Fun things for kids in the school holidays

Here are MFM's best features on things to do in the holidays with the children. Enjoy!

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Yes, we’ve got loads of info and tips for families going away on holiday, but we all enjoy downtime at home with the kids and that doesn’t necessarily mean spending a fortune.

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Lido swimming

Nothing says summer holidays quite like swimming outdoors, even if you’re still at home!

There are a surprising number of well-maintained lidos around the country, so indulge in some nostalgia for the simple pleasures and introduce your kids to the fun of freezing cold water, soggy towels and dripping ice-cream cones. They’ll love it!.

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Hanging at home

Cheap and cheerful – invite some friends round and go mad in the back garden with these fun outdoor games for 5 children or more.

Fire up the bbq or make a picnic and turn it into a party!

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Rainy day fun

Surely it can’t rain any more this summer?? It probably will, so be prepared for some indoor fun with these rainy day play ideas and activities

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Kids Sport

Organised sport doesn’t have to cost a fortune, Premier League clubs’ soccer schools, for example, are heavily subsidised, so have a look at our holiday sport programmes for kids,

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Down on the farm

Everyone loves a goat! – or a lamb or a pig… introduce your kids to farm animals on of these family-friendly farms but remember to check their pockets when it’s time to leave!

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Traditional fun and games

Remember charging about outside without a care in the world? Simple, good clean energetic, often hilarious traditional games for kids of all ages.

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Best family picnic spots

Regardless of the weather, it’s always fun to enjoy a good old-fashioned picnic, complete with squashed sarnies and spilt orange squash!

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Here are some tips on the best picnic spots around the UK

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