If you get to the end of summer and haven't had a barbecue, are you really British and is it really summer?? Ha! But honestly, and maybe it's just me, but summer would not feel complete without charcoaled sausages and suspiciously pink chicken (disclaimer, I am joking and of course always make sure that our … Continue reading Have a barbecue – Tick!
"Every sunset holds the promise of a new dawn." Ralph Waldo Emerson. I love this quote. It's so true, the sunset represents the end of a day, a day that no matter how bad or good will never come again. It also reminds us that whatever happens, the sun will rise again the next day … Continue reading Watch the Sunset – Tick!
I knew we wanted to visit an amusement park this summer but having already been to Peppa Pig World at Paulton's Park back in the Spring, I also knew that we wouldn't be visiting another of the 'Big Ones'. Thankfully, we have a small amusement park in the West Midlands called Wonderland, which is perfect … Continue reading Visit an Amusement Park- Tick!
Banana found a tiny snail on our patio table and was absolutely mesmerised by it. I was able to capture this beautiful moment of childhood curiosity.
For me, the cinema isn't really a summer activity. It's much too 'indoorsy' and more suited to getting snuggled up on an Autumn or winter evening. However, the biggest blockbusters are always released in the summer so I'm clearly in the minority of people that think so! Banana is at the age now, where she's … Continue reading Watch a summer blockbuster – Tick!
What is by far the best summer activity for kids I hear you ask? Well, dear readers, in my (very) humble opinion, I am going to have to go for a good old fashioned water fight! Here are my reasons: 1. It is really inexpensive. I think the water balloons cost me £1 from Asda … Continue reading Have a water fight! – Tick!
Some of my fondest memories as a child are of crab fishing and rock pool dipping. It was always something that I wanted to do with my own kids, and this year, as Banana is now four, I decided we'd give it a go during our holiday to New Quay back in June. New Quay … Continue reading Go rock pool dipping – Tick!
Crazy golf is a fantastic outdoor, summer activity. It is great for all the family to get involved, guarantees a bit of healthy competition between siblings and spouses and helps young children work on their hand/ eye coordination. Whilst on holiday in June we were pleased to find that there was a crazy golf course … Continue reading Play Crazy Golf – Tick!
Children love art, they love getting creative. They also love nature and exploring. A fantastic beach activity that we added to our summer bucket list combines these two childhood passions. First, we decided that we would collect some lovely smooth beach pebbles. This is good for developing scientific vocabulary in young children in terms of … Continue reading Make Beach Art – Tick!