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Whether you’re staying at home or going on holiday this summer, here are some ideas to help you keep the whole family active

We all want to make the most of the summer weather, but sometimes we can get stuck for ideas of what to do. After all, there are only so many times you can go to the park without yearning for a little more adventure. So here are some suggestions to

keep you and your family happy until school starts again in September – whatever your budget.

Go Ape

What is it? Go Ape offers outdoor forest-based experiences and activities for all the family, from tree-top adventures and forest segway experiences to zip-trekking adventures. There are, however, some age and height restrictions, so check before you book.

Where is it? At 33 leafy locations across the UK.

How much is it? Prices vary for each activity, starting at £16 for the tree top junior adventure.

For more information, visit


What is it? Geocaching is billed as the ‘world’s largest treasure hunt’. All you have to do is download the app to your smartphone and create an account. Geocaches are hidden containers with treasure – often toys and trinkets – as well as a log book to sign when you’ve found it. Just find one

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to hunt for using the app, then use the app to find its location.

Where is it? Geocaches can be found at millions of locations worldwide, so you should be able to find one near where you live or where you’re staying if you’re on holiday in the UK or abroad.

How much is it? The basic app is free to download, though you can upgrade to a paid-for premium version.

For more information, visit

Pick Your Own Farm

What is it? Fruit and veg picking is a great way to get out and about with your family as well as enjoying lots of tasty treats. Right now you can pick a wide variety of fruit and veg, including spinach, peas, runner beans, tomatoes, courgettes, strawberries, blackcurrants, raspberries and plums at farms around the country. You can also find out about home canning and freezing, plus how to make jams, pickles and sauces with the produce you pick on the Pick Your Own Farm website.

Where is it? At farms around the UK.

How much is it? That depends on how much fruit and veg you pick and take home, but you’ll probably pay less than at your local supermarket.

For more information and to find a farm wherever you are, visit

What if it’s raining?

If you’re staying in the UK throughout the summer, chances are at some point it will rain. But that doesn’t mean you have to sit around all day. We have a couple of suggestions for indoor activities that may help…

HAVE AN INDOOR TREASURE HUNT Treasure isn’t just found outdoors, so try having an indoor hunt when the weather’s not on your side. Make a set of clues with each clue leading to the next (the last clue will lead to the treasure). Give each person a copy of the clues – try putting each clue in a sealed envelope with the number of the clue written on it – and whoever finds the final clue gets to keep the treasure.

GO TO A MUSEUM There are museums that offer kid- friendly activities and entertainment – and as many are also free you may not even have to pay for entry. Try visiting deals/free-museums-and-art-galleries for a listing of all the free museums in the UK.

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