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The kids are whooping with delight and you are looking forward to weeks of not having to get up, make lunches and get the kids out of the door and on their way to school with all their books, their lunch and some vaguely weather-appropriate clothing.
Then the truth will suddenly strike you. You now have to keep them busy for the whole of the summer holidays!
Fear not, for eParenting is here to give you all the help advice and ideas that you need to keep your kids entertained all summer long - happy, busy and safe.
Just think of it as your complete summer holiday survival guide, from ideas to keep the kids busy at home, ideas for days out plus how to keep them safe all through the summer holidays.
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Let's get started with ideas for things to do at home, whether the sun shines or the rain decides to pour - everything from crafts and games to things to do in the garden.
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Lots of things to do in the summer whether you are nipping out for a couple of hours, going to make a day of it or planning a holiday or a short break.
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Get your school holidays organised with our free printable school holiday week planners.
It may not be the most exciting thing to think about in the summer, but a few safety precautions will make your summer go much more smoothly - or even prevent it being spoilt completely.
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About eParenting: eParenting was started by Jacqui O'Brien in 2004. At the time her kids were 1 and 4 and kept her nice and busy. Now they are teenagers and still keeping her pretty busy!