29 April 2012

Our favourite summer activities

All Year Round is a quarterly link collection of spring, summer, autumn and winter posts sharing seasonal thoughts, pictures, activities, crafts, recipes, books, art, nature study, projects, celebrations and more. The All Year Round Blog Carnival: Spring is open until 14th May so there's still time to join us and link up your old and new spring posts.

The All Year Round Blog Carnival: Summer begins on 15th May. You're very welcome to get a button and let your friends know about the carnival. You can find out more about All Year Round here and also follow All Year Round on Pinterest. We're looking forward to seeing your summer links.


Carnival co-hosts:
sunnydaytodaymama, Mama Smiles, Winding Circle,
The Mahogany Way, Smiling like Sunshine, Home Baked,
famiglia&seoul, All Things Beautiful, Like Mama~Like Daughter,
Plain Vanilla Mom, Little Homeschool Blessings, Simple Whimsy,
2 Big, 2 Little, jabberwocky

If you'd be interested in hosting the carnival at your blog too please let me know in the comments or contact us here.

We've had a lot of rain here the last couple of weeks and it's still raining, but we're hoping that summer (and some sunshine) is on the way. These are some of our favourite summer activities.

Summer nature basket


A washing line

Making a mini pond

Garden days

Park days

The Botanic Garden

A festival

Car boot sales


A day at the seaside

Throwing pebbles in the sea

A pebble heart


Summer Carnival
Our favourite summer books
All Year Round Blog Carnival: get a button
All Year Round Pinterest


  1. It doesn't feel much like summer here yet, but your beautiful photos helped!

    Thanks for linking up to Learning Laboratory =)

  2. Lovely photos with lots of interesting ideas and hopefully the weather will improve soon. Mum and Dad

  3. I am interested in finding out more about co-hosting the carnival. I have really enjoyed being a part of this and think it is a very worthwhile thing! I really have no clue how to get involved, so please send info my way! Thanks! Hannah

    1. That would be great! I'll get in touch with the details. Thanks! :)

  4. I would love to host on Plain Vanilla Mom if you tell me how! This sound like fun :)

    1. Thank you! I'll get in touch to arrange it. :)

  5. I can't wait for summer! Beautiful photos.

  6. Lovely pictures - makes me all excited looking forward to summer. Just hopped over from TGIF linky.

  7. Oh great! Hope I can join in on this!

    Thanks for sharing on Family Frolics - I love your support and your posts! :)

  8. A great collection of outdoor activities just perfect for Country Kids, thank you for supporting me and linking up. Your posts are always so imaginative and fun.

  9. I love the washing line. Great fine motor skills practice! Thanks for sharing with the Kids Co-Op.

  10. Ooooh I can't wait for summer to come!!! All these lovely activities for us to try out!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy & Alissa

  11. We have had a LOT of rain too. Fingers crossed it stops soon.

    I love your summer activities, especially the pond making.

    Thanks for linking to Science Sparks xx

  12. Oh, how fun. I haven't started to really think about summer yet. I feel like spring has just really started. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I hope you are having a wonderful week!