This holiday I decided to take some time out for the first week, enjoying some family time, catching up on jobs around the house after being lost in my dissertation since Christmas. Making time to do things with the children was also a priority as my weekends in recent weeks have been spent trying to stay on top of the housework and working on my research. So I asked the girls what they wanted to do as the boys are busy revising for AS and GCSE exams. With a great sports centre just a ten minute drive away that offers a varied programme during school holidays they planned which sessions to try.
Rollerskating is always top of the list, so of course we went along to this, whizzing round a sports hall turned into a roller-disco for 90 minutes is great fun. With skate hire included in the price it didn't matter that only Kitty's skates still fit. Also roller skating is still a cool activity for teenage girls, so much so that Lucy asked to bring along a friend. Next up was an athletics session, you may have seen my trackside photo (above) on Instagram earlier this morning. For
weeks make that months, Amber and Kitty have been asking to try these sessions, which also take place every Saturday. So I thought this would be a great opportunity for them to have a taster session before being more committed to chilly Saturday mornings trackside. They both really enjoyed this morning and I think I will now be heading to the track more often!
Tomorrow we will be heading back for a racket sports session. A combination of badminton, squash and tennis will mean the girls get a good all round idea of each of these sports. Lucy already plays badminton regularly and Kitty has been wanting to try it properly for ages. Apparently playing badminton in the garden doesn't count as a real game! Amber is intrigued by squash and so I am hoping she isn't disappointed.
Are you lucky enough to have a great sports centre nearby? Which sports have your children been trying during this school holiday? I would love to hear, may even offer inspiration for the summer hols!
Until next time, take care.