9 Family Friendly Things To Do This Summer

20 August, 2019

With the kids at home for 6 weeks, the summer holidays are the perfect time for having fun and creating new memories together. Whether you’re looking for an action-packed adventure or something a bit more relaxed, here’s our top 9 picks for family-friendly summer activities!

Head to a museum

dinosaur museum

Museums are a great way to add a bit of education to your summer whilst keeping you and the kids entertained. And even better, the UK is home to a number of museums that are free or request a small donation. Research ahead to be sure.

Discover a new UK city

With 69 cities in the UK, why not pick a new city you haven’t been to and explore it with the whole family. You’re sure to see something new that might give you new avenues to explore. 

For a bit of inspiration check out our staycation blog.


Learn a new skill

It doesn’t just have to be for the kids, learn a new skill together or plan a day of activities you haven’t done in a while. Think along the lines of pottery, indoor sports or outdoor sports, golf, or even table tennis!


Visit a Theme Park

No summer would be complete without a trip to a theme park. Oakwood is Wales’ biggest theme park and has everything from Megafobia and Speed for the thrill-seekers to the creepy crawler and bobsleigh for family adventures. Oakwood has plenty to do for all the family, what are you waiting for? Book your tickets now!


Spend time outdoors 

Green Forest

Summer holidays are a time for getting outside, weather permitted. Pull out the wicker baskets and blankets and nip to one of your favourite parks for a picnic with the whole family. Or why not head to the beach for a day in the sand and a big game of cricket or football?


What about a film?

Rainy days can be the best and worst days in the summer, but they’re always the hardest to decide what to do. Most cinemas offer discounted tickets in the summer so keep an eye out. You might even find a re-run of a classic that both you and the kids will love.


Plan a day of homemade cooking

cooking in the kitchen with dough and flour

From the best lemon drizzle to homemade pizzas, a day in the kitchen can be a great way of keeping everyone entertained. Plus, you’ve got dinner and dessert sorted too.


Grow a vegetable patch 

One for the start of summer, dedicate a bit of the garden to grow vegetables. The kids will love watching their vegetables grow over time and at the end they’ll get to taste what they’ve made!


See a show 

Throughout the summer, theatre’s have plenty of family-friendly shows on the bill. So for something that’s a little different, keep the kids excited and book a play.


Visit a royal residence or country house

Royal Residency

Explore a bit of history and stunning gardens. The UK is full of country houses, national parks, and royal residencies. Find out a bit about our past or stroll through the well-kept gardens. Make sure you search ahead to see if the venues have any special events running too. 


Want to know what’s on at Oakwood this summer? Find out more now!