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School's Out for Summer - Now What???

Posted by Mark Godsell-Fletcher on

As children, you dream of the summer holidays, 6 weeks off school you feel like you could achieve anything - amazing!  School's out for summer, now what?  As parents we worry about how on earth we are going to fill their 6 weeks, how are we going to find childcare and how are going to fund it let alone survive it?  School holidays are full of emotions, you can have some of the best times and also let's be honest some of the worst arguments.  But at Eat Sleep Live we have found some great ideas to keep you and your family entertained all summer long regardless of your budget. Designed to Inspire [caption id="attachment_5791" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Nottingham ContemporaryNottingham Contemporary[/caption] For those local to Nottingham, we are sure will know about the Nottingham Contemporary one of the largest contemporary arts centres in the UK.  Over the school holidays they have a great range of activities for your children to indulge their creative juices, what's more it's all for free. From Nottingham to Hollywood Are your children interested in film? Available from Young Film Makers in both Nottingham and Birmingham, this summer school provides your child with the incredible experience of making films, whether they are directing, acting or operating the camera. Available for children aged 8 - 16 they create a film within a week. A Planet Far Far Away [caption id="attachment_5792" align="aligncenter" width="620"]National Space CentreNational Space Centre[/caption] You love your children to the moon and back, so how about taking them to the National Space Centre in Leicester. Not only can they experience this fantastic centre, but during the summer holidays they have extra activities supplied by LEGO®. "We have joined forces with LEGO® CITY to take visitors on a mission to make movies, build space tools, and to discover the wonders of living in space." Big children and small will have a BRICK-TASTIC time. Under £20 Adventure [caption id="attachment_5793" align="aligncenter" width="620"]English HeritageEnglish Heritage[/caption] Never underestimate the wonderful heritage on your doorstep to captivate of your entire family. English Heritage have a wonderful selection of family days out for under £20.00 including Framlingham Castle, in Suffolk and Cheshire's Beeston Castle and the medieval stronghold of Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire. [caption id="attachment_5794" align="aligncenter" width="620"]St Fagans National History Museum St Fagans National History Museum[/caption] If you're visiting South Wales I can highly recommend St Fagans National History Museum, full of historical buildings and widen open spaces, your children can run for miles in an completely safe environment and what's more its free. The National Museum of Rural Life in Scotland is such good fun as you can discover what it's like to work on a historic working farm, and again all for under £20.00 for a family. Great British Tennis Weekend [caption id="attachment_5795" align="aligncenter" width="608"]Great British Tennis Weekend Great British Tennis Weekend[/caption] Up and down the country there are numerous free activities to celebrate the Great British Tennis Weekend over the 1 and 2 August, including the Nottingham Tennis Centre. Check out their website for an event near you, go together as a family and create your own Wimbledon final, who will be the winner? Explosive Time Mad Science Holiday Camps I've just discovered this explosive summer school that is available throughout England and South Wales. With a variety of different themed weeks within which they get to explore a whole range of science activities. They can attend Mad Science Holiday Camps for individual days or a full week. Go Wild and Extreme [caption id="attachment_5797" align="aligncenter" width="620"]National Water Sports Centre at Holme Pierrepont Country Park National Water Sports Centre at Holme Pierrepont Country Park[/caption] Many of our clients at Eat Sleep Live rave about the National Water Sports Centre at Holme Pierrepont Country Park. The centre has a Superstars Holiday Club this summer with wet and wild activity days including Sky Trail High Ropes Course, Kayaking, Segways and Raft Building. They will be running different activities each day making sure your children experience a whole range of extreme adventures this summer to share with their friends. From inspiration to expiration make sure your summer is packed full of amazing experiences to help ensure that your children will never get bored, and neither will you. Nothing is more memorable than experiences and you don't have to spend large amounts of money or go to a massive theme park to have them. At Eat Sleep Live every piece of furniture has a story, make this your summer full of your stories you will remember for years to come.

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