Amusing children over the summer or nay school holiday is always an up hill struggle with parents and guardians alike. There are several ways to keep them amused without forking out a lot of money on your trip.
Taking a short trip in your home town is sometimes more relaxing than spending a week in another city trying to cram as much sight seeing into your time there as you can. Often leaving the grown ups tired and skint.
Have you considered museums as an event for your day trips. People think of museums as boring and often stuffy but they have came along way now trying to engage their public back into them. They are opened each day during normal office hours so you have no excuse if it is raining.
During the summer why not plan 2 weeks of trips for the children exploring all the different areas and encouraging the children to select one or two days worth of trips so as they will become involved in the planning. You will be surprised by the level of interest.
The larger well known museums are considered the best to visit due to the higher turn over of exhibits and the free car parking which is often the way with larger museums due to their financing. The small museums receive less funding than the larger ones and often charge their patrons for little extras which may not be the same as the larger ones. Always check your local paper for discounts or special offers which may occur every now and then in the summer.
Think of how well the venue is suitable for small children . Will they become bored? will they cause a fuss? is there anything for them to do there? All these questions you need to ask yourself before you go.
A good tip is to double check the venue is opened on the day you wish to visit . You can achieve this by going online or visiting their website. You don’t want to arrive and the place to be closed. Other ventures out including swimming lessons or music lessons sometimes free concerts are on in your nearby park.
Before you head out on your trip why not pack a lunch for everyone to have perhaps sitting under a tree in the shade or down by the beach. Remember and include snacks for the journey and possibly a treat home in the form of an ice cream.