The School holidays bring with them mixed emotions from parents, on one hand they are delighted to be spending quality time with their children and on the other hand they are under pressure to make sure that the holiday time is great fun and memorable.
Here is a list of ideas that will suit a variety of budgets and ages:-
Visit the Local Playground
Where ever you live, be it country or city there is always a playground nearby. The walk to the playground can be an adventure in itself or an opportunity to speed along on a shiny scooter or bike. It doesn’t matter if your child is a toddler or a bit older they will both enjoy the fresh air and the opportunity to play with other children, as well as challenging themselves on the playground equipment. You also get the opportunity to chat to other parents and everyone has a lovely time.
A Day at the Beach
Even when it is a little bit chilly children seem to find the beach so exciting that they are prepared to build sandcastles, even at early spring temperatures. Wrap everybody up warm if it is cold and embark on a seaside adventure. Children relish the freedom they have from cars and boundaries and thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to interact with other children. In warmer weather you will find that you will be able to spend virtually the whole day at the beach for the cost of a picnic and ice creams all round.
Visit a Museum
With a little research you can find out which museums are very children friendly and have playground equipment as well. Children will enjoy looking at the exhibits and asking questions about the history behind them; particularly if it is related to a topic that excites them. Some museums give children the opportunity to dress up in costumes and participate in role play activities such as; a Victorian school room. The cost of visiting a museum can vary from free to having to pay an entrance fee.
A Crafty Day in Doors
When the rain is pouring and it is too horrible to go outside, it is a wonderful opportunity to spend time with your children making a variety of objects. You can choose to be completely heuristic in your approach and make robots, machines, in fact anything from bits and pieces in your recycling box. You can purchase craft kits online if you would rather be more structured and produce longer lasting creations, don’t be surprised if your child finds an alternative way of putting even the most prescribed craft items together. Children will thoroughly enjoy the time you spend helping them make their machine and talking to you.
When you start thinking of ways to entertain your children you will discover that the list is endless and you will be surprised at how easy it is to bring a smile to your child’s face.