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Top Five Summer Activities for Children

With GCSEs now well underway in secondary schools across the length and breadth of the country and the temperature outside a whopping 23 degrees, half term and the summer holidays are not far off which means it’s time to start planning some summer fun! If you’re in need of some inspiration, 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 across the capital later this year, why not stock up on sun cream and book your tickets to the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre or Iris Theatre‘s summer residency at the Actors’ Church, Covent Garden and spend a relaxing afternoon taking in some top-notch entertainment.

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 tipee, 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.

1. Summer School

We just couldn’t resist putting this one in our top five! Alongside weekend performing arts classes for children, Jigsaw also runs week-long summer schools during the holidays for children aged 6-16. Jigsaw summer schools are a huge amount of fun and are always incredibly popular, year after year! Take a look at www.jigsaw-arts.co.uk/summer-schools for further details, and book your child’s place at one of our schools.

Find out more

For more information on Jigsaw’s two week trial or to book a place in one of our summer schools, visit www.jigsaw-arts.co.uk or call us on 020 8447 4530. Alternatively, you can get in touch via email to enquiries@jigsaw-arts.co.uk or using our online contact form at the bottom of this page.