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!’, don’t worry Aintree Shopping 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…

Get Your Green Thumb On:

The summer holidays are the perfect time to get the kids in the fresh air. Why not give them the opportunity to have fun getting muddy and learn about nature all at the same time and try growing some flowers or vegetables. You can pick up everything you will need from B&Q to get them busy with planting, watering, picking and maybe even eating more vegetables!

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 Hobbycraft to get the essentials like pipe cleaners, googly eyes, beads, glitter and all the stuff that is bound to make a big mess… it is the holidays after all!

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 have a brilliant range of semi-permanent hair dye and hair gels / waxes to let them live out the hair do of their dreams 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 M&S Foodhall, they even have a new Percy Pig baking range which we know the kids will love!

Take The Pressure Off Meal Times:

We know the summer holidays can feel like a lot more cooking than usual! If you need a break from the kitchen, and from doing the washing up, why not treat them and yourself to a delicious meal out either at Nando’s or McDonald’s. We know there will be smiles all round!

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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