Rainy Days or Sunny Days – Keeping the kids entertained

Rainy Days or Sunny Days – Keeping the kids entertained

It may technically be summer, but sometimes the weather in the UK doesn’t always know that. Rainy days are just as numerous as sunny ones, sometimes even more frequent – which can present a challenge for families who want to make the best use of their time off! If you are constantly trying to find ways to keep the kids from getting bored over the holidays, read on for some fun new ways to keep the kids entertained during the summer holidays – come rain or shine.

You’ll definitely want to check out any free activities in your local area. Parks, botanical gardens and nature walks are a great way to stay active on sunny days, while on the grey days, many museums and libraries have free admission and educational activities for the whole family.

LeapFrog LeapStart Pad

And for the days at home, we’ve got toys, games and activities that can keep the kids happy for hours on end regardless of the weather.

Rainy Days

For those long days when you’re stuck indoors, it’s all about crafting, learning and imaginative play to really make the most of quieter times. The PAINT-station Anti-gravity Easel is an innovative paint range that uses anti-gravity technology to help kids explore their creative side, whether they’re sitting, lying down, or even upside down! Each pod provides over 100 paintings, so this will last you through the holidays – and longer. The  Leapstart 2.0 is an activity book and learning tool that complements the UK national curriculum and comes recommended by 97% of teachers – and they should know!

Minions Aquabeads

 

 

For crafty kids of all ages, we’ve got the Mr Maker Magic Make Case, an activity box absolutely packed with clever supplies – up to and including sequins and googly eyes! – and the Minions Aquabeads Playset for slightly older kids. Of course, LEGO is an all-time favourite activity, and Littlewoods has a massive range of LEGO options, like the City Coast Guard Heavy-duty Rescue Helicopter, complete with a lighthouse, and kayak, and even a shark! For activities you can do as a family, the Game of Life Classic board game has spanned the generations, or kick back on the sofa together, make some popcorn, and watch the utterly charming hit musical Sing on DVD.

 

 

Sunny Days

Swigball All Surface BasketballWhen they sun comes out, we all want to be outside as much as possible – kids especially! For your sporty ones, how about the Messi Medium Training Goal, complete with ball & pump, or the Swingball All-Surface Basketball set – a hoop and ball that can be set up in the garden, drive, or even indoors! Fisher-Price has been making high-quality and much-loved kids’ toys and activities for nearly 90 years, and their Bouncy Castle is no exception. It’s super-tough vinyl with pre-tested safety valves, so it can withstand some serious bouncing!

Nerf Super Soaker Floodinator

 

 

 

 

For a day out in the Wild West, there’s the Kidkraft Play Teepee, a fun twist on the classic tent. And if the weather gets hot, the Nerf Super Soaker Floodinator will cool everyone down. Little girls will love this Wired Folding In-Line Scooter in pink – and you’ll love that you can just fold it up, put it in the car boot, and take it anywhere. The jungle-themed Inflatable Value Set has lots of outdoor games all in one: a limbo bar, snakes and ladders, and a ring toss game. And finally, for a really special day out, check out the Virgin Experience Days Go Ape Junior Tree Top Adventure for Two. With over a dozen locations across the UK, you’ll have your choice of where to take your little one on an unforgettable outdoor exploration adventure!

Wishing you a joyful summer holiday!

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