School’s out! And while having the little ones at home can be a lot of fun, filling six whole weeks with activities that keep them occupied come rain or shine (and without excessive screentime or the need to re-mortgage the house) is no mean feat. After so many scuppered family holidays, event cancellations and closures over the past two years, there’s a collective buzz across the country making 2022 feel like the best summer ever – and it’s only just getting started.
If you’re on a mission to make this school holiday your kids’ most memorable yet, discover our checklist below of things to do including limited-time-only events, old favourites, and some very-welcome free options, too. Parents –1, Screentime – 0.
Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew
Tennis for Free, Countrywide
Aqua Parks, Countrywide
ODEON Kids’ Screenings, Countrywide
Strawberry picking, Countrywide
Something Magical with Disney on Stage, London
Go Ape, Countrywide
Natural History Museum, London
Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter, Watford
A way to make this summer holiday the most magical one yet? Actual magic. This immersive studio tour is a spell bounding visit for the entire family and Harry Potter fans of all ages. New for summer
2022 is Professor Sprouts greenhouse, where you can step into the home of exotic, weird and wonderful plants and see how the Mandrakes and Magical creatures are bought to life. Prepare to be seriously blown away.