Get excited! Summer is here

Breathe a sigh of relief, because the summer holidays are finally here, and you can look forward to six whole weeks of stress-free sun.

We’re sure you probably have big plans for the holidays – whether that be a sunny holiday or catching up with TV – but we’re bringing you our best tips to make the most of your holiday, and ensure school is a distant memory – for you and the kids.


Reconnect with some of your favourite activities that you just don’t have time for during the term, whether that’s heading out to the garden with a book, getting down to the gym for a workout, catching up with friends you haven’t seen in ages or just resting in front of the television and enjoying Wimbledon.

There are plenty of fun activities to entertain the kids with – why not get down to the park or the beach for a run around to expend some energy, or take them to a trampoline park or rock wall climbing on rainy days? Head to your local tennis court to mould your kids into the next Roger Federer or Serena Williams.


If you’re dying to go away on holiday, but have been too busy through the term to plan anything, don’t worry: there are plenty of places you can book a last minute getaway without having to break the bank.

Wowcher offers great last minute deals all over the world. If you’re not fussy about the location or restricted to travel dates through the holidays, why not look at their Mystery Getaway? For just £129 per person, you could be jetting off to a location ranging from Barcelona or Paris as far as Dubai, Bali or New York! For that price, how can you resist?

Other great websites for last minute deals include Holiday Pirates, Last Minuteand Guardian Escapes.


If you’d rather save some money and explore the nature on your doorstep, Scotland has plenty to offer. Why not head to Edinburgh and take in the sights and acts at the Fringe Festival?

Or if you’re a music fan, Scotland is bursting with opportunities. Festivals including TRNSMT, Summer Sessionsand Belladrum are taking over this summer. Get your tickets while you still can.

No matter how you choose to spend your summer holidays, we hope it’s relaxing and rejuvenates you for another exciting school year ahead.

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