This summer I am determined to find as many new and different places to visit and things to do with Olivia for as cheap as possible. As we are also having our first summer with no car I really want to avoid travelling too far to save on paying for bus fares although there is currently a special offer on a child’s day saver ticket in my area for £2 a day which is certainly a big help when planning days out.
As you may of seen I have started a new page where I will list things that Olivia and I love to to do in the school holidays and I would also love comments of things you like to do too. You can find that pageI will be updating through the whole holidays as and when I find new things or go on different days out whether they be just information or reviews.
I thought I would share with you some excellent sites to look at for new ideas and full listings for some family friendly activities. One I will be checking out is my local councils What’s on page If your council have one of these pages you will find local, and mostly free *woop* activities in your local area. They will feature all parks, libraries and recreation centres in your area. We also have free swimming for kids at set times everyday of any school holidays throughout the year. Always a bonus for these long hot days. I tend to visit with Olivia later on in the day as obviously it gets really busy and a later swim in the day tires her out for bedtime, result!. It is worth checking out your local libraries as they have activities and reading challenges running for children.
One of my favourite places to look for things to do is. They have all kinds of different workshops, activities, days out and events to visit for every area in the UK. I am in the Merseyside area so it’s a great way to find local listings and keep up to date with what is going on. You can also access local bloggers new posts here too and I am sure there will be many reviews and guides as to what they are getting up to with their families too.
Today Olivia and I are visiting Vale Park, New Brighton for Joytime! I remember going to this when I was Olivia’s age and she loves going every year. We will be taking a little picnic with us making an afternoon of it in the sun.
I hope you find something here to help keep the kids busy this summer.