When I was young I used to look forward to the Summer holidays. Eight whole weeks of no school and having fun. We used to pretty much amuse ourselves, in those days there were three channels on the television and children’s programmes were limited to around an hour at tea time. In the Summer we also got an extra hour in the morning and were treated to Flash Gordon, Tarzan and a programme called “Why Don’t You”. The idea was why not turn off the television set and go and do something less boring instead. We used to wander around the neighbourhood, building dens in the trees, going off on bikes, playing football in the street and playing in a tent that we had in the garden. The days always seemed to be long and sunny and we had fun.
These days kids seem less able to amuse themselves, they don’t tend to play out the way we did. When they do spend time with each other they seem to be permanently attached to phones, iPods or video games. I have been trying to get my son to get out and have some Summer fun and these are some ideas that I found worked.
For Summer fun you need to have Summer food. Pick up a picnic and add lots of snacks to keep you going though the day. We have recently been enjoying McVities BN Biscuits in chocolate and raspberry flavours.