Whether you’ve broken up already or you’ve still got a week to go, deck out your diary with these fun days out

It’s the time of year that every child longs for – and sometimes it’s the one time of year that parents dread. Why? Well, what exactly are you going to do to keep them occupied this summer holiday? Good news: we’ve done the work for you, finding out some of the best things to do all over the country this summer.

Thames RIB Experience, London

Zoom through the Thames on a rigid, high-speed inflatable boat, James Bond style, on a range of trips that include Embankment Pier to Tower Bridge, and a Thames Barrier experience, which goes at twice the speed from Embankment Pier to the Thames Flood Barrier and back again.

From £40 per adult; £28 per child

Jump Giants, Thurrock

Want to stay active AND have fun this summer? Get involved. This unique trampolining centre offers over 28,000 square feet of interconnected trampolines, so you can bounce from one to the other all day!

Entry from £3 per child; £8 for over 16s

Airkix Indoor Skydiving, Milton Keynes

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If you’ve not built up the courage to actually throw yourself out of a plane yet, this might be the alternative for you.

From £29.99

Waterworld Indoor Water Park, Stoke on Trent

The Great British summer might leave us with more rainy days than we’d hoped for, but Waterworld still offers a great excuse to get your swimsuit on. Zoom down huge waterslides and take a dip in the pools of the UK’s No1 indoor water park.

From £9.49 for admission

Longleat Safari Park, Wiltshire

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Take a drive through Longleat Safari park and get up-close and personal with lions, tigers, bears, monkeys, cheetahs… the list goes on.

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