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Hooray for the Holidays

School’s out for summer! Now it’s time for fun and frolics with friends and family, ready to embrace the summer like it’s 2019.

The stores at The Spires have a wide range of products to suit all, from happy campers, to water babies and mini explorers, you certainly aren’t short of choice when needing to keep the kids entertained.

Read on to see our top picks to help you create lifelong memories with your loved ones this summer.


Happy Camper

If your mini-me loves being at one with nature, then camping is always a good idea. Sleeping under the stars, cooking over a real fire, watching the sunrise and set is what summer holiday dreams are all about for this little camper.

If you are making it out to the great outdoors or are simply camping in your back garden, be prepared and pack the necessities.

A waterproof jacket is a must to be able to enjoy your time whatever the weather, pick up this Adidas jacket from JD Sports and not only will they be dry but stylish too!

For a bag that can fit in all you need when exploring nature, grab this Reebok Classics camping city bag (also JD Sports); made from recycled material’s this bag is the perfect size for roaming the woods.

A picnic will be needed when dining outside, The Works have a great 33 piece picnic set to serve your alfresco meals on, and the bright colours scream summer.

When out in the wild, keep those pesky bugs away with these handy mosquito wipes from Savers.

Have fun outdoors with a classic bat and ball game; we love these rackets from WHSmith with this delightful world map print. Why not have a competition to see how long you can keep the ball in the air?

Roasting marshmallows will create a childhood memory of joy. Waitrose’s giant marshmallows are a perfect size; pop them on a skewer and cook them over this instant BBQ (Waitrose) and watch them turn golden brown.

When night falls, get your little ones involved with a bit of stargazing with the My Discovery telescope from Waterstones. They will be in awe of spotting the different constellations and searching for the North Star.


Water Baby

If you’re lucky enough to make a trip to the beach, don’t forget the essentials for your water babes.

Get them kitted out and ready to hit the waves; boys will look slick in these bright blue Nike swim shorts from JD Sports. Match them with one of the H&M swim tops for full coverage. We are loving this stylish girls Adidas swimsuit (also JD Sports), available from 3 to 14 years.

Sandals are the perfect footwear for the beach or pool; these girls’ sandals from H&M come in a pretty tropical print that we adore.

Kids love playing with pool inflatables so why not pick up something fun? WHSmith has a great range to choose from in their summer shop like this Wet N Wild Donut Swim Ring.

A good old fashioned water fight always puts a smile on their faces, and if you dare, what about a fun battle, adults vs kids. The Nerf Super Soaker from WHSmith is the ideal water gun for such a battle.

Do your kids love hunting around rock pools? Pick up this fishing net from The Works, with an extendable arm, it’s perfect for this activity.


Mini Explorer

All adventure seekers need to look the part while out on their escapades. Keep the sun out of their eyes with H&M’s linen-blend bucket hat, a style that suits all. Dress the little men in these comfy Berghaus woven shorts (JD Sports), perfect for any adventure.

For the hay fever sufferers, don’t let them miss out! Keep the hay fever at bay and pick up these Piriteze tablets from Savers.

Remind your little ones to wash their hands! Waterstones hand sanitiser gel is perfect for cleaning those grubby little fingers and comes with a handy clip to attach to their bag so they will never forget it before they set off for the day.

Education doesn’t have to stop during the holidays. If you have a mini explorer at home who thrives on learning new things, then we have just the thing.

Expand their knowledge with this fab bird book from The Works, see how many different birds they can spot while out for a walk.

A magnifying glass (also The Works) is essential for this adventurer, ideal for looking up mini-beasts that they find in the garden.

Why not get them learning about bugs with this bug hunter activity set, pick up yours from WHSmith.


However you spend your summer holidays, we hope you have a great time with your little ones.

Prices are correct at the time of publishing.