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The sun’s shining, the days are long and excitement is in the air. With the summer holidays just around the corner, the kids will be looking forward to six uninterrupted weeks of freedom from the classroom. It’s the perfect time to kick-back and relax as a family. The warmer months are just what you need to enjoy a little family bonding, from laughter-filled days out in the countryside to afternoons spent building sandcastles at the seaside.

However, with no school throughout the week and little ones to keep occupied, the summer break can quickly get expensive. If you’re wondering how to make your money go further during the holidays, there are plenty of things you can do at home which won’t break the bank. With a little imagination, an action-packed summer on a budget is yours to enjoy. Embrace the opportunity to get creative – by day, play games in the garden and by night, snuggle up on the sofa and enjoy a fantastic family film night.
Read on to discover ideas and inspiration for things you can do to make sure your kids have a fantastic summer holiday.

Bring the garden to life

Transform your garden into a fun-filled paradise with a DIY adventure playground. Tunnels, swings, climbing walls, chalkboards – fill your garden with everything you can think of to create a world of excitement for your children and keep them active for hours on end.
If the sun’s blazing, invest in a paddling pool. Your kids can splash and play to their hearts’ content while keeping cool in the heat. You can even invite some friends to come and join in the fun. Host a mini-pool party or set out a teddy bears’ picnic for their school friends.
For even more garden excitement, build a craft station and let them create their own nature pictures or spend some time together planting flowers and creating a vegetable patch. You’ll be able to watch how your garden grows over the holidays, giving the kids a real sense of achievement.

Build your very own home cinema

If Britain’s frankly unpredictable weather takes a turn, or if you just fancy an evening cosied up together, creating your own home cinema is both practical and fun. Put on your favourite family flicks, grab a bowl of tasty snacks and snuggle up on the sofa – it’s a great way for little ones to relax after a full day of playing.
The Majestic is the perfect sofa for a family with kids. The corner option means everyone can enjoy a good view of the TV, while the matching footstool means you can spread out and really get comfy. You can even choose between foam and fibre seating for that added touch of snug while you relax.

Learn new skills together

With school all packed up for summer, now could be an exciting time for you and your children to learn new skills together. Bust out the baking attire and get measuring, mixing and decorating delicious sweet treats, or get crafty by making strings of colourful bunting or pillows for your adventure garden.
If your child’s a little older, you could try learning a new language together or making something cool for their bedroom, like a table or magazine rack. It’s a great way to spend some time bonding and they’ll have something to keep for the long-term.

Get creative

Lazy afternoons don’t have to be dull. Dig out the art supplies and get their imaginations running wild with tonnes of fun drawing and colouring games. You can make cards for family members’ upcoming birthdays or other celebrations.
For something a little bit different, let them design their very own living room by downloading our room set. They’ll be able to colour and create what they think is the perfect family room – definitely one for the fridge.
If your kids want to sit down in front of the TV to do their colouring, our Farrow sofa is ideal. This style of sofa fits flawlessly into any room and the pigmented leather option means it’s easy to wipe clean if accidents happen.
There’s loads of exciting activities and things you can do with your children this summer to keep them entertained while spending some lovely quality time together as a family.

Get creative

Lazy afternoons don’t have to be dull. Dig out the art supplies and get their imaginations running wild with tonnes of fun drawing and colouring games. You can make cards for family members’ upcoming birthdays or other celebrations.
For something a little bit different, let them design their very own living room by downloading our room set. They’ll be able to colour and create what they think is the perfect family room – definitely one for the fridge.
If your kids want to sit down in front of the TV to do their colouring, our Farrow sofa is ideal. This style of sofa fits flawlessly into any room and the pigmented leather option means it’s easy to wipe clean if accidents happen.
There’s loads of exciting activities and things you can do with your children this summer to keep them entertained while spending some lovely quality time together as a family.

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