5 Things to do this Summer With the Kids
16 August 2021
School terms can be busy. So, while the kids are on holiday, why not enjoy some family time? Getting out and about will break up the monotony of being at home and, with plenty to see and do this summer, you’re sure to have lots of fun. Here are five awesome things to pop on your itinerary.
Dragons and Mythical Beasts
First up is a magical trip to London to see Dragons and Mythical Beasts showing live at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre until September before going on tour. From the creators of the West End smash hit Dinosaur World Live, a brand new children’s shows of the year, featuring a wide range of magnificent monsters and terrifying beasts. Meet a colossal Stone Troll, The Tooth Fairy (who isn’t as nice as you might think), an adorable unicorn and more – with exceptional puppetry bringing these characters to life. Family shows London don’t get much better than this.
A Picnic in the Park
In the UK, you really have to get outside when you can as the weather is so temperamental. So, when the sun’s in the sky or there’s a heatwave forecast, how about a picnic in the park? There might be one near you that’s perfect for a spot of al fresco dining. Or you could make this part of your London adventure. London’s Royal Parks provide the perfect space to sit back and relax after a busy day. Climb to the top of Primrose Hill in Regent’s Park after watching the children’s play Dragons and Mythical Beasts, or perhaps head to St James’s Park near Buckingham Palace or Hyde Park that’s just a stone’s throw from Oxford Street.
Kids love arts and crafts. So why not spend an entire afternoon getting creative? There are loads of things you can do, from rock painting to cutting pictures out of magazines/newspapers and making a themed collage. How about painting pieces of macaroni and threading them onto string to make a necklace, or you could teach your children how to sew their very own reading cushion. Alternatively, there are plenty of colouring sheets available online for you to print or you could host a family drawing competition with prizes for the winners.
Do Some Baking
We all need a bit of sugar from time to time, right? Making cupcakes together is a great way to keep the kids entertained during a rainy day and there will be something for them to enjoy at the end. Banana bread is another fun recipe as the kids will love making the bananas all mushy before adding in the other ingredients. If you haven’t already tried making hot cross buns, this is fun as kids can watch the dough rise. The children could also make their own pizzas and homemade lemonade for dinner. These messy and hands-on activities are sure to go down a treat.
Create Your Own Treasure Hunt
Spending money every day in the summer holidays isn’t always an option. You might book a few exciting adventures or trips but then decide to spend other days just relaxing. If you’re having a home day, this is the perfect time for your kids to create their very own treasure hunt for their parents/siblings. This should include clues and a map. They could even make the map look old by staining it with tea and burning the edges (with adult supervision of course). Encourage them to go all out and make the hunt as good as it can possibly be.
The summer months can be great fun so long as you’re proactive. Book your tickets to see Dragons and Mythical Beasts today and make memories to last forever.