It’s here again, the Great British Summer Time. It’s only a few weeks in and we’ve already had a whole spectrum of weather, from a heat wave to floods! And the schools have only just broken up. Which poses the question, what to do to keep the kids entertained this summer, without breaking the bank? Here are our top 5 tips from Roman at Home…
1. Picnics out
Just because you’re heading out, doesn’t mean it has to be expensive. There is plenty to do that is kind to the purse strings. Head to your local park, a beach or a forest and take your own picnic, so you don’t have to spend a fortune on sandwiches and drinks. Not sure where to go, then check out the National Trust website for inspiration on places to visit.
Be prepared and pack your picnic into a family sized coolbag, such as our Walls Family Coolbag which is spacious enough for the whole family’s treats.
2. Get Crafty
Encourage some creativity amongst your youngsters with some art and crafts. This is a great activity for when the weather is not so good. Head down to your local craft shop, to get prepared for the greyer days with a variety of activities to choose from – whether it be candle making, painting, model aeroplanes or jewellery making, there is something to keep all little boys or girls entertained.
Be sure to protect your table, with one of our wipe-clean PVC floral Tablecloths.
3. Daytrips out
Whether the sun is shining or not, there is a wide range of daytrips out that can keep the kids entertained. From museums, to castles, the UK has so much to offer whatever the weather. Check out Visit Britain, for free and cheap days out for the kids.
4. Fun in the kitchen
When the weather is not at its best, you can have a whole host of fun in the kitchen with little ones. You can bake tasty cakes for them to enjoy, but also introduce them to cooking, which is a great way to talk about where fruit and veg come from and for them to learn about nutrition.
Our kids aprons will make sure your little chefs’ clothes stay nice and clean.
5. Get Sporty
After the success of our home-grown sportsmen over the last few weeks, what better time to get your kids into sport. Whether you take a leaf out of Chris Froome’s book and head out on your bike, or indulge in some garden or park sports, such as tennis, cricket, or rounders. Sport is a great way to keep youngsters entertained, whilst also running off all that excess energy, whilst encouraging a healthier lifestyle.
Whatever the weather, we hope you have a great summer!