Summer Holidays Fast Approaching

With the summer holidays right around the corner, planning things to do with the kids beforehand is a MUST. When you don’t, or if things don’t go to plan, it can lead to a lot of stress and headache. I talk about what it’s like on a summer break with the kids and what we’ve got planned so far. Read more about it here!

We all know the excitement of having the children break up from school for their summer holiday interval for 7 weeks.

The excitement and ideas of family time especially if the weather holds up. Then the dread kicks in. 7 WHOLE weeks with your kids! Now don’t get me wrong, we all love our children but 7 weeks of bickering with their siblings, 7 weeks of “I’m bored”, 7 weeks of spending a fortune on days-out and having to find things to do everyday so they don’t get grumpy, 7 weeks of a yelling “Mum!”. And don’t start me on the mess and stress they’re going to cause too!

You see I always have these ideas about what we can do with the children while they are off school. We have a few things planned already but that covers perhaps 3 days out of the entire 7 weeks. We don’t have a big enough car to fit all of the children in at the moment, so we can’t go to far unless we use public transport. The organisation before we even leave the house is a whole different kettle of fish.

I am looking forward to be able to spend time with my babies. I’m quite a fun Mum when I want to be. I do love winding them up. They may not always find it funny but Mummy enjoys herself. That’s what you have kids for right. Payback for all the times they have driven you crazy!

So with only 10 days left at school, i’m sat thinking what the hell I am supposed to do to keep them entertained for soooo long? So far we’ve got the Zoo (generally where they belong), the beach and the paddling pool (all of which are weather dependant). They seem to get bored easily and within 3 weeks of being off, they miss their friends and want to go back to school.

This is my first summer holiday that i’ll have 4 at home as well so i’m quite nervous about it all. Last time there were only 3 and that was stressful enough but we did have the car back then to take them places too.

I’m guessing we will be spending a lot of time down the beach scoffing ice cream. Sounds like a plan to me! I may even be able to catch a tan and not look like half a milk bottle.

I’m looking forward to being able to make fun memories with the kids but after today and the way they have decided to wind me up, I’m also not looking forward to it. Even so with them not giving Mummy a break to get things done in the 6 hours they are usually at school.

Let the madness commence!


  • How are you all feeling about the summer holidays? Have you got anything fun planned, a holiday perhaps?


  • If your children are on their holidays already, how have you coped? Are they complaining they’re bored yet?


  • What are your plans for entertaining them/ what have you done to entertain them?


I’d love to hear from you all! I’m sending lots of love and strength through these long 7 weeks. Thank you for reading my post and wish me luck. I will hopefully survive the little terrors day-by-day!


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Author: Zoe

Hi! I'm Zoe Williams. I am a mum of 4 children and I am in a happy relationship with my partner Liam. I like reading, writing and various other activities. I like spending time with the kids and now I am here to blog about it.

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