In just under two weeks the girls will have finished school and be officially on their summer holidays. This will be the first summer holidays since Holly started school and I think they are both ready for a break. That first year of school is always tough on them and Holly is exhausted. Whilst there will definitely be some relaxing days, I also want to make sure we have as much fun as possible.
I really miss having them home and the house is definitely going to feel louder over the next six weeks and a lot messier!
I try and have a rough idea of what we can do over the six weeks, as they can be hard to fill and can also be expensive. I thought I would share with you some ideas of things to do with your children over the summer holidays.
- Picnic at the park – Sometimes meeting friends. It’s a cheap and cheerful way to spend time together.
- Watch a sunset – I would love to do this one night whilst we’re on holiday.
- Wash the car – Alice is desperate to do this, I’m more sure why. But I’m not going to stop her.
- Go to the ice cream parlour – 100% doing this a lot 🙂
- Baking – This is always on the girls list of things to do and i’m sure we will so a lot.
- Build a den – A nice easy one, when we’re having a chilled day at home.
- Family movie night – This will probably be done one afternoon, when we all need some quiet time.
- Trip to the coffee shop for cake – This will definitely happen more than once!
- Go for a scoot and bike ride – We will definitely be doing this a lot over the summer. Especially now that I have my bike too!
- Cinema trip – If I can get Holly to go, she is not always a fan of the cinema. But hopefully the Mini club will have something good on.
- Have a water fight – I think this will be a regular occurrence in our garden.
- See friends and family – I’ve started to book days in to see people, as the days can quickly fill up otherwise and people go on holiday etc
- Visit National Trust places – I love our passes and these can be a cheap day out.
- Invite friends over for a play in the garden and a picnic. Your own garden becomes more exciting when a friend comes over.
- Visit a splash park – There are a few near us and they can be a great cheap day out. Take a picnic and off you go.
- Arrange play dates – Its nice for the girls to still see their friends over the holidays.
We also have our family holiday to Crete for a week and the girls are so excited. Plus, we have Alice, Holly and Andy’s birthdays all to celebrate in August, which keeps us busy and means we eat a lot of cake.
What do you like to do with your children over the summer?