Keep kids entertained during the school holidays with the best deals on top toys

KEEPING little ones entertained for six weeks during the school holidays can be exhausting and expensive.

But with several toy retailers kicking off their summer sales this week, it need not cost the earth.

Keeping the kids entertained during the holidays doesn't need to cost the earth


Keeping the kids entertained during the holidays doesn’t need to cost the earthCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Here are my favourite deals . . . 

FUN IN THE SUN: When the weather is nice, get your kids in the garden.

There are plenty of great outdoor toys to choose from at including the Out & About Sand and Water play table reduced to £14.99, from £29.99.

Try some gardening with the Out & About Wheel-barrow Set, now £16, down from £20.

INTERACTIVE FUN: I’m a big fan of Rizmo. The interactive animal toy was super-popular over Christmas but now you can bag it for £15 at Argos, down from £55.

And check out the Vtech Kidizoom Action Cam 180 — it’s reduced from £50 to £25.

It can take underwater photos and also be attached to kids’ bikes so they can record their day’s journey and apply special effects later.

PIECE IT TOGETHER: Lockdown saw many of us getting hooked on jigsaw puzzles, and it may have become a new family hobby.

Head to to find some steals. The pack of four Disney Frozen II bumper jigsaw puzzles for £5.40, down from £18, are perfect.

WET ‘N’ WILD: A Nerf Super Soaker will set you back £17 at Argos, but you can create your own easily enough with an empty ketchup bottle. Just clean it out and fill up with water.

The kids will have hours of fun and it will cost you absolutely nothing. But there’s no guarantee they won’t soak you, so be warned.

GET CREATIVE: Let their imagination run wild with the arty John Adams Glow Pad £14.99, that allows you to draw as if with glow paint, but without the mess, down from £16.99 at

Or encourage them to construct the highest tower ever with the Mega Bloks Deluxe Building bag, reduced to £19.99, from £24.99, also at

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Deal of the day

Treat yourself to an iced drink for just 99p at Pret A Manger


Treat yourself to an iced drink for just 99p at Pret A Manger

COOL down this summer with an iced drink at Pret A Manger.

They are now just 99p with any other purchase, both in store or for delivery. That is a real bargain.

Cheap treat

Save a third on the Pixi Glow Tonic at


Save a third on the Pixi Glow Tonic at

SAVE a third on selected products in the Pixi cosmetics and skincare range at

I like the Pixi Glow Tonic, now £6.67 for 100ml, down from £10.

SAVE: £3.33

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Top swap

There's no need to spend £109 on this Ted Baker bag...


There’s no need to spend £109 on this Ted Baker bag…
...when you can get H&M's imitation leather version for £12.99


…when you can get H&M’s imitation leather version for £12.99

THIS soft leather camera bag is £109 from Ted Baker but I much prefer the price of this similar bag, in imitation leather, from H&M at £12.99.

SAVE: £96.01

Giselle’s little helper

THE Summer At Home baby event is now in full swing at Asda.

You can find some massive savings on essentials and big-value baby goods, including Huggies, Sudocrem and Childs Farm toiletries.

Shop and save

Play Doh Create’n’Canister is now half-price at Tesco


Play Doh Create’n’Canister is now half-price at Tesco

KEEP the kids entertained with the Play Doh Create’n’Canister, now half-price at Tesco.

Snap it up for £17.50, down from £35.

SAVE: £17.50

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