Jul 17

Things to do in the summer holidays with kids

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Things to do in the summer holidays with kids

It’s not my usual blog post but I have been putting together a list of things to do with my girls in the summer and we have been getting excited together so thought I would share it with you in case it helps you out!

There are stars next to the ones we are really keen on!

Summer holiday ideas

  • Watch the sound of music
  • Library
  • Paddling pool
  • Baking
  • Movie
  • Picnic
  • Geocache

Den building at bluebell woods

Bike ride

Rock painting/hiding

Glitter tattoos

  • Beach

Tring NHM

Splash park

Cathedral events

Garden Centre

  • Sky Garden

Stockwood Discovery Centre

  • Roald Dahl museum

Stratford museum

Ash ridge house sculpture

Sketching day

  • Boat trip in Broxbourne
  • Redbourn paddling

Hartham park

Greenwood Park

Clarence Park

Verulamium park

Brent Cross beach

  • Woburn safari park

Water fight

Make own Play dough

  • Make a restaurant

Make your own pizza

  • living room camp out
  • Balloon room



Outside cinema


Scavenger hunt

  • Pen pal letter/postcard

Charity shop shop

  • Camping in garden
  • Toasting marshmallows
  • Make home made ice cream
  • Outside swimming pool
  • Write a story
  • Change bed rooms

Sightseeing in London

  • Clear out clothes and toys

Make collages

Make scrap books

Write a diary

Make a vision board

Plan a dream holiday then play travel agents

Colouring and drawing

  • Photography walk – talk polaroid and Jamies old camera

Photo challenge

Star gazing

Cloud watching

Foraging for free food

  • Go to a circus

Make soup

Wash the car

Feed the ducks

Collect objects on a walk to make collages with

Blow bubbles

Set up obstacle courses

Make a blanket den


Chalk art at long acres

  • Mattress slide
  • Fashion shows with photos
  • Jigsaw marathon

Look up car boot sales**

Litter picking

Practice juggling

  • Enter competitions
  • Draw a map/follow a map

Press flowers

Finger painting

Write and illustrate a story or poem

  • Do a meal plan and write a shopping list then go shopping
  • Look up Guiness World Records and see if you can beat them
  • Stop motion

Bug hunt

Put on a show

  • Do a survey of cars that you spot, pets people have or anything else and create charts to represent it.

Create an activities jar

Make a junk model

Explore a local town

  • Make sock puppets

Make your own newspaper

Have a party – musical chairs, pass the parcel, sleeping lions, musical statues

Card games

  • Freeze small toys in large ice blocks then get the kids to melt and excavate them.
  • Make your own comic

* Library summer reading challenge

  • Pots of Art
  • Bird watching

Cedars Nature Centre in Waltham Cross

St Albans Museum

College Lake in Tring

kite flying at Dunstable Downs

Summer Quest Adventure play at Blenheim Palace

Watford shopping / bowling


Cassiobury park

Morris way playing fields and splash park

Hawkswick fruit farm

Hitchin Lavender

Hemel outdoor pool

  • Knebworth


London Science museum

London theatre

London south bank

London coal drops yard


  • Chessington World of Adventure


Canvey Island Fair and Beach

Ruislip Lido

To take care of yourself during the summer as well as finding your things to do with kids, look at my Every Mum classes, postnatal classes and pregnancy classes that are all running until mid-August.

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