Nine fun and cheap activities for your children this summer

Summer brings with it longer days, warmer weather, and the exciting prospect of endless fun for kids. It can be hard to fill the time, here are some ideas you can use and repeat this summer to avoid the dreaded “I’m bored!”. Here are some cheap fun children’s activities:

Outdoor scene with kids and log campfire roasting food river fun

Inner city ideas: If you can get to the countryside, you can still get to some cultural sites

Art Galleries and Museums: Ignite imaginations with a trip to a local art gallery or museum. Many institutions offer special children’s exhibits or workshops, making art appreciation fun and interactive. 

Historic Sites: Travel back in time with a visit to a historic fort, castle, or landmark. 

Both options often have free or cheap entry for children!

Explore the Great Outdoors: It’s only a short drive or train ride away

Camping: Pitch a tent in your backyard for a night of stargazing and campfire stories. Feeling more adventurous? Head to a local campsite for a weekend of nature immersion.

Nature Walk & Scavenger Hunt: Lace up your hiking boots and embark on a nature walk. Create a scavenger hunt list for the kids to find different plants, insects, or rock formations, turning your walk into a fun treasure hunt.

Rock Pooling: Head to the coast for a day of rock pooling. Explore the tidal pools, discover fascinating sea creatures, and learn about the delicate coastal ecosystem.

Get Creative: You can do load with a little, get craft with things you can find in your house

Painting: Unleash your inner artist with a painting session. Grab some paint, you don’t even need paint brushes! Hands or anything you can find will work too!

Tie-Dyeing: Transform plain white t-shirts or pillowcases into vibrant masterpieces with tie-dye! It’s a messy but rewarding activity that’s perfect for summer

Stay Active: Any games or sports your into

Sports: Keep active and develop new skills by playing sport. From football to gymnastics, there’s a sport for every interest. Loads of local clubs offer cheap summer camps and activities or get down to your local park with some friends.

Swimming: Beat the heat with a refreshing dip in the pool or a trip to the beach. Swimming is a fantastic way to stay cool, have fun, and get some exercise.

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