After the initial thrill of waving good bye to the classroom for six weeks, it’s usually only a few days before the children start complaining about being bored! Don’t despair here’s some ideas for you to keep them entertained, without breaking the bank!
Mini Sports Day
If you’re not lucky enough to have a big garden, take some basic sports equipment, (balls, skipping ropes, bats and balls, etc) to the local park. The children can then take turns to challenge each other to different games and races. A game of rounders is always a winner with children of all ages!
A DIY Picnic
Preparing for a picnic can be a whole morning’s activity in itself! Get the children to plan the menu, help with the shopping and then get all the ingredients ready. Then stand back and be on standby as the children prepare the sandwiches, fetch the fruit and grab the goodies!
Make a Tent Throw an old sheet or blanket over the washing line and peg it down at the corners to recreate the thrill of being under canvas.
It’s Show Time!
Set the kids a theme and send them off to rehearse for their very own show. Junior Pop Idol where they can dress up and sing along to their favourite pop songs is one idea, but the list is endless!
Your Very Own Cinema!
Liven up a boring video by moving the furniture, dimming the lights and making your very own popcorn.
Down on the Farm!
Visitor farms are usually good value for money, especially when they have playgrounds and rides to enjoy after you’ve seen all the animals! Standalone Farm and Woodside Wild Animal Farm are just two of the excellent family farms in this area.
Great for a rainy day! Stock up on paper, glue, felt pens and paints. Cover the table and stand back and watch your little darlings at their most creative!
Go for a swim
Why not cool off and spend the day at the local pool – remember to take sunhats and lots of sun cream!
Visit a Museum
All national museums are now free and full of interesting things to see and fun hands-on activities. Most will have special holiday events for children.
Submitted by Rebecca Laing, Business Development Manager at The Bull