With the school holidays looming, are you looking for ideas to keep the kids amused and happy?
It doesn’t have to cost the earth to create a fun packed day for a whole bunch of children – especially if you get together with a bunch of other parents and share the costs and the work involved. Why not get together with your neighbours or other groups of parents maybe from the school or nursery gates crowd, the parents of your children’s friends or even just other family members with kids of the right age.
Sharing the costs and work means you can entertain a whole bunch of kids fairly easily, and splitting costs makes a professional entertainer – like me for instance 🙂 very affordable. If you’d like my help with either ideas or indeed book me to provide a tailored package you can contact me by clicking here.
Here’s a few ideas to set you off!
Throw a Street Party
There doesn’t need to be a royal wedding happening to throw a good old fashioned British street party. You might even consider adding a period fancy dress theme.
Teddy Bears Picnic
Getting together outdoors with their teddy bears is always a big hit with younger children!
For sporty kids, often the school sports day at the end of the last term is the highlight of the year. Why not run your own over the summer. For boys and girls you can base it on athletics from serious stuff to egg and spoon and three legged races. Team events are great to ensure that everyone gets a fair shot – and avoids any awkward “I came last Mum” coversations. Try mini football or rounders tournaments.
Have a second Christmas (or Halloween)
If you really want to push the boat out why not dig out those Christmas decorations that just gather dust eleven months of the year. After all what child doesn’t love Christmas! Just be careful to be sure to tell them it’s pretend and not the real thing or they’ll be expecting a pile of presents (but you could do a low cost secret Santa with the other parents and children to enter into the spirit of things and guarantee each littlun a gift anyway).
Fancy Dress Themed Party
Of course there’s always that good old fall back – the themed fancy dress party!
Here are a few ideas for you;
- Paw Patrol
- Thomas and friends
- Mad hatters tea party
- Emoji party
- Fairy tales party
- In the night garden
- Noah’s ark
- Princesses, heroes and pirates party
- Hawaiian party
- Cowboys and Indians
- Pop stars
- Circus theme
- Peppa pig and friends
- Toy Story
I’m sure there are many more, the only limit is your imagination! I’d love to hear any extra ideas you have if you want to leave a comment below!