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Summer holiday activities for kids – how to turn a childcare solution into a brand new passion or skill set for your child

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If you’re a parent with school age children, you’ll no doubt be familiar with the feeling of dread and anticipation that comes when you think about filling the days during the school Summer break. Six weeks can feel like a dauntingly long time to keep the kids entertained, particularly if you’re a working parent in need of summer holiday activities that will double up as child care.

Summer holiday activity day camps for children help ease the pressure on working parents by providing somewhere for kids to have fun, get active, engage with their peers and make new friends. For stay at home parents full or half day activity sessions help give you some much needed ‘me’ time, or a way to keep your older children active while you focus on the needs of their younger sibling/s.

With such a wide variety of summer holiday activities available our children can opt to do something they love, or something they love the idea of but haven’t had the chance to try. While they may get plenty of opportunities to play traditional sports during and after school, a holiday activity camp could give them the opportunity to try a new non-traditional sport like skateboarding or archery. With all the equipment and safety gear provided, it’s a safe way for kids to pick up some cool new tricks and learn new skills that will give them plenty of street cred back at school!

If you like to make sure your children are getting plenty of Vitamin D and making the most of the Great British Summer, you can now sign your children up for an outdoor adventure and/or bushcraft day. Wildchild’s Wild Survivor day is perfect for kids who love nothing more than being in the great outdoors – it combines practical bushcraft activities like fire-lighting, den building and navigating with outdoor team games. Perfect for producing practical helpers for family camping trips!

For kids who like to be more adventurous, an outdoor adventure day gives them the opportunity to experience the thrill of zipwiring through the forest, abseiling the Tower of Terror, and working together to solve the clues to help them navigate their way around and out of Wildchild Wood!
If even the most exciting sport or outdoor activity fails to interest your TV / screen-loving child, then choosing a skills-based holiday activity could introduce them to a whole new area of interest and maybe even open up a new career path. Wildchild’s animation day is incredibly popular with children aged 7-14 keen to take their interest in animated films and programmes one step further by learning how to make their own animated film!

So when you’re thinking about how to entertain the kids this summer, don’t be afraid to let them get WILD with an activity that offers so much more than just the day’s pastime. Your kids CAN do something that teaches them new skills, connects them with the outdoors and uncovers hidden talents – so why settle for anything less?

Wildchild’s Summer holiday activities for kids are suitable for children aged 7-14 and take place in and around St. Albans. For more information and to book visit www.wildchildactivities.com/activities. Book before 19th June and get a 10% Early Bird discount.