Low Budget Summer Holiday Fun

The summer holidays are fast approaching and we’re sure you’re already wondering how to keep the kids entertained for 6 weeks! The break from school can also become expensive but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, from garden fun to outdoor games from just £1.

And it’s not just kids that want to have fun!  We haven’t forgotten the adults; there are some boredom busting ideas for you too.

Get Planting

Tempt children away from tablets and television with some fun in the garden. There are plenty of flower seeds you can plant over the summer and little ones will love the magic of waiting for them to grow. It’s also a great way to spend quality time together in the fresh air.

Wilko – Delphinium Pacific Giant Seed Pack – £0.35p


Wilko – Pansy Early Flowering Seed Pack – £0.50p

Wilko – Yougarden Bio Pot Refill Pack 12cm x 8cm – £10.00


Bargain Buys – Kids 3 Piece Gardening Tool Set – £2.50

Wilko – Watering Can – £2.00

Bargain Buys – 4 Solar Butterfly Stake Lights – See prices in-store


Fun and Games from £1

When it comes to entertaining the kids, keep it simple with some outdoor games. We’ve put together some budget friendly ideas they can enjoy with siblings, friends, and adults – because why shouldn’t you enjoy some of the fun?

Wilko – Wahu Wingblade Yellow Disc – £7.50

Bargain Buys – World Star Football – £2.00


Tesco – Bubblz Bubble Blaster – £6.00 each


Wilko – Raceway Slide – £15.00

Bargain Buys – Hand Catch Game – £3.00


Wilko – Chunky Chalks – £3.00

Bargain Buys – Skipping Rope – £1.00


Boredom Busters for Adults

If you’re hanging around at the park, have some down time at home, or even a long journey over the summer holidays, we’ve got some great boredom busters to keep you entertained.

Pick up a second-hand book from Myton Hospice or acorns and get absorbed in a new story.  If the kids are at a friends or with family, take some time for yourself and grab a coffee at Greggs or Costa Coffee. 


Grab your headphones and tune in to one of Holland & Barrett‘s podcasts, covering topics such as increasing energy, building strength, and mental health. Enjoy a cup of herbal tea while you listen.

Holland & Barrett – Twinings Superblends Calm Tea Bags – £3.50

Wilko – Thorndown Peelable Glass Paint Love Craft Stencil Craft Pack – £21.00


Tesco – 5 Second Rule Travel Game – £8.00


Wilko – A Puzzle A Day Brain Training Book – £1.50

PLUS, the charity shops at Cannon Park are also a great place to find inexpensive DVDs for family movie time, and of course there’s always CeX for DVD’s and bargain value computer games for all round family fun.

Product photo



Prices are correct at the time of publishing.