With the summer quickly approaching, most of us mums will be thinking about ways that we can keep the little ones entertained during the school holidays. And whilst the nation’s theme parks are fun, I’m not a big fan of waiting in endless queues.


So I’ve been researching some of the UK’s biggest sporting events that look like a good bet for providing some family-friendly entertainment!

Wimbledon Tennis Championships

One of the UK’s best-loved and most traditional events is undoubtedly the Wimbledon Tennis Championships that runs from 27 June to 10 July. This is a great kid-friendly event as it’s well organised, and I’m sure the kids will lap up the prospect of strawberries and cream!

Tickets for the event are relatively cheap at around £25 per day, but you should definitely let the kids know when to keep quiet on Central Court. And a good way for adults to really ramp up the excitement is to have a bet to see whether Andy Murray can win his second Wimbledon title. It’s really easy to do this via Betway as they have a smartphone-friendly site that offers all of the latest odds in a way that’s simple to understand.

British Grand Prix

All children will love the sound of fast cars in action and the British Grand Prix on 10 July is a great way to introduce them to this exciting sport. Adult tickets are not exactly cheap at £185 each, but the fact that kids under ten get in free is definitely helpful, although the Silverstone website says that race-day tickets are 90% sold out so best get in there fast!

The great thing about visiting a Grand Prix is that it’s about so much more than the race, as the whole atmosphere around the racetrack is endlessly fascinating with lots of celebrity-spotting to enjoy. Plus there are also musical performances booked in from many chart-topping artists like Texas and Scouting For Girls which means that the kids will never get bored!

London Anniversary Games

I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s excited by the prospect of the Rio 16 Olympic Games. However, our family finances are not looking like being able to afford a flight to Brazil anytime soon, and that’s why a trip to the London Anniversary Games could be a cheaper option.

This fun athletic event takes place at the London Olympic Stadium from 22 to 24 July and will feature some of the world’s best athletes preparing for the Olympics including the likes of the legendary sprinter Usain Bolt!

So if you’re stuck for ideas of how to entertain the family this summer, be sure to check out some top sporting events for a great bet on how to keep everyone happy!