It’s summer time! The sun has been shining for most of us and we are well and truly into the summer holidays. Of course, the excitement may be short lived for a lot of parents, as many will be racking their brains to find plenty of fun holiday activities for kids that don’t break the bank. With many top family attractions costing more than we’d care to spend, it can be difficult to find things to do that will keep the kids entertained. But fear not, as our bargain hunters are here to come to your rescue with our parents’ summer survival guide! From cheap toys for kids to savings at top UK attractions for families, we’ve plenty of ideas to keep your little ones happy this summer.
While for adults, six weeks of doing nothing may seem like a dream come true, but for kids, it’s most definitely not an option! Most parents will be aware that when the kids are bored, it’s a nightmare for all involved! But we can’t afford a fun and exciting day of adventure every day of the summer holiday. So what do we do? Well thankfully, most retailers this time of year will be well aware that they need to keep their shelves well stocked with cheap toys for kids, so sourcing them should be nice and easy.
One of the most popular offers that is sure to go down well this summer is the Argos toys 2 for £15 deal. It’s what it says on the tin, and their range caters for children of all ages and different interests. Perfect for a few additions to the toy boxes! There’s hundreds of toys available featuring their favourite characters too, from Toy Story to LOL Surprise, so you can cater to even the fussiest of tastes! Of course, it’s not just toys you can save on with an Argos voucher code either. They have plenty of summertime deals on outdoor toys, paddling pools, and sports gear, meaning that you can be well equipped, whatever the weather.
When it comes to holiday activities for kids, another great go-to option is arts and crafts. If your little ones are feeling creative, you can stock up on colouring books, craft supplies and kiddie friendly craft kits to keep the boredom at bay. Brands such as The Works, Hobbycraft and Baker Ross have a fantastic selection of goodies that should keep little hands amused for hours.
Family Friendly Fun
It’s always nice to enjoy a little family time during the summer, but for a lot of us, our finances can often restrict us in terms of what we do. Thankfully, brands such as Kids Pass are brilliant at saving families money on some top quality time together. Signing up with our Kids Pass voucher codes means you can take advantage of kids eat free offers in a huge variety of restaurants, and save a bundle on top UK attractions for families.You’ll also be able to save money on cinema tickets, which is perfect for introducing your little cubs to the joys of The Lion King! There you have it, just one idea for a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family!
And if you fancy something a little more adventurous, signing up for a Kids Pass will also help you there too. Choose from a wide selection of family friendly theme parks such as Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Drayton Manor and Go Ape, plus loads more. Not only will it help you save money at top family attractions across the UK, but you can even find some great money off deals on family holidays at resorts such as Butlins, Haven, and Eurocamp too.
A Healthy & Happy Holiday
It may not seem like a way to keep the kids entertained as such, but keeping the medicine cupboard well stocked is one way to ensure that your little ones stay happy and healthy this summer. One way you can do this is to stock up and save using a Boots discount code! If you’re off on your travels you can pick up all the healthcare essentials you’ll need such as sunscreen, insect repellent and travel sickness pills - not just for the kids but for you too! Even if you’re planning more of a staycation this summer, you can still take advantage of what the Boots online pharmacy has to offer. Keep the bathroom well stocked with first aid essentials such as plasters and antiseptic cream for any cuts and scrapes, ensure you some rehydration sachets in case of any upset tummies, and plenty of Calpol for any other ailments! It may also be worth picking up a few vitamins to boost their immune system before they head back to school in September too.
Safety in the Sunshine
Of course with the glorious weather we’ve been having, sun protection for kids is a must. Regularly top up their sunscreen, make sure they wear a hat, and drink plenty of water. If you struggle to get your little ones to drink enough, you can’t go wrong with a water bottle branded with their favourite characters to encourage them to drink up! When it comes to sunscreen, many retailers stock products designed especially for children. In addition to having high SPF, they’ll also be kind to sensitive skin, and many will have extra water resistance. If you struggle to get your kids to keep still while you apply it, brands such as Nivea offer products such as their Kids Protect & Care Coloured Roll-On. The roll on bottle and coloured format will encourage them to apply it themselves, plus they apply in bright and funky colours meaning they can easily see bits they might have missed!
By Amy Jackson, 31st July 2019