7 fun and free activities to do with your kids this summer holiday

With the summer holidays just around the corner, we’re sure that your children are getting fired up for the break, but we also know that many parents find keeping the kids happy and busy can be stressful to plan, especially if the last year has left you a little short on money and ideas. 

So, Tree Tops have come up with some ideas for you and the family to make it a summer to remember without breaking the bank! 


Beach Days

Whether you live near the seaside and go regularly, or you would need to venture a little further afield, you really can’t beat a family beach day. The best thing is that you can make a real day of it; pack up a special picnic, pump up the inflatables, load up the bucket and spade, and you’re ready to go! Come rain or shine, your kids will be entertained all day, and you might even be able to squeeze a little sunbathing in while they’re building sandcastles.


Holidays abroad are off the menu for many this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get away for a few nights with the kids. If you haven’t got a tent, borrow one from a friend and do some research as to where the best family camping spots are in your area, or look further afield if you’re feeling adventurous. After all, what’s more special than making memories under the stars with your child this summer. 

Scavenger hunt

Get creative and make a scavenger hunt in your garden, road, or maybe even around your local town! Your kids will love the excitement and anticipation, and it’s a great way to get their friends and the other parents together. 

Water fights

Every kid loves a water fight, so put on those swimmers, grab those super soakers or water balloons, and take cover! 

Grow a vegetable garden

This may not sound as exciting as the above suggestions, but planting a few strawberry or cucumber seeds and giving your children the responsibility of watering them everyday and watching them grow is a great lesson for them to learn and very satisfying to watch. Hopefully, you’ll also have some delicious fruit and veg at the end too! 


Depending on how far away you are from a suitable area, crabbing is great fun for little ones, as they get to fish for them and watch little crabs swimming around in their bucket, whilst also learning the importance of animal conservation when they put them back in the harbour – but be careful they don’t pinch!

Kite flying

This never gets old… There’s just something about watching your kite flying through the air with the wind in your hair that makes you feel like you’re soaring. Great at your local park, or simply in the back garden, but don’t forget to hold on tight!

We hope these have given you a few ideas of how you can enjoy the summer holidays with your children. If you’re looking for childcare support this summer at a reliable, affordable, fun camp, take a look at all our locations here.