20 staying home summer activities

This year has been extremely demanding for schools, staff and pupils; the end is now in sight for that summer break you may have been looking forward to, however, if you are not going abroad this year and not been able to book a domestic getaway, after your initial rest, it may be difficult to make the most of it, especially if you have children to occupy. Part of recuperating and building resilience is not just about resting but having fun.

We have listed a range of summer activities for you to have fun as well as entertain the family.

  1. Go on a picnic
  2. Go to a water theme park or set your own up in the garden
  3. Watch the Olympics on tv
  4. Set up Olympic activities in the garden
  5. Do a family photo shoot, dress up and have fun (can be done on a mobile phone these days) Visit an art gallery
  6. Check out your local library for films, books and activities
  7. Go to the cinema
  8. Camp out in the garden, it can still be fun for the kids
  9. Check out free sports coaching for kids, tennis and football offer free coaching
  10. Visit the park
  11. Go on a walk somewhere different
  12. Visit a National Trust property
  13. Visit a beach
  14. Have a twilight night where the family looks at the stars and learn to identify constellations
  15. Check out free events via your local council/parks
  16. Visit a museum
  17. Visit an outdoor sculpture exhibition (usually free)
  18. Outdoor cinema/ plays
  19. Fly a kite
  20. Visit a market/ art and craft or farmers

Wishing everyone a restful but fun summer and a very deserving break; thanks to all our candidates for their dedication and hard work.