Summer Holiday Fun

Keep the summer fun going

 

We’re halfway through the school summer holidays and if your kids are starting to get bored, or they are driving you nuts, here are our suggestions to keep the fun going and your sanity in tact.

 

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If they’re tired from all the activities, late nights and lack of routine…

Then have a movie day. Make popcorn, pick up some cheap DVDs from the supermarket and chill out on the sofa, especially if it’s a rainy day. Also, get them back into their usual routine for a few nights so their energy levels and mood can soar again.

 

If they’re bored of board games…

Then check out some of the 100 Days of summer boards on Pinterest. We love this one to make a skyscraper out of boxes, this cardboard slide or this PVC bow and arrow. Have fun making them and then doing them.

 

Summer fun ideas with the children

 

If you want to give them a brain workout…

Choose a classic novel together and take turns reading. This list from Geek Dad will inspire even the most reluctant reader.

 

Great ideas for entertaining the children this summer

 

If you want to get them outdoors…

Find out about your nearest National Trust places. Most are running daily summer events for children from pond dipping to den building as part of their 50 things to do before you are 11 and ¾ list. Or go on a bike ride, a sure way to burn off some and energy and guarantee they’ll be ready for bed that night.

 

If they are in need of a change of scenery…

Book them into a holiday club for a few days. They’ll have the chance to make some new friends and try different activities. Sports clubs often have programmes from football and tennis to golf and swimming. Some private schools open up their facilities in the summer holidays and have their own clubs, which you can participate in. Search your local netmums site for holiday schemes.

 

If they’re missing their friends…

Then hit the phones and organise a few play dates. Chances are if you have someone else’s child for the day then they are likely to reciprocate, meaning you get some time to yourself or some one-on-one time with one of your brood.

 

At Premurosa we have some great children’s gift boxes to keep the young ones amused. We particularly love the Super Hero set.