Top 5 things to do with the kids this summer

The school holidays are nearly upon us so it’s time to get planning some activities to keep the kids out of mischief...

Top 5 things to do with the kids this summer

To give you some inspiration, we have come up with a few ideas that should keep all the family smiling come rain or shine!


Get Arty

Head out for a walk or hop in the car to the nearest picturesque spot, put a blanket down and let the kids get creative with paint, pencils and paper… and don’t forget to join in, you will find it surprisingly therapeutic even if your drawing skills are pretty basic! You can check out our huge range of art supplies online.

Two children lying on grass drawing with colouring pens


Teach your Kids to Bodyboard

As soon as the sun comes out, pack the car up and head to the coast and for something different, swap the buckets and spades for beachwear and bodyboards! It’s not always the warmest on the UK coast so make sure you pack wetsuits so that you don’t fall at the first hurdle with grumpy, soggy children! Head over to our sister site, Little Surfers to pick all your surf essentials.

Two children standing on a beach holding VW bodyboards


Host a Children’s Tea Party

This is a great activity for all ages and if the weather isn’t kind, it can be easily brought indoors. For the little ones, set up a blanket with pretend play food and cups and give them a jug of water so they can serve their own ‘tea’! For the older children, get them baking in the kitchen and invite their friends over to enjoy the cakes together. Check out our range of tea party accessories on our site.

A young girl sitting a table drinking tea


Go on a Glamping Adventure

Give the kids a taste of the outdoor life with a glamping trip - all the benefits of camping without the boot full of kit and tent dramas! Away With The Kids offer a huge range of glamping holidays and our sister site, Little Surfers has a great VW range for camping essentials… don’t forget to pack the marshmallows for toasting!

A bell tent at night illuminated from the inside


Go on a Bug Hunt

For a fun, educational activity let the kids explore the garden or woods and see if they can tick off a list of bugs to identify, and if they are brave, they could collect their finds in a bug catcher so they can examine them a little further! You can then finish off with a good old-fashioned bingo game – of the bug variety! Shop all things bugs and butterflies here 

Three young boys hold pond dipping nets

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