What can I do this summer vacation

What can you do in the summer vacation?

Boredom in summer, during the holidays, does not have to be! Here you can get tips and ideas for planning your vacation and vacation activities whatever the weather.
The summer holidays are not only the longest holidays of the year, they are also the holidays when you can do the most.
It doesn't matter whether you live on the coast, in the mountains or in between on the flat land.
Summer has something for everyone and there is one almost unmanageable number of holiday activities at this time of year - it doesn't matter whether you go on vacation or stay at home.
It will certainly not be boring during the summer holidays.

To compensate for the stress at school, it is important that you really relax during the holidays - if possible with lots of exercise and in the fresh air.

Therefore, in the absence of better ideas, you shouldn't necessarily spend your vacation in front of the television or computer, but rather Look out for meaningful vacation activities.

In addition to relaxation, the summer holidays are also ideal for a vacation job.
If you are wondering why you should do a vacation job, click here for 3 good reasons that speak for a vacation job.
We offer you tips on applying for a vacation job on our website: Application for a vacation job.

But as I said, the holidays serve primarily as a balance and relaxation from the stress of school.

Most students spend most of the summer holidays at home.
Therefore:
In addition to family vacations, holiday camps or youth trips, other activities that can be undertaken at home or in the immediate vicinity, in terms of time, take up the largest part.

So that you don't get bored, I have collected over 100 ideas for activities that you can do during the holidays. At home or in the immediate vicinity.
There are certainly many more things you can do, so this list is just for brainstorming and a guide. Let your creativity run free.

Another tip to parents

If you or your children suffer from lack of ideas every now and then, just write down everything you can think of about holiday activities.
You could then make little notes from this list.
You put the notes in a large mason jar or jam jar.
Every time if there is a lack of an idea, what one could do with it, one can make one out of it Pull notes. And then that is done.

If the method with the mason jar is too spontaneous for you, you can too a kind of advent calendar do.
There is a little door for every day during the holidays, behind which an action is hidden.
For you as a mother or father, this method has of course the advantage that you can plan better this way and now and then maybe a bigger excursion fits into the program.

By the way, tinkering with the calendar or writing the slip of paper is also an activity! πŸ™‚

Over 100 things to do on summer vacation

Outdoor activities
With friends or family
Sporty holiday activities
In the rain
Activities alone

Outdoor activities

  • Visit an amusement park or adventure park (click here for the amusement park guide *)
  • Use the vacation program of cities, municipalities and associations
  • Visit a zoo or animal park
  • Work in the garden
  • Take a boat trip
  • Go to the outdoor pool or a swimming lake
  • Take a bike ride
  • Go hiking (and write it down in a tour book *)
  • Tents in a friend's garden
  • Go to the City Park
  • Lie down on the grass and watch the clouds
  • Make a campfire
  • Take photos of your surroundings (you will find many photo tips here)
  • Go climbing in the climbing forest or in the high ropes course
  • Go to the public viewing
  • Ride a pedal boat or a rowboat
  • Go into battle with depth charges
  • Go play mini golf
  • Play football
  • Games Frisbee *
  • Learn a new sport
  • Geocaching! Find a treasure
  • Soap bubble games
  • Check out an old castle or chateau
  • Sit down in the evening and watch the sunset
  • Hide a treasure in the forest
  • Climb on a tree
  • Go through a corn maze or a maze in the sunflower field
  • Build an obstacle course
  • Learn to walk on a slackline
  • Make stick bread (over the campfire)
  • Take a night hike
  • Play shuttlecock
  • Go horseback riding
  • Fly a kite
  • Look at the stars at night and look for the constellations
  • Observe birds and wild animals with binoculars
  • Run through the sprinkler
  • Go on a scavenger hunt
  • Build a tree house
  • Build a model airplane, boat or car and let it fly or drive
  • Collect flowers and press them
  • Mow the lawn
  • Learn how to use the diabolo
  • Build a sand castle
  • Build a dam
  • Pick cherries from the tree
  • Go to the Playground
  • Play basketball
  • Visit a place you have never been before (is usually not that far away).
  • Go to a fair
  • Have a BBQ night
  • Plant something and watch it grow (maybe document it with photos!)
  • Take a long walk (maybe to the neighboring town and back again)
  • Games table tennis
  • Go skating

