Though the summer holidays always go a little bit quicker than you’d like, finding enough activities to fill the long, warm days can still be tough.
If your kids go to a challenging school like St Faiths Private School Cambridge, chances are that in order to keep their attention for long, activities will need to be interesting and educational as well as fun.
Luckily, the UK is packed full of educational days out. So if you’re struggling to keep the kids entertained, why not try one of these fun learning activities? If it’s too late to fit these activities in before your kids return to school in September then you can always hold onto the ideas for their next school holiday, or plan a few days out in the next half term holidays.
Visit the Jurassic Coast
Stretching from Orcombe Point near Exmouth to Old Harry Rocks in Swanage, the JurassicCoast is one of the most beautiful parts of the British coastline. Packed full of ancient fossils, the beaches of the Jurassic coast offer the perfect opportunity to teach your kids all about evolution, dinosaurs and the environment.
If you head to CharmouthBeach in Dorset, your children can even hunt for their very own fossil to take home at the end of the day.
If you prefer your biology lessons to be a little more contemporary, joining a local nature walk is a great way to get kids excited about wildlife and the great outdoors. There are events held up and down the country throughout the summer so keep an eye out for a walk happening near you. Alternatively, do a little bit of research and plan a nature walk of your very own.
Organise a holiday abroad
If you have the time and the energy, organising a trip abroad is a fantastic way to bring a bit of fun and education into the school holidays. Whether you go camping in France, on a self-catering holiday in Spain or take a no-expenses-spared trip to Italy, exposing your kids to other languages, cultures and cuisines can be a truly eye-opening experience.
By choosing a country whose language your children are learning at school, you can enhance the educational value of the trip even further while giving them a chance to practise their language skills with native speakers!
Whether you’ve got a couple of weeks or a couple of hours, fitting some educational activities into the summer break can be easy. So why not crack out your atlas now and get planning?
This is a sponsored post in collaboration with St Faiths.