Activities to Enjoy with Your Grandchildren


10 Exciting Activities to Enjoy with Your Grandchildren This Summer

grandfather with grandchildren sitting on a doorstep in Northamptonshire

With school holidays in full swing, it's the perfect time to bond, create lasting memories, and embark on exciting adventures with your grandchildren. If you're looking for ideas on how to make this summer unforgettable for both you and your grandchildren, look no further! We have compiled a list of ten engaging activities that will keep everyone entertained and create cherished moments that will be treasured for years to come.

1. Organise a Picnic in the Park:

Pack a delicious lunch, bring a blanket, and head to the nearest park. Enjoy the fresh air, play games, and spend quality time with your grandchildren amidst nature's beauty.

2. Look through the family photo albums:

Spend a quiet hour looking through your photo albums with your grandchildren. They will love seeing themselves with their parents and with you. Children today live in such a digital age they will marvel at seeing their family in print.

If, like many grandparents, you find you don't have many photographs of you with your grandchildren, take the opportunity to book a shoot with me!

Get in the photo with your grandchildren - on a family walk in Towcester

3. Visit Towcester Museum:

Start your journey by exploring Towcester Museum, which offers a fascinating glimpse into the town's rich history. Engage your grandchildren with interactive exhibits, learn about Towcester's Roman past, and discover the stories of the people who shaped the town over the centuries.

4. Plan a Movie Marathon:

Gather your grandchildren's favorite movies, stock up on popcorn, and transform your living room into a cozy home theatre. Spend a lazy afternoon watching movies together, laughing, and enjoying each other's company... especially great for a rainy day!

5. Enjoy a Nature Walk in Salcey Forest:

Venture out for a nature walk in Salcey Forest, located a short distance from Towcester. Follow the well-marked trails, discover the ancient tree-top walkway, and keep an eye out for wildlife. It's a perfect opportunity to connect with nature and enjoy the great outdoors.

6. Bake and Decorate Delicious Treats:

Get creative in the kitchen by baking cookies, cakes, or cupcakes with your grandchildren. Let them unleash their imagination by decorating the sweet treats with colorful icing, sprinkles, and edible decorations.

7. Start a Garden:

Introduce your grandchildren to the joys of gardening by starting a small herb or vegetable garden. Teach them about plant care, encourage their green thumbs, and enjoy the delight of harvesting and cooking with the fruits of your labor.

8. Have a Game Night:

Rediscover the joy of traditional board games or card games with your grandchildren. Spend an evening filled with laughter, friendly competition, and a few surprises along the way.

9. Go on a Canal Boat Trip:

Towcester is surrounded by picturesque canals, and a boat trip is a fantastic way to explore the tranquil waterways. Enjoy a leisurely cruise, observe the abundant wildlife, and take in the scenic beauty of the surrounding countryside.

10. Teach a Craft or DIY Project:

Share your skills and knowledge by teaching your grandchildren a craft or DIY project. Whether it's knitting, painting, woodworking, or any other skill you possess, passing it on to the next generation will create memories and possibly uncover hidden talents.

photographs on the wall at home by Northampton family photographer Miranda Walton Photography

The summer holidays provide an excellent opportunity for grandparents to strengthen their bond with their grandchildren by sharing unforgettable experiences. From simple activities like picnics and game nights to more adventurous outings, the key is to spend quality time together, creating memories that will last a lifetime. So, gear up, plan your activities, and get ready for a summer filled with laughter, love, and cherished moments with your grandchildren.

Happy summer holidays!



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