Getting ready for family summer adventures

June 28, 2019

This is a gifted partnership

Looking for some summer fun? Tired of sitting at home when the weather is nice. Use these ideas to get out, go on and a family adventure and make memories. 

Sometimes, people think that going out or taking a trip has to be a big affair. Some people don’t do it simply because it is expensive. It doesn’t have to be. Plan little day trips, have some fun and enjoy the day. 

Visit an Attraction

Is there a local park, museum or other fun places that you have been planning to go, but just never get around to it. Plan your trip today. Most places allow you to come and go once you have bought your ticket, as long as you get a hand stamp. Make a day of it. Visit the attraction, enjoy the day. If it is a place that can be visited in a short time, see what other things that you can do in the area. I like to look for other free attraction in the area. This way I can take the kids, we can enjoy our time, and even if we finish early, I have a list of other things we can do. 

Pack up the swimsuits, floaties, and head to the beach

A day at the beach is inexpensive and a load of fun. Bring a picnic with you, using the Maped Helix Picnik and the day is even easier. You won’t have to worry about leaving the beach to get something to eat or drink. You want to make sure that the containers and lunch bags are thermal in order to keep the food cold. I would still recommend an ice pack just to help combat the hot sun. Picnics are perfect for all of these outings. 

Go Hiking

A lot of kids will moan and groan about going on a hike, but it is usually because they are expected to just walk and be quiet. Make it fun. Give the kids a scavenger hunt. Give them binoculars or other things to help keep them entertained. These little steps will help kids learn that taking a walk and going for a hike is a great way to get and it is fun.

Day at the Park

Just like the beach, a day at the park can be a great way to spend the day. Teach the kids to skip rocks. See who can climb the slide faster. Create fun challenges. A day at the park can make a hundred memories, help everyone get some energy out and enjoy the weather. 

No matter what you plan to do this summer, the important thing is to get out and have fun, together as a family. 

Win a Maped Picnik Origins Bundle

To help you enjoy a picnic or two this summer, we are lucky enough to have a Maped Picnik Origins Bundle to giveaway – including a Maped Picnik Origins Lunchbox and Water Bottle.

Prize: Maped Picnik Origins Bundle

To enter simply complete the Gleam widget below, all entries are optional and each one completed will gain you more entries into the random draw.

Maped Picnik Origins Bundle
  • Margaret GALLAGHER June 28, 2019 at 10:11 am

    Lots of fun days out – parks and beaches

  • Tracy Nixon June 28, 2019 at 11:08 am

    We live by the sea so we spend a lot of time down on the beach having picnics!

  • Caroline Tinsley June 28, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    I’ve got the annual meet-up of my Facebook group, who are as important as family to me!

  • Ophelia Chan June 28, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Loving the beach and outdoorsy ideas! Summer is finally around- and we are nearly in July! x

  • Laura Wheatley June 28, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    we don’t have any plans as yet but will definitely be a few trips to the beach

  • Solange June 28, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    We are off to Turkey.

  • Emma Walters June 29, 2019 at 7:05 am

    our first family holiday abroad so very excited!

  • Susie Wilkinson June 29, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Lots of long walks along the riverside spotting dragonflies, and days out at the sea side

  • James Silcock June 30, 2019 at 7:55 pm

    We are off to Jersey

  • Angela Treadway June 30, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    trips to the park and bike rides with our dog x

  • Peter Watson June 30, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    We are going to a caravan we’ve booked on the coast.

  • iain maciver June 30, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    lots of days out in the sunshine

  • Sally Collingwood July 1, 2019 at 6:29 am

    We live near the beach so lots of days out with the kiddies

  • Fiona Boyd July 1, 2019 at 10:22 am

    Love it!

  • Janine Atkin July 1, 2019 at 10:25 am

    We’re going to have a few little day trips

  • Fiona K July 1, 2019 at 11:11 am

    No plans yet other than a few day trips

  • Sandra Fortune July 1, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Days out to the seaside during the summer holidays with my 5year old grandson .Lovely prize thanks for the chance

  • Catherine Bullas July 1, 2019 at 11:24 am

    Trips to the beach, walks along the canal, taking the boys fishing and going camping.

