Keeping the children entertained during the summer months

ChildideaThe summer holidays are now upon us! For many this can result in plenty of stress and hours of planning! We want to take away the stress this summer by helping you plan some great low budget activities for the whole family. Take a look below at our top summer activities:

Camping in the garden

If you have the space, why not have a camping trip indoors or in your garden. Make the experience like a real camping trip by only using touches for lights, storing food in a cool box, singing camp songs and going for a nature walk. If you set up camp indoors you can even enjoy the luxury of watching a movie while being wrapped up in your sleeping bags. Most importantly make sure you have plenty of hot chocolate and snacks for the evening.

Bring out your inner artist

We all love arts and crafts, whether it be painting, drawing, making things or playing with Playdoh, the whole family can enjoy getting creative! Why not create a picture or collage out of the resources found from exploring a nearby forest or countryside, some great items to pick up include pinecones, flowers, feathers and stones. 

Mini Olympics

Hold your own mini Olympics in the back garden or at a local park. Some great games you could play include; hula hooping, skipping, obstacle courses, running and of course, the egg and spoon race!  Don’t forget to get crafty and make some medals for the winners!

Have an adventure

Some of the best places to visit in the summer months include beaches, national parks, a local castle, a theme park or even a zoo.  If you are looking to go further afield, check out our blog on top family days out.

As much as it can be tempting to make plans for every waking moment of the day to keep them entertained, it’s important to ensure there is still time available for children to be independent and grow their imaginations. The key to having fun and having the perfect summer holiday to remember is by keeping things relaxed and fun for the whole family (including you!)

If you do decide to take the children away on a summer holiday, make sure the whole family is protected with comprehensive travel insurance, click here to get your quote today or contact us on 0333 323 0090 to speak to a member of the team.

Date Created: 08 August 2018