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Suggestions for days out over summer hols

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gingerbabe Sat 14-Jul-07 20:23:23

Am starting to compile a list of things to keep the kids occupied over summer, so though I would start this thread to see if anyone else has any good ideas.

Mine are:
fruit picking
day out at local farm
picnic in park
trip to London, perhaps go on boat down the Thames, nothing too pricey
soft play areas for wet days
library
beach (optimistically hoping for weather to improve)

Erm, that's it at the moment. Any suggestions from anyone else?

collisionfrances Sat 14-Jul-07 20:27:04

Check out your local leisure centre.

ds1 is doing multisports for a morning and krazy karts (gocarting) on another day.

Our local softplay area is charging £1 for Mondays during the summer so we will do that too.

what about mug painting in one of the arty cafes around?

A MN meetup?

Where do you live?

StripeyBroomstickSpottyWand Sun 15-Jul-07 13:15:16

open air swimming pool/lido

My dd loves going to one (if its ever sunny enough).

littlerach Sun 15-Jul-07 13:18:55

One of the museums here does craft mornings.
Also, my friends and i take it in turns to have the children, so then we get a day off each!

BadKreacher Sun 15-Jul-07 17:51:27

cycle ride along the canal with a picnic
cinema
we are doing the science club one day at the science museum.
Going to get the train down to southsea and look at the ships.
Am going to invite lots of dds friends over. If shes happy I'm happy!
Going to get her to start scrapbooking. Shes already got a whisker from one of the cats for it lol!!!

will think of some more but need to make dinner.

snowwonder Sun 15-Jul-07 17:56:52

we always do a summer hols scrap book. gather things from whereever we go postcards , photos , leaflets etc and stick them into a book chosen by dd from whsmiths or similar?

swimmimg- maybe try a different pool to normal one,

i will watch this thread for ideas,

my dd's need constant entertaining and it does me in, today they were bored and i said blimey it id going to be a long summer hols!!!

Marne Sun 15-Jul-07 18:05:55

Swimming
Farm
Teddy bears picnic (in the garden/park or indoors)
Walks (colect things for scrap book/pictures)
Dd1 likes to eat out so we will go to a cafe (at our local farm shop)
Horse ridding (maybe)
Soft play
Beach (if weather is good)
Painting (with feet) outside
Craft days (sticking, painting, clat etc..)
Make cakes and bread
Teach dd1 to ride her bike

esc Sun 15-Jul-07 22:19:48

Nature parks are a good bet, often free and increasingly with things specifically for kids. Lots of woods, animals etc. Check out your local council website.
Same for local water authority lakes and reservoirs.
Model trains
Also check your local radio station website (especially the commercial ones) as they often put stuff on over the hols for kids on)

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