Whether you’re planning a trip abroad or a staycation this year, it’s worth including a couple of cultural activities on the itinerary. You can engage your kids’ curiosity and they’ll learn new things. You could even plan a spontaneous city break or day trip to visit some interesting sites. Alternatively, you could look up to see if there are any fun interactive exhibitions near you. Here are five cool ways to give your kids a dose of culture this summer.
A spontaneous city break
If you haven’t got any holidays booked, you could organise a spontaneous city break. It’s up to you whether you decide to stay somewhere overnight or plan a day trip instead. You could visit a nearby city that’s not too far to travel. This way you’ll get the chance to learn a bit about the history and culture of the place. Don’t forget to include a trip to one of the best museums and galleries to visit this summer.
Try new recipes together
If you’d rather stay at home then you could get creative in the kitchen instead. Cooking together is a great way to bond and you could try out a few traditional recipes from different cultures. Your children will learn to try new things and develop plenty of practical skills as well. It’s a fun way to keep your children learning all summer. You can then test out your recipes at your next family BBQ.
Research your next travel destination
Whether you’re fortunate enough to have a trip abroad booked already, or have recently started planning your next adventure, why not get the kids involved? Have them do some research to get excited about the destination and find out about local culture. If you’re looking for fun trip ideas with a cultural focus, you can find loads of choice on the student travel company website.
Learn a new language together
You could use the summer holidays to learn a useful skill together, such as a new language. If you like you could invest in private lessons or if you’re on a bit of a budget there are plenty of free online language learning resources. You could make a game of it and set specific goals for the week then test each other to see who has been able to learn the most, then give out prizes.
Check out a national heritage site near you
There are plenty of stunning national heritage sites dotted around the country. You’ll easily be able to find one that’s close enough to you for a fun day trip. You can usually book these at short notice so you can wait for a sunny day. Exploring national heritage sites is not only a great way to get a dose of history and culture, but some exercise as well. Here’s a list of heritage sites to visit. Look for fun and educational ways to bond together as a family this summer. Who knows, you might all end up learning something new.