Have Fun in the Summer Holidays

The summer holidays are long and while you've been waiting for them for ages, sometimes the days can feel as if they're dragging. They are such precious days that it's important to make the most of them while you have them, so get ready to plan a whole lot of fun!


Planning some self entertainment

  1. Be active and plan lots to do. Don't lie in bed doing nothing because that won't make the most of your holiday. A few days like this would be okay but put a limit on them.
  2. Pull an all-nighter. This type of thing is mostly for people that don't like sleeping. If you love your sleep, you should probably skip this step. If you want to pull an all-nighter, you will need small food (potato chips, sandwich), sugary and addictive drinks like Coke or Sprite (to keep you awake) and a location. You may bring friends along, too! You could watch TV or tell spooky stories to each other, or even quietly play video games. If you plan to watch a movie, watch one that's so and so. Not too funny, not too scary.
  3. Learn a new language. It could be Chinese, Spanish, or French, or whatever you want! Try to buy some language books that teach you how to speak a certain language. If you can't find any, go on Google Translate and learn one word daily. After a month, try learning sentences.
  4. Try out experiments and crafts. Have you ever wondered if plants can grow by listening to music? Ever thought of making a cup holder out of glue and paper clips? Whatever it is, experiment and find out what happens.
  5. Listen to music. Instead of yelling at your dad to turn off his dumb music, try listening to it. Who knows? You could become their biggest fan.

Seeing friends

  1. Call a friend. Your friends might be busy, but they might at the least have one free day. You could go shopping, or go to the cinemas, or do something you both enjoy doing.
  2. Have a swapping event. When all your friends are free, invite them round to your house. Tell them to bring things they don't want anymore such as clothes, makeup, jewelry, DVD's, CD's, books, bags, etc. Then organize the things you don't want and you can swap. Alternatively, you can type in "swapitshop" in the Google search box and click on the first website, to swap things with other people.

Making and enjoying food

  1. Make ice lollies. All you have to do is fill up a glass or a cup with juice, cover the cup with plastic cling film, and stab the cling film with a lolly stick, so that the lolly stick stays in the middle. Then put it in the freezer. It will take about a day to freeze.
  2. Make smoothies. This is fun, yummy, and extremely healthy. You could make up your own, using whatever you like. You could use some unusual fruits. if you don't want to make smoothies, you could mix other drinks, such as coke with lemonade. It will be loads of fun.
  3. Have a barbecue. There's no better way to celebrate summer, than a barbecue. Choose a hot day, when you think it won't rain and invite all your friends and family.
  4. Learn the basics of cooking. For example, learn how to chop, knead, serve food, make basic dishes and drinks, etc. Serve your family an entire meal now and then, showing off what you've learned.

Having outdoor fun

  1. Go camping. Get a tent if you don't have one and find a campsite. Don't forget marshmallows to toast and also take a torch. If you don't have much money to go on holiday, camp in your back garden!
  2. Have a water fight. Get some water pistols and fill them up, or use a hosepipe instead. It's a great way of cooling down and loads of fun!
  3. Play sports. If you have quite a few brothers and sisters, or a big family, you can all go out in the garden and play something like Rounders, or even better, you could make up your own game!
  4. Find out if there are any big events. There's normally lots going on in summer. Ask your friends and family.
  5. Go for a walk and take a picnic with you. It's a great way to get fresh air and have fun with your family.
  6. Go to the beach and go surfing or body boarding in the sea.

Pampering yourself

  1. Hire a hot tub. You could hire one, or buy your own. Invite your friends round, make smoothies and pump up the music!
  2. Have a mud bath. Dig a hole (or ask your parents to) and make sure there is mud in it. Pour water into it and take a fun mud bath. Be sure to throw mud at your friends and get totally covered.
    • If you have a dog, let the dog join in––he'll love it.

Getting into some social activities

  1. Look for clubs that are on in summer. You'll make loads of new friends and also find something that you're interested in.
  2. Get work experience. You could go and work in McDonald's or go round washing people's cars and you'll earn some money.
  3. Raise money for charity. Find a local charity shop, or somewhere where you can get involved with your favorite charity. Ask what you can do to raise money. Maybe you could make things and sell them, or hold an event.
  4. Join a day camp. It could be a summer music program or an art camp. Join a day camp that you would love to try. If you are too old to be at a day camp, or simply don't want to, you could try getting a job at that day camp if you're old enough or at your favorite store or restaurant. You'll make a lot of money!


  • Make the most of the sun- have a day out at the beach or simply have a walk around town because it'll be autumn before you know it!
  • Save chatting on MSN to a rainy day. Don't do it when it's hot and sunny or you'll miss out on the fun.
  • If your friends are busy, do fun things with your brothers and sisters instead. If you're an only child, invite your cousins round to your house.


  • A minute bored is a minute wasted.
  • Let your parents know if you're inviting friends round or going anywhere and make sure you have permission before organising anything.
  • When your outside a lot, wear suncream, sunglasses, and a hat. If you get burnt, it will ruin your fun.
  • Going abroad to a hot place in the summer holidays is not a good idea. When it's sunny at home, make the most of it. When it gets cold, go on holiday. In the middle of summer, it's usually packed when your abroad as well.

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