School is officially out for Summer.

For some of us, the kids and teachers, that is the BEST NEWS EVER.

But for some parents it can mean headaches with childcare and time to get the thinking caps on.  Just how do we entertain these small people for 8 whole weeks? The lucky among us are flying off to exotic locations with kids clubs, waterparks and swimming pools within arms reach.

But for those of us staying at home, Bright Young Things have rounded up the best of the round ups for things to do in NI over the summer!

50 fun-filled ideas for the whole family to enjoy in Northern Ireland this summer

This Belfast Telegraph article may be a year old but it has some fabulous ideas of things to do with the kids including activities for rainy days, sunny days and for teens! The Giant’s Causeway is top of our list for one of these sunny days!

Day trips here and there are great, but they can be expensive, and sometimes the kids are just happy to run around a play park. This Discover NI article rounds up 10 of the best, bring a picnic and you are sorted for a great day out! One that isn’t mentioned here and that we love at BYT is Drum Manor forest Park in Cookstown with lovely walks and a park to challenge all ages it always proves a hit with our littl’uns!

This Netmums article is a great quick reference guide with categories such as Active, Soft play and historic places to name a few. Another great source of inspiration.

So that’s just a few of our favourites, there’s lots more available of course! Where will you spend the days off this summer?

As for Team BYT, our Creative Director Lisa is just back from a short break to Portugal and is now ready to immerse herself in a summer of Shakespeare and sun with the Bright Young Things summer camps. In addition to planning our wonderful residency at Fairhill Shopping Centre’s Imagination Garden!

And our Director Aisling? Well she is patiently awaiting the imminent arrival of baby number 3 any day now!  And with a 3 year old and 4 year old to entertain plans include days out to the park, a paddling pool in the garden, and of course, they are also registered to attend our summer camp in Cookstown, “They both love the week of fun and since i know it involves lots of physical and mental activities I wont feel quite so guilty about giving them the ipad the odd time!”

Enjoy your summer whatever you are doing!

If you would like to know more about our 2018 Summer Camps or book a place please click here.

Summer Camps 2018

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