At the time of writing a large area of the UK is experiencing the hottest day in recorded history, topping 40 degrees Celsius! If you’re anything like me, you’re already giving thought to things to do with kids this summer.
With the prospect of more extreme heat ahead, it’s time to plan our days out carefully, especially with very young children. We want to ensure we can avoid getting caught out in the heat for too long without shade or access to water.
It’s also nice to know there are various venues that provide the ideal climate on a searingly hot day.
First though, I thought I’d share some of my personal favourites which may help give you some ideas as to what to do with your own children this summer.
I like to keep my children physically and mentally engaged and find the following very useful and enjoyable:
Drama and Performance
Sporting activities – These tennis camps are ace!
With multisport activities here
If you’ve read my blogs before, you’ll know I’m a big fan of museums such as the Science Museum. There’s so much going on there I simply can’t list it in one blog. But do check out
If ever there’s a time to enjoy the great outdoors in the UK, it’s now (the crazy heat has subsided since I started putting this article together!). In London we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to a variety of beautiful parks. As well as the royal parks, there are a great many open areas to enjoy. In west London there’s Chiswick House and Grounds, Richmond Park and of course, Kew Gardens to name a few.
Personally, save things like the cinema and theatre for rainy days or when we’re all exhausted.
And when I’ve completely run out of ideas, I tend to fall back on good old Time Out for some great ideas for things to do with my kids. You can check it out here
Having said all this, time flies and our children grow up all too quickly. Sometimes I think we worry too much about activities and forget the best that we can give is our time and attention. However, like you, I’m human and keeping our little cherubs busy is good for both morale and sanity!
Whatever you decide to do, I with you the best of summer breaks.
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