Our Top Six Snack-tivities for the Summer Holidays
School’s just about out for the summer which, thanks to the heatwave we’re currently experiencing, is great timing. But what to do when the school bell chimes for the last time, and you’ve got children in need of amusement for the next six weeks?
Well, we’ve done all the research so you don’t have to, making sure you’re covered with six (one for each week) great outdoor activities to keep them active and happy. Naturally, packing a Bounce ball or pack of Bounce Bites in their lunchbox (our Cacao Mint, Cacao Orange balls and Blueberry Banana bites are suitable for those with a nut allergy), will help keep them going throughout the day. Because, when you combine our energy with theirs, you’ll help them Eat Smarter, Think Clearer and Live Better.
Mystery Treasure Trail – Birmingham
This self-guided, cost-effective family day out follows a 1.5 mile route through Birmingham. Search for clues located on buildings and statues to unravel mysteries, discovering things you didn’t know about the city in the process. Suitable for children over the age of six, the trail usually takes around two hours, with trail maps available through the post or via download. This is a truly unique, fun and inclusive activity to enjoy together as a family – all for less than £10, too. www.treasuretrails.co.uk
The Wild Place Project – Bristol
Part of Bristol’s proud Zoological Society, the Wild Place Project is a wildlife conservation park dedicated to protecting threatened habitats on our doorstep and around the globe. Children will have the opportunity to meet endangered animals, as well as sit in on talks available at selected enclosures throughout the day. The project also offers seasonal theme trails, barefoot play areas and a fun fort, meaning they can run around and learn all day to their heart’s content! www.wildplace.org.uk
Play Factore – Manchester
The UK’s largest play centre, this day out boasts the tallest indoor play frame in the UK, and even has its own Laser Tag arena, electric go-kart track and Astra Slide, the latter stretching over 40 meters long. Indeed, this is no ordinary play factory, and is the perfect place to burn some energy and get out of the house for the day for an action-packed adventure. www.playfactore.com
Vertical Chill Ice Wall – London
Sometimes it can be a real struggle to keep teenagers entertained, especially if they have younger siblings who will, more often than not, be the ones catered for first on a family day out. And that’s where the Vertical Chill ice wall in Covent Garden comes in. Whether you’ve climbed before or just want to try something new, this is a great opportunity to push yourself and discover what you’re capable of. Eight metres in height, you can pick your route to the top depending on your ability. www.vertical-chill.com
Zip World Bounce Below – North Wales
It wouldn’t be a proper list if we didn’t include at least one Bounce-based activity, would it? Set in a former slate mine in Blaenau Ffestiniog, this underground playground comprises six bouncy nets in a cavern the size of a cathedral. Yep, you heard it right, a cathedral. Suitable for children above the age of seven, this really is a one-of-a-kind activity that will have the whole family jumping for joy. Literally. www.zipworld.co.uk
Woodlands Leisure Park – Devon
If you’re on the hunt for a family-friendly theme park, Woodlands Park has something for everyone. Whether you’re a kid or a kid-ult, the park offers some of the most exciting and energetic outdoor experiences around. From exhilarating water rides to zoo farm adventures, the largest family theme park in Devon has so much to offer. Ninety acres of it, to be precise. www.woodlandspark.com