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Top Five Summer Activities for Children

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Schools are out, August is imminent and we’ve already survived a heatwave – it’s definitely summer! If you’re in need of some inspiration for your child’s summer fun, we’ve got you covered. In no particular order, here are our Top Five Summer Activities for Children.

5. Open air theatre

Who says a theatre trip is only for a rainy day? With plenty of open air theatre taking place this year, why not stock up on sun cream and book your tickets to the Regent’s Park Open Air TheatreIris Theatre‘s summer residency in Covent Garden, or Cardiff’s Open Air Theatre Festival? Spend a relaxing afternoon taking in some top-notch entertainment.

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre:

4.  Camping and glamping

Whatever the weather this summer, a camping trip can never disappoint. Fill the back of your car with walking boots and frisbees and escape the hustle and bustle for a couple of days. With so many campsites to choose from across the UK, the opportunities are endless. And if soggy socks and broken tent pegs aren’t really your thing, there’s always glamping to consider too! So why not book three nights away in a teepee, a yurt or a shepherd’s hut instead?

3. Picnic

On a hot day, there’s nothing quite like a good old fashioned picnic. Pop the leftover bolognese in the freezer and instead reach for the scotch eggs and ham sandwiches, and head out to your local park for some al fresco dining… because let’s face it, food always tastes better in the sunshine.

2. Make something

It’s time to drop the games console controllers and pick up the fairy liquid bottles and PVA glue and get creative! If you’re feeling especially imaginative, poster paint and stencils go a long way too. Or, if you want to get active and engage the imagination without the risk of mess, check out our favourite drama games you can play at home.

1. Summer School

We just couldn’t resist putting this one in our top five summer activities! Alongside weekend performing arts classes for children, Jigsaw also runs week-long summer schools during the holidays for children aged 3-5 and 5-16. Jigsaw summer schools are always a huge amount of fun and there’s still time to join! Take a look at our summer schools page for further details of upcoming weeks.

Jigsaw Performing Arts is dedicated to developing performance skills, promoting self-expression and building confidence. We offer performing arts classes for children aged between 3 – 18. Find your nearest school by entering your postcode into the search on our home page