5 things to do at the beach with kids 8



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The beach is a great place to make memories and today I am sharing 5 free things to do at the beach with kids.

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Along with fab® Ice Lollies, I want to help you make this a summer of fun with lots of memories for all the family.  I know that mostly it is us Mum’s that lose out during summer, as we are the ones that plan, organise and arrange, so these activities are all Mum friendly, so we can enjoy summer too.

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We are so lucky that we live by the seaside, but I think that also make me a little complacent on just how much fun a day at the beach can be.  I have so many fond memories of playing in the sand and hunting for treasures as a child often followed by quickly eating a fab® Ice Lolly before it melted all over me!

This is the sort of fun I want for my boys and the sort of memories I want to make with them. These great beach activities are fun no matter what the weather.

Free beach activities for families. Have fab free fun at the beach with kids with our super fun activities to help make memories that will last a lifetime.

5 free things to do at the beach with kids

Rock Pooling

Rock pooling is so much fun and you can find a miniature world of wildlife trapped in rock pools at low tides.  The best rockpools are found on quiet beaches at low tides and you need to creep up on them and try not to cast a shadow over the water.  If you take a clear plastic container you can fill it with seawater and get a closer look at the crabs, starfish or seaweed you might find.  A small net will help you discover the creatures.  Be sure to leave the rock pool as you found it by putting everything back.

Free beach activities for families. Have fab free fun at the beach with kids with our super fun activities to help make memories that will last a lifetime.

Stone Towers

Our local beach is a mixture of stones and sand and it’s perfect for making stone towers. We often see who can make the tallest tower.  It is a great opportunity to have fun, but also discuss that you need to start with the wider stones to create stability. It isn’t always about building the tallest tower – how about building a tower in the way of the incoming tide and see whose structure lasts the longest. We also play a stone tower stacking game where each person adds a stone and the one that topples the tower is the loser.

Free beach activities for families. Have fab free fun at the beach with kids with our super fun activities to help make memories that will last a lifetime.

Beach Games

The beach is the perfect place for games. The damp sand makes a fabulous canvas for board games and shells, seaweed or pebbles make fab counters for a game where you need to match a row of four similar pebbles in a line (7 across by six down) or checkers (eight squares by eight squares).You could even mark out targets and see who can throw a ball, stone or seaweed the closest.

Free beach activities for families. Have fab free fun at the beach with kids with our super fun activities to help make memories that will last a lifetime.

Beachcombing

We love beachcombing all year round, but often the best time is low tide after a storm. There are so many different treasures to find including shells, seaweed, sponges, sea glass, driftwood and mini beasts. Why not make it a competition and see how many things you can challenge the kids to find.  Just keep an eye out for rubbish.

Free beach activities for families.  Have fab free fun at the beach with kids with our super fun activities to help make memories that will last a lifetime.

Skimming stones

This is one of my boys’ favourite beach or waterside activities. They try and work out which stones will go the furthest or whose will bounce the most.

Free beach activities for families.  Have fab free fun at the beach with kids with our super fun activities to help make memories that will last a lifetime.

I have 10 beach hacks that you need to see before you go.  Seriously #1 and #3 are genius!

Free beach activities for families.  Have fab free fun at the beach with kids with our super fun activities to help make memories that will last a lifetime.  Make summer fun for all the family with simple activities to do at the beach that are frugal and  everyone will enjoy.

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8 thoughts on “5 things to do at the beach with kids

  • Mary Louise

    I love Fab ice lollies – they are still my fav from when i was a kid too and always on offer in the supermarkets.
    Really good beach ideas – my Daughter is finally at the age to take rock pooling now.
    Lovely photo of your boys skimming stones x

  • Coombe Mill - Fiona

    We were at the beach just yesterday. the weather came out unexpectedly beautiful and we just took off. That has to be the biggest advantage of having it close by. Mind you the pebble art we do here in the river too.

  • Robyn Dalby-Stockwell

    One more thing for kids to do on the beach or afterwards is to read a book. Sure as eggs is eggs, if kids do not read in the holidays their reading will have gone way back by the time they return to school.

  • Lauren

    Love the stone towers and the bullseye game – think they will definitely be a hit when we go to the beach in the summer!

  • The Mummy Diary

    You know, I have never built a stone tower! I now feel like I am missing out on something and must visit a stony beach very soon, we love rock pooling and beach combing, I found a very good stick man stick earlier this year.

  • Sonia

    We love doing all these, my kids especially love skimming stones, I have never been able to do it though and it is so frustrating!! x

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