How to keep your family entertained this summer


It’s the summer, which means you have weeks of trying to keep your kids from saying ‘I’m bored.’ It’s difficult to occupy them, that can’t be denied, but it’s also not impossible and you don’t have to break the bank in the process. Here, we have a few suggestions ranging from pricey to practically free. Enjoy!

Get creative

There is plenty you can do with bits and bobs lying around the house. When it’s a rainy day and you don’t feel like going out and about, getting creative at home is a great option. One idea is to make boats out of old egg containers, or anything else you have lying around that could float. Egg cartons just work well as they can put little figures in each egg compartment and send them on an adventure. All you need is wooden sticks, material, glue, paints, stickers and egg cartons. The sticks are to create a mast where you’ll use material to create a sail (paper works fine too) then your kids can use paints, crayons, stickers or glitter to give their boat some style.

See Disney in real life

We’re not talking Florida, but Broadway! You can think about Broadway shows off Broadway. Aladdin has been on stage for some time now, receiving outstanding reviews and blowing people away with its special effects. Treat the whole family to a day out at the theatre and take them to see Aladdin or the infamous Lion King and make their Disney favorites into a day to remember. You can buy tickets and find out more information here.

Take a city break

Plan a little weekend away to one of America’s finest cities, New York. There is plenty to see and do there, with some great photo opportunities too. If your kids are teenagers, they’ll have a great time snapping photos for their Instagram feeds. You can visit the Statue of Liberty, hit up Central Park, and check out the Empire State Building – not to mention all the shopping and eating you can do! Make sure you’re booked into a comfortable hotel so you can get a good rest in-between the site seeing.

Get back to nature

Go on an adventure with the whole family with just your bare necessities, a tent and a map. Being away from all your amenities is a scary thought, but once you settle back into nature, away from Wi-Fi and the real world, you’ll all feel so relaxed that you’ll be able to bond as a family. Try and book into a campsite where there are plenty of hiking trails and other activities such as water rafting, climbing or trekking on horse back. It’s also good to check whether you’re going to be in an area where you can light fires, as no camping trip is complete without smores.