Our summer day out competition has officially ended and we are so pleased with all the great suggestions from Storksak fans for family days out in the UK this summer!
Congratulations to Katy Stanley, who sent us an adorable collage of her baby daughter Sophie’s first summer, enjoying her family’s favourite day out activity – a picnic.
If you are looking for some inspiration for special family days during the warm months, take a look at some of our competition entrant’s top tips…
My family loves picnics in the summer. This year is our little Sophie’s first summer, and on Sunday she had her first ever picnic at the fun fair, with tractor rides and arts and crafts for her big sister Amy!
York! We were there last month with our 7-month-old son for a few days. It was wonderful and full of such friendly people! We live in Glasgow and are lucky enough to have the commonwealth games coming up this summer, so there will be plenty of free events happening to keep kids entertained too.
I love Camber Sands – it’s close enough to big towns for there be plenty to do, but secluded enough to be able to really relax. There is a gorgeous beach and nice open spaces.
Funfair rides. As much I love taking my little girl to the zoo I don’t have the money to keep going! So we always take her on walks somewhere different instead and she loves exploring, plus it’s a great day out with the family and some quality bonding time.
Snow tubing is great fun! Playing football in the garden as a family is also one of our favourite summer day games.
Emma Ann Hunt
You can’t beat a day out at the seaside. Buckets and spades, sand in your toes, chips in a cone and ice cream make our perfect family day out!
We just adore going on a family trip to the beach. It can cost as much or as little as you choose. We often visit Joss Bay, near Broadstairs, as the water quality is great and it’s a nice safe and enclosed bay for little ones.
We always take a big picnic (watch out for the pesky seagulls though!), sports equipment like bats and balls, a blow up paddling pool (so the children can still splash about when not in the sea), kites, inflatables, buckets and spades and some nets to go to the rock pools when the tide is out.
With all this, you can really arrive early in the morning and not leave until around 6pm, but have had a really lovely, fun and varied day out. There’s nothing like the sea air and a bit of sunshine to make for the perfect day, wherever you are along the coast.