Activities to keep the children and young people entertained
1.Go to the seaside – for many there’s nothing better than a trip to the beach in the summer. We’re all pretty lucky to live not far from the nearest coastline. Pack a picnic and make a day of it.
2.Go to the Safari Park; Blair Drummond Safari Park is in the Central Belt and a great family day out in Scotland.
3.Take advantage of the National Trust, they offer great days out and discounts for days out with the kids across Scotland.
4.Go swimming – check out your local pool. All kids love swimming and some pools have days with set activities, like inflatable obstacle courses.
5.Get the family out for a bike ride. A great activity for everyone to get involved in, helping the young people get plenty of exercise and burn off their energy.
6.Go camping – Many young people love camping, so dust the old tent off and let them sleep outside, even if it’s just in the garden.
7.Make your own pizzas – get the young people interested in cooking with make your own pizza night.
8.Read with your young person – reading is a perfect opportunity to sit down and relax and read some classic children books. Don’t forget your local library is a fantastic resource to get books to share with your young person at home.
9.Make some watermelon pops –
1 large round slice of watermelon (cut 1 inch thick) 8 wooden lollipop sticks –
- Cut the slice of watermelon into 8 triangle portion. Use a knife to make a slit in the skin of each portion and push the wooden stick into the slit.
- Freeze on a plate or baking tray for 1 hour and enjoy. You can then transfer the pops into freezer bags to store.
10.Check out NetMums for things to do in your local area and they are a great help with rainy day activities and fun things to do in the summer.
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