The school holidays are on the way so it is time to start thinking about things to do. Whether your kids enjoy being outdoors or prefer to be playing with some form of technology, there are plenty of exciting days out lying ahead. Let’s hope that some nice weather is on its way this summer!
1. Boat Lakes
Ahoy there! Why not take to the seas (or your local boating lake) for a day of water- based fun. Take a look at the different watersports activity centres in your area or try a bit further afield if there are no local ones. You could try a rowing boat, kayak canoeing, windsurfing and all kinds of different and exciting water-based activities. If you are thinking of planning a short UK break then the Lake District is the perfect location for watersports activities and other outdoor fun.
2. Red Arrows Displays
For the kids (or big kids) that love to see planes and aircraft then a Red Arrows event could be ideal. Even those who have never seen a display before will leave the event feeling amazed by the aerobatic display that they witness. The skilled pilots go through a display sequence to thrill the crowds, so take a look at where your nearest display is taking place.
3. Children’s Theatre Shows
If your kids enjoy a good show then find out which shows are appearing on London’s West End or wherever you are in the world. You do not have to buy expensive show tickets; you can see which shows are taking place at your local theatre venue. Each entertainment venue in your area should have a list of performances that are coming up in the near future from magicians to live musicians. There is probably somewhere near to you where you can find loads of great local entertainment.
4. Museums with Children’s Activities
A trip to the museum is much more fun than it used to be, with interactive games and special effects, it can be more like going to the cinema or games arcade for young people these days. However, it also blends in a lot of education and history knowledge as well as being loads of fun for different age groups. You could even ask your child’s teacher if there are any topics they are covering in the coming year that would benefit from a trip to a particular museum.
5. Theme Park
If your kids love the fun of fairground rides then a theme park is a must this summer. There is Alton Towers in the Midlands, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Legoland, Thorpe Park, Chessington World of Adventures – the list of great UK theme parks is endless! So work out which one is going to be reasonably easy to get to and make sure that it is suited to the age of your kids then off you go for a thrilling day out.
If you are heading to Blackpool on a nice day you could even spend a bit of time on the beach as well as the theme park. Or if it is raining, there are plenty of alternative options such as Madame Tussauds or Sea Life to see the underwater creatures lurking around there. A trip up Blackpool Tower is also a nice way to spend a less sunny day. Keep your eye out for vouchers in the newspaper or look at sites like Groupon to see if you can get any cheap deals to make the day a bit cheaper.