The school summer holidays are only round the corner and as a parent, you’re probably wondering how on earth you can keep them entertained for 6 weeks. It can seem like a daunting task at first, but with so much to do right on your doorstep, you may be surprised. The summer holidays are the perfect time to book in all those adventures that you don’t have time to pursue while the kids are in school through the week.
Bundling the family into your new motorhome and travelling to a new exciting destination can be the best way to occupy your kids as they enjoy time off school. Whether you fancy continuing their education is a fun environment, or you simply want to treat them to something a bit different, here is jut a little inspiration for your kids or even grandkids this summer!
If your kids are the outdoors-type and you want to let them run wild, an adventure park is the perfect destination. The adults can relax or even join in themselves if they wish! One of the most impressive adventure parks in the UK is BeWILDerwood, located just outside of Norfolk. With holiday parks nearby to park up the motorhome, your kids can do a zip wire, take boat trips or play in treehouses. Created by a children’s author, it’s a magical and adventurous place for the whole family.
There are also the traditional adventure parks like Drayton Manor or even Alton Towers if you’re feeling particularly daring!
Many days out in the UK include some sort of British history, to really show the kids where they live and bring to life the stories they’ve learnt in school. Warwick Castle is one of the most impressive medieval sites in the UK, with so much going on. Complete with a castle dungeon and a Horrible Histories Maze especially for the kids, it’s guaranteed to be an unforgettable day out. If you’re thinking of staying in the area, Shakespeare’s Stratford-Upon-Avon isn’t far away.
For a unique day out to teach your kids about something very different, the Eden Project in Cornwall lets them explore tropical rainforests and wander along the Discovery Trail. They have a packed calendar of events to keep everyone in the family entertained.
If you’re looking for somewhere specific to take the whole family to and let everyone enjoy themselves this summer, the UK is home to a number of family festivals. Camp Bestival is geared towards kids, with an endless list of activities such as go-carts, insect circus, arts and crafts and fairground rides.
Similarly, Just So Festival in Cheshire is centred around literature, arts, theatre, dance and music for audiences of all ages to enjoy. From the Spellbound Forest to the Tribal Tournament, it’s an adventure you won’t forget in a hurry!
So, if you’re getting nervous for the big 6 week holidays, never fear. Plan one of many days out in the UK, jump in your motorhome and enjoy a few days away with the whole family.