All parents know that feeling when it gets to the end of term and you have no idea what you are going to do with your kids. It often seems as though everyone else has it sorted, knows exactly what they intend to do, and you’re just left there floundering. The truth is, all parents know this well, and you are not alone. And everybody has their own idea of what makes for a great time with the kids, too. If you are a little at a loss this year as to what to do during those school holidays, don’t worry. Here are a few choice ideas to get you started.
Who says that you need to go abroad for a nice holiday? If you are keen to just get your children out for the day at least, then why not consider taking them on a road trip? Depending on where you end up going, this can be any kind of mixture of educational, informative, fun and whatever else you like. The truth is, there is plenty in the home country you can entertain the family with, and chances are there are even places in your local area which you have never visited, simply because they are so close! Make this year the year that you decide to finally take your kids to see all the local attractions your area has to offer.
This next one has long been a favourite of kids of all ages – and more than a few adults, too. When it comes to fun-filled days out together, you can definitely do much worse than going to a Lakeside Karting course for the day. If you are worried about safety, don’t be. These places are very safe, and people routinely take their children of all ages there, so you don’t need to be afraid. What’s more, you will probably find that everyone in the family enjoys this, so it is a great way to treat everyone to a day out during the holidays.
It’s a classic, really. No matter who you are or how old your children are, you can always find yourself having fun at the beach. This is one of those places that everyone admits to enjoying. If you are ever struggling to find something to do with the family, and it is a particularly nice day, then you can’t really go wrong with taking them to the beach. For an extra special day out, you could even go somewhere a little further afield, rather than simply your nearest beach. This should make the day even more exciting than it would be otherwise, and your children will be bound to appreciate that.
Finally, if you prefer to have a day indoors instead, then that’s fine – simply get your art supplies together and have an arts and crafts day with the kids. This can be an exciting and educational way to spend an afternoon – and it will help your kids develop some great, vital skills for later life too.