Keep your kids entertained during the holidays

A string of new school holidays are just around the corner: half terms, Easter and of course the extended summer holiday. It might be a struggle trying to entertain yourself with so much free time, but for a youthful, exuberant young child, it’s a different matter altogether. There are a host of activities and outings perfect for entertaining not only children, but big kids too. Honest!

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One thing to look out for, particularly in the spring and summer months, are sports camps. FA Tesco Skills run after-school football training as well as free holiday camps, welcoming children of all abilities to come and learn the basics of the beautiful game.

For those less inclined to strenuous physical activity, there is plenty of high culture available as fun afternoon or day trips. From stately homes to museums, a surprising number of great attractions are cheap, or even free, and you can find them all around the country. Many are right on your doorstep! If you’re feeling brave then perhaps for the older, calmer kids, it might be worth risking going to an art gallery. Before heading out however, it’s probably best to see if they have any interactive areas or activities on offer.

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A specific choice, perhaps for the budding economists out there (there must be some, surely!), could be a visit to the free Bank of England Museum in London. The museum offers a variety of talks and presentations to groups and children of all ages. Whether that would remain interesting for all parties however, is not guaranteed!

These activities might require a bit of effort and chaperoning from mum or dad, who – let’s remember – deserve a holiday just as much as the kids. A good night’s sleep will do the whole family a lot of good after a day out. You can find kids’ beds at Littlewoods to help make the bedroom a bit more of a magical place for a child. Which will hopefully help you send them to sleep on time!

This post has been written in collaboration with Littlewoods

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