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5 Most Unusual Activities Your Kids Should Try, from Bubele

We've partnered with Bubele to bring you great ideas of things to do with your kids. Our first feature is the 5 Most Unusual Activities Your Kids Should Try. Let us know if you've tried any of them! For parents who have grown tired of the traditional nursery rhyme groups and football classes we are seeing an explosion of new and exciting kids activities. Some have been created to appeal to the parents as much as the kids, such as baby raves and family festivals, and others are tapping into previous uncharted territory and offering children the chance to get into interesting and unusual hobbies from a young age. Here are Bubele’s picks of 5 of the most unusual activities available to help your kids push their own boundaries.   Archaeology Guaranteed to grab your kids’ attention, and help them develop an appreciation of  history through trying to reconstruct what happened in the past. Now kids don’t have to stick to finding out about history at school, or by watching Time Team, but they (and their parents) can get involved in real digs. One company offering archaeological opportunities is Digventures (https://digventures.com) where kids can get involved as part of a digital dig team that keeps track of new discoveries, try their hand at reconstructing old artifacts or actually take part in fieldwork by joining the excavation team!   Swimming Swimming is a vital skill, but it isn’t always easy to tempt little ones into the pool. Some companies have started to put a new spin on learning to paddle by bringing in other exciting elements. Props and Goggles (https://www.propsandgoggles.com) is an aquatic theatre company which creates innovative and exciting experiences in water. They utilise costumes, props and the use of storytelling to captivate young audiences, whilst teaching children the basic and fundamental water confidence skills which are so important. Splash Mermaid Academy (https://www.facebook.com/SplashMermaidAcademy) are Manchester’s 1st qualified mermaid instructors. During lessons, trainee mermaids get to wear a tail, join in mermaid skills, treasure hunts, games and races whilst gaining confidence in the water and learning valuable skills.   Active Kids Three of our favourites are: rock climbing, archery and tai chi. You may not live nearby the hilly areas of UK, but don’t worry, there are a host of clubs and businesses out there to provide rock-climbing training and advice to your kids. Awesome Walls (https://www.awesomewalls.co.uk/climbing-centres/liverpool/kids-clubs) are one such organization. With expert trainers to train beginners, your kids will be giving Spiderman a run for his money in no time. If the Hunger Games were more popular in your house, then what about Archery? It requires concentration as well as patience, so can be an excellent activity for kids. Archery GB (http://www.archerygb.org/home.php) details your nearest club where kids can sign up for lessons. If you were hoping for a more relaxed hobby then Tai Chi is an ancient martial arts skill that is mainly focused on self development and health. Tai Chi can be helpful in developing your child’s ability to focus, coordination and body awareness. It can help to instill self discipline and improve self confidence. Mei Quan (http://www.taichinews.com/classes/children) have a host of lessons for children of all abilities to join.   Bushcraft If you would like your kids to spend more time outdoors and learn some practical skills, then The Big Hat Bush Camp (http://bighatbushcamp.co.uk) is a great activity which brings the whole family together. This Bushcraft camp enhances children’s knowledge and confidence in the outdoors. Designed to very promote teamwork, leadership and a passion for great outdoors; activities include campfire cooking, matchless fire lighting, navigation, and shelter building.   Music Whether you and your kids are into classical music, or classic rock, there is a family event for you. Baby Broadway (http://babybroadway.co.uk) host concerts for the whole family. Filled with music from showtunes with West End performers, these concerts are guaranteed to have parents and kids bobbing along to the music. Chalk (http://www.wearechalk.co.uk) based in Newcastle host regular Baby Ballads sessions. With instruments for the babies, say goodbye to Baa Baa Black Sheep, tunes to be belted out at these sessions include power ballads, indie greats, and girl band classics. Meanwhile in the South West, Don’t Believe the Hype (http://www.dontbelievethehype.biz/totrockinbeats/) hold regular family parties, with live DJs, a licensed bar, soft play and face painters, they proudly state they are putting families on the dancefloor and babysitters out of business. Bubele is your UK-wide network of local editors curating the best activities for your family near you. Sign up for your newsletter here 

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