The summer of 2022 is like no other. We’re experiencing some of the hottest days ever recorded, airlines are struggling with flights, and there are lengthy queues at ports. Here’s to staying home and having fun in the garden with the kids this summer!
We’ve compiled a few ideas of toys, games, and fun things to do at home and in the garden during the school holidays to have summer fun at home with the kids.
Words by Rachel McAlley
Little Ones & Toddlers
For little ones that are sitting up independently and like to play with their fingers, check out Little Dutch, Stacking Ring. This is a playful toy from the Pure & Nature Collection, which encourages children to stack wooden rings on to a post in size order. It helps give children good hand-eye coordination and stimulates their fine motor skills. The toy is made from FSC certified wood. Priced at £16.50 from The Hut.
For toddlers that love getting dirty, take a look at Dantoy Bio Green Toys, Gardening Kit. This dinky set is perfect for future horticulturists and it helps develop fine motor skills, encourages creativity and imagination. The kit includes 1 x watering can, 1 x shovel, 1 x rake, 2 x gardening pots, 3 x carrots, 2 x signs and a sheet of stickers. It is made from Bioplastic, which is 90% sugar cane, which is 100% sustainable and 100% recyclable. Priced at £29 from Smallable.
Primary Aged Kids
For budding Tour de France cyclists the Huffy Bikes Crème Soda 16” Wheel Size Unisex Bike is ideal. Aimed at children aged between 4 and 6, this bike is a classic design with calliper brakes, plus adjustable seat and handlebars. The stabilisers are included and can be removed when not needed. Furthermore, it’s a great bike to take around the local area and learn to ride. Priced at £120 from Argos.
For the child that is a board game master, Cheatwell, Family Quiz Night Game should be on their radar. Ditch the TV, mobile devices and settle down for a fun time with this board game. For children aged 8+ this family game has 1,200 questions suitable for both children and adults. Moreover, there are 8 topics including Movies, Science & Nature, TV, People, History, Geography, Music, and Pot Luck! Priced at £25 from The Toy Shop.
Kids of All Ages
For kids that camp in the garden, we say hello to The Sweet Reason Company, Camping Indulgent Marshmallow Toasting Kit. As night settles and the tent is ready for sleeping, crack open the Ultimate Toasting Box and tuck in. The box includes 2 x bags marshmallows (salted caramel and raspberry), 6 x bamboo skewers, and a smokeless/odourless brazier. Priced at £27.50.
You may prefer wooden climbing frames that make your kids fit and healthy. Also, you may prefer a home store near you that provides the best toy for your kid’s birthday gift. Here’s to having some serious summer fun at home with the kids!