No matter how much you hope for glorious weather over the summer holidays, make plans to go for walks, picnics and even take some day trips to the beach, there is a high probability that the great British weather will let you down with more than a few rainy days. Don’t let those rainy days put a damper on things; make sure you have plenty of alternative activities, projects planned, and even educational toys ready.
If you are fortunate to live in an area with lots of museums then have a look and see if any of them are offering special activities or projects over the summer holidays. From treasure hunts to special exhibits your local museums can have all sorts of interesting things for you to do. They make a great rainy-day activity and often children’s entrance prices are very cheap, or free, which makes them a perfect holiday activity.
Even when it is wet outside it can still be quite warm in the summer so why not take a trip to the local swimming baths and make this summer’s project learning to swim, or, if your children already can, improving their abilities. If your children love being in the water then this is a great activity, and if you are fortunate enough to have a pool locally that has slides and other activities then you should be able to spend plenty of time there before everyone gets bored and wants to return home.
Activities At Home
Of course, some days it may just be too rainy to leave the house, and there is nothing wrong with that, so make sure that you have planned plenty of projects that you can do at home as well. They don’t have to be expensive activities, just something that you can get the kids involved in. Perhaps some baking; if they enjoy helping in the kitchen then you could also try your hand at homemade pizzas and let the kids decorate them with their favourite toppings.
Make sure that you have plenty of craft and art supplies in as well as you can’t beat glueing and painting projects as a rainy-day activity. It’s a great distraction for younger children but also older ones as well, although they might not like to admit it to their friends.
You should be able to find all the bits and pieces you need from a good stockist such as Springboard Supplies. Make sure you start collecting empty boxes, cardboard tubes and egg cartons now though because if you end up with a lot of rainy days you may find yourself needing a good supply for all those art projects.
With all these projects to try, the summer holidays will be over before you realise it - and you’ll have some great memories to look back on.