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10th Aug 2016

Things To Do With The Kids Over Summer

The long school summer holidays are well and truly upon us and keeping the kids entertained is a full-time job for any parent or grandparent.  But don't panic, there’s no need to break the bank, take some inspiration from our ideas of what to do with the kids this summer.  Discover free and cheap activities to keep the little ones busy and some great family days out.


Whether you've got toddlers, tweens or teens, we've got plenty of suggestions to keep your children entertained over the summer holidays until they head back to school in September.


Cooking with Kids

Everyone loves a sweet treat over the summer break, and what's better than baking with the kids and getting them involved in the cooking? From chocolate chip cookies to butterfly buns, they'll love getting messy in the kitchen (not forgetting the best bit of licking the bowl clean)!   If you need some new your bakeware, this Tefal Jamie Oliver 4 Piece Bakeware Set offers great value at £19.99!

Not an expert in the kitchen? Don't worry, the Mustard Frosty Friends Lolly Mould Set, at only £7.99, are great fun and the kids can make their own ice lollies using fruit juice or yoghurt for a healthy snack.  As they can be used over and over again, the possibilities are endless!


Kids Eat Free

If you want to treat the kids to eat out, many of the popular chain restaurants offer free kids meals when an accompanied by a paying adult.  It's worth checking out these offers on their websites before you go out, as sometimes you need to register and print off a voucher, but you get to feed to kids for a fraction of the price.


Trip to the Park

Make the most of the outdoors and take a trip to a park with the kids.  Discover some award-winning parks and open green spaces near you to spend the day.  If you want to pack a picnic, the Navigate Atlantic Family Cool Bag (£20.24) is perfect and has plenty of space for everything you'll need for a family picnic.  Then you can roll out your picnic blanket (£15.52) and relax in the knowledge you've enjoyed a day out that the kids loved too, and it hasn't cost you the earth!

Don't forget to fill a flask of tea for yourself, you can't beat the Thermos Stainless King Flask (£19.99).  Thermos flasks are also ideal for cold drinks in the summer if you prefer a frappuccino.


Visit a Library

A great activity for rainy days is to visit your local library and let the kids choose their own books.  It also squeezes something more educational into the holidays.  Many libraries also have activities and storytelling sessions each week, so it's worth checking with your local library to see what they have planned for the holidays.


Pokémon Go

With the Pokémon Go craze in full swing, teens with mobile devices can be entertained while you visit local points of interest in the summer holidays.  The Pokémon app is free to download, just make sure they're aware it will use data and to avoid any in-app purchases so there are no surprise bills to pay at the end of the holidays!

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