This will be the first summer since the pandemic began that we’re able to go out and enjoy life without restrictions. While the virus hasn’t gone away, the impact that it’s having on most of our lives is much more minimal at this stage- so it’s time to get out there and enjoy ourselves again. If you have young children, most of their lives will have been spent in and out of lockdowns, so you probably feel like you really want to make the most of the good weather this summer. Build your summer bucket list now and plan some fun things to do with your kids this summer. Make the most out of the warm weather and catch up on the precious time that’s been lost.
Local family events
Fun events and days out are now back in full swing, and these are a great way to make memories. Often they don’t cost much and are an amazing way to make the most of the summertime. One of the best ways to find out what’s on locally to you is to check on Facebook’s events page. Search the dates you’re interested in, and chances are lots of different things will pop up. From fairs to markets, with Easter being around the corner lots of places are doing Easter events and egg hunts. Lots of these sorts of events are cheap or even free, you can turn up and have a great time. Bring a picnic or packed lunch if you’re looking to cut costs even further.
Farms and animal experiences
While lots of farms and outdoor animal centres were able to operate around some of the restrictions over the past two years, you generally couldn’t get the full experience. Any indoor animal houses, one-on-one animal experiences and other aspects of the day would have been out of bounds which does take the fun out of it. Now that everywhere is operating normally again, these are fantastic days out for kids. From smaller farms to bigger zoos and animal handling experiences, there are lots of different options to consider.
Travel is one thing that many of us missed most when our freedoms were restricted over the course of the pandemic. If you have small children, you might not have had the chance to travel with them at all yet. If you’re not ready to brave an overseas vacation you could always go on a road trip and travel somewhere by car. Just be sure to plan for plenty of rest breaks, and ensure your child’s car seat is fitted correctly- it’s been shown that rear facing is the safest for small children. The best accident lawyer will tell you that regular car maintenance and planning are some of the best ways to stay safe on the road. Travel with kids isnt easy, and some argue that it’s pointless since they wont remember it being so small. But that’s not the case, these kinds of things are fantastic for their development and they’ll have fun too. You get to build family memories which are absolutely priceless!
What do you plan on getting up to this summer?