How to: ...entertain the children this summer
5th Aug 16, 3:40 pm
Flagging already? If you’ve run out of ideas to keep the little people entertained this summer, it’s not too late to come up with something cool and different;
- Junior Golf Camp at one of 3 Top Golf centres (Chigwell, Watford & Surrey). Designed for all levels of golfing ability and the perfect introduction to golf, the Junior Camps run from 9.30am to 3.30pm during school holiday periods every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Pay for 3 days (£100) or a single day (£40) to see how they get on. Book ahead for a discount. There’s a fun daily coaching plan, lunch and refreshments included, in a safe and friendly environment.
- For a rainy day, PBS Kids pbskids.org offers a range of child-friendly free interactive games, videos, stories with sound and music to download, plus app for all ages. Regularly replenished with new games. Plus a parent’s area for kid friendly recipes and cool craft ideas for more ways to keep them entertained.
- For good old fashioned fun not involving computers or TV screens, how about a puzzle featuring their favourite characters. The grandparents will be thrilled if they arrive with one of these to do.
- For something away from home, Efteling is a unique theme park in the Netherlands (1 hour 15 mins from Amsterdam) with a fairy-tale atmosphere and a wide range of thrilling and enchanting attractions.
- Hands on – children LOVE to cook, so why not occupy them with some simple recipes. Make the dish part of the family meal, or bake something to offer a visitor with a cup of tea. They will feel proud of themselves and learn a useful skill at the same time. Recipe ideas HERE.
- Wild Learning – outdoor day camps for 5 to 12s – offering a range of activities from shelter building, to tracking or crafting from natural materials. Designed to leave them tired and happy at the end of the day. A variety of locations across London and the South East.
- Go Ape – tree top adventures and zip wire treks for all ages, including the adults. A number different packages and venues across London and the UK.
- Circus skills in Sutton – Have a taste of what it means to be a circus performer – try juggling or holding yourself upside down. On 20th and 21st August – for all ages – £3 children, £5 adults which includes both days.
If you’ve just plain run out of time, your CiD PA can make all the arrangements – right down to a taxi with a lady driver to take them out and about. It’ll be the best school holidays yet.
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