The summer vacations are probably your most favourite days of the year. It is the time when you get time off from your routine and you have some free time for yourself. You may probably have a plan on how to spend a summer vacation, if not, don’t worry, we have you covered. 

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Below we have listed a few interesting summer vacation activities.

Sign-up as a volunteer for a social cause

 The great Irish Poet and Playwright, Oscar Wilde, once famously said, “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” If you resonate with the quote, you can spend your free time in the summer working for a social cause of your choice. 

There are plenty of NGO and many other social organisations that take in volunteers to help them with different tasks. Do your research about the NGOs in your area and see if you can temporarily work with them for a few days. It could be anything, animal welfare, teaching the underprivileged children, helping the daily wage labourers learn a new skill. 

Your small contribution can make a big difference to someone’s life. And the joy you feel in helping others is greater than words can express. This is one of the best summer vacation activities for kids as it makes them aware of the social responsibilities.

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Take a summer job

You can have as much as you want indulging in various fun summer activities, but you can always find sometime in between to earn a few extra cash by taking up a summer job. Summer job is one of the things to do during summer break as it helps to know your strengths and weaknesses.

You can take a part time job as an event manager or work in a nearby digital marketing company where you can learn a few skills and get an insight into digital marketing. The choices are endless, know what interests you and take a summer job accordingly.

Learn a new skill

You may have all the free time you want during your summer vacation, and you can use the time wisely to learn a new skill or two.  There are plenty of online sources where you can just watch videos or take free online courses. Think of the things that you always wanted to do but couldn’t do because of your busy schedule. Some of the easy and fun skills you can develop are:

  •     Playing a musical instrument
  •     Learning how to bake a cake 
  •     Learning a new foreign language
  •     Learning how to dance 

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Spend time with your family 

Summer vacation activities need not always have to be about going outdoors. If you have made no plans to travel anywhere, you can still have a gala time by inviting friends and family members to your house. Afterall, the best memories in life are created with your family, right? 

So, this summer vacation, invite your long-distance cousins, aunts and uncles. You can plan a few fun vacation activities in summer like a weekend family barbecue or a small picnic to the nearby lake or you can gather a few old family DVDs and enjoy watching a movie together. 

Whatever you do, make sure that you click loads of pictures together that you can hang on your walls later and cherish the best memories and moments of your life forever. 

Redecorate your room/home

You may spend most of your time in your home/room, so why not use the free time during the summer vacation to redecorate and personalise it. It is one of the best summer holiday activities, and more importantly you need not spend a lot of money for it. The following tips will be helpful.

  •     Firstly, look for a design inspiration or think of a theme that you want to decorate your home/room with. 
  •   Once you have a fair idea, try to create a rough sketch of how you want your home/room to look like.  
  •     Next, make a list of decorative items you want to buy/make that fits around your chosen theme. Scour the local market to find these times within your budget or you can get some stationery supplies and try to make the things on your own. You can get help from children and other family members. 
  •     Rearrange the furniture and other things in the home nice, put up all the decorative items you have purchased/made in specific space where you want them.
  •     Give yourself and your partners in the home décor activity a pat on the back for how beautiful you have made your home/room look. 

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 Go on a vacation

 If you are looking for ideas for things to do in summer vacation? What better than going on a family vacation. The summer holidays would be a perfect excuse to escape the heat and go someplace cooler like a hill station or a beach town.  

There are many places in India where the weather remains pleasant and cooler during the summers. You can do your research well about the nearest places to go during summer and head off to the place.  

Some of the most popular places in India where people go during summer vacation include, Shimla, Coorg, Sikkim, Manali, Munnar, Rishikesh, etc. No matter where you go, you can make your travel an unforgettable experience for your family by booking a stay at the Club Mahindra Resort there. Spacious rooms, premium facilities, and warm hospitality you get at these resorts will add to your holiday experiences and memories.  

So, now that you are aware of a few things to do during summer vacations, what are you excited about the most? Which is your favourite summer vacation activity? If you have any other ideas, feel free to share them in the comments section below. 

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Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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