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keep the kids busy this summer

Today’s guest post has some great tricks up your sleeve for putting the wow into their Summer holiday.

It’s probably fair to say that when it comes to the words, ‘I’m bored’, the chances of them being said soar during the summer holidays because of the number of weeks that the kids have to spend at home, away from their schoolmates and their classes that keep a modicum of busyness to their days.

As soon as the summer holidays hit, you need to keep on your toes. If you don’t have anything planned, it won’t be long before the squabbling starts, as your bored kids vie for your attention and beg you for something to do. However, if you have a few ideas up your sleeve ready to go, the monotony of the 6 weeks holiday will disappear. Here are five fabulous ideas that may help to keep the kids busy away from home.

City Break 

City breaks aren’t just for couples and friends, you know. What’s stopping you from taking the kids to a different city for a couple of days? Choose one that has plenty of family-friendly attractions available, so that kids (and adults) of all ages can enjoy their time away from home. Book into some reasonably priced accommodation, such as a Travelodge hotel in Edinburgh, London or Manchester, and plan your time in your chosen city wisely so that your time is utilised in the best way possible.


Kids who say that museums are boring have obviously not been to the good ones. Take a trip to one of the fun-filled, hands-on museums across the country, such as the Science Museum in London, or Thinktank in Birmingham, and your kids will be able to appreciate the various exhibitions without even a hint of boredom setting in.


What kids don’t love the seaside? While we can’t guarantee the good weather, we can guarantee that a day at the seaside can be as fun in the rain as it is in the sunshine. Well, maybe not quite as fun, but still worthwhile. Spend a day on the beach, go crabbing in the rock pools, eat fish and chips, enjoy donkey rides, watch a Punch & Judy show… the options are endless. And that’s without even mentioning the penny arcades…

Theme Park

With so many awesome theme parks across the country, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Opt for one that suits your child’s needs perfectly, though. For example, Paulton’s Park in the south would be perfect for tots who love Peppa Pig, read Mummy From the Heart’s Peppa Pig World Review for more insights. Alton Towers has something for everyone, and Thorpe Park is geared towards adrenaline junkies, for sure! Make use of any coupons, online discounts and other offers, to save you money wherever possible.


Take the kids to one of the gorgeous castles that our country is home to. While somewhere like Warwick Castle is very much visitor-orientated, with plenty of events and activities in store, other castles, such as Portchester Castle, are more secluded and perfect for a picnic and a relaxing afternoon. It’s your call, really!

Make a list of ideas in advance so that you can provide your children with plenty of options. Whether it’s the summer break, or any other time away from school, if you have an arsenal of ideas ready to go, boredom won’t stand a chance.

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