Summer activities for kids

With so many weeks stretching ahead to keep the kids entertained, you could find yourself spending A LOT of money over the summer holidays if you’re not careful. Luckily, we have loads of budget-friendly tips to make sure you’re quids-in when it’s school time again.

101 ideas for free family fun Not one, not two, but over 100 fab ideas for rainy and sunny days – perfect!

Treasure hunts
A really fun way to spend a summer afternoon – little ones will just love it!

More ideas for no-spend days Great ideas and tips to make sure you don’t bust the budget this summer.

Summer planning

Print out our planner
A daily planner is a great way to make sure you don’t have endless days with nothing on.

Get your childcare sorted
Now this is an issue that we know gets parents stressed – we can help you sort it.

Plan your meals
Getting a meal planner in place for the summer holidays can help the break be stress-free.


Summer arts and crafts

In our imaginations, summer is a place of endless sunshine, without a cloud in the sky, where we spend all day, every day outside. The reality, though, is that there are bound to be some grey and drizzly days. These are the perfect time to get out the craft box and get making with the kids.

Summer arts and crafts Summer’s the perfect time to get out your craft box and get creative.

Summer print-outs
For the rainy days we have some gorgeous summer-themed pictures to colour.

Big craft projects
If you’ve got a fair bit of time to spend on something arty, try one of our bigger project ideas.


Summer reads

Summer is the one time of year you might just get a long enough stretch to dig your teeth into a really good book. Whether you’re looking for a book for yourself or want to get the kids involved in some summer reading, we have some great ideas right here.

Top reads for mums
Got some beach time? Check out our ideas for fun fiction we think you’ll love.

Books about summer
Get the kids out in the sun and reading one of these fab,   summer-themed books.

Summer Reading Challenge
This year’s theme is Record Breakers. Read more and see how to get your kids involved.


Summer movies

There’s always a big summer blockbuster out. This year? It’s all about the minions. Plus the cinema is a great option for a day out – don’t forget to look for summer and family deals on tickets. Or how about settling down and watching a summer-themed movie? Just lovely!

Fab minion facts
These cute creatures are getting their own movie this summer – woo hoo!

Summer-themed flicks
Get in the mood for summer with a watch of these fab, summer-themed films.

Check out your local cinema Find a cinema near you – and remember to check out their summer deals.



If you’re still deliberating on where to go and hoping to get a last-minute deal, check out our ideas for breaks in the UK and abroad. Plus – we know that travelling with kids can be stressful, but we have plenty of ways to pass the time…

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