Now that my son is older (almost 14) there is not so much of the panic of what he is going to do all holidays. He is also now into reading (librarian/teacher mum sings hallelujah!) so is happy to sit in a corner and read.
But I understand that for many of my friends, and others around the country, these two weeks can be a real pain in the neck to organise.
For working parents there is the do we take leave vs expensive holiday programmes.
For stay-at-home parents there is how do we entertain them all day vs keeping peace in the home.
So a mix of day trips out, play dates, and planned activities usually get us through.