Collaborative Post¦ When you have several different generations and children of differing ages to keep entertained, it can be difficult to keep everyone happy. It’s fun to arrange a variety of activities and days out over the summer holidays. The whole dynamic of family life is different and often easier when you go out, even if it’s just for an hour or two. I’ve compiled a list of some of my favourite family activities for the summer which I hope will inspire you!
Go to the beach
The beach has surely got to be the ultimate summer family day out. Who doesn’t love a day breathing in the salty air, eating fish and chips and the unmissable trip to the amusements? Many seaside towns, such as Brighton, also boast an amazing art scene and selection of shops and eateries. Making sandcastles and frolicking in the sea is a cheap and fun way to spend the day, making memories that will last a lifetime.
Discover somewhere new
Why not just head out somewhere, not really knowing where? Just follow the open road and see where you end up! Or perhaps look at a map beforehand and select somewhere none of you have ever been before to explore? You can look at different travel options too. Why not go for a day out on the train to turn it into even more of an adventure? Just take some drinks and food, sun cream and a rain mac just in case and you’re good to go!
Go alpaca trekking
Alpaca and llama trekking has risen in popularity over the last few years, for good reason! It is so relaxing to spend time with these cute camelids, walking through the trees. Having to take life at their pace allows you to take some time out from the stresses of modern life. It’s really fun too and children love them! If a trek isn’t something the whole family is able to do, you could have a ‘meet the alpacas‘ session instead! All the fun of alpacas without the walking.
Visit an aquarium
One of my highlights of a family holiday with my parents and grandparents when I was 5 was a visit to an aquarium! Somehow, it’s so soothing just watching the fish and sea creatures swimming around. It fascinates children of all ages and is educational. Adults and children can learn new things alongside each other. It’s a great rainy day activity too. Let’s face it, we’ve needed a lot of activities suitable for those this summer!
Have a picnic
Last but not least is the classic picnic. All you need is a blanket, some food and somewhere nice outdoors to sit. In fact, you can even have an indoor picnic if weather is inclement. Each member of the family can choose something to bring to add to the fun. Of course, not everyone is able to sit on the ground which is where foldable camping chairs come in handy! It always goes down well with children and big kids alike when you bring a football along too!
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post with Southern Railway. As always, all views and opinions are honest and my own.