Bonding with Your Kids this Summer

The summer school holidays are a time when you have kids you need to keep entertained. It’s hard work for both parents and the children, so finding enough variety is a welcome bonus. Of course, you want things that are affordable, interesting and entertaining, so you need to plan in advance. If you are not planning on going away, and are spending the holidays at home, you need local activities to enjoy; take a day out in a nearby park, for example, or if you are lucky enough to live by the coast, a day at the beach is always fun.

Your local newspaper is a good source of ideas; look for special offers on local attractions, cheap deals at the swimming baths, and any other deals that may save you money and keep them entertained for a few hours. You’ll find there is plenty to choose from, and usually for very little outlay. Perhaps the biggest problem is what to do with them when you are at home. They will keep themselves entertained with their games consoles for a while, but it’s a guarantee that, after some time, they will become bored and rely on mum and dad to help!

Indoor Games

Another problem is the weather: the UK is not blessed with ideal weather for several weeks outdoors, so you need to find things to do indoors. It’s probably not something you have considered, but why not try some board games? After all, before there were computer games, you likely played board games when you were young, and it is a great way of bonding with the kids, and having fun at the same time. In addition to the traditional, time-honoured games, there are many more modern ideas that are innovative and interesting and, often educational too.

We found a review of the best board games at, an excellent website carrying reviews of games, household items and more, and you can check out many of the very latest board games in detail, and they give you an idea of what you will need to pay. There are board games for all ages – including some that are strictly for adults – so you will find there is plenty of choice.

Enjoy the Summer

Of course, if we are lucky enough to have a fine summer, it’s recommended you enjoy the sun and the fresh air. A nice walk in a park is always good fun – especially if you have dogs to exercise – and there are plenty of historic buildings in the UK that are worth investigating. Remember, kids love a castle, and in this country you are never too far from one!

Whatever you choose to do this summer, remember that board games are always there to fall back on, and they make a great choice for winter evenings, too. Take a look at the choice on offer and you’ll find there is plenty of variety, and many hours of indoor fun to be had by all the family!