It’s ALREADY turning out to be an incredibly hot year, and all parents will know what that means… IT’S TIME TO GO WILD AND START BOUNCING ROUND THE HOUSE ALL SUMMER HOLIDAY! LET’S MAKE A DEN OUT OF EXPENSIVE PICTURE FRAMES, LET’S FILL OUR WATER PISTOLS WITH BARLEY SQUASH, LET’S DRAW ON THE WALLS IN CRAYON!!!
Or, to put it another way - it’s time to get the kids out of the house.
But whatever are you going to do? Well, this is London! The capital of Europe! The world is at your fingertips! Avast ye boredom, London is coming aboard!
Well, no. Any parent (or anyone who has just been in the same room as a child) knows that at any given time in our city full of exciting activities, there are absolutely zero which your children will be interested in doing. Once you’ve spent a thousand hours queuing for the South Ken museums and seen the queen's penguins at London Zoo you’re desperately scraping the barrel for ANYTHING which might keep your young ones occupied for the remaining 40 days of this punishingly long holiday.
Well, fear not, because I am once again at your rescue! You can thank me later, because right now we've got five AMAZING boredom-busting activities to keep the kids occupied all summer long to get through!
If your young ones like to perform, make, and explore then they will love the Moving Waves Summer Camp! It’s the perfect outlet for creative minds, giving your kids a chance to spend their summer discovering new skills, making lifelong friends, and exercising their creative muscles.
The camp lasts from July 25th - July 29th, running each day from 10am - 3pm. Camp attendees will have a chance to try their hand at all sorts of activities, including: drama, street dance, martial arts, comedy, arts and crafts, yoga, and so much more! With such a wide variety of activities taught by some of London's best facilitators, there is sure to be something to get even the more surly childeren excited. With classes of 4-6, 7-11, and 12-16 year olds, young people of all ages can be assured of a good time with sessions tailored to their interests and needs, ensuring that everyone is able to develop their skills at a pace suited to them.
The camp takes place at Chestnuts Community Centre in North London, whcih is just a short walk from Seven Sisters Station on the Victoria Line. The well-connected location combined with Moving Waves' fantastic reputaiton ensures that atendees travel from all corners of London to join in, and young people always leave with friends they would never have otherwise me.
Attendeews will create a showcase for their work to be performed to proud parents on the last day of the camp, as well as getting a whole raft of new skills to take back and impress their classmates with come September.
Click here to sign up, and let Moving Waves take care of the kids this summer!
Well, for one week of summer at least. Don't worry about those other five though, because I've still got 4 more SIMPLY AMAZING ideas to help you keep the kids occupied this summer!
To paraphrase the Dogs Trust - Oxford Street is for life, not just for Christmas. So pack your bags, pile the kids onto the Central Line™ (famously London’s most tranquil and temperate summer destination) and join the tourists down on Oxford Street! It’s your duty to partake. Overpay for a weirdly-shaped tube of weirdly-flavoured sweets which will keep your kids happy for minutes! But the fun doesn't end there, what with the two days of interminable post glucose hyperactivity you still have to enjoy.
What’s not to love? Oh? Quite a lot of it? Yes actually, now I think about it that's probably not a great idea is it… Erm, sorry about that. But fear not! I’ve still got loads more excellent and exciting ideas for things to do in London this summer. Like:
Did you know that back in 2012, a swimming race in the Thames in Kingston led to 328 cases of gastrointestinal illness? You didn’t?! Probably best you forget I just said that then, because there’s no better way to beat the heat this summer than taking the kids down to the Thames for a refreshing summery dip! The best thing about this very safe summer activity is that it’s completely free (so long as the river police aren’t watching).
Okay yeah, you’re right, this is also not a good idea. Gosh you really are picky aren’t you… Well, panic not! This next activity is a real barn-burner, and sure to please the whole family. It’s the perfect time of year to:
Do you like sleeping? Not any more! Take your family to the National Museum of SDZAOHHoHVHST and your kids will wake you every night from now until they find a life partner. Who doesn't love a bit of triple-verifying that there is nobody hiding in that dressing gown on the back of the door? Now THAT’S quality family time right there!
No? Really? Wow, okay, I can’t believe how tricky this is. Well, why don’t you just…
Yep. That’s it. That’s my fifth idea. Leave the kids in a patch of dirt and run away. Just like in the good old days - it never did me any harm! They could do with some Lord Of The Flies style toughening up, but with the convenience of being held really close to your house in a park managed by Brent Borough Council. Absolutely guaranteed to exhaust kids of all ages in time for bed.
You can locate your nearest patch of dirt by going to www.patchofdirt.ldn, and then just leave them there!
Wow, yeah, okay - I admit it! I’ve bitten off more than I can chew here. I’ve got nothing. Nada. Zilch. Keeping there kids occupied all summer long is going to be as nightmare. It always is, and no matter how many ideas you have at the start of summer it’s never EVER enough.
Thank GOODNESS for the Moving Waves Summer Camp then, taking the kids off your hands for a whole week of stimulating, creative, fun! Click here to sign up to guarantee your youngens a place this summer. A whole week of not having to think of things to occupy your family with for the absolutely bargain price of £150 per week (with a £25 discount avalible for siblings). There truly is no better activity to do with the kids in London this summer. Trust me, I've looked...
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