Finding something to keep the kids amused while they’re on a school break can seem like an impossible task, especially somewhere new. Sitting them in front of a screen for six weeks just won’t cut it — so what do you do?

Whether you’re going for a day trip during the summer holidays or moving to a new house in Wokingham, there are plenty of things to do with the kids in this lovely Berkshire market town.  

Dinton Pastures Country Park

At 450 acres, there is so much area to enjoy here. With multiple rivers and lakes, you’ll be spoiled for choice from beautiful vistas. Dinton Country Park offers ample opportunities for getting the kids involved with sailing and indoor climbing activities, which are so different from the norm that they’re bound to find the day exciting.

How about trying orienteering and navigation? They’ll learn so much and, with any luck, will wear themselves out exploring the park. You’ve got to take the easy wins in the summer holidays, after all!

For something even more novel, come to one of their outdoor cinema screenings for a film night you’ll never forget.

Oakwood Youth Challenge

For slightly older children, why not consider an active escape? Oakwood offers residential stays to schools, but it also provides fun-packed holiday activity days and birthday parties. Sign your kids up and they’ll enjoy up to five activities with expert instructors. Kids between 7 and 17 can participate for a full or half-day, leaving you the chance to put your feet up while they’re out.

Monkey Mates

We know it’s tough to keep kids amused when the weather turns warm. The Monkey Mates children’s indoor and outdoor activity barn is an ideal way to keep them busy during the rainier spells of the holidays. Plus, it gives them a chance to practice their social abilities so that they’re still developing those all-important skills outside of school.

You can spend as long as you like here, compliments of their on-site café, which perfectly caters to the fussiest of eaters.

Carnival Pool

Who says you have to be a jetsetter to find a pool? Head on down to Wokingham Leisure Centre to take part in their Family Fun swims, Pool Parties or swimming lessons. It’s the perfect way to keep the kids relaxed and active in the freshly renovated facilities, including a moveable depth floor and children’s splash area.

While they’re enjoying their lesson, why not treat yourself to the health suite? Spend some time in the steam and salt rooms, so you’re revitalised when you head home.