With two bank holidays and Easter Sunday in just a few days time, there’s certainly lots to look forward to this weekend.
However, if you have little ones running around then all that free time might fill you with a small sense of dread, wondering how to keep them busy and out of trouble.
If that’s the case then might we suggest it’s time for a shopping spree – because our retailers have plenty on their shelves to keep children entertained over the long weekend.
HMV, Clifford the Big Red Dog
While games and crafts might be more popular options for parents, there’s nothing wrong with treating them to a little screen time every now and again. Why not pick up a hit movie from previous years, like this live action film of Clifford the Big Red Dog?
Claire’s, Mix Your Own Slime & Sparkles Mega Putty Bucket
If you have little ones in your life then there’s a good chance that they’re fans of slime. Rather than buying them a ready-made tub, this DIY slime bucket includes everything they need to get creative and make their own.
Next, Egg Hunt Kit
It is the Easter weekend, after all, so youngsters are sure to appreciate an Easter Egg hunt if you have the time to set it up. This handy kit from Next makes the preparation easy, with adorable signs, baskets and even headpieces.
The Entertainer, Jack’s Grow&Decorate Your Own Unicorn Garden
Gardening is a fun activity to get little ones spending time in the great outdoors and this Unicorn Garden is a fantastic place to start. Plant pansies, snapdragon, gerbera and forget-me-nots and then add some paint, glitter and gems to complete the look.
Waterstones, Snakes and Ladders Wooden Game
There are hundreds of games out there to choose from, but nothing beats a classic. Snakes and Ladders is not only a lot of fun but the rules are relatively simple too – making it a brilliant choice for younger gamers.
Be More Geek, Animal Crossings New Horizons 500 Piece Puzzle
If they’re a fan of hit game Animal Crossing then this puzzle might just be the solution to get there to tear their eyes away from the screen. They can tackle this charming beach scene alone or with friends and it’s sure to keep them busy for hours.
The Works, Easter Fun Scratch Art
Creating their very own Easter masterpiece has never been easier. Scratch away to reveal rainbow colours and gorgeous springtime scenes and characters.
The Works, Wooden Dinosaur Construction Kit
Get their creative juices flowing with this dinosaur construction kit. Not only will they have to use their brain to assemble the creature correctly, but they also have free rein to decorate them with crazy colours and patterns.
Next, LEGO 21183 The Training Grounds
Another excellent pick for keen gamers is this Minecraft LEGO scene. With a dojo, blacksmith’s cave, a trapdoor and a selection of characters, they can bring the computer game to life in front of their eyes.
Smiggle, Live DIY backpack
Budding artists will love the opportunity to design their very own backpack. With pre-drawn shapes and patterns, children can follow along or colour outside of the lines to create a bag that’s completely unique to them.