For many parents, the idea of six weeks of summer holidays is terrifying. How will you keep your children amused and happy? What can you do to make sure they are entertained and busy? Here are a few simple holiday activity ideas to get you started!
A: Aquariums, Art Gallery, Activity centres, Acting workshops/classes, Animal farms
B: The Beach, Baking, Bowling, Ballooning, Badmington, Boat rides, Balloon games
C: Camping, Climbing centres, Children's centres have activity lists for all ages, Circus, Craft courses and clubs, Concerts, Carnivals, Caves, Cooking classes
D: Drama club workshops, Dance workshops, Drawing, Decorating (for an occasion or just making something for their rooms), Discovery centres,
E: Engines (there are many steam engine shows on in the summer), Exercise-make a daily routine with your child and make sure that you do it everyday.
F: Football courses, Farms, Fruit picking, Fishing, Fun fairs, Family functions
G: Go-carting, Mini Golf, Grandparents
H: Holiday clubs, Horse riding classes
I: Ice skating, Indoor play centres (for those rainy days),
J: Jigsaw puzzles, Jam making, Jewelry making
K: Kites, Kayaking, Knitting
L: Library (look out for their events), Leisure centres, Laser centre
M: Museums, Making things (look for craft/art ready to make packs or get creative and make things from item in your home) Markets, Music-have a bash on your instruments or dance around to your favourite music.
N: Nature rambles, Night Sky (do some star gazing with a telescope)
O: Origami, Outdoor adventure parks
Q: Quilling, Quiet time
R: Rollerblading, Reading clubs, Races, Riding, Railways-go on train rides
S: Swimming, Scrapbooking, Safari parks, Science centres, Sorting-use the time to sort through and throw out clothing and toys, Sailing, Slip ‘n Slides, Sport courses
T: Theme parks, Toys, Tents, Tennis, Treasure hunts
U: Uniform shopping, Us (time for the family just to be together),
V: Vegetable patch-get growing, Volleyball
W: Walks, Water parks, Wetland centres, Water play-use a water table or buckets and let them get wet.
X: Any ideas???
Z: Zoos, zip wires
Now you have the idea, just take a look what's up in your local area..You may be very surprised at what is
I am a preschool and primary school teacher and mum to 3 children. I have been involved in education since 1997 and have trained in a variety of educational specialist areas. It is with this expertise that I write articles to help parents and educators provide quality learning experiences for the children in their care.