Make the most of the six weeks holiday

The six weeks holidays are upon us so how are you planning on keeping the kids entertained?

As lockdown is eased across the UK, some places are starting to reopen just in time for the summer holidays! Places such as theme parks, cinemas, zoos and museums are among the list. This means we have more freedom to enjoy the summer and more options when it comes to filling in the day.

If you’re struggling to keep the little ones busy, see our list of ideas below:

Explore the North East

There are so many beautiful houses and gardens to explore across the North East and Northumberland so make the most of where you live. Spend the day exploring Souter Lighthouse or enjoy a walk along Hadrian’s Wall, taking a step back in Roman history. The National Trust offers a number of sites which make the perfect family day out. For more ideas, see

Visit a museum

Take a trip to the museum to get the kids out of the house and learning about history and past events. From Bowes Railway Museum to Sunderland Winter Gardens, this is a great way to pass the time and doesn’t rely on the Great British weather! Make sure to check the museum of your choice is open before you make the trip.

Play outdoor sports

Whether it’s a family bike ride, a game of tennis or going for a walk, it’s great to get the whole family outdoors and enjoying a little exercise. These activities will keep the kids entertained for hours and they could even learn a new skill. See some of our best walking spots here

Go strawberry picking

This is so much fun for all the family, and even better, you can enjoy your picked strawberries afterwards! Try using your fresh strawberries to make a dessert or have them as a little healthy snack. Two activities rolled into one!

Cinema date

Cinemas have been open in England since 4 July with safety measures in place. Why don’t you get the family together and treat them to a movie? After months of closures due to lockdown, films are finally being released, with Peter Rabbit set to come out on 7 August and Disney’s live action remake of Mulan on 21 August.

Have a treasure hunt

This is one of the easiest ways to keep the kids entertained! Hide their favourite sweets around the house or in the garden and set a little trail for them to follow. They’ll love the idea of having to work out the clues for themselves and of course enjoying the treats when they find them!