A summer for everyone – 5 family activities everyone can enjoy this summer

The summer break is almost upon us, the kids can’t wait to finish school and you can’t wait to fill your weekends with lots of sunshine, family time and of course a well deserved holiday. Although it’s not always easy to keep everyone entertained during the summer months – and if you’ve had good weather in the build up to the summer then you might have cashed in your summer activity ideas prematurely! So, I’ve come up with 5 simple and budget friendly activities that everyone can enjoy!


You don’t need green fingers in order to do a bit of gardening! It’s the perfect excuse to get out in the garden and enjoy the sunshine. Remember, if you’re spending long periods of time in the sun, then you need to make sure you’re protected from UV rays. Make sure you have a good sun cream, sun hat and a pair of high quality sunglasses, like these Aviator Eye glasses. Sunglasses will help protect your eyes from damage and you can find out more about high quality eye wear, here.

It doesn’t just have to be gardening, the kids could decorate their own flower pots, plant their very own sunflowers or even a selection of summer veggies!

Head to the library

It’s pretty common for children’s reading skills to slip a little over the summer break; they’re just too busy having fun in the sun! But, did you know that during the summer months, the library is the place to be? Not only can everyone take out books to enjoy in the sunshine or during a rainy afternoon, but the library will be full of activities throughout the summer. Including reading challenges, pop up movie theatres, travelling shows, guest authors, various creativity workshops and so much more!

Go on a nature walk

Most kids groan when you mention going for a walk. But once they’re out there in the fresh air and running free, they soon forget all about their tablets, smart devices and the TV. Get back to nature and see what creatures and creepy crawlies you can find; you could even create a checklist to tick things off as you go. Take a picnic and you can enjoy a whole day in the fresh air.

Camp out

You don’t have to travel to a camping site to experience the great outdoors. Why not make a night of it in your own back yard? The kids will love playing in the tent during the day – it’ll also provide some much needed respite from the sun – and then you can all snuggle up on an evening and try a little star gazing. Bliss.

Try a little vlogging

Remember those old home movies we had when we were kids? Well, why not make your own? You don’t have to have the latest camera or vlogging skills like Zoella – just document a few “days in the life”, let the kids get behind the camera too and capture some family time. You can edit it with free online software and then sit down together and watch it as a family.

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