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Getting Your Family Prepared For Summer

It’s going to be summer before we know. Pretty soon, our children will be out of school, the sun will be shining, and we’ll be slowly getting into those summertime grooves. While this is a lot to look forward to, it also means we need to begin preparing for it now! It’s time to start stocking up on the materials, clothes, and ideas we need to make this summer a memorable one for the whole family. Here’s how.

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Fun Things To Do at Home

Yes, we’d like to think that the sun will be shining hard all day, every day, but this is England, and we all know there’ll be a few rainy days thrown into the mix too. Even when the sun is shining, we don’t always want to have to go on day trips just to have a day of fun; we want to be able to stay in our homes, having fun as a family. Start stocking up on board games, garden toys, and arts & crafts goodies, and you’ll be able to ensure that there’s never a dull moment this summer!

Summer Fresh

Those warm winter clothes will have been slowly phased out of your family’s wardrobes over the past couple of months, but the wardrobe won’t quite be up to summer speed just yet. Before summer is fully upon us, make sure you’re topping up yours and your family’s clothing so that they have all the essentials they need for summer. Use House of Fraser UK discount codes, and your whole family will be able to look good without it costing the earth. Taking care of the summer wardrobe also gives you an excuse to pick up a few more summer dresses and the hottest summer 2017 trends, too!

Family Trips

It’s not summer without at least one family holiday. Where you go will depend on your budget, but it doesn’t really matter: whether it’s camping in the Lake District or touring the Greek Islands, you’ll be sure to have a great time. Family getaways are all about being together and doing something different. Start planning yours now, and you’ll get the best deals on the holiday you want, or you can wait for last minute deals and go anywhere that’s cheap!

Keeping On Top of Education

Some experts think that the summer holidays undo a lot of the learning a child has done in the previous academic year. As such, it’s worthwhile keeping on top of their education – just don’t tell them they’re being educated! There are plenty of great museums in the UK that are perfect for children, so plan a few trips to these. It’ll be a great family day out, and your kids will be brushing up on their knowledge without even realising it.

Relax

Though it’s a good idea to be well prepared and have lots of things planned for summer, make sure you don’t over plan. Summer is fundamentally about having a fun, relaxing time, so make spending long days in the garden the default mode for the season!

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