As much as the kids are excitedly anticipating their six weeks of freedom, away from school and homework, you are probably dreading it! Not that you don’t want to spend time with your children, but several long weeks of trying to find something to keep them constantly entertained can not only be stressful but also extremely costly.
But what if you could keep them entertained without breaking the bank? Worry not, for here are five free activities that both you and the kids can enjoy over the summer holidays:
Arts and crafts
The ideal summer holiday would be day after day of sunshine and warm temperatures! Unfortunately the reality is that we often end up with several grey and rainy days. These days it becomes even harder to entertain the kids; you can’t just stick them in front of the TV all day everyday. But what do you do?
In preparation for such days, stock up on craft supplies from Craft Superstore, then the kids can cut, glue, stick, paint and colour, with endless possibilities of what they could create! Why not help them make something that they can continue to play with; a rocketship or superhero outfit perhaps?
Enjoy your garden
With a second heatwave expected this summer, and temperatures set to rival those of the Mediterranean, be prepared to make the most of it! These days, when the sun is shining fill up the paddling pool, turn on the sprinklers and dig out the beach ball. Then sit back and relax, top up your tan, read a good book, all whilst the kids have fun and keep cool. Who needs to be on a beach in Spain when you can do this in your own back garden?
Make the most of the attractions across the country that both you and the kids can enjoy without spending a penny! From museums where the kids will have so much fun they won’t even realise they are doing something educational during their break from school, to festivals, farms and parks! There are a variety of different things to explore, that we often don’t think to do because they are on our doorsteps, that won’t cost any money!
Cycle to the park
Dust off the bikes, pack up ham sandwiches and sausage rolls, and gather together some activities. Then cycle to the park and spend the day flying kites, kicking a football and feeding the ducks!
Document the holidays
Keep the kids entertained across the entire break by having them document their summer. This could be in the form of a scrapbook or diary. Take photos on days out, then get them to write, draw and stick in memorabilia they have collected on their break. This will not only be a fun way to keep them busy during part of each day, but also something they can look back on for years to come.
With so many free activities to choose from, there is no need to let the summer holidays rinse your bank account this year!
What do you like to do with your kids over the summer break?
*Post in collaboration with Craft Superstore