Summer holidays are almost here and instead of living in fear over how you’re going to keep your little one occupied, here are some fun activities that will keep both you and your child happy:
 
Library
Your local library has probably created various brilliant events for the long summer ahead; from free themed festivals to meet-and-greets with authors. Many libraries also create some great incentives to get your little one reading, such as the various summer reading programmes which often offer prizes for the amount of books that your child has read.
 
Camp
They’re probably too young to go away to any camps by themselves just yet, but there are some parent and child camps that you can both attend together. There are also plenty of daily programmes that your child can get involved in, which usually only last a few hours during the day and require no overnight stays.
 
Arts and Crafts
This is constantly brought up on children's activities lists and that's because it's something that will always keep your little one occupied and can be great fun. Thanks to many arts shops there are now plenty of craft sets that make it easier than ever for your child to make their own artistic creations at home.
 
Play dates
Sometimes you may have to help your child out when it comes to building their own friendships and it will probably be up to you to organise a play date for your little one and their friend. Nothing beats the excitement and fun that the two children can have whilst playing together.
 
Attractions
The great thing about summer is that there are plenty of festivals and events targeted towards children and families. The important thing to remember about these festivals is that you need to prepare yourselves for all-weather scenarios.
 
Outside activities
If the sun makes an appearance make sure your child makes the most of it while they can. They could play in your back garden if you have one, get involved in gardening, spend time in the park, go to the beach or even play games with the other children in your neighbourhood. But most importantly make sure your little one takes every opportunity to play outside, because it’s never good for any child to spend all of their summer inside.  

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