How to Keep the Kids Entertained During School Holidays

School’s out and you might be wondering how you’ll keep the little ones entertained. If you’re looking for school holiday ideas to keep them busy, here are our top 5 summer activities for kids and how Neo, our kids’ smart watch, can tag along.

How to Keep the Kids Entertained During School Holidays
Mother with her sons having picnic in park

1. Bring lunchtime outside with a picnic

A good old-fashioned picnic lunch can be a welcome change of scenery. There’s something fun about throwing a blanket down on the grass and nibbling on sandwiches and other picnic favourites. When the kids are done eating, you could give them a list of objects to find in the area, like a feather or a yellow flower, and challenge them to take a snap of each one on their Neo smart watch. They’ll love exploring and you’ll be able to follow their adventure in the app. 

Not sure where to dine al fresco? Check out these suggestions in your area from the National Trust.

How to Keep the Kids Entertained During School Holidays

2. Trade online streaming for outdoor movies or theatre

Grab your popcorn and enjoy the big screen under the stars. Kids will love the magic of watching family favourites outdoors and making the most of those summer nights during the school holidays. Plan the trip with them using the calendar app that connects to their Neo smart watch – they can even check the weather and pick their outfit accordingly, especially when things get a little more chilly in the evening. If you’re near Richmond, London, check out Kew the Movies.

If theatre is more your thing, take a look at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and see what’s on. 

How to Keep the Kids Entertained During School Holidays

3. Discover what’s in season with strawberry picking

Nothing says summer like sweet, juicy strawberries. Strawberry season runs over the school holidays, making it the perfect activity for kids during the warmer months. This guide rounds up some of the best fruit picking farms across the country. Eat them freshly picked or take them home and pair them with whipped cream for a quick and easy dessert.

Kids can use their Neo smart watch to see how many steps they cover on the farm, and you can stay connected and track their activity levels.  

How to Keep the Kids Entertained During School Holidays

4. Spend a day at the beach

Going to the beach as a family can keep young ones entertained for hours. With a simple bucket and spade, they can dig holes, build sandcastles, and collect the best shells they can find. If it’s cooler during half term, they can pop on a pair of wellies and explore the rockpools. 

Before a trip to the seaside, children can check the weather on their Neo smart watch and you can help set reminders for them to bring sunscreen and a swimming costume. No need to worry about splashing – the watch, IP68-rated, is waterproof to a depth of 10m for up to 30 minutes. 

How to Keep the Kids Entertained During School Holidays

5. Meet friendly animals at children’s farms 

Animals, tractors, and play areas are sure to be a hit with kids. From meeting little piglets to making friends with the resident cows, a children’s farm is a great way to spend a day out. Here’s a list of some of the top farms for kids in the UK.  In all the excitement, we know it’s easy for kids to wander off, but with Neo, they’re only a quick call or chat away from rejoining the group.

For extra fun, little ones can also take photos of their farmyard adventure on their smart watch

These school holidays, whether you’re picnicking in the countryside or enjoying the salty air at the beach, Neo kids smart watch adds another level of enjoyment to their activities. Learn more about it here.

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