7 activity ideas for your family photo session this summer

I think it’s safe to say that summer has arrived.

The school holidays are just around the corner and we’re looking forward to trips to the beach and the park as well as plenty of time just hanging out at home.

If you’re thinking of booking a family photo session in Swansea this summer, you might be wondering what to do during your session.  Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!  Here are seven activity ideas for your family photo session this summer.


Fly a kite

The weather conditions on the coast along Swansea bay are quite often just right for kite flying.

If you want to make more of an activity of it you can let the children make their own kites to try and fly.  Or have some fun with kite-themed arts and crafts at home.


Go to the park

There are so many parks on our doorstep here in Swansea and they’re a great place to go with the family for a relaxed photo session.

Brynmill park gives you various options for activities from playing on the swings, to feeding the ducks, to balancing on the wall on the way round to the kiosk.  When you have young children it can feel like you spend half your life at the local park, so it makes sense to capture this stage of your life there!


Head to the beach

Make the most of the warm weather and let the children paddle in the sea.

Build sandcastles, dig holes, then try and get the little ones to sit still long enough to have a bite to eat!


Pack a picnic

Grab a blanket and basket full of sandwiches and cakes and head out for a family picnic.

You could do this in the park, at the beach, or in your back garden.  And if it rains you can even do this on the living room floor.


Hang out at home

If you would rather stay at home for your photo session there are all sorts of things you could do there.

Bring out the bubbles, get arty with some pavement chalks in the garden, or play some garden games.  Giant jenga anyone?!



Cool down in the water

Go for a paddle in the sea or let the kids splash around at Blackpill Lido.

Or have fun with water at home.  You can get the trusty paddling pool out, have a big waterfight (just keep me out of it!) or take care of the garden with the hose or a watering can.


Go out for ice cream

Take the family out for a classic Joe’s ice cream.  Or have a walk in Mumbles ending with a cone from Verdi’s.

If you’re feeling creative then gather up some fun toppings and make ice cream sundaes together at home.  Sprinkles and strawberry sauce are great ingredients for colourful family photos!



Keep cool in the woods

If you want to head out somewhere for your photo session but want to avoid the summer heat a bit then the woods are a great option.

Clyne woods is great for exploring, wandering down plant-lined pathways, relaxing in patches of open woodland, and splashing stones into streams and pools.  And if you wander enough you’ll come out by the playground where the children can climb and swing and slide.


If none of these ideas jump out at you, then take a bit of time to think about what you and your family love to get up to in the summer months.

What do you love to do all together, and where do you most like to spend your time?

I can help you out with this if you’d like to have a session but aren’t really sure what to do for it.  Just get in touch!


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