Planning the best School Holiday Fun


School holidays gives us children a much-needed break after working so hard at school. But some parents find the idea of it quite stressful! Keeping us entertained with a limited budget or during bad weather can be a nightmare. The last thing we all want is tantrums and tears as a result of us being bored. But with some good ideas and planning, we can all have a fun and stress-free break. With our Easter school holidays starting tomorrow, here are some great ideas to help with planning the best school holiday fun:

Planning the best School Holiday Fun

1.Build a fort.

You may find that the weather is not always on your side and prevents you from going out and about with your children. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have plenty of fun at home together. One of the simplest and most enjoyable ways of doing this is by building a fort in your living room. You can use your mattresses, sofa cushions or use a clothes dryer and sheets to create the structure. Fill it with plenty of cushions and fairy lights to create a fort you can all play in. You could play board games inside, watch movies on a laptop or read stories. My big brother makes a fort or den for me in our bedroom and it is so much fun. Even on the days when it’s raining outside, our imagination still comes to life.

2. Head to your local library.

While your children are off school, you understandably want to encourage them to keep on learning. Your local library may not be the most obvious place to visit with your children, but it’s probably got more to offer than you realise. Libraries often have arts and crafts afternoons, children story times and educational computer games. You and your children can spend a few hours enjoy these activities and events for little to no money. Plus you can take some new books home and encourage your children to improve their reading skills. So even though they are learning, the library can help you make it more enjoyable.

3. Have a day out

Days out are what the school holidays are all about. You could spend the day at a farm and learn about the animals and how certain foods are made. Or you could go to a theme park and enjoy rides and roller coasters. Why not visit a castle and go on a history trail? If have a limited budget and feel stuck for day out ideas, why not head to the seaside or to a local nature reserve for a picnic. Or you could visit a free museum and look at dinosaur or art exhibitions. We spend lots of time at our local beaches and walking through woodlands. Feeding the birds at our local mill pond is also something I love doing.

Now you have some ideas; it shouldn’t be difficult to start planning the best school holiday fun for you and your children. Why not create a school holiday planner and ask your children to help you decide how you spend your days. No matter what activities you decide upon, just make sure fun is top of the list!

What are you planning for your school holiday fun?



  1. I had so much stuff planned but looking like much of the break is going to be a washout. Fingers crossed its not too bad
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  2. It sounds like you have some awesome ideas ready for this holiday – I hope you have a great time. x
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  3. Other than a mini Easter egg hunt with L we don’t have anything planned, saving our pennies so will be staying at home this year. Have a great Easter
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  4. We have a day out at a local farm planned, an Easter hunt, cinema trip to watch zootropolis and a bowling trip so quite a few plans! Hope you all have a great Easter holiday x
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  5. Thanks for sharing this! I’ve actually started my planning our holiday fun since my little guy goes on a spring break here in a week’s time. So definitely heading to the library is on our list.

  6. I am looking forward to the long weekend. I need to rest up x
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  7. My daughter isnt in school yet. We actually avoid the library at school times as Lily gets knocked over. We would probably head to a soft play that is for 0-5 year olds to avoid the bigger children

    Lily would love building a fort though,

  8. Great ideas here! I always take my young cousins to the library if I look after them over the holidays, there’s so much on and it keeps them occupied for a few hours X
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  9. Some really nice ideas! My kids love to build forts and visit the library – we haven’t done either i awhile and they don’t cost anything.

  10. Tomorrow we are sitting down to work out what the kids would like to do during the holidays. We have a few things planned already 🙂

  11. Some fabulous ideas for the holidays. I hope you all have a great time 🙂

  12. I am chuffed to have a few days out of the office, though I am not sure what to do with that time x
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  13. We love building sheet forts at home and in the garden! It’s great fun pretending to be a princesses that’s been captured! Nice recommendations!
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  14. We are off to Thorpe Park this week and then next week its off to Disneyland Paris, we have seven very excited children!

  15. We’re stuck without a car, again, so we have nothing planned for the Easter holidays, I’m afraid. Lots of indoor or nearby walking stuff, I suppose! Have a great one! 🙂
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  16. I love the idea of building a fort – dens are so much fun and free to make too.
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  17. We love spending time chilling as well as going out for days out. I love the summer holidays but I’m lucky that I can organise my work around the holidays.
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