summer activities

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Four Reasons You Need to Get Your Kids Into Gardening This Summer

Are you tearing your hair out at the idea of keeping your rambunctious little ones entertained this summer?

You might have signed them up for activity clubs or planned days out to theme parks, but these costs can quickly add up. And it’s hard to tire them out enough for a good night sleep at home.

But there is a solution. Have you tried getting them into gardening?

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Cheap ways to keep kids entertained during holidays

With the school holidays approaching, families are being given advice on how to fill the children’s spare time with fun activities that won’t break the bank.

Online wholesaler Wholesale Sweets are giving their budget friendly tips on how to keep the kids entertained during the summer.

They’ve looked at a variety of both indoor and outdoor options and among their suggestions...

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How to Encourage Your Children to Spend Time Outside

Summer is just around the corner, so you might be thinking of ways to encourage your little ones to spend more time outdoors. We are living in the technological age, after all, and children aged 5-7 spend an average of 4 hours behind a screen every day.

Here, we will look at how your family can ditch the screen and have fun in the sun. But first, let’s look at some of the ways you...

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Six sustainable activities for kids this summer

Taking care of our world is a big issue – one that involves young and old alike. Introducing children to fun, sustainable activities can help them understand how to care for the planet – without them even realising that they’re learning!

From an early age, kids are taught about sustainability issues like plastic waste, pollution, animal conservation and recycling at school and in the...

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More than half a million children benefitted from healthy food and activities during summer

Over 600,000 children attended free, government-funded Holiday Activities and Food clubs this summer, including over 495,000 eligible for free school meals

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP

Hundreds of thousands of children from low-income families are benefitting from healthy food and extra-curricular activities, through programmes helping to level up...

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Majority of schools sign up to boost education over the summer

Nearly three quarters of eligible mainstream secondary schools across England to host a summer school

From: Department for Education and The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP

An overwhelming majority of eligible secondary schools in England have signed up to host a summer school over the holidays, offering a mixture of academic and extra-curricular activities to boost catch up for...

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Free summer activities pack to entertain families over the summer

The charity Family Action has produced a free, downloadable activities pack ‘Creating Happy Memories’ that is full of lots of fun ideas to help families have a great summer at very little or no cost.

With all the uncertainty about whether people can travel abroad for their holidays, many families will be holidaying in the UK or having a staycation at home. Parents may be worrying...