Post written by Claire Louise Sheridan
Get Up & Get Outside!
It’s the summer holidays, and whilst the sun might not always be out, there are still plenty of ways to have fun outdoors. Whilst loads of mums and dads might be content with sticking the kids in front of the TV (and we’re all guilty of it, from time to time…), the healthier thing to do is the get the little ones out and about. It’s hard to be creative with children all the time, so here are just a few ideas to get you started!
Head To An Outdoor Pool
I know, I know… if you’re looking out the window and all you can see is rain pouring down, the last thing you’ll want is to be rushing out in your swimming costume with the kids in tow and splashing about in yet more water. However, if you keep a good, close eye on the weather online, you’ll be able to head to an outdoor pool right here in the UK and pretend you’re on your holidays in no time. Sure, the local lido might not be Lanzarote or Ibiza, but it’s better than nothing!
How About Some Healthy Competition?
We all remember sports’ day in school, right? We can groan all we like at the idea of it now, but in reality, we all secretly loved it. Half of us still haven’t quite let that thrill of winning – or attempting to – go, which is why so many of us go wild for international football betting when big events like the World Cup are on! Kids love an excuse to get competitive, too, and there are loads of ways you can entertain them with something like a sports’ day from home (if you’ve got a big garden) or at the park (if you can nab a space!). This way they’re starting young, but without being a couch potato like the grown-ups… oh come on, admit it!
Catch A Falling Star
Okay, fine. I’ll be honest. Stargazing doesn’t exactly constitute as a fitness activity, but you know what? If the kids are going to get square eyes, it might as well be from staring at some natural beauty and not just whatever’s on TV tonight. If you live in a city, you’re not going to see a whole lot by just sticking your head out the window or crowding around a concrete yard, but here’s where the exercise and adventure comes in.
You don’t need a fancy trip abroad to have a little break away with the family, and camping is as good an excuse as any to escape for a few days. In fact, there’s even a trendy, modern word for this kind of trip, and it seems like everyone who’s anyone is doing it.
Can you believe this is Wales?!
Yes, there may well be some sneaky little treats around the campfire, but all that walking and gazing up at the clear night sky makes the whole experience more than worth it. Plus, you’ll save money, too.
Have you got any awesome ideas for keeping the kids entertained this summer?
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