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Lately the weather has been really miserable in Brighton – hands up who saw this coming? I love living by the seaside as it makes it so easy to stay active with kids. The downside is that as soon as the weather turns, you have to get your thinking cap on. You’ll usually find us mooching around on the beach, kicking the football around in the park but when that wind strikes – it’s a no go.
On those days, it can be tricky to find something to do for both children to let off steam. Our children have a 12 year age gap too so not everything suits us! So I’ve been having a look into alternative ways to stay active and keep the weekends fun whatever the weather.
-Indoor gymnastics :: Emma loves nothing better than a bit of toddler gymnastics! I’ve made it a weekly routine that we try and attend our Tumble Tots session. She lets off steam and really enjoys the little obstacle courses and ladders to climb too.
-Trampolining :: When I first met James, who is now almost thirteen – it was down by the Marina and he had a go on the trampoline. He still loves it and so does Emma – it is the perfect activity for them both. We love Sky High in Peacehaven, reasonably priced and always a hit.
-Scooters :: We are just on the cusp of buying Emma a scooter – very exciting! I think it’s a great way to keep the children fit, while having fun. Scooters seem to be so versatile, and I’m sure we’ll get a lot of use out of one. I’ve also seen lots of children using Heelys shoes too, which I remember from when I was younger.
-Dance Classes :: This one is most certainly just for Emma, but we are loving a local dance class called Diddi Dance. With classes in Brighton, Hove and Worthing, it’s the perfect indoor exercise for little ones. Emma absolutely loves the funky music and comes away with a smile on her face.
-Swimming :: If you can cope with the post-swim dash to get your children dressed again, swimming is a great option. Both James and Emma love a trip to our swimming pool and I love that it’s something they can do together. Sometimes the age gap is a little problem, but this one never fails!
So there you have it, our little round up of alternative things to do with the kids to keep them active. We really enjoy doing these activities together – it keeps the weekends fun! I find as well that the earlier we get out, the better – nothing like dusting off those cobwebs in the morning. It’s great mixing it up too so we don’t feel like we’re doing the same things each weekend.
I hope you’ve found this useful – what do you do with the kids when the weather turns? I would love to know your recommendations in the comments below.