Friday, 21 July 2017

Fun Ways to Get About with the Kids in the Summer

There’s nothing quite like a summers day outdoors when the sun is shining and the ice creams are aplenty. This is especially true when you have kids, so it is important that you have plenty of great ideas for getting out and making many happy family memories together. Here are just a few ideas to make the most of the summer once school is out:

Bike Rides
Bike rides are a fantastic family activity as it is a great form of exercise, you can travel to exciting new places and enjoy one another’s company. Make sure that you have a safe route planned away from traffic (especially if they are new/nervous riders), be careful not to get separated and bring plenty of water along with you.

Scooters are proving to be hugely popular at the moment. In addition to being fun to ride, they are also a surprisingly good form of transportation. If you are heading out for the day, try taking a few scooters out with you (mum and dad can enjoy them too!). These are available from places like Skate Hut, but remember to always wear safety gear when riding them.

Treasure Hunts
Everybody enjoys a good treasure hunt as they are fun, encourage exercise, provide healthy competition and there are prizes. Head to the park for a family day out and set up a treasure hunt before letting the kids tear around trying to find the different bits of treasure.

If you’re a savvy mama or papa, then why not pack up a delicious picnic with all your favourite goodies and then head out on a family stroll to somewhere peaceful and scenic. The walk will be a good form of exercise and then you can all enjoy your lunch or dinner al fresco!

Beach Trip
If you live near the coast, a trip to the beach is always a superb idea in the summer. You can chill out with a good book whilst the kids paddle in the sea, make sand castles and play beach games. Cone of chips and 2p machines aside, the beach is a fantastic free day out and even the grumpiest of toddlers won’t be able to resist. 

Camping can be a very valuable and fun family experience. In addition to spending quality time together, this is an activity that can teach kids a number of important life skills and show them how to respect nature. Be sure to select somewhere that you are allowed to camp and always be mindful of your natural surroundings.

These are just a few fun summer activities to try with the little ones this summer, but there are many more to consider. Summer is always the happiest time of the year and these activities will ensure it is a memorable one for all too.

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