Instead of worrying about how you’ll keep your kids entertained these school holidays, embrace the extra time (and the extra hours of sunlight) and encourage them to swap their screens for the great outdoors. Set up a challenge course around the backyard (think: crawl under the trampoline then climb over the picnic table) and add their chosen sport into the mix to keep their skills up (think: dribble a basketball from one end of the driveway to the other or kick five goals into the back of the net). pack some sports equipment too. Football and rugby balls don’t take up much room, and cricket improvisation is easy when you repurpose a chilly bin as wickets. remain competitive, encourage your kids to make fitness and basic skills maintenance a daily habit.