With friends or family

  • Visit an amusement park or adventure park (click here for the amusement park guide *)
  • Use the vacation program of cities, municipalities and associations
  • Visit a zoo or animal park
  • Go to the Museum
  • Take a boat trip
  • Go to the outdoor pool or a swimming lake
  • Take a bike ride
  • Go hiking (and write it down in a tour book *)
  • Go to the cinema
  • Go to a theater performance
  • Make a cake
  • Cook for your friends
  • Tents in a friend's garden
  • Make music
  • Go to the City Park
  • Lie on the grass and watch the clouds
  • Have a game night
  • Make a campfire
  • Take a first aid course
  • Photograph your surroundings
  • Make ice cream yourself, for you and your friends
  • Go climbing in the climbing forest or in the high ropes course
  • Go to the public viewing
  • Ride a pedal boat or a rowboat
  • Have a movie night
  • Go into battle with depth charges
  • Go play mini golf
  • Play football
  • Games Frisbee *
  • If you play an instrument, give a concert for family and friends
  • Learn a new sport
  • Geocaching! Find a treasure
  • Design your own clothes, paint a t-shirt or do batik
  • Take the train somewhere
  • Make your own little movie
  • Make jam yourself
  • Sit down in the evening and watch the sunset
  • Hide a treasure in the forest
  • Climb on a tree
  • Go through a corn maze or a maze in the sunflower field
  • Build an obstacle course
  • Learn to walk on a slackline *
  • Go bowling or skittles
  • Bake muffins
  • Make stick bread (over the campfire)
  • Take a night hike
  • Play shuttlecock
  • Go horseback riding
  • Fly a kite
  • Go to the circus
  • Look at the stars at night and look for the constellations
  • Work in the garden
  • Go to the City Park
  • Make ice cream yourself, for you and your family
  • Check out an old castle or chateau
  • Sort out old clothes and toys
  • Build a soap box
  • Take a swimming course or get a lifeguard license
  • Build a bird house
  • Build an insect hotel
  • Observe birds and wild animals with binoculars
  • Invent a new game
  • Run through the sprinkler
  • Go on a scavenger hunt
  • Build a tree house
  • Build a model airplane, boat or car and let it fly or drive
  • Collect flowers and press them
  • Build a sand castle
  • Learn a new dance
  • Talk to old people and learn about the past where you live
  • Build a dam
  • Pick cherries from the tree
  • Go to the Playground
  • Set yourself a new athletic goal and train for it
  • Play basketball
  • Take your family on a trip
  • Make pizza for your family and friends
  • Visit a place you have never been before (is usually not that far away).
  • Go to a fair
  • Have a BBQ night
  • Make your own iced tea
  • Learn a new board game (chess, checkers, backgammon ...)
  • Rearrange or even repaint your room!
  • Take a long walk (maybe to the neighboring town and back again)
  • Games table tennis
  • Games catch
  • Play hide and seek
  • Go skating

Sporty holiday activities

  • Take a bike ride
  • Go hiking (and write it down in a tour book *)
  • Go climbing in the climbing forest or in the high ropes course
  • Ride a pedal boat or a rowboat
  • Go play mini golf
  • Play football
  • Games Frisbee *
  • Climb on a tree
  • Build an obstacle course
  • Learn to walk on a slackline *
  • Go bowling or skittles
  • Learn to juggle
  • Play shuttlecock
  • Go horseback riding
  • Fly a kite
  • Go to the circus
  • Take a swimming course or get a lifeguard license
  • Run through the sprinkler
  • Learn how to use the diabolo
  • Learn a new dance
  • Set yourself a new athletic goal and train for it
  • Play basketball
  • Take a long walk (maybe to the neighboring town and back again)
  • Games table tennis
  • Games catch
  • Go skating

