A Soggy Summer in Dunfermline, Fife
23rd July 2012
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During this spectacular summer (note the sarcasm) I'm sure many parents, like myself, are wondering what to do with our children during the long and arduous summer holidays.  Now don't get me wrong I actually quite enjoy having the children at home but this summer has been particularly challenging so far.  To put you in the picture my eldest son is at Dunfermline High School and due to the new School being built he has nine, yes you read that correctly, nine weeks holiday!  

Thankfully in Dunfermline and Fife in general there are many activities that youngsters can get involved in however the art of making it through these nine weeks is keeping the children entertained without bankrupting ourselves in the process.  I'll tell you what we've been doing so far, please feel free to add your own ideas too.  

Beacon Leisure Centre, Burnisland http://www.fifeleisure.org.uk/leisurecentres/beacon/beacon.html, Quid a Kid deal.  We visited here today, I took my youngest son and his friend, they had an absolutely fantastic time.  Why did I drive all the way to Burntisland when we have the newly opened Carnegie Leisure Centre in Dunfermline?  It's all about the flumes and the wave machine when you are 10 years old.  Coffee's not bad either.  

Odeon Kids http://www.odeon.co.uk/fanatic/kids-season/, it's hard to beat the Cinema on a wet, rainy day.  If, like us, you don't go often you may find that you haven't seen most of the films shown in the morning slot occupied by Odeon Kids.  With pocket money prices and adults go free the Cinema doesn't get much cheaper than this!  That is unless you go to Abbot House, Dunfermline http://www.abbothouse.co.uk/ on a Wednesday morning at 11am.  During the School holidays Abbot House are showing fun, history, FREE film showings on the big screen!  Give them a call for more information 01383 733266.  

How about a spot of 10 pin bowling http://www.bowlplex.co.uk/feeds/home-banner/one-cool-summer.aspx £2 per person per game, Monday to Friday 10am until 11am.  

If the rain ever does stop I'm thinking about a visit to one of these free Historic Scotland properties in Fife http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/index/places/propertyresults.htm.  

Whatever you are up to over the holidays have fun, why not share some of your ideas for days out and trips in Fife!  

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Sarah N

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I am married with two boys and three dogs. I enjoy going the gym to get away from them all. I am a Legal Secretary by trade and the co owner of Ask Girl Friday (PA, VA, Secretary for Hire).

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