Wednesday, 25 June 2014



The school holidays will soon be upon us, those heavenly 6 weeks that we get to spend doing fun things with the kids……and then a week in and they are all bored with nothing to do, YES those holidays
Well not this year!  inspired by lovely Di over at who set out a list to do 40 things to celebrate her 40th birthday, not only did this make sure her day was going to be full of things to do, it also looked like she had a great time achieving those 40 things.

So here’s the plan, I have had a count up and my children have a grand total of 45 days of no school, so we are going to aim for 45 things to do throughout the school holidays
I’m hoping this will keep the children entertained and create some fun memories so I shall be updating with a photo diary throughout the holidays.

1.    Go swimming in the sea

2.    Play a board game with all the family

3.    Go on a Picnic at the park

4.       Go on a bike ride

5.       Have a Sandcastle competition

6.       Go geocaching

7.       Have a water fight

8.       Have a family meal out

9.       Bake a cake

10.   Go to a fun fair

11.   Ice cream at the beach

12.   Feed the ducks

13.   Popcorn and movie day

14.   Crafts day

15.   Visit somewhere new

16.   Go on a boat

17.   Go on a treasure trail

18.   Rock pooling

19.   Go fishing

20.   Paddling

21.   Xbox Kinect  with all the family

22.   Throw a party for no reason

23.   Have a BBQ

24.   Visit a maze

25.   Hold our own sports day

26.   Visit relatives

27.   Take the dogs on a hike

28.   Visit a museum

29.   Make a Tee Pee and go indoor camping

30.   Fish and chips on the prom

31.   Visit a farm

32.   Make a kite and fly it on the beach

33.   Go on a train

34.   Dance in the rain and jump in puddles

35.   Make a scarecrow

36.   Family parkour

37.   Visit a car boot sale and find a bargain

38.   Play Hide and seek

39.   Visit an amusement arcade

40.   Pyjama day

41.   Hold a talent show contest

42.   Have a disco

43.   Plant a seed and see who’s grows the biggest

44.    Send someone a postcard

45.   Science experiment

I am excited to see if we can complete the list

Remeber to check back to see how well we are doing, and whilst you are waiting, why not make your own list.
You may have also noticed that my list does not include any extravagant things, as a mum of 4 we like to keep things as low cost as possible, below is my top 10 Holiday Budgeting tips

1: Look for free/cheap events in your local area , often schools host summer fairs that make a great day out

2: Tesco clubcard points can be used for days out vouchers and can be worth upto 4 times there original value

3: Leisure centers sometimes have holiday discounts, for instance our local one offers a swimming pass that can be used throughout the summer holidays for the price of £20.

4: Check your shopping packaging for offers, 2 for 1, adult free and so on

5: Why not have a clearout and make some money in the process, my children love clearing out toys and having a car boot sale especialy as they get to use the money to do something fun

6: The cinema can be an expensive day out, check out saturday morning kids clubs or orange wednesdays that make it a little more bearable, also some cinemas will let you take your own snacks, but check before

7: Going abroad? If you dont mind booking just before you go there are plenty of last minute bargains to be found online

8: City passes, these are worth looking into if you plan on going somehwhere for a day or 2 and want it to be full of things to do, for instance you can buy a york pass that gets you into lots of attraction for a one off fee.

9: Day trips, alot of schools, charaties and clubs sometimes offer day trips over the summer holidays, this usualy is at a discount price and includes your travel, check your local notice boards and see what's on offer

10: Number 10 and probobly my most favourite tip is to search for free things, the local park, beach, paddling pools,some museums, all these things are FREEEEE.

Happy holidays.

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