LOOKING for ways to keep the kids busy on a rainy day?
Heading to your local soft play centre may be out of the question right now.
But you can recreate the same experience at home — without forking out a fortune . . .
Have a ball pit: To keep it simple, you need a container and some balls.
I love the mint pop-up play tent with 100 balls from kiddymoon.co.uk for £28.90.
It’s a lot cheaper than the Shemar ball pit with plastic balls, £77.99, at wayfair.co.uk.
Plus, you can save an additional £5 on your first order when you sign up to the Kiddymoon newsletter.
SAVING: At least £49.09
Floor it: Protect your floor and your kids by using foam floor coverings.
Chad Valley foam protector tumbler mats, £10 at Argos, are great for children to play around on at home and provide a soft area for indoor or outdoor activities.
Plus, you can currently buy two lots for £15, instead of £20, so little ones can enjoy an even bigger play area.
SAVING: £5 on two sets
Pen-ny saving: Create the perfect play area with a kids’ plastic play pen.
I like the colourful panelled option that is currently available at wowcher.co.uk for £45.
The handy pen features a shooting hoop and a mini abacus and comes with a safe lock.
Plus, it’s cheaper than the similar alternatives which are sold at cannonsuk.com for £119.99.
Tunnel vision: If your kids love messing about in soft play tunnels, head to Ikea where the Busa play tunnel is only £10 and is perfect for setting up at home.
Similar items cost £18.99 at amazon.co.uk.
Plus, Ikea sells an attachable Busa tent, £8 — so you can make the most of your at-home set-up.
SAVING: £8.99 on the tunnel
Deal of day
MORRISONS has launched a new meal deal for two for £12.
Pick up two luxury main meals, two sides, a dessert and a bottle of wine. That’s a right bargain.
YOU can buy a six-pack of Wotsits for £1, down from £1.50, at Tesco.