If you’re on the lookout for summer holiday activities for kids they’re bound to love – you’ve come to the right place! We’ve pulled together some tips and tricks so the entire gang can enjoy a family day out this sunny season.
From exciting outdoor toys to creative holiday games for kids, our guide is jampacked with fun summer activities you can get stuck right into! Scroll below…
How Do I Plan A Family Day Out?
Having a family day out run smoothly is all in the planning! It’s an operation that requires all hands on deck – but we’re here to help!
Planning ahead of time and discussing with your family which activities they would like to do is super important. It’s a good idea to research any places you’re visiting before, set a budget and make an itinerary for the day.
Always remember to schedule some time for gaps between activities for travel and rest – and the most important thing… have plenty of fun!
Preparation, Preparation & More Preparation
Taking kids on a day out often means anything could happen!
Consider all the activities you’ll be participating in throughout the day. Will you need to bring some yummy snacks? Pack a few in some kitchen storage containers. Will the kids need a change of clothes? Have a kids’ unisex outfit at the ready. Are they going to be making a splash? Dive right into our girls’ swimwear and boys’ swimwear collections.
Pick Your Destination
When planning a family day out, start off by considering activities your children will enjoy. If your little explorer is obsessed with planets and the stars, why not nip to the Space Museum? For budding gardeners, get the whole gang ready for a nature hike. If they love things all general knowledge, how about visiting a few tourist attractions? The day is yours for the making!
For adventurers who will be travelling to your destination by car, be sure to check out our baby car seats and baby travel accessories, so you’re well equipped for your journey.
Check The Weather Forecast
Don’t forget to check the weather forecast (possibly twice!) so you know whether to pack an umbrella or not (fingers crossed!).
When summer showers are likely to make an appearance have your raincoat and women’s wellies or men’s wellies to hand!
With warm spells and sunshine, you’ll want to bring along plenty of sunscreen suitable for all the family.
Whatever the weather, it’s important to stay hydrated, so grab those water bottles and cooler bag, to keep all your drinks and snacks fresh.
A family day out usually involves lots of walking, so it’s essential to keep tiny toes comfy with a sturdy pair of girls’ shoes or boys’ shoes. From trainers and pumps to ankle boots, there’s something for every little adventurer across our collection.
They can jump muddy puddles just like Peppa Pig with waterproof girls’ wellies and boys’ wellies, which can be easily wiped clean once you’re home.
Our holiday shop features a range of delightful summer outfits for all the gang, so you can find a stylish seasonal pick the entire family will love.
For cooler weather girls’ coat and boys’ coat are a must – but just like everyone else, we’re forever hoping for sunshine all summer long!
Find A Picnic Spot
Preparing a picnic the night before means you save time in the morning AND picking food your little ones enjoy encourages mini hands to get involved in food prep.
At George, we’ve got lots of colourful picnicware, including picnic mats and rugs and outdoor drinkware to brighten up your day!
Play Holiday Games
A long car journey is the perfect opportunity to show off your singing skills and indulge in some carpool karaoke (just make sure you take turns choosing the tunes!).
Other fun holiday games kids can play on the road include eye-spy, listening to their favourite audiobook or bringing along a few puzzles and games – the journey will fly by!
Take A Break
After an early start to the day, it’s always important to take a break! Plan some mid-afternoon downtime, find a grassy spot, sit back, relax, and enjoy the sunshine.
Whilst the grown-ups take some time to chill out, the kids can stay occupied with outdoor toys like our super-cool, sports sets and scooters, skateboards and trikes. Whoop whoop!
Make Some Memories
Having an awesome day out with your loved ones is a moment to cherish! You can record the wonderful day by getting your little one to write a journal entry with a few sentences about the visit and the best part of their day.
You can also take plenty of videos and snaps of your day and create a mini vlog to look back on as a family. Another fab idea is to print off your fave shots and pop them in photo frames to display around your home. Include us in the fun by tagging @GeorgeAtAsda on Insta or TikTok.
For more inspiration on seasonal family fun, check out our guide to the best summer holiday activities for kids.