Keeping The Kids Busy This Summer...

It’s almost the summer holidays! For many of us it means we get to spend that bit of extra time with the little ones, others meanwhile may enjoy the fact that it means the roads will be a little less busy! Either way, as much fun as it can be, ensuring everyone is entertained for the whole of the holidays can be a task in itself.

To equip you with a few ideas, we have handpicked some our favourite activities and even better, your One4all Gift Card can be used to book them all!

For the tiny tots

As we all know, the great outdoors can be a saviour when you have tots who are bursting with energy.

For those warmer days, you can’t beat a trip to Bressingham Steam & Gardens. It’s packed with fun activities and there’s something for everyone. Take a tour of the beautiful world famous gardens and ride through the Waveney Valley Countryside on one of Bressingham’s many steam trains. Take a twirl on the carousel at the old fashioned playground and after a delicious lunch, why not head to the shop where you’ll find a selection of gifts and treats that can be purchased with any spare pocket money!

Bressingham Steam & Gardens, Bressingham, Norfolk, with prices from £5.08 per child when booked through the Bressingham Gardens website.


Alternatively, why not make your own adventure? A family bike ride is a great way for you all to enjoy the fresh air, get some exercise and most importantly have fun!

If you’re making a day of it then why not pack a picnic – these always go down a storm with little ones, especially if they’ve been able to help prepare it. And plan a mini treasure hunt, to encourage the children to hunt for ‘treasures’ from their travels, along the way.

If you haven’t got a set of wheels then Halfords has some great deals across its selection of bikes. Check out their children’s range, with fun designs they’re guaranteed to love!

Children’s Bikes, from £49.99 at Halfords.


For the teens

When you’ve got tricky teenagers to impress then you might have to think a little harder.

One suggestion: head to Red Letter Days, where you’ll find a host of great adventures at prices to suit a host of budgets!

For those teens who confess to being a bit of a daredevil, then how about ‘zorbing’? You won’t need to worry as there’s no danger involved, just a whole lot of excitement and a real thrill.

You’ll find yourself enclosed in a giant sphere and can enjoy the rush as you soar and bounce down the hill, reaching speeds of up to 30mph!

Zorbing for Two, £44 for 1 hour at RedLetterDays.


Maybe your teen is looking to unwind?Then how about a trip to London, where you need not rush around but can sit blissfully and enjoy afternoon tea for two?

Catch up over scones and the finest tea in the country in the Harrods Terrace, situated within the world famous department store. After you’ve indulged, you’re free to wander around the amazing store, a real Aladdin’s cave regardless of whether you’re a regular or newbie. You might even spot a famous face or two!

Cream Tea for Two at Harrods, Knitsbridge, £33.50 at Virgin Experience Days.

However you choose to spend your summer holidays or whatever you get up to, it’s important to remember that the most important thing is being together and having fun.

It’s great to plan a few of those more adventurous activities, to make sure you have a few really special days to look forward to, but it’s also great to just get out in the garden and make use of the toys and games you have at home.

We want to know, what’s your favourite activity to do with children over summer? Do you have a favourite hang out, or do you enjoy making your own games? Let us know by sending us a Tweet or posting on our Facebook wall. We’d love to know what you’ll be getting up to! #summerholidayfun