Celebrate Outdoor Play This Summer with Germolene | WIN A BAG OF OUTDOOR TOYS!!

The summer holidays are upon us.

Six or seven weeks of the kids being at home.

Whilst I love having the kids around, it can be really difficult at time to keep three boys, aged 7, 6 and 3 amused without spending a fortune.  I’m not alone in this, because according to surveys commissioned by Germolene, 47% of parents claim their biggest concern is the cost of a family day out, with the average parent spending £650 just on family trips during the six weeks off.

We’re really lucky to live by the beach, which does take a lot of pressure off us for big days out, but sometimes, we need a good old kick up the bum for inspiration. Germolene, a brand we ALWAYS have in the house to deal with cuts and scrapes, has released a fantastic guide, jam-packed with ideas to keep you going throughout the summer – and beyond.

In the bag of bits and pieces Germolene sent us along with the guide (how cute is the Watermelon cool bag, by the way? Perfect for picnics!), we had:

  • Skittles
  • Frisbee
  • Chalk
  • Coloured card
  • A notebook
  • A fishing net
  • Bucket, spade and sand molds
  • Bubbles
  • Paint
  • Sunflower kit

This is, for my three little beach boys, the perfect bag of toys. You see, to have fun outdoors, whether it’s on a beach, in the park or in your own back garden, you don’t need loads of expensive things. A few essentials can keep even the most demanding of kids happy and amused for hours. Benjamin and I headed down to Rhyl beach one evening – his brother’s were in bed, so we made the most of the peace and quiet and headed out for a game of skittles on the beach. He hasn’t quite got the hang of it yet, but he loved trying to knock them down!

Bubbles, of course, are a favourite with both kids and adults. There’s just something about blowing and popping bubbles!

The 90 Days of Summer book, which you can download for free by clicking here,  has so many ideas, most of which cost nothing, or next to nothing and need little in the way of preparation. Some of my favourites include:

  • Searching for ‘treasure’ on the beach – this is something we love to do all year round. It’s great looking for interesting rocks, shells and bits of sea glass.
  • Pebble art – making pictures on the sand with pebbles of all colours and shapes and sizes
  • Using chalk on the backyard – hours of artistic fun which gets washed away when it rains
  • Bug hunts – get close to the little creatures hiding in corners in the garden
  • Create sand slime – mixing sand, water, glue and liquid starch together to make slime

Having a bank of ideas has made me feel less anxious about the holidays and gave us plenty of ideas. Harrison and Alex have poured over the book (whilst we have had some much needed rain!) and made a list of the things they want to do in the next few weeks.

If you fancy getting your hands on a bag of outdoor toys and bits, just like the one in the picture above, then enter the giveaway below.

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156 thoughts on “Celebrate Outdoor Play This Summer with Germolene | WIN A BAG OF OUTDOOR TOYS!!

  1. Great giveaway Rach. I know exactly what you mean about entertaining the kids during the holidays. xx

  2. A day down on the beach building sandcastles, paddling and having a picnic x

  3. Days out to the beach are the best days in summer but I also like it when we go on long dog walks together and go somewhere different .

  4. Living on top of a beach, we tend to spend a lot of time there, we have some beach games we take with us and a picnic, and a lot of us all get together, we have treasure hunts on the beach, make it a fun day

  5. What is your favourite outdoor summer activity?

    we love going for walks in our local nature reserve

  6. I discovered my favourite Summer activity yesterday, getting the slip n slide out. The kids had the BEST fun!

  7. Blowing bubbles in the park and chasing them and also playing quiots on the grass.

  8. Love going to the park, kids can run wild, I can just ‘sit’ 🙂

  9. We really enjoy going out on our bikes, We are really lucky and live out in the country side where there are woodland trails for biking or walking. it is beautiful and peaceful.


  11. We like playing giant versions of things like giant dominos, giant skittles, giant badminton!

  12. Going for long walks on the moors and picking fruit & veg from our allotment with my grandson,

  13. We love a walk on Plymouth hoe, playing Frisbee and then some fish n chips and ice cream.

  14. Getting the paddling pool out in the garden or playing on the sand and paddling in the sea is a real treat.

  15. Our favourite outdoor summer activity is anything water related from water fights to swimming, baoting etc

  16. Our local beach has a public table tennis, table set up and we love to play this with our son.

  17. Bike riding in the early evening,then stopping for a picnic tea.

  18. My son loves football so guess what, I am constantly in goal lol. We love going to the beach and playing volley ball etc

  19. A picnic in a meadow amongst the butterflies, followed by a walk by a lake or river

  20. We like to have water balloon fights in the heat and paint rocks in the not so sunny weather lol

  21. Drawing with chalks spent hours doing it as kids! Soon all washed away clean canvas

  22. I love long walks, whether it be on the beach or in the woods, I love walking.

  23. Grandchildren are happy going up the park where there is a nature trail, crazy golf, garden centre etc

  24. Sandwiches filled with chips soaked in salt and vinegar and probably a bit sand, on the beach

  25. we love going to the park, play on the swings etc, also playing football, bat and ball all different thing like that

  26. We love the beach we are quite lucky we live in the countryside and are central to lots of beaches and parks so get the best of both.

  27. Kayaking and canoeing. We are in a local paddling club and our little girl has been enjoying the camping trips with the club since she was 5 weeks old 🙂

  28. heading along to the beach with the kids, we’re so lucky living in Cornwall

  29. We love playing hide and seek with the children in our large garden. It never fails to please!

  30. We love doing a scavenger hunt to find diffent nature items, it’s always fun and can be done in any weather x

  31. Tent in the back garden , keeps them amused even on wet days and we have solar lights all over it

  32. we like tto go blackberry picking then come home and make blackberry tarts x

  33. we love getting the paddling pool out and having a good splash, or a water fight!

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