The school holidays are here once again, bringing us parents the eternal question, how do I keep my children occupied during their week off school?
If you are used to hearing the cries of I’m bored from your little monsters during the school holidays, hopefully, some of these fantastic ideas from some of the top mummy bloggers will help you get through this half term stress-free.
Being a mum I know how hard it is to entertain your children thinking about places to go with kids can be hard. It’s not always about going out and having to spend money, you can easily be crafty at home and keep them smiling all day long and be productive in the holidays.
25 Things to do with kids in the school holidays
by Top Mummy Bloggers
- Lesley from scottish mum Blog suggests getting outside, chasing rainbows, digging holes or just splashing in the rain to get some fresh air into your lungs.
- whilst Annwen from real suburban mummy has a very imaginative idea to Hold an ‘indoor car wash’, by getting all the toy cars or grubby toys and putting them through the wash, soapy water and tea towels are all that is needed to make it fun!
- Gina from cold tea and smelly nappies suggests we do some research before the holidays for places that you can visit for free. That way you can fill your days with fun activities that aren’t going to break the bank. The kiddies will be entertained and your wallet won’t be feeling sorry for itself. It’s a win-win situation.
- I feel ready for a break too from early mornings and the school run, so I love Tammy’s suggestion from me and the tiny three to Plan some down-time days where you stay at home and craft, or watch films. School is tiring and children need a bit of relaxation time to ready them to learn at their best!
Here are 20 further Top tips (including mine) for Things to do with Kids in the School Holidays.
5 free Things to do with Kids in the School Holidays
- Get creative by cutting out pictures from magazines and old catalogues and then glue them together to create a collage.
- Make a fort in your living room using cushions from your sofa and chairs and plenty of blankets and cushions to make it cosy inside. An ideal place to have a snack, read a book, there is no limit to where their imaginations can take them!
- Get down to your local B&Q where your 7-11 year-olds can take part in free DIY classes where you can make things from hedgehog houses to Mug holders ( see B&Q website for participating stores).
- Your local council’s website and local libraries list lots of free or cheap activities for children to do over the school holidays.
- Find pipes, trays, wood and anything in the garden to make your own mini-golf circuit.
Have you any suggestions to keep the kids occupied this half-term? We would love you to share them.