• Michelle Silverthorne

How to Survive the Summer with your Teenager

1.See Dinosaurs at Crystal Palace park


2, Arrange a sleepover and try out your dance shapes or learn some new ones with Just Dance on youtube e.g.Gangnam style : Macarena

📷3. Have a games day at the park, invite your friends and play football, cricket, rounders or tennis.

4. Play Crazy Golf at Sparrow Den, West Wickham or try out Plonk golf at Horniman’s Museum, Forest Hill and combine it with a visit to the museum and park. /

📷5. Go swimming! There are some great outdoor lidos where you can visit for the day; Brockwell and Charlton as well as Big Splash Parks where there are interactive splash area with water features. There is one at Danson Park Bexleyheath.

📷6. Get Arty for fun! Get paper pens card etc and make your own board game. Can be themed around your favourite music group or TV programme, film. Harry Potter Snakes and ladders!

📷7. Assault Course : Build an assault course using boxes, buckets, stools. Then time each person to see how long it takes to get around it. You could also cycle around it.

You could include a section with some fun exercises, like skipping, dribbling a ball around some flower pots and knocking a wall of tin cans down.

8. Go Camping! Indoors or outdoors in your garden! Build a camp, an old tent if possible. Give the teenagers a budget and get them to research and buy the food for a picnic.

9. Have a baking day. Ask the teenagers to research and decide on what they want to bake and spend the day baking up some goodies. Invite them to be creative!

10. Go to a festival as a family. Take a picnic and blanket sit on the grass and enjoy the music. There is one in Orpington on 10th August On 17th and 18th there is the Biggin Hill Festival of flight The café is worth a visit just to see the aeroplanes take off and land. There is also Chislehurst Summer Fair 27th July.

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