Weatherproof guide to kids’ activities

4th August 2016

Because the Summer weather in Britain changes more quickly than we would like, Poundland have put together a guide to sunny activities and their rainy day alternatives! Some great ideas to ensure the children are happy come rain or shine…

Fun in the Sun

There’s nothing better than to get outdoors when the sun is shining, but activities and days out can be expensive! Check out Poundland’s list of sunny day activities below and make the best of the outdoors but without breaking the bank.

  1. Water Fights
    From just £1 you and the kids can have a whale of a time with Poundland’s range of water guns and water balloons, it’s fun and keeps everyone cool in the sun. There are hundreds of water balloon games you can play, and Poundland have a range of water guns, pistols and water blasters online in store.
  2. Make your own ice lollies
    £1 makes 6 ice lollies, that’s amazing value and the options are endless! Use Poundland’s ice lolly mould and add your favourite soft drink or juice to the pots and put the lids on. You could also put sweets into the drink or even make a chocolate ice lolly! We love fruit juice and fruit in yoghurt.
  3. Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles
    Kids love the magic of bubbles and you’ll be spoilt for choice with Poundland’s range. You can get a pack of 9 bubbles, large 2 pack of bubbles, Ninja stick bubbles, bucket of bubbles, funky bubble shooter gun and light-saber bubble wands, and a 1 litre bubble bottle for £1 each!
  4. Picnic in the park
    This is a sure favourite with kids of all ages! Get your children to take their favourite teddies or dolls, pack your lunch or dinner, some snacks, drinks, a blanket, and head to the nearest park, or your back garden. You could also take a frisbee or a ball and play some games.
  5. Gardening for beginners
    Green fingers are messy and kids love to get their hands dirty! There are a number of gardening activities you can do with children and all of them really simple with just a few products. You will need a few pots, compost, some seeds and a trowel to grow some really simple plants and flowers, all available from the Charlie Dimmock In the Garden range at Poundland. Alternatively, you could try growing cress heads.

wax crayons
Ice lolly mould

Rain rain, go away

It’s raining outside but you can still keep the kids entertained and lively. Poundland have put a few ideas together to stop boredom setting in and to help turn that frown upside down!

  1. Treasure Hunt
    Treasure hunts are fun and most kids will love a treasure hunt. Choose a theme, you can choose whatever theme you want from pirates to aliens, children love pretending. Write clues, with each one leading to the next, and a prize(s) at the end.
  2. Colouring & Activity
    Grab a giant colouring book or an activity book, some felt tip pens or pencils and this simple and traditional rainy day activity will keep the kids happy. Poundland have a number of licensed activity books for boys and girls available in store and online including Finding Dory and Secret Life of Pets.
  3. Bake something!
    Cupcakes, biscuits, chocolate chip cookies… the choice is endless with baking! Read baking expert, Jane Asher’s recipes online for ideas and inspiration. Always use adult supervision with small children.
  4. Crafts
    Kids love crafting, and it doesn’t have to be expensive especially if you have recycling at home – almost anything can be made with cardboard and some glue. For under £5 you can keep your little ones busy ALL summer. Click here to view our crafts range online and there’s even MORE in store.
  5. Painting
    Kids love painting, and it will keep them busy for hours. At Poundland, there’s a massive range of paints and brushes in store, and as painting can get extremely messy there’s also an apron they can wear!
  6. Watch A Movie
    If you have done everything to keep them entertained, and need a little down time then grab some popcorn, choose a film and sit back and enjoy. At Poundland, there are a number of £1 DVDs for Kids and some favourite family films. They also have a number of Disney & Marvel DVDs at a great price too.

Pop into Poundland at Salford Shopping Centre to pick up these great kids’ activities, and more!