ourselves the age old question… What do we do with the little ones & how do we
keep them entertained for 6 whole weeks?!
Thankfully, now the restrictions have been lifted across the country, there are
many more activities to enjoy, places to explore and educational camps running.
With national parks having opened up, the summer holidays are an ideal
opportunity to take advantage of the beautiful English countryside. Pack a picnic
and some outdoor games and head into nature to spend a day enjoying the
weather….and not to mention burning off some energy.
Look out for the trails with activities along the way such as Alexandra Park,
Queens Wood – a circular loop walk with stunning views and entertainment
along the way.
A slightly more unique option is taking them off to an open air cinema. With
many throughout London showing a variety of movies suitable for all tastes this
is a great day out and a real treat for both the kids and the adults. Hampton Court
palace and Blackheath common are just two of the venues hosting film nights
over the holidays. Make sure to book in advance though as these tend to be
popular events, and it is always advisable to arrive early to bag the best seats.
Notting Hill Carnival, although slightly different this year, is still a great choice.
This event being held virtually creates the perfect opportunity to host a festival
inspired BBQ at home. Arrange to make outfits with the children to wear on the
day and create homemade decorations. Ask them to help with the baking and
you’ve got yourself days worth of entertainment in preparation for the grand
Then there are of course all of the usual suspects; the farm days and zoo trips.
Escape rooms, museums and swimming baths. Whatever you decide have a
wonderful summer full of memories and smiles.