Summer is the perfect season for spending time outside with the family; however, it can be difficult to know what to do with your time in the sun – especially when trying to entertain children. Not wanting to get too warm and the risk of burning can lead to many of us staying inside and missing out on some valuable summer memories. If you are stuck for activities this summer, take a look at our recommendations.

  1.    Strumpshaw Fen, near Norwich, Norfolk

Strumpshaw Fen offers the opportunity to take part in a wildlife safari, which is perfect for the whole family! On the safari, you have potential to see 11,000 species, including: birds, butterflies and otters. Accompanied by nice weather, this day out promises to be entertaining and educational for people of all ages.

   2.   Beaches

The beach is always a perfect family getaway due to the variety of activities you can find there. Our top 5 seaside resorts are:

- Rhossili Bay, Swansea

- Watergate Bay, Newquay

- Blackpool Sands

- Porthcurno, Cornwall

- Hunmanby Gap, North Yorkshire

    3.  Blakemere Village, Northwich,

Cheshire This day trip would be ideal for families that enjoy walking. With many local walks and eateries, this day out is the perfect escape to the countryside! Kids can also be easily entertained at Cheshire Outdoors, which hosts activities, including: archery, segway, craft classes and crazy golf.

    4.  Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

Sherwood Forest is a great destination for families who want a day full of activities in the outdoors! For a small fee, you can take part in: forest survival, forest night vision, mini forest rangers and archery. Sherwood Forest also gives adults the chance to relax in the spa, with many treatments available for purchase.

We hope these tips have inspired you, let us know what activities you are doing this summer over on our Twitter and Facebook.