August Blog: Make the most of the holidays this summer!

We know the summer holidays can be an exciting, yet daunting time for parents. If you are finding yourself anticipating the dreaded words ‘I’m bored!’,but don’t worry Ocean Retail Park has got you covered! We have lots of creative, educational ideas to keep them busy and most of all having lots of fun this summer…

Bake It Til’ You Make It:
Whether you are an experienced baker or not, there are lots of child (and adult) friendly recipes that you can have a go at. Baking is a great way to get everyone involved and is lots of fun, plus they get to lick the bowl afterwards! Grab yourselves some baking ingredients from Lidl or Marks and Spencer Foodhall, they even have a new Percy Pig baking range which we know the kids will love!

Let Them Try a New Hair-do:
There is no better time than the summer holidays to give them the chance to be extravagant. Why not let them try the pink hair or the mohawk style they have been begging you for all year? Boots has a brilliant range of semi-permanent hair dye and hair gels / waxes to let them live out the hair do of their dreams!

Get Them Outdoors:
The summer holidays are the perfect time to get the kids out of the house in the fresh air and do a lot more playing outdoors. Halfords has a huge range of outdoor toys such as scooters, bikes, ride on toys and more. These are bound to keep them entertained for hours!

Stock Up On Arts & Crafts Supplies:
Preparing activities you can do in the house is an easy way to keep the kids engaged and is great for letting their imaginations run wild with the opportunity to express themselves. Pop into Smyths for things like play-doh, slime, kinetic sand, colouring sets and all the stuff that is bound to make a big mess… it is the holidays after all!

With lots of ways to keep the kids, and yourself, happy during the summer holidays, you’ll never hear those dreaded words again!

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