Hunt for treasure in an ice block
Go pond swimming
Swimming is a lovely, healthy way for both you and the grandkids to exercise during the summer – as well as a refreshing way to cool down. If you’re looking for a nice new take on swimming though, to try and keep the grandkids interested, why not try pond swimming?
There are plenty of freshwater ponds, lakes and streams near you to go swimming in – all it takes is a bit of gumption! If you’re not sure what’s nearby, check out Wild Swimming, as they have a large list of places to swim.
Night time bowling
A treasure hunt can be a nice easy way to get the grandkids out in the garden, whilst you relax and watch from the sidelines if you need to. If you haven’t got a large garden to hide clues around, try and combination of indoor and outdoor locations. Alternatively, you could try a nearby park or an easy spring walk.
This activity can also be useful for those summer showers. If it’s raining, why not do an indoor treasure hunt? Simply print out some clues – you can find some great ones on Pinterest – and hide them around the house for the kids to find. You might need to implement a no running in the house rule though!
Backyard Water Park
Kids are endlessly amused at water parks, but they can often be expensive to get to, and incredibly noisy. Instead, why not create a stripped-down water park in your own back garden? Simply drill some holes in basic plastic tubing and assemble in any way that you like. Then just attach a hose and let the grandkids play. Don’t let them have all the fun though, get your bathing suit on and join in too!
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