  • charlotte isobelle July 1, 2019 at 11:34 am

    We havent got any plans this year although we may go and visit the zoo one day!

  • Paula T July 1, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Trips to beach, country park we are really lucky to live near, hopefully book a holiday all depends on which Grandchildren I’m having on what days.

  • Marycarol July 1, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Lots of days at the beach weather permitting

  • Kirsty Taylor July 1, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    It’s a local family fun day on Sunday, but we’ve got a nice break planned during the school holidays, so we’ll be playing on the beach making sandcastles

  • Vikki Bowker July 1, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    We are going to be doing lots of crafts and also going fossil hunting on the beach. We had our holiday earlier in the year but may make a visit to Monkey World in Dorset.

  • S.Otoole July 1, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Just got back from Dorcet Yesterday, 36 Degrees it was unbearable for this day but the others were ok.

  • ADEINNE TONNER July 1, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    We are planning on going to Edinburgh zoo so that will be great fun

  • fiona waterworth July 1, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    We have a stack of vouchers for different days out, we have collected these since christmas, amazing how much you can save

  • Laura Pritchard July 1, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    We’re going on holiday to Northern Ireland!

  • Tracy Hanley July 1, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    Spending lots of time at the seaside with my grandkids

  • Anthony Harrington July 1, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Lots of time at the beach and picnics in the countryside

  • kris mc July 2, 2019 at 10:10 am

    Drive to France

  • Helen July 2, 2019 at 10:29 am

    We want to go strawberry picking, glamping and visit the sunflower maze nearby 🙂

  • Ursula Hunt July 3, 2019 at 9:48 am

    We plan to do lots of camping

  • Carrie-Anne Brown July 3, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Going to the beach and the zoo 🙂

  • Julia Kerr July 3, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Plenty of time outside, trips to the beach and the park

  • Ruth Harwood July 5, 2019 at 5:59 am

    we’re off to explore the Scottish highlands x

  • Gemma Clark July 5, 2019 at 10:10 am

    We are off to Latitude festival

  • Tammy Tudor July 6, 2019 at 1:37 pm

    Lots of picnic days in the park and beach trips!

  • Justine Meyer July 6, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Lots of days and and off to Scotland to visit grandad

  • katrina walsh July 8, 2019 at 12:00 am

    We are off to Blackpool on holiday and will be walking alpacas

  • Amanda Baggott July 8, 2019 at 9:57 am

    Picnics, countryside walks and trips to the beach

  • betsy ferguson July 8, 2019 at 11:31 am

    i am taking my grand kids paddle boarding on loch lomond

  • Dale Dow July 8, 2019 at 11:35 am

    we’re going to do as many day trips as possible, a staycation to save for next year abroad

  • Gemma Hendry July 8, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    we are off to Scotland to visit family

  • Lorna Ledger July 8, 2019 at 1:38 pm

    Picnics, canal walks, the park, and family BBQ’s – I love Summer

  • Sarah Lambert July 9, 2019 at 9:26 am

    This year we are going to have a bucket list of places we want to visit in the school holidays, we plan to have plenty of picnics walks and lots of adventures

  • James Travis July 9, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    BBQ”s, Running, and going to the football once the season starts

  • Jodie Green July 9, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    we have lots of trips and day visits planned

  • Jo m welsh July 10, 2019 at 6:53 am

    We are going to the Lake District this year.

  • Troy Easton July 10, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Going to some Cornish beaches haven’t pick which ones yet.

  • Samantha Fernley July 11, 2019 at 11:56 am

    We are getting a puppy so will be taking her exploring around Shropshire, places like Ironbridge for a river walk and ice cream.

  • jo bickley July 12, 2019 at 8:40 am

    BBQ’s, walking to feed the ducks and going on trips with friends!

