Family-Friendly Summer Holiday Activities

Summer Holiday Activities

The summer months are finally in full swing, and as a family, it is vital to make the most of each others company in the time off we have from our everyday life. Not only will kids have a chance to get away from all the stress from their studies at school, but parents can also rest and relax with a break from anything work-related.

For many families, it is common practice to stay at home bored when they haven’t planned a holiday abroad. However, jetting off overseas is not the only way to spend the summer months. There are many engaging and fun activities that families can get involved in such as holiday camps and other sporting activities that you can do within the vicinity of your own home.

To avoid your summer days spent in front of the TV or computer due to a lack of better ideas, the following summer holiday activities will guarantee a fun-filled and quality family time.

Take Part In Sporting Activities

Sporting activities in clubs are ideally suited to fill the many weeks of summer holidays children have. The togetherness of being in a group with other families and teammates helps with both socialising and exercising at the same time. Local sports clubs may also offer recreational or holiday programs, for both members and non-members, especially during the school holidays. If you are travelling within the UK, why not use Coast Radar to find sporting activities near your destination, such as surfing adventures in Cornwall.

Visit A Local Farm

All over the UK, many local farms offer residents the opportunity to pop in and take part in fun activities, whether it’s picking strawberries, milking cows or feeding piglets. Taking part in strawberry picking can be a really fun experience for children, and you also may be able to purchase the fresh strawberries from the farm which will be cheaper and fresher than the supermarkets!

Make Ice Cream At Home

As a family, you can spend a day at home making ice cream and smoothies. Ice cream is very easy to prepare and can be created with many flavours and in different creative ways such an ice cream sandwich. All you need is some milk, ice, and sugar. You can even buy an ice cream maker to speed things up!

Take Part In Holiday Programmes & Excursions

Especially in the summer holidays, many local community centres offer holiday programs or other activities for children, as well as families. These include workshops, sports camps, excursions, and retreats. Find out in time what programmes are offered in your local area by searching on your local government’s website or visiting your local community centre in person.

Have Fun At The Lake

Who doesn’t love swimming? Visiting a lake is a less expensive alternative to a swimming pool. There are so many beautiful lakes in the UK where families can spend time picnicking and swimming. Always make sure that the lake is suitable for swimming and keep an eye on your children for safety reasons.

Go Camping In The Forest

One evening a week during the summer, your family can have a campfire gathering which is a great way to spend time together. Make a plan with other family members, and prepare some delicious sandwiches, drinks or even some tasty meat to have a campfire barbecue.

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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