5 Boredom Busters for this Summer Holiday

It's almost the best time of the year – the summer holidays! The kids are out of school, we've all taken our annual leave, and the fun can finally begin. However, while summertime promises loads of fun, it can also bring the potential for boredom if you don't have your itinerary packed. Here are a few easy and fun boredom busters to keep the good times rolling with the kids during the summer and to ensure a tantrum-free vacation.

1. Find a fitness buddy

While we understand the importance of staying safe in the summer heat, it's essential to get some fresh air and relish the great outdoors. Whether it's going for family walks or visiting a local park, enjoying nature's offerings can be immensely beneficial for both you and the kids. Plus, it's a cost-effective way to create wonderful memories. All you need is a ball or perhaps a frisbee, and you're in for a fantastic time.


2. Get creative with DIY projects

Coming up with engaging activities can be a challenge, but keeping the kids' minds active during the summer break is crucial. Instead of increasing their screen time, why not explore some exciting DIY projects? With the festive season around the corner, it's the perfect opportunity for creative endeavours like decorating ornaments or crafting homemade gifts for loved ones.

3. Take the plunge

Whether it's at a local pool or the beach, swimming is a fantastic way to have a great time while keeping the whole family entertained. If your kids aren't confident swimmers yet, the holidays provide an excellent opportunity for them to learn and enjoy the water safely.


4. Embrace novel experiences

Try new things as often as you can, whether it's embarking on an adventure like visiting a water park or simply planting some vegetables in the garden. Exploring new places and activities is a wonderful way to infuse excitement into your summer.

Even if you're spending a lot of time at home, make it a place the kids associate with fun rather than boredom. You could do more relaxed activities like watching new movies, new shows, or something a bit more physical like building forts, having puppet shows (even making your own puppets) and even involving them in the kitchen when you cook.

5. Give back to your community

While the summer and festive season bring joy and merriment, for some, it can be a time of sadness and need. Taking some time out of your day to spread holiday cheer is not only fulfilling for you and the kids but also for your community. Whether it's volunteering at an animal shelter, sharing gifts, or spending time with the less fortunate, this is one of the best ways to make the most of your holidays.


No matter how you choose to spend your summer holidays, don't forget to stock up on all your summer essentials at your nearest OK store to keep you and the whole family feeling refreshed and well-prepared. Explore our summer specials here.