Read our top five things to do with your family during London 2012
The summer holidays are here, and whilst your little ones may be super excited about being off school especially during London 2012, this long break poses a problem for parents – so, how can you keep your whole family entertained? To help you we’ve come up with our top five things to do during the Summer Holidays – with the Olympic Games in mind….
1) Explore the great outdoors – even if it is just the local park!
Taking your kids to a park is one of the easiest things you can do and not only is it free, there are plenty of things to do there to keep your kids entertained. You can rent bikes, go on a horse ride, play sport and even have a picnic!
2) Get their creative juices flowing with some culture!
Again, lots of museums are free entry and are fun and educational for the whole family. There are many fun activities you can do with your children when you are there, for example if you are at an art gallery why not get the kids to have a go at a masterpiece themselves!
3) Turn your little swimmers into champions!
Get your children into the spirit of the Olympics by challenging them to a swimming competition. Not only is this great exercise for the kids but splashing around is also fun for parents too!
4) Award gold medals with your own Olympic bakeoff!
Why not bake cakes for any Olympic parties you might be having? Turn the baking into a competition and award gold medals to the most outstanding effort!
5) Take your children to Cadbury House
Running from the 27th July to 12th August, Cadbury House at Hyde Park is part of the BT London Live experience throughout the London 2012 Olympic Games. Your children will enter through a walkway into a tasting zone to experience Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, before continuing into the ‘Chocolatrium’ to take part in Cadbury experiences for Twirl, Creme Egg, Wispa, Freddo and Cadbury Dairy Milk, before moving into the Great Games Hall to try out a series of Olympic themed games and stand on a podium to be awarded a Cadbury chocolate medal. It is the perfect place to take your kids during the Olympics, and a place for you to enjoy some chocolate yourselves! Check out our video to see it being made:
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