Summertime, and the living is easy. Well, sort of. Make things even easier with these fun ideas for alfresco games, toys and cool clothes.
Children's garden table with sandpit (£34.99, aldi.co.uk)
What an easy way to add a sandpit to your outdoor space. It's even got cushions on the benches for extra comfort. We predict a bestseller…
TotsBots new summer Bamboozle Stretch nappies (from £11.99, totsbots.com)
Proud owners of seven Mother&Baby Gold Awards, TotsBots Bamboozle Stretch reusable nappies are now in two new summer colourways. Berry has a strawberries and cream stripe and Buzz a bumblebee yellow and black stripe: so cute!
Perfect for the beach, garden, paddling pool or sandpit, this bucket is made from squashable, safe, non-toxic silicone. Bonus for mums? It folds into your bag or pocket so carting kit is a lot simpler.
Not cheap but the Tiipii Bed is a treat for the whole family and will last for years. Pile in together and while away a few happy hours in the sun. Plus it's anti-mould, UV and water-resistant so will age well.
This new online interactive game – endorsed by TV presenter and mum of two Gabby Logan - combines Roald Dahl characters with fun and physical outdoor activities. Kids can become the hero of their own adventure story, exploring their local area, tackling challenges such as collecting bugs and leaves with the help of Matilda, The Witches or James and the Giant Peach.
Encourage your little ones to develop green fingers with a fun gardening kits - getting close to nature in your own back garden is great for developing key skills and enjoying the outdoors, as well as getting your tots to help out with your chores!
Get crafty with your little ones this summer, with these great ideas for do-it-yourself projects for little hands. You'll have just as much fun as the kids! By Joseph Beeby, DIY Guru and Handyman Operations Manager at Handy (www.handy.com), the UK’s fastest-growing provider of on-demand cleaning and DIY experts.
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