So the first week of the holidays has gone and we are well into the second. The weather has been shocking, with only one decent dry day in the first week. Luckily we had included lots of activities on our bucket list that could be done inside.
This is what we have already ticked off our ultimate summer holiday bucket list.
We’ve had two of these so far and they are proving popular with all the family. We have been renting d.v.d’s from the library which only cost a pound for a week. Then making pizza and popcorn to have in front of the movie. It’s so nice that we have started to do this on a week night as it means the boys get some more quality time with their dad and they only end up going to bed a little later than normal.
Even if the sun isn’t shining you cant help feel like summer when you are eat drippy, sticky, sweet watermelon. A big hit with the boys and also makes a great juice too.
Have a play date.
Make pet rocks.
These cute creatures are our new mascots for the summer. We used Uniball Posca markers to draw on the rocks as they can write on pretty much anything.
Then the youngest decorated his with googly eyes. Such a fun activity from something as simple as a rock.
Go for a walk.
On the dry day we had we took a trip to Worcester country park, which is great as it’s free, has a great play area and a walk which is long enough to wear the kids out.
Visit a museum.
Last Saturday we took a trip to the British Museum and saw the Hokusai exhibition. You might not think kids would enjoy these kind of activities but you’d be surprised. The boys loved every moment of it from the train ride to London, to the black cab ride and walking down Oxford street after the museum. I even managed to fit in a trip to beyond bread which is a great gluten free café. I was so pleased to see things I haven’t eaten since my diagnosis I had waffles and a Danish pastry!
Finally we have decorated cupcakes. More icing went in the boys than on the cakes but who cares? It was a great if a bit sticky activity for a wet afternoon.
Looking back we have packed a lot into the first week of the summer holidays, but there is still plenty to tick off the bucket list.