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How to Have Fun with Your Family This Summer

Summer is the perfect time to be outdoors with your children. There can be so many different things to do. Having an appreciation of the great outdoors is important to instil in our children. It helps them to learn, as well as help them to stay active. If we only encourage them to be inside playing on the computer, then they aren’t going to argue with that! Encouraging play outdoors is fun for all ages and all members of the family to get involved in too. Here are some ideas for what you could do with the family.

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Days at the Beach

If  you live closeby to the coast, then you have the perfect playground on your doorstep. Luckily here in the UK, we are only ever a small drive from a beach of some form. So it might be an idea to plan a trip if you don’t live too close by. Children can skim rocks, build sandcastles and have a little paddle. It is a good idea to take some deckchairs with you to stay comfortable. When you have reached a certain age, you don’t want to get a back injury! You can’t go wrong with looking for fish or crabs either. Then finishing off the ice cream or fish and chips is a pretty perfect trip.

 Woodland Walks

Not all of us live close to the beach, but more of us will have some woodland area nearer to us. These are great to explore over summer. You can build dens or teepees out of sticks and logs. You can do rubbings on tree bark and even look for mini-beasts. You could do a scavenger hunt for certain leaves or see what nature and birds they can see. There are lots of options in the woods, as well as just enjoying a nice family walk.

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City Trips

A trip into town might not be a great idea with the most little of one’s. Having a pushchair with you isn’t the most fun. But if your children are a little older then it is a great idea for a trip out. There are different walks that you could do, as well as lots of different historical sites. It can be a busy day so make sure that it is all planned out well.

Farm Trips

I don’t think that there are many things better than a trip to the farm with your kids. It works well for children of all ages. It is a relatively cheap option for a day out too. So pack up a picnic and head to your local farm. They can pet the animals and learn all about them. It is so fun seeing little ones making all of the animal noises at the farm.

Are there any favourite things that you all like to do as a family? It would be nice to share some hints and tips for days out with our little ones. I hope that you have a great summer holiday with your children.

Planning A Family Day Out In London: Everything That You Need To Know

For a day out of family fun, London is the perfect place. This multicultural, capital city, has everything that you and your family could want, and more. The great thing about spending time in London is that no matter what you and your family are into, there’s sure to be an activity that you will love. To help you plan the most amazing day out, I’ve put together this insightful and useful guide to exploring London with the kids in tow.

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Let’s talk transport

The first thing that you need to establish is how you’ll get to the city and how you’ll get around once you’re there. This will most probably depend on where you’re coming from. For instance, if you’re coming from one of London’s suburbs, the easiest option is most probably to take the tube into the city. If, however, you’re coming from a little further afield, it may be easier to drive. You can then park up somewhere and either walk, take the bus or use the tube to get around. Westfield shopping centre in London has free parking, so could be a good place to leave your car for the day.

Where to drink and dine

While you’re in London, the chances are that you’re going to need to find places to stop off for a coffee and a snack or a spot of lunch or dinner. The good news is that like most cities, London has plenty of family-friendly places to drink and dine. From chain restaurants like Jamie’s Italian, to places like Brick Lane Brasserie Restaurant, you have lots of choice. To find out how good a restaurant is, check out its reviews on TripAdvisor.

What are the best sights and attractions?

For history lovers, The Natural History Museum makes a fantastic family day out. Packed full of fossils, bones, and interesting insects and animals, this is the perfect place for the kids to explore. Best of all, it’s free of charge to visit – so if you’re on a budget, this is a great option. The Tower of London is also a great thing to see if you’re a family of history lovers, as it’s one of the UK’s most iconic historical landmarks. Or, could a fun and exhilarating day out at the London Dungeons be a good option?

For kids who love science, there’s no better place to take them than to the London Science Museum. Packed full of unique and interesting exhibits, the London Science Museum is the perfect place for kids of all ages. Especially, those that are science mad.

For kids, bus tours can be a little boring, but not the London Duck Tour. This one of a kind tour around London takes place both on land and in the River Thames in a bright yellow, amphibious vehicle. This is a fantastic way to see the city that’s fun, child-friendly, and unique.

London has a lot to offer visitors of all ages but is especially good for families. With so much to see and do, plenty of places to eat and drink, and an exciting atmosphere, this is the perfect place for a family day out with a difference.