Exciting Summer Adventures For The Whole Family
One of the biggest reasons everyone looks forward to summer is because it’s the best time of year to make more special memories with your kids; after all, there will soon come a time when they start to make plans with their friends instead of you. Whether you have limitless funds, or you’re on a tight budget, there is a family adventure to suit everyone. Here are a few ideas to help you get started.
Your kids don’t need to be A students to enjoy an educational day out – just don’t tell them they might learn something if it’s likely to put them off. A ‘Jack the Ripper’ tour in London will delight the horror-lovers in the family, but it’s still interesting enough to appeal to the intellectuals, and a visit to Churchill’s war rooms can help kids understand the state the country was in, not even 100 years ago. If history isn’t their favourite subject, the Science Museum in London hosts interactive sessions for children of all ages, letting them explore construction, water, light, sound, and develop the skills of observing, predicting, testing and drawing conclusions.
We all want to encourage our children to play outdoors, but sometimes even the park can lose its thrill. If you can’t take time off work to entertain them during the week, and you have the budget for it, you could arrange If your budget allows for it, check out venues like laser tag centres, or a football day camp to keep them active during the week. Alternatively, you could take them to a trampoline park, or any other local family days out on the weekend and get the kids running around and playing. If you want something that costs a bit less, you could get everyone on their bikes and ride along the coast or in the nearby woods before stopping for a healthy picnic, or getting out the water pistols and having an all-out war in the garden. If you have relatives coming to visit with their own children, you could set up a sports tournament in the back garden. The best part is that they’ll be so busy having fun, they might never catch on that it’s all to get them moving.
Who says rainy days can’t be exciting? If you have any budding secret agents in the house, you can use the next rainy day to begin their training. Organise a laser maze for them in the corridors, the living room, or at least in places where they won’t be in the way. All you need to make this happen is some crepe paper or string (ideally red, or some other colour that looks like a laser), and some masking tape. Stick the strands in a corridor and tell them to work their way to the grand prize. This could either be a treat of some sort or the control to the TV if you’re taking on the role of nefarious villain.
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