your local ones are offering.
If you have to work for most of the summer holidays then you may be wondering what the children can do and who will look after them. If you have children aged between eight and sixteen then they can go on a residential holiday camp. Adventure holidays for kids are a great way to have fun while making friends and growing in independence. You will know if your child will cope with something like this. And you never know what stories they will come home and tell you. They may even ask to go again next year!
Finally, if you are looking for something else to do with the children over the summer holidays then how about making a random day jar? This is a jar that contains lots of different ideas on what you can do and where you can go for various days out. You can ask the children for ideas and take a lucky dip each day you need an activity or outing. This could be anything from a trip to the theme park or a movie day at home. You never know what you will be doing on your random days.