Best Outdoor Activities For Children This Summer
Keeping your children occupied all summer is never easy! You want them to spend as much time outdoors as possible, and less time indoors playing video games – but it can be hard to motivate them without some interesting activities on offer. We’re not always guaranteed sunshine days, but when we are fortunate enough, there are plenty of outdoor activities for children to get them out and about. So, whatever budget you’re working with, here’s a guide to some of the best outdoor activities for children this summer:
Activities at home
Partaking in summer activities outdoors doesn’t always come cheap, but don’t fear, there are excellent things to do at home. Most children love exploring and learning, so why not encourage them to help with the gardening? You can create their very own garden patch with their favourite flowers and plants. Not only will this be a great activity to get them spending time outdoors, but it also helps with their development and teaches them how to look after a living thing.
Taking a trip to the local park is also a fantastic idea for the kids in summer. You can take a picnic and relax whilst the children play and interact and make friends with other children. Engage in some family bonding time and bring some games, such as a football or tennis equipment, for all the family to enjoy.
Out and about
Going on a family day trip doesn’t need to cost a fortune, places like the National Trust have plenty of sites for you to visit for an annual fee, or whenever you decide to go. There are trail walks to explore, beautiful beaches, and amazing forests to discover. All you need is your car and a picnic!
As well as making your own fun, there are many day trips and excursions on offer once the weather warms up. For example, why not take a trip to your nearest zoo or wildlife centre? It’s a great way to get the kids interested in nature and keep them occupied all day! If the zoo doesn’t take your fancy, then how about a trip to the coast? Most seaside towns provide plenty of entertainment in the form of arcades, fun fair’s and rides, and children’s play areas. Do some quick research and find out which is closest to you.
In addition, around this time of year, many villages and communities have summer fête’s. With games, live music, activities and competitions organised by the local community, there’s no better way to spend a summer’s day with the children.
For further support at this time of year, you can always contact us if you need any help.