That bell you can hear means school term has finally ended. Yes, summer is officially here!
Lessons might be over but we’ve put together a summer timetable of fun events and activities to keep you and the kids entertained over the coming weeks.
So make the most of those long summer days with our School of Fork’s curriculum of fun! We’ve even included some ideas for packed lunches to fuel your fun-packed days out.
So here’s your homework. Study the list of free and cheap brilliant things to do below. But pay careful attention to the text because we’ll be testing you later.
1 Pick your own
Take a trip to your local pick-your-own fruit or veg farm. It’s fun and healthy and a great way to get kids into their fruit and veg. Especially if they’re picky eaters. Find your nearest farm here
2 On your bike!
Traffic-free cycle routes are healthy fun for all the family – with loads to see and do along the way. Find a route near you here
3 Anyone for tennis?
Take advantage of free coaching sessions for kids in parks across the country. Find a session near you here
4 Get in the swim
Kids aged 7-14 can take part in open water ‘Swim Safe’ sessions throughout the holidays. It’s free and run by qualified swimming teachers. Dive in here
5 Take off for the RAF museum
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the RAF by visiting the RAF museum in Hendon, north London. It’s free and with plenty of interactive things to get their hands on, brilliantly child-friendly. Discover more here
6 Grown-ups go free at 30 attractions including Legoland and Thorpe Park
All you need is a promotional pack of Kelloggs cereal for a free adult ticket when visiting with a child. Full details here
7 Free Junior Parkrun
Children aged 4-14 can work up an appetite in timed 2k runs in parks all over the UK. Feel free to join them if you’ve got the energy! Sign up here
8 Two for one entry to loads of regional attractions
Use a rail ticket to blag 2 for1 entry to loads of museums, gardens and castles. You don’t even have to travel by train! Full details here
9 Blooming great idea!
Kids love gardening – or even planting seeds in a window box. Grow their interest at free ‘Little Seedlings’ gardening workshops for 4-10 year olds. Find your nearest one here
10 Get arty
The National Gallery is offering free art workshops and drawing sessions. Details here
Packed lunches that pack a punch….
If you’re heading out, you’ll want to take a packed lunch that’s quick to make but really satisfying. Cold pasta salad with chopped Porky Whites Chipolatas is always a winner when kids have worked up an appetite.
Or add some couscous and some of our delicious meaty Originals to your fresh, seasonal salad – perfect for those long summer days.
Why not grab yourself a pack of our delicious Porky Light Sausagemeat. Lower in fat, it’s ideal for creating your own healthier summer picnic options like succulent scotch eggs and sausage rolls.
Or, because it wouldn’t be summer without someone peeling, simply grab a pack of your favourite Porky Whites sausages and peel the skin off. Instant versatile and succulent sausagemeat! Of course, long hot summers are what the barbie was made for, so stock up on our succulent Chuck Steak burgers, add some crispy rolls, a bowl of zingy salad and everyone’s full and happy.
And ready to do it all again tomorrow. Happy days!