  • Heli L July 12, 2019 at 11:05 am

    Mainly just going to different parks and having picnics. Maybe even a trip to the seaside.

  • lynn neal July 12, 2019 at 11:11 am

    A trip to the seaside, visits to the park and lots of time in the garden!

  • ro day July 12, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    We are off to center parks this year.

  • Magsd July 12, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    We’ve got Alton towers planned for a family day out in August. Hardy’s farm in ingoldmells with my grandson as well

  • Diane Carey July 13, 2019 at 11:05 am

    To have a few fun days with my 2 yr old granddaughter. Have nothing specific organised. But she loves to be outdoors. I also have another granddaughter due to be born in August

  • Kim M July 13, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Lots of picnics and daytrips to the seaside x

  • Kim Neville July 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Family holiday to Greece, fun theme park days out, farms and BBQs

  • Rachel B July 13, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Days to the seaside, lots of crafting, playing in the park.

  • donna l jones July 13, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    going to the zoo and days out swimming

  • AnnaSSS July 13, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Beach, sunshine, long walks and

  • Diana July 13, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    Few trips to the seaside 🙂

  • Rich Tyler July 13, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Camping in Poole, fun times!

  • sarah parker July 14, 2019 at 6:59 am

    going to the beach

  • Jo Hutchings July 14, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Lots of days out and a week long holiday to Wales.

  • Thomas Perry July 14, 2019 at 9:33 am

    We are camping in Ambleside in the Lakes and we are going to explore the beautiful Lake District

  • Sue Carter July 14, 2019 at 9:58 am

    We have a couple of camping trips planned this summer

  • Sarah Robinson July 14, 2019 at 10:46 am

    Lots of meeting up with with friends at the park and the beach for picnics

  • Elaine Shaw July 14, 2019 at 11:48 am

    We’re having boating holiday on the Thames this Summer, and they’ll also be lots of day trips to the beach and the lovely Heritage and National Trust sites too. Also, So staying in the UK this year, and I’m really looking forward to it, and to getting out into our countryside and exploring some little places off the beaten track!

  • Susan B July 14, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Just a few days out. It’s fun to hop on a train or bus and go to the last stop to explore somewhere new.

  • Tricia Cowell July 14, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    we live in London so trips to the seaside are planned

  • sarah morris July 14, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Days out to folly farm then lots of walking

  • Dean T July 14, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Off to Cornwall, the Headland hotel down there of Poirot fame is really lovely

  • Tracy Newton July 14, 2019 at 3:18 pm

    A family cruise around The Med

  • Jeanette Leighton July 14, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Visiting my dad for a week in Surrey Walton on Thames Surrey

  • lorraine kirk July 14, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    We’re hoping to go camping in Angelsey

  • paula cheadle July 14, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    days out to the beach, park and rambling through the woods

  • Denise Walton July 14, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Family days out

  • ellie spider July 14, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    we have some day trips planned (bristol zoo and noahs ark farm and folly farm as well as g ape in margam park)

    we are also going camping down west wales and will do some surfing, body barding, kayaking, walking, swimming and skating

  • Danielle Cresswell July 14, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    We have a week in Cornwall planned then lots of walks and picnics for the rest of the hols x

  • Kyra July 14, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    Lots of family picnics in the sunshine

  • Helen Tovell July 14, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Days out to the beach, park,zoo, amusement park

  • Rebecca Parke July 14, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Family days out at RSPB, Norfolk wildlife trust and probably a zoo!

  • Catherine Gregory July 14, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    Lots of trips to the beach and the farm

  • Kate Davies July 14, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    Days out at the beach and the zoo.

  • Award-winning family lifestyle and top 10 UK parenting/mum blog. Join Boo Roo and Tigger Too sharing family life, home decor, travel and everything in between. Read More

    Subscribe & Follow

    Ben 10 Power Trip

    Vuelio Top 10 UK Mummy Blog (#8)

    Vuelio Top 20 UK Parenting Blog (#7)


    • Top 20 UK Parenting Blog 2019