It is the beginning of week five of the summer holidays – and I am still sane – well, -ish. What have we been up to? Days out, days in, bickering, playing Mario games, duck feeding, puddle jumping, baking, celebrating, being grumpy, being happy, picnics, party teas and much, much more. Here are our top 5 things to do in the summer holidays.
1- Hit The Beach
Sure fire fun for all ages, and inexpensive. Just pack your towels and buckets and off you go. We do like to splash out on a portion of chips at the end of the day though – chips taste best when you can see the sea!
2- Go For A Picnic
We often take picnics on days out, but sometimes a picnic can be a day out in itself. We had a teddies bears picnic in our local park and Syd and his best friend really enjoyed it. We took the BN biscuits we were sent by McVitie’s to try, and they went down well with the kids – because the crunchy biccies with strawberry and chocolate fillings are tasty, and were popular with us Mums because the messy bit is nicely tucked away in the middle leading to less sticky faces!
3- Visit A Museum
We love going to the museum and have a years pass to our local one – The Dorset County Museum – which means we can dip in and out whenever we fancy. The dinosaur room is the most popular with my boys. This summer we have also visited the Bournemouth Aviation Musuem, where we all loved being able to sit in the cockpits and pretend we could fly. And me and my ten year old are just back from a day out in Bristol where we went to At-Bristol and visited the SS Great Britain – both of which were brilliant fun.
We have made cakes, biscuits, jam tarts and muffin pizza faces so far this summer. Yes, it makes a lot of mess when you set kids loose in the kitchen but it is also a lot of fun, and sometimes the results are even edible!
5- Go To A Festival
You cannot beat family festivals for outdoor fun. There are so many now from small local festivals to the biggies like Camp Bestival which we were lucky enough to attend. They are great for getting everyone out in the fresh air while taking in music and all sorts of other arty type stuff. And the occasional cold beer for the grown-ups of course.
What have you been up to this summer?
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