Hello everyone! Seeing as my last blog was a long whinge, I thought I’d write another, slightly more positive blog for you! We’ve just come through the Easter holidays (and spent an absolute fortune of course!) so I thought I‘d give you a short list of fun, totally free things to do with kids this summer.
Get exploring. You can’t beat the Great British outdoors, especially when the weather is good! If you always head to the same park, travel a little bit further from home and discover beautiful green spaces to find the best parks around you.
Get Creative. Organise totally free Woodland Trust activities from a choice of about 100 from its website for outdoor and indoor fun with nature. Activities include downloadable guides for outdoor fun making squirrel-proof bird feeders and more, and if the weather lets you down, there are craft activities such as colouring sheets.
Get Active. You may have already heard about Parkrun, who organise free, timed 5K run events in over 850 parks worldwide, but have you heard about Junior Parkrun? Junior Parkrun is similar, and often at the same locations as the regular Parkrun (which children are also welcome to run), but is 2K long instead of 5K and held at 9am on Sundays instead of Saturdays. Children aged between four and 14 years old can participate. Look here for info on events near you.
Shhhhh….be quiet! For those with kids that prefer reading to running, your local library can provide a great afternoon of fun for bored little ones, pop your postcode into here and you’ll be directed to your local library’s website. Many hold special events, and lend out not just books but audio books, DVDs, CDs and language courses – something for everyone!
Get freebies. The internet is a treasure trove of fun & free stuff! This is my current favourite offer on PMP. A free subscription to Lego Life Magazine! I haven’t yet met a child that doesn’t enjoy Lego and this offer gets you comics, activities, competitions, sneak peaks & the latest LEGO news straight through your letterbox 4 times a year! It’s a no-brainer really! 🙂