Posted on September 18th, 2015
Many of you may be breathing a sigh of relief now that the school holidays are over but for those of you with toddlers, you may still be in need of some inspiration for days out with the little ones.
Zoos and Aquariums
Children and adults alike will enjoy a day out to one of the numerous zoos and aquariums located across the UK and Ireland. The kids will be fascinated by all the different species of animals, birds, insects and sea creatures; many places even provide the opportunity to get up close and personal with the wildlife. Not only will they have a day out to remember, they may even learn a thing or two along the way!
Farm parks A great way for children to interact with animals is to visit a farm park; they will love petting and even feeding the animals. Many farm parks have a number of other activities and facilities too, for example adventure playgrounds, tractor rides, go karts, cafes and gift shops.
Picnics in the park
A fun day out doesn’t need to cost the earth, most of us live within a short distance of a local park; children love to play outside and the fresh air will do them the world of good. Or if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous and fancy a change or scene, pack a picnic, hop in the car and head out further afield for a woodland walk or to a nature park. You may even spot some woodland critters!
Indoor/soft play centres
If the weather is not on your side, fear not! There are many indoor activities you can do which the weather can’t spoil. Search for your nearest indoor play centre for an excellent source of stimulation for kids and watch them delight in running round.
Swimming is not only an important life skill and a great source of exercise but also a very enjoyable activity. Many swimming pools offer parent and toddler, or even baby swimming lessons – a great way to bond while getting them used to the water. Contact your local pool for details or simply go for a splash about! Why not go with a friend then you can even take it in turns to fit in a few lengths.
Local children’s centres have a variety of sessions for young children which help to stimulate their senses and let their imaginations grow; many of the sessions do not require booking, run even week and provide a great way for both parents and children to socialise. Contact your nearest centre for details of activities.
The school holidays may be over for now but…
The next one will be here before you know it, why not start planning a break away for the family? A trip away will provide a change of scene for all the family and could provide the opportunity for some of the activities listed above if they are not available in your local area.
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