It’s nice to do things together as a family but some activities seem to cost so much it makes it impossible to do them on a tight budget, especially if you have more than one child wanting to do different things.
There are free and low-cost activities available for families to do together.
Let's Go Outside
The adult and community learning family learning team have put together a pack of resources for each area in Warwickshire full of things you can do with your children over the summer. Click on the links below to download a pack for your area.
- Let's Go Outside Central Warwickshire (PDF, 4.9 MB)
- Let's Go Outside East Warwickshire (PDF,5.9 MB)
- Let's Go Outside North Warwickshire (PDF, 5.0 MB)
- Let's Go Outside South Warwickshire (PDF, 4.9 MB)
Children and family centres
Children and family centres run a variety of regular group activities and support for families. Contact your local centre to find out what activities and support are currently running for you and your family.
Your Guide to Family Learning in Warwickshire
Family learning is about learning together as a family. There is a range of courses on offer run from schools and children and family centres. Some are for adults only and some for parents and children together.
Families offers inspiration and family ideas for where you live. Put your postcode in the Families site search finder to find ideas and activities in your area.
Our libraries offer regular children's activities from birth to teens.
Change Makers Healthy Lifestyles Programme teaches Warwickshire families about good nutrition, staying active and other healthy living topics. Change Makers is a free service for anyone with a child aged 4 to 19, or up to 25 for individuals with SEND. We offer one-to-one support, parent/carer workshops and a seven-week programme. The whole family can get involved in activities like preparing and tasting food and playing games, as well as lots of practical advice and tips for a healthy lifestyle.
Fitter Futures Warwickshire
Fitter Futures Warwickshire offers a range of activities based around creating healthy lifestyles and getting involved in physical activity.
Health for Kids
Health for Kids is a fun page of topics to do with your children around staying healthy, illness and feelings.
Warwickshire Directory - parent and child activities
Toddle About Warwickshire
Toddle About Warwickshire lists activities for parents with children aged zero to five.
Primary Times Activities in Warwickshire and Solihull
Primary times is a free what's on/where to go/what to do for parents of primary school children. The magazine should be distributed into school at the start of each half and full term holiday. If you don't receive this magazine or don't have it any more you can find all the information on their website.
Raring to Go
This is a free magazine for what's on/where to go/what to do for parents of primary school children in South Warwickshire or Coventry and Nuneaton. If you don't receive this magazine through your school, you can find all the information on the website.
Little Ankle Biters
Little Ankle Biters has information for families in Warwickshire for what's on, days out, eating out, groups, sports, clubs and parties.
Dad Info has a whole range of information and topics on being a dad. Select the lifestyle tab from the drop-down banner to find ideas for play and days out.
SENDirect is provided by Contact to help families with SEND find the right services for support, advice and activities in their local area.
Contact holidays, play and leisure
Contact holidays, play and leisure is a downloadable guide for families with children with additional needs. It is packed with information about what to do with your children, things to think about and where to find activities.
Warwickshire 50 things to do before you’re five
Download the app to find 50 activities you can do with your child. Each of the activities has been carefully developed by education experts and early years practitioners in consultation with parents. Fully inclusive and linked to Warwickshire’s diverse community.