Published: 2nd August 2021

Summer holiday ‘Boredom Buster’ challenge launched by BBFC

  • BBFC launch new challenge to keep families and kids busy this summer holiday

  • Throughout August, the BBFC is encouraging all school age children to pick a film to watch from a specially curated list, and take part in the accompanying movie inspired activity

  • Challenge devised by BBFC’s Youth Panel, who hope that film will inspire other children and teens across the UK

Today, the British Board of Film Classification has launched a ‘Boredom Buster’ challenge for children to take part in this summer holiday, in collaboration by the organisation's Youth Panel. 

The BBFC is calling all school age children to take part in their new summer holiday ‘Boredom Buster’ challenge with their families. The BBFC has curated a bespoke list of family films which are all rated U or PG, and have suggested a relevant group activity to do together inspired by the movie. 

Films and suggested activities include; Early Man (PG) and playing a game of football; Finding Dory (U) and going swimming; Miss Potter (PG) and writing a story; Coco (PG) and practicing a musical instrument; Kung Fu Panda (U) and practicing martial arts. 

Each week the BBFC will spotlight one film and activity on their social media channels, and are asking everyone taking part to share and tag them in their challenge and movie night photos. Each week the most creative entry will win a BBFC goody bag, filled with notebook, badge set, pen and mug. 

The challenge has been devised by the organisation's Youth Panel, who hope that film will inspire more children and young people across the UK. 

Sarah Peacock, Education and Compliance Manager for the BBFC, said: “This is a challenge for young people, designed by young people. Watching films together as a family isn’t just a great way to bond and spend time together, we believe that movies can really spark children’s imaginations. What better way to spend your summer holidays than a good old fashioned movie night, followed by an activity inspired by the film you’ve just watched? Children will have a ball pretending to be Peter Rabbit causing mischief gardening, or Dory in the swimming pool with their siblings. We can’t wait to see everyone’s activities and movie nights on social media.” 

The BBFC also have a range of other fun, educational activities on their website to keep kids busy this summer holiday: 

Read the full ‘Boredom Buster’ list on the BBFC’s website, and take part in the challenge from Monday 2 August.