So holiday time is in full swing, and the grandkids are eagerly anticipating spending long summer days of fun with their chums. Perhaps they’re getting a bit restless though, as the glare of screens begin to lose their once lucrative appeal, and the latest pictures at the cinema have all been exhausted. Perhaps you’re starting to wonder if there’s enough to do to keep them happy until the schools go back.
Fear not! The U.K’s biggest childcare platform, Childcare.co.uk, have released their 2017 “Ultimate Children’s Summer Holiday Guide” – and best of all, it’s completely free.
The guide includes many free and discounted must-do activities to enjoy with your grandchildren. As well as visits to theme and national trust parks, the guide offers ideas grandparents can do with children at home and elsewhere, including creating a mini garden project, fruit-picking, treasure hunt or geocaching and dog walking.
Sound intriguing? Well, there’s even more: the guide includes a handy checklist, so you can easily tick off completed activities. There is also a list of activity discounts and promotions, so you can keep the tots entertained, without breaking the bank.
Recently a travel currency website revealed that family holidays abroad can double in price during the summer holidays compared to during term time. This spurred Childcare.co.uk to create this guide as a tool for parents and grandparents alike to use, to keep kids entertained during the holidays in the UK – no matter what your budget.
Richard Conway, CEO and founder of Childcare.co.uk said,
“In today’s society, it’s rare for families to spend long periods of quality time together outside of the summer holidays, which is why they’re seen as a real opportunity to make memories. Taking that into consideration, parents will have to spend more during them, whether that’s on babysitters, activities or holidays, but there are ways to cut costs and our guide makes it super easy to manage a budget, and keep your children from sitting in front of the TV all summer.”
So what are you waiting for? View the guide by clicking through here – and get ready to be the most popular grandparent in town!