With schools preparing to close their doors on the 1st July for the summer holidays, parents around the country will no doubt be searching the internet high and low for new ways to entertain their children over the break. This can be a daunting task as finding fun and exciting things to do with children isn’t easy, especially when planning days out that won’t break the bank! If last year’s heatwave is anything to go by, temperatures will likely soar over July and August, which opens up a whole world of opportunities to keep the kids entertained.
Here are 5 kiddie–friendly fun days out to plan into your summer break for 2019:
1. Family walk
Planning a fun day out with the children needn’t be complicated or overly expensive. There are plenty of fun and educational routes to take a stroll one sunny afternoon, and a family friendly trail may be closer than you think! From exploring a local river and feeding the ducks to heading to the coast and paddling the shores or den making while on a woodland adventure, there are thousands of routes around the country to take your mini explorers for a day out.
2. Children’s Afternoon Tea
The quintessentially British tradition of afternoon tea is typically reserved for adults. However, those looking to visit a historic UK city for a family day out should stop to refuel over afternoon tea in York at The Grand. York’s 5-star destination believe the experience of afternoon tea should be open for the whole family to enjoy and as such, offer a children’s afternoon tea bursting with classic treats. With views over the historic city walls of York, afternoon tea at this luxury destination promises a delightful tower of carefully crafted sweet and savoury treats for the whole family.
3. Explore Roman History
The UK is home to a wealth of history, from Tudor times to the Victorian era, attractions around the country bring this history back to life and promise a fun but educational day out. For budding historians, look to plan a couple of daytrips to explore the likes of Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland and its museum, where little ones will learn what the buildings would have looked like 2000 years ago, before imagining themselves as a solider walking along the famous wall. Exploring the countries history promises to ignite the imaginations of children and adults alike.
4. Parent and Child Cookery School Class
If you’re looking to get creative and plan a wide range of activities over the summer holiday, book into the new cookery school at The Grand, York for a culinary adventure. The Cookery School caters for all ages and abilities, and during select Sundays, you and your child can enrol onto one of three parent and child sessions, that range from learning how to cook the perfect meatballs to crafting the ultimate burger. Not only will your child learn to master a recipe, but the session finishes with a hearty meal, where you can taste their creations!
5. Embrace farm life
The smile that comes from kids petting cute and cuddly animals is hard to beat. With the summer promising plenty of sunny days, why not get a breath of fresh air and visit your local farm or zoo, where children will be able to get up close to their favourite animals and enjoy other activities along the way. To really embrace nature, pack a picnic to enjoy along the way!
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