Fabulous ideas for keeping the kids entertained during the holidays
Don't let the Summer holidays fill you with dread, we've some fabulous ideas for keeping your kids entertained even if the weather is bad or you don't have a garden space where they can play.
The Tunbridge Wells
Play tents are always a good idea any time of the year. Make them yourself from curtains and lengths of fabric and you'll be able to customise them to suit the likes of your child.
Kids of all ages love to climb and rather than have them clambering all over your furniture give them their own climbing space.
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Quick, easy and relatively inexpensive, make a ball pool using an inflatable paddling pool for toddlers and you'll be able to place it any where in the home where you can keep a watchful eye.
Transform you stairs into a slide using an ingenious stair-slide kit. It's robust and will keep the kids entertained for hours – you might get to have a go too!
Drawing for Kids Painting is always fun – make it a little different by giving your kids a theme or idea on which to focus. These hand-prints are easy and a great way for kids to make wall-art for their bedroom.
Fancy making cup-cakes but don't want to eat them? These cute cup-cake flowers will look stunning on any kitchen r dining room table.
The Fair Verona
A bespoke activity playroom may be out of your budget, but you can add various activities according to available space. All bedrooms have walls so why not use them as a climbing wall? Great idea for older children, and it'll keep them fit as well.
Indoor gardening is perfect for kids of all ages; if you grown cress rather than grass they'll be able to eat the fruits of their labour too.
Get the kids into the kitchen and baking. Cup-cakes are ideal for home baking – use PVC or oilcloth fabric table cloths to help protect your table.
Make & Takes
Be pirates for a day. It may need a little organisation on your part, but the lack of whining will be well worth your effort.
Weather stopping your kids from going outside to play? No worries, bring outside inside with a nature inspired room.
What To Expect
Use masking tape to make a hop-scotch play area in your hallway.
Play tents don't have to be brought ready made – chairs and old quilt cover or blanket and some floor cushions will do the trick just as well.
Architecture Art Designs
You'll need a place to display all the masterpieces your child makes during the holidays. This fabulous idea will save your fridge from being plastered with the latest works of art!