The summer holidays might be almost over but if we’re lucky enough, we might get some more sunny weekends before autumn comes. So, let’s make the most of them with some summer activities, days out and crafts. Let’s face it, we’ll need the happy memories once it gets grey and cold again.
Some of my best blogging chums have shared some fantastic ideas with me over the past couple of weeks, so I thought I’ll share them with you in this summer activities round-up.
First up, we’ve got some fantastic ideas for days out. Kirsty told about Willows Activity Farm which has so many amazing things to do for little ones. There’s a farm yard where little ones can feed farm animals, a Peter Rabbit Adventure Playground and a maze.
An absolute must for Harry Potter fans is the Harry Potter Studio Tour in Watford near London. It’s such a great day out and there’s so much to see that you’ll probably come back again and again. Discover Harry’s cupboard under the stairs, take a pic in Privet Drive or take a ride in the infamous Knight Bus before sipping on a cup of Butter Beer. You’ll probably even dream about Hogwarts once you’re home!
If the weather’s on your side or you’re well equipped with welly boots and umbrellas, have a go at cliff walking and discovering the beautiful British coast. Michelle shared her day discovering the East Sussex coast, but no matter where you live, the sea’s never that far away. Pack a picnic and start exploring!
Activities and crafts
I have written a post with 10 top tips for camping with kids. I know Amy is absolutely obsessed with the idea of sleeping outdoors, so if your kids are the same, take a look and get yourself prepared before you practise your best campfire singing voice. If you aren’t brave enough to venture into the great big world of campsite, why not have a backyard camp out?
Found treasure on your days out or a foreign holiday? One my favourite summer activities or crafts has to be this beautiful mosaic tray that Liz made with her daughter. She’s used pieces of crockery they found during their adventures and I think the result is just beautiful. Of course, you don’t have to use crockery: You could collect shells on the beach, pretty stones or colourful glass – get as creative as you like!
Ever thought your garden or backyard was boring? Think again! Penny found 13 awe inspiring things to play with in the garden that aren’t actually toys and I love how creative her kids got with them. Amy finds entertainment in the smallest things, so I think this would be a fab little challenge for her. Plus, it doesn’t cost a thing!
For more frugal summer activities, check our Cass’ post on frugal summer fun for all the family. It’s proof that you don’t have to spend a fortune to make happy memories and have a great time!
Obviously, summer wouldn’t be summer without ice-cream and sweet treats. All these summer activities make hungry after all! Luckily, Jenny, Vicky and Mari have you covered with these super simple banana muffins, ice-cream cone cupcakes with sprinkles and Snozzcumber ice-cream inspired by Roald Dahl.
I hope these summer activities have given you some inspiration for the coming weeks or next summer. Let me know about your summer fun in the comments below. I’d love to know how you spent the summer!