With the weather turning hot, now is a great time to start planning some of the fun and healthy trips for the kids. Summer camp is a very popular choice for a trip for the family with many different activities on offer from swimming, to hiking, to art and craft, and just about any other activity with your kids are sure to love. But do you really have to go? Here are 10 fun and healthy trips for the kids to enjoy this summer.
The easiest of all the summer holidays is to head to your local library. Book yourself a day at the library with the kids (make it a double-tea day! ), take tea and spend the afternoon looking through books. Use the local library as a resource for interesting books to read, but don’t just skim through the magazines – look for books in the bookshelves that you know your children will be able to find something fun to read. You can do this regularly throughout the summer holidays so that you don’t forget.
Another great thing to do is to find regular price coupons at the local grocery store or discount stores. Often these coupons are available online, or in the weekly circulars. Look for these deals and apply them to the purchase of trips for the kids. If you know that they will want something unhealthy to eat while on their trips, stock up on the healthier items at your home, and don’t forget the deli cupboard as well. You can also combine trips for the kids with regular price shopping. You’ll save even more money!
One of the most common types of trips for the kids is overnight trips to theme parks. It’s not uncommon for the kids to get so excited at the prospect of going to their favourite theme park that they are happy to pay regular price for them. Whether it’s a water park, a zipline, or an outdoor playground, you can find deals like this all year round. Just keep your eye out for theme park coupons, which are available in the weekly circular, and online.
Of course, trips for the kids could include regular price items as well. For example, if you’re buying skis, make sure that you’re not buying them from the discount price, as this may lead to disappointment for both you and your kids! Most of us buy a regular price item to add to our list of things for the kids to enjoy when we go on vacation, so it’s important that you shop around for the best deal.
If you are looking for a unique trip for the kids, consider taking them on a day trip to their local library. This can be a very educational trip for the whole family. You could pick a date in the spring and take them to the local library. Invite a few of the kids to come along, and have them read to each other. This can be a great learning experience for younger children and can really open their eyes to the world around them. It can also be a chance for you to show off your own knowledge, since you’ll be reading books to the kids!
Another fun idea is to take them to summer holidays at someone’s house. If they have a pool, there is no better place than a house with a pool to swim in. Take the kids along on a day trip to the pool, and spend the afternoon swimming, splashing, and playing in the pool. Or take them to a summer home improvement or craft store that has a large variety of projects to do. Make sure to bring along some of the kids’ favorite books to keep them occupied. One of the more popular frugal activities for summer holidays is to make homemade crafts, and to bring these along on these trips for the kids.
Of course, trips for the kids can also be just for them. Take the kids on camping trips, bike trips, hiking trips, and fishing trips, either with the rest of the family or alone. These are just as fun and relaxing as trips to the mall, and there are a number of different activities that kids of all ages can enjoy.