Everyone wants to plan things to do in the summer vacations. It is one of the best times of the year, for kids to indulge in summer vacation activities. It is the time when you get time off from your routine and indulge in some activities with your kids.  

Some are looking up the best places to go in summer, while some are planning fun summer activities. Either way, people have either found something or are looking for things to do in summer. You may probably have a plan on how to spend a summer vacation. If you don’t have a summer bucket list, not to worry, we have you covered. Below, we have listed a few interesting summer vacation activities.

Best Things to Do in Summer Holidays

  1. Sign up as a volunteer for a social cause.
  2. Take a summer job.
  3. Learn a new skill.
  4. Spend time with your family.
  5. Redecorate your room/home.
  6. Go on a vacation.
  7. Learn DIY crafts and Projects
  8. Indulge in cultural exploration
  9. Learn about physical and mental fitness.

Sign-up as a volunteer for a social cause

This is one of the best things to do in summer, especially with your kids, as they can learn a thing or two about giving back to the community.

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. Here are a few-

  • Train with known and registered organizations like the Red Cross.
  • Volunteer at food banks and serve meals at soup kitchens.
  • Join park clean-up events and participate in recycling drives.
  • Help organize books at libraries and tutor younger students.
  • Visit and assist at senior centres and support staff in hospital settings.
  • Work at animal shelter or Engage in wildlife conservation projects.
  • Assist in community theatre settings or organize art classes for kids.
  • Coach community youth sports.

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Take a summer job

You can have as much as you want to indulge in various fun summer activities, but you can always find some time in between to earn a little extra earning by taking up a summer job. A summer job is one of the things to do during summer break as it helps know your strengths and weaknesses.

Certainly! Here's a concise list of summer job ideas for school students:

  • Sales assistant or cashier in clothing, book, or sports stores.
  • Work at ice cream shops, fast food outlets, or cafés.
  • Lifeguard (with certification), landscaping, or farm helper.
  • Business or non-profit internships for professional experience.
  • Tour guide, event assistant, or theme park staff.
  • Photographer, craft seller, or freelance graphic designer.
  • Academic tutor, music teacher, or sports coach.
  • Babysitter or day camp counsellor.
  • Dog walker or pet sitter.
  • Social media manager or website tester.

These roles are designed to suit various interests and skills, offering valuable work experience and earning opportunities during the summer break.

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 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 cook 
  • Learning a new foreign language
  • Learning how to dance
  • Learning Coding and Programming 
  • Learning Robotics
  • AR VR development

These are some of the things to do in the summer holidays where you can have fun and learn something.

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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. After all, the best memories in life are created with your family, right? 

Here are some fun family activities-

  • Outdoor Picnic: Pack a picnic basket with your favourite snacks and head to a nearby park or scenic spot for a day of fun and relaxation.
  • Camping Trip: Pitch a tent in your backyard or go camping in a nearby campground for a night under the stars, complete with roasting marshmallows and telling stories around the campfire.
  • Bike Ride: Explore your neighbourhood or nearby trails on a family bike ride, enjoying the fresh air and exercise together.
  • Movie Marathon: Have a family movie marathon day at home with popcorn, snacks, and a lineup of everyone's favourite films.
  • Outdoor Games Tournament: Organize a family tournament of outdoor games like badminton, soccer, or frisbee to get everyone moving and having fun.
  • Nature Hike: Take a hike through a local nature trail or park, exploring the flora and fauna and enjoying quality time together in nature.
  • Gardening Project: Start a family gardening project by planting flowers, herbs, or vegetables together and nurturing them throughout the summer.

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 do not need to spend a lot of money on it. 

The following tips will be helpful-

  • Determine your preferred style (modern, bohemian, etc.) and set clear goals (more storage, 
  • Set a realistic budget and prioritize spending on key items like a quality mattress or desk.
  • Measure your room and use layout apps to plan furniture placement.
  • Opt for neutral base colours and use accents to add pops of colour through accessories.
  • Enhance natural light with sheer curtains and use a mix of overhead, task, and ambient lighting.
  • Display personal items like photos and use DIY decor to add uniqueness.
  • Update bed linens and curtains and mix textures with rugs and throws.
  • Declutter and utilize smart storage solutions like under-bed containers and creative shelving.
  • Introduce an area rug to define the space and consider updating the flooring if the budget permits.
  • Explore websites, magazines, and platforms like Pinterest for decorating ideas.
  • Choose flexible designs that can adapt to future changes in lifestyle or taste.

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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. Or you could even make a list of your best places to go to in summer.

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. 

Here are some tips to plan a summer vacation-

  • Plan Ahead: Book accommodations and activities early to secure the best deals and availability.
  • Stay Hydrated: Especially in hot weather, keep water handy to stay refreshed and avoid dehydration.
  • Protect Your Skin: Apply sunscreen regularly and wear hats and sunglasses to shield yourself from the sun.
  • Stay Safe: Be mindful of your surroundings and follow local safety guidelines and regulations.
  • Explore Local Cuisine: Try new foods and flavours to fully immerse yourself in the culture of your destination.
  • Disconnect: Take breaks from technology to fully enjoy your surroundings and relax.

Learn DIY Crafts and Projects 

Engaging in DIY crafts and projects can be a creative and rewarding way to spend your summer. It’s an opportunity to learn new skills and create something unique. You can look into these ideas- 

  • Home Decor: Create homemade decorations like candle holders, wall hangings, or custom shelving.
  • Recycled Crafts: Use recycled materials to build birdhouses, planters, or artistic sculptures.
  • Fashion and Accessories: Design and make your own jewellery, bags, or customize clothes with patches and embroidery.
  • Technology Projects: Build simple electronic devices like a weather station or a small robot using kits. 

Indulge in Cultural Exploration 

Exploring different cultures can enrich your understanding of the world and foster appreciation for diversity. It’s an educational and enlightening way to spend part of your summer. Here are some ideas- 

  • Attend Cultural Festivals: Experience music, dance, and food from around the world at local or nearby cultural festivals.
  • Learn a New Language: Start learning a new language through apps, classes, or language exchange meetups.
  • Cooking International Cuisines: Try preparing dishes from different countries and learn about the history and tradition behind each dish.
  • Cultural Arts: Take classes in cultural dance styles, traditional music, or arts like calligraphy or origami.

Learn about Physical and Mental Fitness 

Focusing on both physical and mental fitness during the summer can lead to lasting habits that benefit overall well-being. Here are some ideas.

  • Yoga and Meditation: Join classes or follow online tutorials to learn yoga poses and meditation techniques.
  • Fitness Challenges: Participate in a fitness challenge or set personal goals like a running distance or number of daily steps.
  • Nutritional Education: Learn about healthy eating by researching nutrition, trying new healthy recipes, or even taking a cooking class focused on balanced diets.
  • Mindfulness and Self-Care: Practice mindfulness through daily routines, read books on mental wellness, or attend workshops on stress management and self-care.

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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