Almost two million parents admit to a fear of the school holidays.
The thought of entertaining children for six whole weeks is daunting to say the least.
According to new research by family activities app Hoop, parents' apprehension towards the long break reaches its peak at 8pm on Wednesday (July 19).
So, if you're worrying you don't have enough ideas of how to keep the kids entertained, fear not as here is our ultimate guide of how to survive the summer break.
Movie nights at Natural History Museum
To celebrate the arrival of the blue whale, the Natural History Museum will be revisiting some of the most favourite deep sea blockbusters including.
Relax under the stars
Films include Pretty Woman, Jungle Book and Ghostbusters .
Go to the cinema
Cineworld has opened a brand new 11-screen cinema in South Ruislip .
Watch Dunkirk at Science Museum
Christopher Nolan’s latest epic will be shown in IMAX 70mm 2D film – the largest commercial film format – at the South Kensington museum from its worldwide opening weekend.
UK's largest Lego exhibition Bricklive is returning to London and fans can see enormous sculptures, dive into brick pits and play with three million Lego bricks which will fill free-build zones.
If you're feeling adventurous, why not try a inflatable 5k run with giant obstacles .
Or try the world's longest inflatable obstacle course at Kempton Park Racecourse .
All diners at the American styled parlour will be given a 2-for-1 entry voucher to Thorpe Park in Chertsey for each transaction.
Visit a Museum
There are plenty of free museums to explore on your doorstep during the school holidays.
You'll have to put up with a long car journey to get there, but your kids will love you for taking them to the CBeebies Hotel .
Micro pig pop-up
Londoners will be able to pet miniature pigs and take selfies with rabbits on the lawn.
Take the kids tofor a family day out.
Family Days Outs:
When the weather takes a turn for the worse, there are still plenty of things to do in and around west London.
Places you need to visit:
Take a look at these 10 great places to visit for some fun with the kids .
Here are the best theme parks in easy reach of west London .
Save a penny
You don't always have to break the bank to keep kids entertained.
There are plenty of fun things to do in west London for under a tenner
Outdoor hidden gems
There are dozens of hidden gems in west London.
Food and drink:
Get your hands on some free ice-cream from Fuller's Kitchen as it tours around west London on a double decker bus .
The largest Asian foodhall has launched near Brent - and it looks amazing.
Mac 'n' cheese pizza
Treat the kids to a limited edition mac 'n' cheese stuffed crust pizza from Pizza Hut.
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