Maintaining active lifestyles with your children can be tough. During term time you can live in peace knowing that they are enjoying quality time at school with their friends engaging in activities.

However when the summer holidays come around you may struggle for ideas on how to keep their energy up.  Active lifestyles are essential for children as it helps them to stay fit and healthy and is also important in allowing them to grow and explore.

Doing fun activities as a family that everyone can get involved in is a great way to keep your kids active over the holidays and allows you to spend quality time with them at the same time.

Hikes and walks are a fun family activity and there are endless options available for you. Many national parks offer kid-friendly trails with exciting and interesting spaces for your child to explore along the way.

This is a great way for the whole family to spend some quality time out in nature and enjoy some sunshine and fresh air. 

Many of these spaces also have parks or play areas which the kids will love as well, meaning you can sit and take a break while the children burn off some extra energy.

Or you could simply visit your local park. Kids love to play on climbing frames and swing sets and will happily spend hours running around with their friends or siblings. This is a great way to allow them to spend time outdoors without needing to make an entire day trip out of it.

Another family friendly activity is bike riding. If your children are old enough to ride a bike themselves without supervision or additional help, taking a ride is a great way to get some exercise.

Bike rides are also a great option as you can make them as short, long, easy or challenging as you wish. You could take a ride along a river or simply spend ten minutes cycling round your neighbourhood.

The summer should be full of warmth and sunshine, but this isn’t always the case. On rainy days, you may feel you have no options for fun activities, however there are plenty of ways to get the kids up and out of the house even if the weather is undesirable.

Indoor soft play centres are a great space to let the kids loose regardless of the conditions outdoors. These venues often have a huge range of different activities suitable for many different age groups.

This makes them a fantastic option whatever the age or interests of your child. Not only are they fun for the kids, but you can also spend some time enjoying a coffee or soft drink and taking some time to sit down and rest.

Not only this, but after a day at an indoor play centre, your children are sure to be worn out and ready for bed, meaning you can spend some quality relaxation time in the evening and allow yourself to enjoy your summer holiday as well.