How to keep your kids entertained this Summer

July 8th 2019

The summer holidays are great aren’t they? The kids are off, the sun is shining (we hope) and the stress of school runs and ironing uniform is put on hold for a whole 6 weeks!

The summer holidays couldn’t be going any better until you get to two weeks in and your kids start uttering those dreaded words, ‘I’m bored’.

For us 6 weeks of doing nothing sounds like heaven! But for your kids 6 weeks of doing nothing is a long and boring thought… don’t fear, Horizon have lots of fun suggestions to keep your children entertained all summer long!


In the water is the place to be this summer! What could be better than keeping your kids active by swimming, splashing and playing games in the swimming pool, not only is it suuuuper fun, but it’s also super good for them.

At Horizon we offer lots of fun swimming sessions for kids including inflatable sessions where your kids can tackle the inflatable floating assault course.

Play Centre

Indoor play centres might sound like some peoples idea of a nightmare especially in the summer, but think about it, this is probably the quietest time for a play centre so your kids can have free reign and run around burning as much energy as they need whilst you get to sit down and enjoy a nice quiet drink! It’s also the perfect opportunity to keep them shaded from the sun for a couple of hours.

Horizon boasts two large, fun themed play centres, Horizon Oceans of Play – Havant Leisure Centre, Horizon World of Play – Waterlooville Leisure Centre, both with unique fun features.


Playing sports with a friend or in small teams is a great, fun way of passing time. Not only will it keep your kids active but it will also mean they get to socialise with their friends and have some competitive fun! Get your kids to get a little group together and try out some new sports this summer!

Horizon Havant Leisure Centre offer great sporting activities and facilities including badminton and squash, 5-a-side football, table tennis, basketball and more! Equipment is available to hire on site.

Summer Holiday club

Finding a local kids club is the perfect thing if you are looking for childcare this summer, but also, they can be great to mix up the summer break for your kids and give them a change of scenery whilst making new friends.

Horizon’s Ofsted registered Kids Club offers childcare at affordable prices and give kids the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities including swimming, playing, watching movies, baking, arts & crafts and so much more. Your kids are bound to thank you for letting them come along to the best kids club around this summer!

Staying fit and healthy in the gym

If all of these ideas weren’t enough, Horizon also offers teen gym sessions where your teenager can come along and workout in the gym during specific teen gym session times, helping them to improve their physical fitness and mental health through exercise.

We hope that this has given you plenty of ideas to keep your kids happy, healthy and entertained and we hope to see you taking advantage of all that we have to offer at Horizon this summer!