Summer Holiday ‘Make and Dos’

With the summer holidays having started over a week ago, the hard task of entertaining your children has only just begun and you soon hear those dreaded words echoing through the house (especially in my household!)– I’m bored, there’s nothing to do!

So what is there to do? Well according to, one in five parents will end up in debt this summer trying to keep their kids ­entertained during the school holidays, so we have come up with some Galt entertaining suggestions that won’t break the bank!

  1. We have some fantastic Make and Dos within our Activity Zone which are completely free to download.  We’ve recently uploaded our Farmyard Photo Frames; you’ll receive all five animals when you download the pack to make with your children, so they can display all their favourite photos. A great way to go through old family photos and talk about the things you have done together!                         

2. Picnicking – what better way to enjoy the countryside and the weather (don’t hold me to that!) plus having some family time outside and it is completely free.  It’s the perfect time to enjoy an informal meal outdoors, as a family, with plenty of space for little ones to run around. You could always incorporate a simple game of catch, or my favourite, rounders! It’s always a good idea to involve the children from the start by letting them help with the planning, giving them one task each helps to teach responsibility and they’ll enjoy the day more than simply being taken on a picnic!

3. The National Gallery – London, is a fantastic family day out and if you feel like seeing a masterpiece, this is the place, with 2,300 of them with big names like Van Dyke, Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne. If you’re struggling to decide which to see first, how about taking one of the daily guided tours? They’re free too! When you get back home, you could encourage the children to paint their own masterpiece using what they have seen for inspiration.

4. Finally, our marvellous Product of the Month – the ART JAR has everything to keep your children entertained this summer. With …. 70 pompoms, 40 wiggly eyes, zigzag scissors, sequin pack, shredded paper, 2m red fringed crepe paper…..take a quick breath….  18 plastic buttons, 7 cotton reels, 50 pony beads, 20 small star beads, 10 pipe cleaners, 10 straws, 6 sheets self-adhesive foam shapes, 7 printed card templates, 10 sheets coloured paper, 25 gummed label strips, glitter, 2m wiggly trim, and 3m elastic, plus  glue for lots and lots of sticking – what would you make?

Hope you all have a fantastic summer holiday and if you are up to anything exciting, off on holiday, or have any make and dos you would like to share, we’d love to hear from you…


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With 175 years experience in toys and education, Galt know a thing or two about designing toys to encourage children to learn through play...and also have fun! All Galt toys are manufactured to the highest standards of quality and safety. From our unique Playnest for babies, to craft and science for all ages, Galt offer a great range of imaginative toys
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One Response to Summer Holiday ‘Make and Dos’

  1. brilliant ideas as usual from Galt! It’s nice to see something about fun that doesn’t cost alot 🙂

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