10 FREE or cheap activities to keep the kids busy during the summer holidays

10 FREE or cheap activities to keep the kids busy during the summer holidays

Posted: Sat, 23 Jul 2022 12:08

10 FREE or cheap activities to keep the kids busy during the summer holidays

With six whole weeks to fill, we know that finding new, exciting and cheap adventures to entertain the kids can be tough. That's why we have put together 10 ideas to keep the kids active this August.

1. Halo Leisure's Summer Holiday swimming

This summer, take advantage of free swimming lessons for children, at Halo pools across Herefordshire.

2. Free Holiday Multi-sports - Active Communities Worcester

Multi-sport activities for 3-18 year olds across 14 venues in Worcester City.

3. Superworm trail at Wyre Forest

Join Superworm and friends on their brand-new adventure at Wyre Forest. Discover the small but mighty creatures in the much-loved story and learn about the everyday heroic feats of minibeasts in the forest. Trail activity packs are available to purchase for £3.50

4. Learn to ride, Cycle and Scooter skills, and bike sessions in Herefordshire

BikeRight! are the cycle training partner for Herefordshire Council and are providing free holiday cycling courses for children and adult cycle skills sessions exclusively for Herefordshire residents.

5. Community Thank You Events

Courtesy of Talk Community and Halo Leisure, events will offer free fitness activities such as swimming, tennis, gym access, group exercise classes and badminton. There's fun for all ages and you'll also have access to a few extras to keep the kids entertained (and the big ones).

6. parkrun and Junior parkrun

A weekly free 5km (or 2km for juniors) timed run, jog or walk. We all run for our own enjoyment.

7. The Gruffalo Trail at Queenswood Country Park

Search for Mouse, Fox, Owl, Snake, the Gruffalo and the Gruffalo's Child in the woods and delight in the arboretum's collection of trees from around the world. A choice of four different nature themed quizzes to complete as you follow the Gruffalo Trail, available daily from the Visitor Centre. £3 includes a quiz sheet, Gruffalo Trail map and a prize.

8. Better Health's 10-Minute Shake Up games

Get the kids moving with these fun games inspired by some of their favourite Disney characters. These boredom-busting activities will help them reach the 60 active minutes they need every day!

9. Hereford River Carnival (26 & 27th August)

Make Waves at this free community event, with loads of fun and entertainment. Floats, boats, and watery fun, all along the riverbank. Hereford-on-Sea will appear, with the fantastic procession on the streets, fun fair, indie food village, craft workshops and traditional games. Something for everyone.

10. Malvern Hills ClueQuest Challenge

A series of clues have been hidden across the Malvern Hills District for children to find as part of a new treasure hunt challenge. There are 25 clues to solve in total, scattered over five different walks across the district and each walk has five clues to solve. Each of the five walks have been mapped out already so there is no need to plan the route.

Tags: Family Activity, Free, Summer Holidays