As the days start to get warmer and the summer holidays sneak up on us, it’s time to start thinking about activities to keep the kids entertained. With an abundance of online games and gaming consoles out there, we wanted to give you some fun ideas for outdoor activities that will reduce screen time and get kids out into the sunshine! There’s plenty of fun to be had with our top7 outdoor games for kids. , whether you’re in the garden, the park or out on a day trip. And with options for all ages you can keep the whole family entertained for less than you might think!

Classic family favourites

Certain things just never get old, so why not relive some childhood memories with your own kids, play a game of catch, teach them to skip, or set up a game of swing ball?

Wilko swing tennis gameWilko skipping ropeWilko Play tunnelWilko velcro catch game

From left: swing tennis set£15; skipping rope£1.50; play tunnel£10; Velcro catch ’em out game£4

Multiplayer games

If you’re feeling inspired by all the recent sporting events, this could be the summer your children pick up a new talent! From tennis and badminton to golf and rounders, it’s always good to try new things, so why not give it a go?

Wilko Play tennis setWilko Play golf setWilko Play rounders setWilko Play baseball set

From left: Wilko match point tennis set£5; golf set£3; Wilko Play rounders set £7; Wilko Play baseball set£4

Cooling off

Summer in the garden wouldn’t be complete without a paddling pool! And if the heat gets a bit much, there are loads of other ways to cool down with the kids too – like starting a water fight!

Wilko bottle blaster family paddling pool flower shower toy water balls

From left: bottle blaster£3.50; family play pool£15; sunflower shower£5; water balls (pack of 2) – £1.50

Life’s a beach

Whether your kids love the sand pit in the garden or you’re heading on a trip to the seaside, a bucket and spade is one of those summer essentials you won’t want to go without. Let their imagination run wild making sand castles, digging holes and making sculptures in the sand, and they’ll be kept busy for hours.

bucket and spade dinosaur sand mouldwheelbarrow setsand shovel

From left: bucket and spade set£1; dinosaur sand mould£2.50; wheelbarrow set£6; sand shovel£2.50

With everything from outdoor toys and activities to bikes and trampolines, we’ll help you keep them occupied for hours. And don’t forget the suncream when the kids are playing outside, don’t forget the suncream! We’ve got a great range, including waterproof and kids sun care.

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