If your kids aren’t looking forward to heading back into the classroom, here are 5 ideas that might make the transition a little bit easier…
1. Book a holiday
OK, OK. You could have guessed this would be our first suggestion, right? But bear with us. The truth is, having a holiday in the calendar means you’ve got some family time to look forward to – whether it’s in mid term, over Christmas, or next summer. Take a look at our Holiday Villages, which are all geared towards families, if you fancy some sun. But it doesn’t even have to be abroad if you don’t want to head too far – the kids will be just as excited about a back-garden camping trip or a visit to stay with friends.
2. Buy a cool rucksack
There are some benefits to starting a new school year, and a shiny new school bag that can double up as a travel bag for your next holiday is one of them. Take a look at the range on Kids 2 Travel. They specialise in clever luggage for children, from backpacks to suitcases.
3. Plan some fun things for half-term
Remind the kids that their next break is only a matter of weeks away and, if you can, plan some special treats for mid term. Eumom have some great ideas, from autumn nature walks to rainy-day cinema trips.
4. Bring their lessons to life
Travel is a great way to make learning fun for kids. Take language classes, for starters. There’s no better way to brush up on your language skills than by practising the local lingo for real, so if your kids are learning Spanish, why not think about taking them to Spain for their next break? Geography lessons are a similar story. Take a look at Little Passports for a novel way for children to learn about different countries and cultures through your letterbox.
5. Book an adults-only break (if you’re a teacher)
It’s not just students who get the back-to-school blues. If you’re a teacher in need of a little down-time, take a look at our adults-only holidays. You might even be able to squeeze in a last-minute holiday before school starts back, so you’ll be firing on all cylinders by the time your new protégés walk through the door.