For some of us the school holidays are already upon us, although mine don?t break up until 22nd July and occupying the kids during the holidays can be a challenge, so I hope you find some inspiration in this months round-up.
A visit to a theme park is normally top of my family?s summer wishlist and this month we were lucky enough to be invited to Drayton Manor to test out their new high-ropes adventure, VertiGO as well as enjoying the park too. If you have teenagers then Thorpe Park?s new ride, Ghost Train, is now open and Kip Hakes live blogged his experience. For younger theme park fans, Here Come the Girls headed to Legoland and All About a Mini Norris had fun at Crealy or if getting wet is more your idea of fun, PodcastDove headed to Splashlandings at Alton Towers to test out their flumes whilst Travel Loving Family checked out Alton Towers itself.
For those of you that want to get back to nature, then it is the perfect time of year to head to a pick-your-own farm and Renovation Bay-Bee did just that by picking strawberries at Pickwell Farm and Love All Dads went fruit picking in East Sussex. If that sounds too much like hard work, National Trust properties have lost of summer fun things to do. Emily and Indiana visited Ightham Mote in Kent and Would Like to be a Yummy Mummy rescued Nana from Osterley Park.
If you have slightly older children, taking on a challenge can keep them entertained for days and A Family Day Out took on the Three Peak Challenge, only not all in the same day, we took our teen on a Segway adventure at Moors Valley in Dorset which was a lot of fun and Victoria Travels had a luxury tour of the Causeway Coast.
Also having fun in the great outdoors is Chocolate and Wine and I?ll Be Fine who headed off to explore a Lavender Farm and ET Speaks from Home checked out Bosworth Water Park in Warwickshire. Finding a new park to explore can be really exciting and My Two Mums discovered Avon Heath Country Park for the first time, Potty Adventures explored the beautiful Llyn Brenig and Stopping at Two tried out the barefoot walk at Trentham Gardens.
Animal spotting is also very popular, with DadBlogUK going on a country walk to see what they could find, whilst the Adventures of Adam took a more traditional approach by visiting Folly Farm.
One of my favourite events of the summer is all the shows and festivals that we have in the UK and Travel Loving Family gives us their top tips for enjoying the Royal International Air Tattoo, Let Kids be Kids checked out the Heddington & Stockley Steam Fair, also on the steam subject, Coombe Mill went to the Launceston Steam Rally, Dear Mummy enjoyed Blissfields, Travel Loving Family attended Wychwood Festival and Him Me Three had fun at a Summer Party at Dunston Hall.
If you find yourselves in London over the summer break, JuggleMum has a great post on things you can get up to with a spare hour in London, A Moment with Franca enjoyed a visit to the London Aquarium and Here Come the Girls visited Privet Drive at the Warner Bros Studio Tour.
Whatever you have planned for the summer holiday?s, I hope you have a wonderful time and if you have any days out posts that will help with others with holiday inspiration, please add them to the linky below:
About Kara Guppy
Kara is a busy mother of 6 children aged between 2 and 22 and lives in Dorset. The family love to be outside and live by the motto “Collect Moments, Not Things”. We can often be found leaping in muddy puddles, climbing trees, collecting seashells or hurling ourselves off cliffs down ziplines, and all for fun of course. Kara loves to blog about her and the family’s adventures and can be found at Chelseamamma.co.uk, arewenearlythereyet.eu and sharing videos of her days out on her YouTube channel. She can also be found on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, G+, Vine and Pinterest.