ARE bored children getting on your back now the weather has taken a turn for the worse?
We are used to a downpour, or two, but sometimes our little’uns are less understanding when the weather doesn’t play ball.
But, don’t fret, you needn’t fork out a fortune to keep your tots happy (and dry) with these savvy, socially distanced activities…
Not a lot of dough: If your kids fancy a bit of DIY, you can make playtime last even longer by tasking them with making their own playdough.
You can easily whip this up with a few kitchen essentials.
Get eight tablespoons of plain flour, two tablespoons of salt, 60ml warm water, one tablespoon of vegetable oil and a drop or two of food colouring makes one ball of playdough. Easy!
Mix the flour and salt in one bowl, and in a separate bowl mix the rest of the ingredients.
Then, pour the coloured water into the flour mix and stir together before kneading together for a few minutes.
It will keep fresh in a sandwich bag or air-tight container too.
Home sweet home: If you can’t face heading out on a dreary day, don’t worry — you can keep the kids entertained indoors on the cheap too.
If you’re keen to get your children off the iPad and to socialise as a family a little more I love the Professor PUZZLE The Boredom Box, down to £19 at IWOOT.com, usually £25.
It features over 250 challenges and is perfect for a family games night.
Have a Super(dry)day: Sun Superdays is back again and you can currently get TWO FREE tickets to Madame Tussauds, worth £70 — perfect for an indoor family day out on the cheap, just make sure you’re banking those codes.
One to vouch for: Websites such as Wowcher, Groupon and Vouchercloud have family friendly activities, perfect for wet days, at a discount.
There are plenty of options to choose from across the country, including cinema tickets, bowling and afternoon tea.
Deal of day
DOING a bit of home DIY? The DeWalt 18V XR brushless compact combi drill driver is on offer at toolstation.com for £128.98, down from £179.98.
A TUB of Cadbury drinking chocolate (500g) is on offer for £2, down from £2.99 at Asda.
I’ll be enjoying a mug this evening.