Check out your local library and see what events they have on. Many libraries have reading groups or storytelling times that can be fun to go to. Even if the library isn’t holding an event you could get your child to pick out a book to take home and read together. To make it even more fun you could suggest a theme for the book to have or a character (like monsters, or time travel).
Visit your local museum, often entry is free and there are so many things to look at and learn about.
Set a project for everyone to work on. The project could be based around their favourite subject in school, where they live or any number of different things. A fun one could be about the history of the area you live in or even your home or street.
Give your child an old digital camera and get them to document their day in photos. At the end of the day get them to do a show and tell about their photos.
Cook something together. Kids love to make things and this is a perfect activity to help them learn some essential skills. Simple things like biscuits or a cake that can be enjoyed after dinner are good ideas to try!
Make a packed lunch and go exploring. You could take them for a walk somewhere new, visit some woodland, walk up a mountain, go to a park, the list of places to go exploring are pretty endless!
If the weather is bad how about a PJ day? Dig out the board games or a jigsaw and work on it together, watch some films, go through old photos together or read a book together.
Go on a bug-finding mission at a local park or in the garden, see how many different kinds of bug you can find, see if you can name them and find out about them on the internet.
Get them involved in something that you are doing or want to do, whether it is housework or decorating or something else. Make it fun by setting challenges such as how quickly they can gather the laundry together and get it to the machine or see how many red things they can find that need to be put away.
Gardening is always a fun activity, whether you have plants that need re-potting or seeds that need to be planted, weeding that needs doing or a bed that needs digging over, get the kids to help.