Summer is here and the warm, sunny days have come along with it! For many, that means lazy days lounging by the pool with an ice cold cocktail and a good book. But for us parents, summer also means the summer half term and trying to find things to do to occupy our children and keep them from getting bored quickly.
Whether you choose to take a summer holiday, or you decide to stay close to home, creating a summer half term bucket list is a good idea. That way, you will have a clearer picture of what you want to do this summer and you will be able to get more of it done as you go down the list checking off activity after activity.
Summer Half Term Bucket List Ideas
So what are some ideas that you should add to your summer half-term bucket list? For many parents, that is based on what you and your family like to do and what age range your children are. Babies and toddlers won’t have as much fun at an amusement park as their older siblings and teens would so that is something to keep in mind when creating your half term bucket list. Some activities include:
Picnics- perfect for children of any age, a picnic in the part or at your favourite wooded area can become an adventure. Children can play before or after lunch and explore the trails and other hidden wonders they find interesting.
Pool days- especially on those hot summer days, relaxing by the pool can be therapeutic. Children of all ages like the water and parents can relax poolside to catch some sun or they can join in on the action in the water.
Go to the beach- no pool? Go to the beach instead. Soak up the sun, dig your toes in the sand and watch the kids splash in the water, build sandcastles or chase the gulls away.
Visit the zoo- it doesn’t matter how old you are, a visit to the zoo can be a lot of fun. We all have our favourite animals and we are sure to see them having fun, eating lunch or trying to stay cool in the hot sun.
Fun garden games- parents of younger children know that a day out can be a challenge for both the children and the adults. There is a wide range of garden games that you can play at home and still have a lot of fun. From water balloon dodgeball and garden Twister, to glow in the dark bowling, to scavenger hunts and more, you can have just as much fun at home in the garden as you can anywhere else.
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