Holidays are here and the echo of “what are we going to do?” can be heard around the country. Whatever your circumstances, there are plenty of things to do that will save your sanity and won’t break the bank. From parks and playgrounds to libraries and museums, there is something for everyone.
If you are planning a brief trip this summer or have an overseas jaunt planned, engage your children in the planning.
‘I hope that ultimately it has encouraged my children to become more worldly people who are aware that there is a lot more to the world than their immediate surroundings. I hope that they realise that there are many places that they can go to in life and that they have many opportunities available to them and that they can make a difference. I hope that they choose to travel independently in the future and that they choose to follow their interests and try to have a positive impact on the world. I think that by traveling extensively their minds have been opened to experiencing new places and things. My children are very approachable and adaptable individuals and I think that a lot of this has come about through the range of experiences that my wife and I have actively sought to provide for them, and have been fortunate enough to do so.’ Father and Primary School teacher, Lee Hewes on the importance of travel to his family.