We’ve enjoyed a uncharacteristically warm summer across most of the UK so far this year, and long may it continue.

Many parents could be struggling to get their kids outside and enjoying it

Many parents could be struggling to get their kids outside and enjoying it

Yet despite the glorious weather, with the  summer holidays upon us, many parents could be struggling to get their kids outside and enjoying it, with new research by Sun-Pat Peanut Butter showing 85% of kids wish they spent more time outdoors during the summer holidays.

But while kids want to spent more time outside, 16m British parents reveal they struggle to come up with ideas of how to have fun with their kids, with cost being a huge barrier. Parents spend an average of £688 per child over the summer holidays (£16.38 a day), which is a big dent to the monthly family budget.

The research surveyed children as well as parents, found that contrary to popular belief, kids actually wish for more outdoorsy activities this summer, with a tiny 7% wanting to stay indoors to play computer games, compared to 51% that would choose to go for a bike ride, or 38% opting to play in the park.

Kirsty Gallacher said “Some of my fondest memories of childhood are playing outside and I want my kids to experience the same. However I also know how hard it is to constantly think of different, cost effective ways to entertain them when they are out of school over summer.

Mum of two boys and part of a sporting dynasty, Kirsty Gallacher, has teamed up with the experts at Sun-Pat Peanut Butter to come up with the Fuelling Families guide - 42 fun and low cost outside activities for this summer and help parents keep kids entertained outside – one for every day of the summer holidays.

Kirsty added: “I love Sun-Pat’s Fueling Families guide. It’s packed full of different, free activities for kids to do outdoors which takes the pressure off coming up with new ideas. I have it stuck on my fridge”.

This summer , to get tips on how to keep your children entertained, you can visit The Fuelling Families Guide which is available to download on the Sun-Pat website.


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