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Summer Activities for Children

After what has been a very unusual and difficult year, schools are about to close their doors and say hello to the summer holidays! Children have had a challenging year and hopefully, with restrictions easing across the UK, this summer can be a brilliant, exciting one for all.

With this in mind, we have compiled a list of fun things for children to do this summer.


Outdoor Activities:

  • Go on a family camping trip
  • Become a tourist in your own town; this summer is the perfect one to explore your local area
  • Learn to garden; gardening has brilliant benefits for children, so why not spend time this summer introducing it to them
  • Play at the park
  • Built a den
  • Have a beach day
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Have a teddy bears picnic
  • Fancy dress
  • Purchase a projector and set up an outdoor cinema

Learning Activities:

  • Encourage them to read in any way they can over the break.
  • Give them a journal so they can write about their summer adventures, if they are too young, have them tell you what to write and let them draw pictures to accompany the text.
  • Practice maths in everyday life such as counting toys, matching pairs and pointing out the numbers on a clock or money at the check-out.
  • Do puzzles; traditional picture puzzles, word searches, crosswords or for the little ones, connect the dots. For older children, teach them how to play chess.
  • Visit local amenities such as libraries, museums or historical attractions.
  • Encourage them to help you with cooking and preparing food

Summer camps:

  • Mini Minors & XUK:
    • Mini Minors & XUK is an outstanding multi-activity camp for children aged 3-12 in North London. Activities in the camp include Art & Crafts, Performing Arts and Sports.
    • Start Date: 26/07/2021
    • End Date: 20/08/2021
    • Price: £170 for a full day week. Half-day weeks and daily prices available.
  • Camp Crusoe:
    • Camp Crusoe is an Ofsted registered adventurous residential Summer Camps in the UK for children aged 8-15 in Williton, Somerset.
    • Start Date: 18/07/2021
    • End Date: 07/08/2021
    • £545 per session (discounts available) Multi-session discounts, deserving camper discounts (subject to checks).
  • Mother Nature Science:
    • Mother NS Holiday Camp is the ultimate holiday mix of education, fun and indoor and outdoor science experiments and activities. Suitable for children aged ages 5- 12 years.
    • Start Date: 26/07/2021
    • End Date: 27/08/2021
    • Cost: £295 per week, Multi booking discounts available. Codes listed on Mother Nature Science website.

Arts & Crafts:

Unfortunately, the weather hasn’t been exactly what we would hope for at this time of year, so it is always practical to have fun ideas in mind for kids when they can’t go outdoors. Check out these fun indoor sensory play activities that will be sure to keep them entertained!


We hope you enjoy and get some inspiration from these summer time activities for children.



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