Bring on the summer holidays!

Friday, July 21st, 2017 | Posted in Blog

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Schools out and it’s time for a well-earned rest for children and parents! Exams done, school concerts attended and the summer fayre is all complete, now it’s time to kick back and relax and enjoy the six-week holiday. Even if you are around for a week or a few days, or whether you are going abroad or staying in the UK, you’ll still need a few affordable fun activities to keep the children entertained.

The great outdoors

Always a favourite – a picnic in the park. Make the most of the sunny weather, pack a lunch and head out to your local open space. You can get really organised and invite some friends to bring food to share, organise a game of football, rounders – or, just soak up the sunshine and chill!

Need something a little more energetic? There is a free junior 2k run for children aged 4-14. It’s a timed run in a local park near you and it’s organised by parkrun. Sign up your child in advance and get their unique bar code to record their race time. It’s fun, motivating and it’s great exercise! There are also 5k runs organised for adults every Saturday morning!

Cinema offer

If you want ease into your morning, why not check out Vue Cinema’s Mini Morning cinema screenings. It’s a chance to watch some fantastic family movies for just £2.49 (children and adults) – every weekend and every day in the school holidays from 10am (please check as some school holidays differ). Other local cinemas run schemes too, so take a look online or pop into your local for more offers.

Mystery mayhem

How about solving a mystery alongside the Animal Agents in the free Summer Reading Challengeftct summer reading fun resize? Children can go down to their local library and sign up and then read six library books of their choice to complete the Challenge. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and children can be part of the adventure! So, head off to your local library and visit the Summer Reading Challenge website for lots more ‘top secret’ information.



If your child is moving schools or starting secondary school next term, check out the useful information to help ease them into their new school. Here are some more things to do in the holidays. Whatever you do this summer, have a safe and happy holiday.

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