Summer fun – activities for kids

While the summer holidays are a great chance for children to relax after a busy school year, for parents the challenge of keeping the kids occupied for six long weeks is often greeted with a less enthusiastic response.

To help the summer holidays fly by this year, we’ve gathered together our favourite indoor and outdoor activities for kids, as well as our pick of the top summer books for kids. We’ve also got expert advice on key issues such as preventing the summer slump and how to get your child (and you!) enjoying the outdoors.

Video playlist: outdoor learning ideas

Watch families trying out Isabel Thomas's great ideas for fun outdoor learning activities, including wild numbers and problem solving.