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Keeping the Kids Happy this Summer

We all love having the children home for the summer holidays, don’t we? But there will always be that moment when they utter those words that parents dread, “I’m bored!”

So here’s a little something that you can refer to, the Local Directory Guide to Entertaining the Kids!

During the summer holidays, kids between the ages of 8 – 12 can take part in hands-on projects at Apple stores across the country, choosing one of three programmes and spending 90 minutes per day for three days immersed in their chosen subject.
One of the three programs includes Coding Fundamentals and Programming Robots, offering kids the chance to enter the fun-filled world of coding, by learning to program their very own Sphero BOLT robot. They’ll partner up for fun activities to program their Sphero BOLT to change colours, create sounds, complete challenges, and even apply their coding skills to tell their own story.

De Vere Latimer Estate and the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre are offering families the ultimate book worm weekend away.
Located in the Chess Valley, De Vere Latimer Estate has partnered with the nearby Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden, to offer guests 2 for 1 tickets to the museum for families to enjoy the ultimate book lover’s weekend away. 
Guests booking the Road Dahl inspired break will enjoy an overnight stay, complete with a hearty breakfast and a 2 for 1 ticket to the Roald Dahl Museum.

Visitors to the Museum can enjoy three galleries packed with activities perfect for the whole family. Travel through Roald Dahl’s life through the different interactive galleries, step inside Road Dah’s original writing hut and dress up as your favourite Roald Dahl character.
After spending the afternoon at the Museum guests can retreat back to De Vere Latimer Estate, which has recently undergone a £7m refurbishment adding 21st century comfort to the historic hotel. Enjoy some time with the family and borrow a pair of hunter wellies, available in child and adults sizes, to explore the 30 acres of formal gardens and grounds with breath-taking views across the Chess Valley. Take advantage of the hotel’s pool, sauna and steam room. Board games can also be found ready for your enjoyment in The Library – a secluded spot in which to relax with a drink or indulge in a delicious Afternoon Tea. Guests can dine in the 1838 Restaurant & Bar and enjoy a seasonally inspired menu. Prices start from £114.00 B&B.
To book visit  or call 01494 412 312 and quote promo code ROALDDAHL.
To book your 2 for 1 ticket to the Roald Dahl Museum please call 01494 892 192 and quote promo code LATIMER and your preferred date.

To the swimming pool…and beyond! Disney-inspired swimming sessions are set to be a splash hit with families in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Parents can keep the kids healthy, happy and active this during the holidays by heading to the pool for a Disney-inspired family fun swim session.
Some of Disney’s most-loved characters will inspire the activities for the sessions, taking place at more than 250 pools nationwide; games inspired by the new release of Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 4, Disney’s Mickey Mouse and Friends from October and then games inspired by key characters from the upcoming Disney Frozen 2 from February 2020. 

Teaming up with Swim England to encourage families nationwide to enjoy the water, the new year-long programme forms part of Disney’s Healthy Living initiative with sessions running until June 2020.
Families keen to dive into summer with water-based fun perfect for 3-11 year olds can head to to search for their nearest swimming pool offering the sessions. There are plenty of choices across Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

How about booking the children an end of school treat?
How about it coming in a big envelope addressed to them?

Red Letter days has some great experiences in Hertfordshire which includes outdoor karting and getting up close and personal with some meerkats

Once you buy them, they are valid for 10 months from the date issued. The meerkat experience can be done seven days a week throughout the year at 11.15am or 3.30pm and the karting runs at least once a week (could be a weekend or a weekday) throughout the year.

The Galleria Outlet Shopping Centre in Hatfield is a haven for savvy shoppers with famous brands offering up to 60% off. There are the usual things to do such as its giant indoor adventure playground Get Wild!, Odeon cinema, Sega Prize Zone and a wide variety of cafe and dining options. 

But this year there’s something special on offer too. They are inviting local sports clubs and activity groups to sign up and take advantage of their offer for free activity space this summer.

‘Summer of Sport’ at The Galleria runs to the end of August 2019 and promotes taking part in sports and healthy living by offering free sports classes to residents.

Whether you are a burgeoning business who wants to promote its sports classes to a new audience or are a parent who is looking for free activities to keep the children happy this summer, The Galleria’s ‘Summer of Sport’ is there especially for you.

If you want more information then contact

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