Family Activities for the Summer

By | May 10, 2017

When summer comes around, parents everywhere agree that it can bring with it mixed emotions. There is the genuine joy that summer brings but this can be overshadowed by the knowledge that you need to prepare lots of activities. Your children will be home from school for a couple of weeks so you are going to need to fill the days somehow. This doesn’t mean you have to be overly active but you do need to think up some ideas for summer fun. What can you do? Fortunately, if you sit and think about it, you are sure to come up with plenty of things you can try. Here is a look at a few ideas to help you start planning your summer.

This doesn’t mean you have to be overly active but you do need to think up some ideas for summer fun. What can you do? Fortunately, if you sit and think about it, you are sure to come up with plenty of things you can try. Here is a look at a few ideas to help you start planning your summer.

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Festivals

Many parents rule out festivals worried about how child-friendly they will be. But, despite what you might think summer music festivals are pretty family-friendly these days.  Look out for those which have specifically marked out areas for kids to play in as well as family camping areas. As long as those criteria are met, there is no reason you can’t have a great deal of fun with your whole family at a summer festival. Of course, there aren’t just music festivals. There are many other kinds to chose from and you are sure to have a great day whatever you decide.

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Home Sports Day

Who’s to say that you need to get out of the house to have some Summer fun? There are loads of things you can do at home, especially if you’ve got a good garden. And it will save you some money. One idea is to hold a sports day. You can make this as official and serious as you like, or the exact opposite. Make sure you have a variety of games set out all over the garden – and don’t forget to make it at least a little competitive! Grab some prizes from somewhere like www.trophiesplusmedals.co.uk and draw up a table, so that your whole family can really get into the competitive spirit. Done right, this can be an exciting way to make good use of your home space and can be a great way to spend any sunny summer’s day.

Picnic

Sometimes, the old classic days out are truly the best. A great example is the family picnic. If you want to have a calm and relaxing day out with the kids, then go and find a nice quiet spot somewhere and just have a picnic. To get the kids more involved ask them to help prepare the food and pack any toys they want to take. This can add a lovely homey family feel to the whole day – and a picnic is one of those things that just about everyone loves to do. Take a look at https://www.thespruce.com/free-summer-fun-for-kids-3542308 for more on this day out.

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