boys and I have been writing a list of everything we would like to do this
summer. Well, I say the boys and I but
there main contribution was to play Minecraft a lot, so I padded out the list
with more variety! I do not mind some
screen time featuring during the summer holiday but I do not want it to be our
main focus. I want the boys to have
fond recollections of their summer.
want us outdoors having adventures, topping up on vitamin D and making
memories. Here are some of my favourite
suggestions from our list:
fruit picking – raspberries and
plums seem a good choice in August and usually you do not have to pay to enter
a pick your own field you just pay for the weight of your efforts so it’s an
affordable day out! I still remember
fruit picking as a child so it’s been a long lasting memory for me. Make sure you pack containers to bring your
fruit home and remember to protect your family from the sun if it’s a hot day,
with plenty of sun cream, fluids and hats for everyone.
Geocaching – we have sadly had a big break from this activity,
which is a real shame as we do all enjoy it.
Our bag is still packed with little toys to leave when we find our next
cache so we should really plan our next location. It is an inexpensive day out; just make sure you bring a picnic,
a pen and tweezers as the logbook can occasionally be wedged into the container.
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to ride a bike – youngest has been
very hesitant to do this so far but I would love for him to achieve it over the
holidays. I think he would have a real
sense of satisfaction going back to school in September knowing he finally can. Although the size of his bike might be
putting him off, its tiny and he is almost as tall as his eight-year-old
brother. I had a look on Skate Hut at their BMX shop for
Llama trekking – this is a favourite
of ours, it’s quite a memorable experience and a challenge coaxing the llama
along the path when its intent on eating every leaf and shrub it finds…
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a water fight – its amazing how long
children can be entertained by water.
It’s a great way to cool down on a warm day, ours get out all their buckets,
water pistols and water bombs and I generally seem to bare the brunt of it and
get completely and utterly soaked through!
are your plans for the summer?