35 Free (or Cheap) Things to do with Kids in the Summer Holidays

The summer holidays are now upon us. Six weeks of fun with the kids at home. You want to make the most of it and have lots of fun, without spending too much money!

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We are nearly one week in to the summer holidays and the weather has been awful! When the sun isn’t shining, it makes it trickier to keep the kids entertained without spending lots of money.

Here’s a few ideas to keep you going over the next few weeks. They are all fun and mostly free! Enjoy…

  1. Go on a picnic
  2. Join in on the reading challenge at your local library
  3. Go to the park
  4. Feed the ducks at the local pond
  5. Make cakes
  6. Go to the beach and build sandcastles
  7. Fly a kite
  8. Run in the rain and jump in muddy puddles
  9. Have a movie afternoon with drinks and snacks
  10. Go on a bike ride
  11. Have a water fight
  12. Make an indoor camp
  13. Camp out in the garden
  14. Strawberry picking
  15. Chalk drawings in the garden
  16. Wash the car
  17. Play football on a nearby field
  18. Pick wild flowers
  19. Go fishing
  20. Paint pictures
  21. Go to a local pets corner/farm
  22. Make ice lollies
  23. Go for a walk an explore somewhere new
  24. Write a story
  25. Do puzzles
  26. Have an arts and crafts day
  27. Have a BBQ in the garden
  28. Play hide and seek
  29. Climb trees
  30. Have a Netflix pyjama day
  31. Go to a market
  32. Go swimming
  33. Walk the dog (or neighbours dog)
  34. Read books together
  35. Make a scrap book of all the fun things you did in the summer holidays.

There you go, 35 ideas to keep you and the kids busy over the summer. This should last you most of the five weeks left.

Let me know if you have any other ideas and enjoy the holidays!

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