Children walking in countryside during summertime

Summertime Activity Ideas for Children and Parents to Enjoy Together

For parents and carers across Devon, here’s some great activities for children and young people to do during the summer holidays!

Even with many Covid restrictions being lifted, we know there will be many children who are less active during the holidays. And as a family you may be wondering what to do.

The Children and Young People team at Active Devon have put together this brilliant toolkit packed with lots of activity ideas, top tips, local places to explore and fun things to do throughout the summer!

Youth Sport Trust

Access over 350 resources to help children and young people to boost their health and wellbeing.

NHS – Change 4 Life

The NHS has teamed up with Disney, Pixar and Marvel to bring you brand new play-along games inspired by your favourite characters.

The National Trust

The National Trust have a whole range of fun ideas and exciting outdoor activities for children and families. From joining in with favourite family summertime challenges to building the best den ever using top tips and tricks, there’s plenty to explore and enjoy!

The PE Umbrella

Although designed for teachers and some elements are for a paid subscription, there are lots of ideas for games that parents might want to try out this summer.

The Boing PlayUp Club

Free to access, the Boing PlayUp Club is a six-week video series full of new games and loads of different ways to play. It also includes tips, advice and ideas for children and parents/guardians on how to power up their play this summer.

River Bear Family Yoga

A brilliant resource for the summer break, with screen free creative sessions and games to keep families happy, healthy and connected.  Subscription charges apply.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

If you like the idea of yoga but don’t want to pay until you are sure it is right for you why not try Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube.  It is free to access on here and there is an app for your mobile phone if you don’t mind a small charge.

Cycling Festivals Across Devon

Active Devon is excited to announce our cycling festivals across Exeter during the summer break.  Have a go opportunities, free tea and coffee and goodie bags for participants (limited availability). Check out the specific event details and poster below.

Living Streets

The walk to school campaign materials have some excellent ideas for engaging children in activities on route to school that will work equally well on other walks. This could include fun and enjoyable walks to the shops or the local park. The free activity booklet includes 14 sets of activities for families and primary school-aged children.

Active Devon

Explore our range of tools and features designed to offer fun, healthy and connected ways to get and stay active.

So, whether you are walking to the local shops, heading out into the countryside or staying in the garden there is something to promote better health and mental well-being, whilst making memories that could last a lifetime!