Summer Staycations: How To Keep The Kids Entertained
10 August 2021
Enjoy indoor and outdoor fun with B&M’s summer holiday activities for kids, suitable for younger and older children alike. To keep your kids entertained:
- Get Them Moving with an Outdoor Games Tournament
- Create Some Competition with an Outdoor Treasure Hunt
- Inspire Their Creativity with Arts and Crafts
- Become One with Nature on a Family Hike
- Indulge in Good Food by Cooking up Treats
It’s easy to run out of summer activities for kids during the school holidays. After all, you have a whole six weeks to keep your kids entertained before the new academic year starts!
So, in order to help you and your family have a great summer together, the team at B&M has come up with some super fun activities for both sunny and rainy days - whether you have younger or older children.
Get Them Moving with an Outdoor Games Tournament
Outdoor play is a great way to keep kids fit and healthy and give them some all-important vitamin D. Kids will love active ideas like games tournaments - whether it’s an obstacle course, foam bullet warfare or target practice, radio controlled vehicle races or anything besides!
Don’t forget to stock up on suncream!
B&M Top Top: Keep the scoreboard running throughout the holidays to make the fun activities last longer.
Create Some Competition with an Outdoor Treasure Hunt
There’s plenty of outdoor fun to be had with a treasure hunt! Create a map, leave clues and set them off on their quest to find treats or prizes.
Activities like this take a little preparation, but they can keep kids busy for hours!
Inspire Their Creativity with Arts and Crafts
When a rainy day gets in the way of outdoor activities, there’s still plenty of summer fun to be had indoors!
Set up an easy-to-clean play space and get creative with crayons, paints, modeling clay or an exciting construction kit. Kids may also enjoy dressing up or creating some toy theatre with their favourite dolls.
B&M Top Tip: Help them to learn by picking up fun educational toys inspired by their favourite TV shows and characters.
Become One with Nature on a Family Hike
It’s important for kids to grow up loving and understanding the world around them - which is why exploring the great outdoors as a family is one of our favourite summer holiday activities!
Why not print out exercise sheets from the internet featuring nature-spotting challenges for your kids to complete along the way?
B&M Top Tip: Plan a route that is suitable for the abilities of your whole family, and make sure there’s lots to do along the way - such as cafes (with toilets!), playgrounds or duck ponds.
Indulge in Good Food by Cooking up Treats
A family cooking or baking session should be on every parents’ bucket list! Find easy recipes for cupcakes, muffins or similar tasty treats, stock up on sprinkles, coloured icing and edible glitter and get to work!
B&M Top Tip: Set up a pretend bakery or cafe and enjoy roleplaying as they “sell” you what they’ve made.
These fun school holiday ideas should give you plenty of ways to keep your kids entertained before the start of the new term.
B&M Top Tip: If you need further inspiration to help you come up with summer activities for kids, why not check out B&M’s Toys and Games section?