10 summer holiday ideas for kids by kids

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There are plenty of summer holiday ideas doing the rounds on the internet this month.

Each one is designed to get us weary parents through the endless days until bedtime and we can finally get our hands around a glass of something cold.

But some of the ideas are a little, well, uninspiring. Go to the park? We do that all year round. Take the family on holiday? Radical. Make cupcakes? That takes ten minutes, we don’t want to eat them (grubby hands – vom). Besides, we can’t be bothered to spend the next hour clearing up the kitchen while the kids watch YouTube.

So what would happen if we gave the reins to the kids? What summer holiday ideas would they come up with if they could decide what to do without boring old parents getting involved?

Over to Arthur (11) and Ted (8).

Forget faffy water balloons, we’re getting out the big guns

1.    ‘Water fights. All day every day, with the best super soakers in the shops, until the back garden turns into a swimming pool’
Arthur

2.    ‘Abseil down the Eiffel Tower dressed as a croissant then celebrate by eating croissants at the bottom’
Ted

3.    ‘Make a den out of Mars bars and stay in there for a week. You’ll never run out of food’
Ted

4.    ‘Kids: are you tired of your parents turning off your PlayStation or Xbox to watch Newsnight or some boring adult show? Banish your parents to the kitchen and grab your controller and get those Fortnite victory royales. You could even have Fortnite-themed food like a Durr Burger or make a shield potion using a glass of Powerade’
Arthur

5.    ‘Buy a tiger and teach it to skateboard through a flaming hoop. Film it for YouTube and retire on all the money you’ll make’
Arthur

6.    ‘Steal an ice cream van and drive to all your friend’s houses and give them free ice creams, as many flakes as they want and all the sprinkles’
Ted

Ready. Aim. SPRINKLE!

7.    ‘Drive a golf buggy around the supermarket with bras on your head’
Arthur

8.    ‘Dress up as ninjas and have an epic battle on the roof of the Taj Mahal’
Ted

9.    ‘Build a fort in IKEA and try to spend a night there without getting caught. Meatballs for breakfast!’
Arthur

10.    ‘Go to the theatre and watch a really sad, tragic play but halfway through jump onto the stage and sing and dance to Gangnam Style’
Arthur

So that’s the rest of our August planned. We’re off to find out how much flaming hoops cost and if we get them by tomorrow with Amazon Prime.

Want more ideas? Try the Summer Reading Challenge or review our list of holiday hacks from half term.