Tips for free summer activities with the children


The summer holidays are approaching and you feeling the pressure to come up with endless dyre activities for the children.

However it doesn't have to cost so much to enjoy yourself this summer. You can go a long way with a snack and an extra sweater in your backpack.

Boy playing with water from garden hose
A water hose can be great and affordable entertainment for kids on a nice and warm summer day.

Walking tours in the local area 

If you need inspiration for new walks in your area, check out There you can find tips for walks throughout the country and you can check the level of difficulty. Pack a packed lunch and take your family along. Check the weather forecast before you go and bring enough clothes. A walk in the forest in the rain can be incredibly exciting as long as you're warm and dry.

Visit the library 

Do you have children who love to read? Then this is the perfect activity for a rainy day, a good trip to the library. Hhere children can explore and dream away in endless worlds and stories. Maybe you'll find something to read together?

Go to the beach

If you live near a beach, you don't need to pack more than a swimsuit and a snack to have agreat day! A beach offers many exciting activities. Ond youyou don't have to swim. You can can wade, look for crabs under rocks, play in the sand (burying someone is usually fun for both young and old)play in the nature around the swimming area or just relax and enjoy the weather.

Staying overnight 

Do you love the outdoors, or want to be? Try a night under the open sky. You don't necessarily need a whole lot of equipment to make it happen. A low-threshold version could be taking your mattress and duvet out onto the terrace for the night. If you have access to sleeping bags and tents, you can sleep in the garden or in the forest.

Play board games 

The good old classic board game. Board games have been a source of endless engagement, fun and heated discussions for years. Perhaps theyt s time to bring them out again?

Fishing crabs 

When was the last time you tried fishing for crabs? Do you also have memories of twine and broken snail shells in the hope of catching a crab under the pier? Nowadays you can you can buy your own rods specifically for crab fishing, but the good old-fashioned kind is pretty nice too.

Treasure hunting 

Do it in the garden or in the forest. It takes a bit of effort in digging down a little surprise and drawing a map, but it's something anyone can do. The level of difficulty is up to you! 

Eat dinner outside 

You don't always have to have big plans for the day to make it exciting. Bring out the barbecue or take your food out onto the terrace. If you don't have a terrace or garden, you canfind a playground or park with barbecue facilities.

Look for new playgrounds 

Playgrounds are usually a big hit with kids, but maybe you're tired of being in the same places every day. Go for a walk in your localarea and see if you can find some exciting playgrounds you haven't discovered yet. You might find a new favourite.

Do nothing 

Holidays can often lead to unprecedented activity pressure. Know that it is perfectly fine to do nothing or to not make plans. Doing nothing is highly underrated. Allow yourself to relax and think about everything or .... nothing.

We hope you found some activities for your summer holidays! We know that holidays can often be expensive, so it's important for us to point out that they don't have to be. Your presence is much more important than expensive spending on playgrounds, water parks and other countries. It also has a much greater value for your family than a consumer loan would. Enjoy your planning! 

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