Every parent wants to spend quality time with their children, which is why weekends and holidays are so precious. However unless you have a few activities planned, children have a tendency to want to watch films or play on their games consoles. If you’re tired of going to the local park every weekend, then take a look at these fun ideas for days out with the kids. Don’t forget Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so Dads it’s time to plan something special!
Getting behind the wheel is so much fun, especially when you’re racing against your family! Find your nearest karting centre and have a fun day out on the track. Obviously this activity isn’t suitable for younger children so make sure everyone can get involved or you have an adult to look after the babies and toddlers while you’re driving.
If you’re looking for a new activity for your children to try, rock climbing could pique their interest. It’s a physical activity which is great for building trust, improving coordination and developing strength. Find your nearest climbing centre to learn the ropes.
Zoo or safari park
Children absolutely love animals and seeing them up close – which is why a trip to the zoo is always a good idea. You’ll be able to take their photograph with the elephants and feed the horses. Alternatively a safari park can be fun if you don’t mind the odd monkey on your bonnet!
For a fun filled day guaranteed to wear them out, take the kids to a trampoline park. You’ll be keeping them active by jumping non-stop for hours, playing ball games and taking on assault courses. Don’t think trampolines are just for the children – it’s a great family activity for everyone to enjoy, which is easy on the joints.
Check out what’s on at your local library or community centre. During the holidays and at weekend many offer creative classes for children, some of which are free. This is a fun activity which can still be enjoyed on a rainy day, and they will usually make something they can take home.
Hopefully we’ve inspired you to make some fun plans for your next day out with the children. Let us know if you have any top tips for families!