Does the climbing frame or the child-friendly museum not feel appropriate at the moment? When the kids are restless and bouncing off the walls, it's always a good idea to have some activities for them prepared in advance. Puzzles, games or other arts and crafts can let the kids (and the parents at home with them) exercise their energy to avoid excess boredom and a crummy mood.
Savvy in Somerset is full with great inspiration and tips for leading a frugal lifestyle and smart ways to save money. Fiona Hawkes is an expert at finding opportunities to save on everyday things, so we had a chat with her to see how one can add some thriftiness to their staycation!
Everyone loves sweets, but sometimes they can be too much of a good thing. So instead of giving your children chocolate Easter eggs filled with sweets this year, why not adopt a Scandinavian tradition and buy cardboard shells that you can put small gifts in? Or if you're feeling really brave, find an egg shaped mould and get the kids to make their own papier-maché shells! Here are our top tips for Easter egg gifts for all ages – all small enough to fit into a Scandinavian-style Easter egg shell.