In the rain

  • Go to the Museum
  • Go to the cinema (in summer there is also an open air cinema!)
  • Go to a theater performance (there are also open-air stages!)
  • read a book
  • Draw a picture
  • Make a cake
  • Cook for your friends
  • Make music
  • Write a letter
  • Have a game night
  • Take a first aid course
  • Have a movie night
  • Learn a new instrument
  • Design your own clothes, paint a t-shirt or do batik
  • Take the train somewhere
  • Make your own little movie
  • Make jam yourself
  • Write a story or a poem
  • Sort out old clothes and toys
  • Bake muffins
  • Learn to juggle
  • Build a bird house
  • Build an insect hotel
  • Invent a new game
  • Build a model airplane, boat or car and let it fly or drive
  • Mow the lawn
  • Learn a new dance
  • Talk to old people and learn about the past where you live
  • Make pizza for your family and friends
  • Send postcards to friends and family from home
  • Plant something and watch it grow (maybe document it with photos!)
  • Make your own iced tea
  • Translate an English song into German
  • Learn a new board game (chess, checkers, backgammon ...)
  • Rearrange or even repaint your room!

Activities alone

  • Work in the garden
  • read a book
  • Draw a picture
  • Make a cake
  • Make music
  • Lie on the grass and watch the clouds
  • Write a letter
  • Photograph your surroundings
  • Make ice cream yourself, for you and your friends
  • Learn a new instrument
  • Learn a new sport
  • Geocaching! Find a treasure
  • Design your own clothes, paint a t-shirt or do batik
  • Do your dad a favor and wash the car
  • Soap bubble games
  • Sit down in the evening and watch the sunset
  • Write a story or a poem
  • Climb on a tree
  • Go through a corn maze or a maze in the sunflower field
  • Sort out old clothes and toys
  • Bake muffins
  • Learn to juggle
  • Go horseback riding
  • Build a bird house
  • Build an insect hotel
  • Observe birds and wild animals with binoculars
  • Build a model airplane, boat or car and let it fly or drive
  • Collect flowers and press them
  • Learn how to use the diabolo
  • Talk to old people and learn about the past where you live
  • Pick cherries from the tree
  • Set yourself a new, athletic goal and train for it
  • Visit a place you have never been before (is usually not that far away).
  • Send postcards to friends and family from home
  • Plant something and watch it grow (maybe document it with photos!)
  • Make your own iced tea
  • Translate an English song into German
  • Rearrange or even repaint your room!
  • Think of a surprise for your parents

Regional activities during the summer holidays

Of course there are also holiday activities that are only feasible in certain regions.
For example, if you live in the mountains, then climbing is a good option.
If you live on the coast or near a large lake, you can do kitesurfing, windsurfing, SUP (stand up paddling), surfing and much more.
If you live in the city, you are faster in the cinema, in the museum or in the theater.

Special holiday savings offers

Many municipalities, cities, counties and federal states offer special offers for schoolchildren during the summer holidays.
With such an offer you can often travel cheaply by bus and train and get free entry to various facilities.
Just keep your eyes open for:

  • Guest cards
  • Holiday offers for buses and trains
  • Vacation tickets

Care offers for the school holidays in summer

Many parents are gainfully employed and cannot always take vacation during the entire school vacation.
Driving away with school-age children or looking after them at home is therefore only possible for parts of the annual school holidays in many families.
Supervised holiday activities for those who stayed at home are therefore especially in the summer holidays as part of the Vacation programs from cities and municipalities, partly also offered by the local associations.

From a certain age on is also the Participation in holiday camps, tent camps or supervised youth trips are a good opportunity for holiday care for schoolchildren.