Monday 8 August 2022

Beating Boredom This Summer With A Fun Seaside Game


Do you ever plan nice days out or holidays to the seaside with your children and they complain they are bored? Now my own children are getting older (they are 7 and 9) they get bored a lot easier then they used to and simple games like eye spy no longer appeal to them for long. One thing they do like though is games and challenges as they are very competitive! 

On a day out I don't want to be lugging toys and big games or electronics out with us, I need something small and lightweight that we can pop in a backpack and can be easily transported. So the perfect game is of course a deck of cards. Now my children are 7 and 9 years old and they don't understand traditional card games just yet, but matching pairs is a simple game they have enjoyed for years. 

aura print matching pairs seaside card game

So what better then a Seaside edition of matching pairs from Aura Print you can even design your own deck of cards or tarot cards if that is more your thing, easily on their website. Small enough to fit in a bag or even your pocket they are perfect to take on a family day out, ideal for those moments when you need to keep the children entertained such as whilst waiting for food, on a car journey, waiting in a queue or just to have some fun. 

We took our deck of cards on a recent trip to Whitley Bay seaside and they were perfect for keeping the children entertained whilst we waited for some chips. It is just a simple matching pairs game but it has pictures of things you will see at the seaside on such as lighthouses, crabs, beach balls, seagulls, surfboards and sandcastles to name just a few. My children played snap whilst sitting on a bench waiting for lunch. 

children card game at the seaside

You can play matching pairs, snap or even use them to see if you can spot the objects on the cards yourself. Loads of possibilities from a simple deck of cards. My children liked them and I think they would appeal to younger children too. Ideal for just keeping in the car or a bag for days out when those boredom moments strike. 

You can't beat a day out at the seaside, I always find it so calming and even though it is such a simple day out my children adore it too. We paddle in the sea, search the rock pools to see what we can see, walk along the beach collecting shells and build sandcastles. Of course no trip to the seaside would be complete without some chips and a ice cream and maybe a go on the 2p machines in the arcades. It is definitely one of our favourite family days out and it is so low-cost too. 

Do you like a day out at the seaside and if so what do you do to keep the kids entertained? I would love to know in the comments below. 


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