It can sometimes be a struggle to know what to do with little ones on a bank holiday, especially if you’re on a budget. Most activities require planning and money, but we know it can hard to think ahead when you’ve got children.
Luckily, we have made a list of the top 10 things you can do with your children that require little effort and next to no money, but that are sure to put a big smile on their faces!
Go for a walk
It’s National Walking Month this month so why not get your wellies on and go explore the great outdoors? Find a local park or walking trail and make a day of it.
Have a picnic
We all know bank holidays are cursed with damp and dreary weather, but weather permitting, a picnic is a great idea. Get the children involved in making sandwiches and packing up the basket, then enjoy your afternoon in the park!
Do some gardening
There are lots of plants and flowers that can be sown at this time of year, so get your shovels and spades out and turn your garden into a blossoming jungle. Create a vegetable patch and watch your little ones stand in awe when their hard work pays off and they have some tasty food!
Visit a theatre
This one might require a little more money, but local theatres are a great activity. They are a lot cheaper than national theatres and just as good. Check your local theatre website to see what’s on for a fun day out.
Go on a scavenger hunt
Hide some treats in the garden and go on a scavenger hunt! Fun for all the family and sure to get competition brewing, scavenger hunts are always a safe bet.
Create a time capsule
Capture those precious childhood years by creating a time capsule and burying it in the garden. Write little notes, draw special pictures and pack away sentimental items that will be fondly remembered in years to come. Paint your capsule and make something truly unique to your family.
Have a movie night
Get the popcorn ready, your best pyjamas on and a good film on the go. Movie nights are a fabulous way to end the day and are something to look forward to. Treat little ones to sweet snacks and snuggle up under a blanket for a cosy night in.
Have a puppet show
Do you have lots of odd socks? Dig them out and turn them into puppets! Find an old box to be your stage and decorate your socks with eyes, hair and big smiles!
Host a sports day
Sports doesn’t have to be a chore. Create a fun obstacle course for your children using household items such as buckets and cushions. Time them and turn it into a fun competition with a prize for the winner.
Visit a museum
Museums have a reputation for being boring, but most have interactive displays for children these days to encourage them to have fun whilst learning. Most are free to visit and can take up a good chunk of the day, so why not take your little ones along and see what you can learn?
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