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Fun activities

No matter what the weather is like, we’ve got lots of fun indoors and outdoors activity ideas for you to enjoy. Visit our family holiday activity planner.

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Outdoor Activities

Spotting

See how many different animals you can find, remember to look high and low. Or see who can spot the next green car or black lorry. A great way to get kids more aware of what’s going on and ideal for when you’re out and about and on long car journeys.

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Outdoor Activities

Go to the park

Get running about, climbing, jumping, sliding, swinging or take a ball and have some fun with that. Local parks are a great place to burn off some energy, get some fresh air and meet friends.

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Outdoor Activities

Fly a kite

Buy a kite (it doesn’t have to be expensive), or have a look online for instructions on making one and head to an open space like a park. Take turns flying and running along with the kite, see who can get it the highest.

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Woodland Walk

Go on a walk to the woods, you could make a list of things to spot, like birds, squirrels or types of tree to make it more fun.

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Indoor Activities

Hide and Seek

It’s a classic but it never dates and it gets them running around and using their imaginations, take turns to count and hide.

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Indoor Activities

Treasure Hunt

Make a map and give the kids clues that will lead them to the treasure, which could be a small toy like a yo-yo or Frisbee, or a pirate medal. Why not try it outdoors too?

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Indoor Activities

Make a dance routine

Make up a dance routine to a song – it’s a great way to get them using their imagination and moving around – it’s great fun too. Get them to perform it for you at the end of the day.

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Indoor Activities

Recycle Bowling

Play with 6 or 10 empty plastic bottle or milk containers (you may need to weigh them down by putting some water or rice in them.) Line them up and throw a tennis ball or a rolled up sock at them, see how many you can knock down.

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Indoor Activities

Hula Hooping

Hula Hoops are cheap and easy to use. See how long they can keep it going round your waist, roll and catch it before it falls, skip with it or throw it to try and hoopla friends.

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Tasty healthy recipes

We've got lots of healthy options for mealtimes! Let us do the work and suggest a better meal that’s easy to prepare.

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Breakfast recipe idea

Mushrooms on toast

These mushrooms are cooked in a delicious sauce - and they take just minutes to make. You’ll eat well, yet wisely, with this healthy start to the day.

Prep/cooking time: 15 mins
Cost per serving: 42p

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Breakfast recipe idea

Porridge with yoghurt and berries

Porridge is very satisfying and good for you - especially when served with fruit. What’s more, porridge oats are very economical to buy, and much better for you than sugar-coated cereal. A great way to start your day!

Prep/cooking time: 15 mins
Cost per serving: 17.5p

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Breakfast recipe idea

Strawberry and banana smoothie

This is the perfect recipe when you have only a few moments to spare, as it can be whizzed together in seconds to make a speedy meal-in-a-glass. And it tastes great too!

Prep/cooking time: 5 mins
Cost per serving: 37p

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Breakfast recipe idea

Strawberries and melon with ginger and honey yogurt

Refreshing melon and juicy strawberries taste yummy together - especially when finished off with fresh ginger and honey yogurt.

Prep/cooking time: 15mins

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Breakfast recipe idea

Scrambled eggs with grilled tomatoes and mushrooms

For a nourishing cooked breakfast, enjoy this tasty combination.

Prep/cooking time: 15 mins
Cost per serving: 47p

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Lunch recipe idea

Chunky chicken and sweetcorn soup

This creamy soup is made with chopped cooked chicken, onion, sweetcorn, milk and stock with some chopped fresh parsley. It’s utterly delicious!

Prep/cooking time: 40 mins
Cost per serving: 69p

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Lunch recipe idea

Bubble and squeak with crispy bacon

Give this classic leftover dish some extra oomph by adding some crispy bacon to the mixture.

Prep/cooking time: 35 mins
Cost per serving: 40p

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Lunch recipe idea

Four seasons pizza

Everyone loves pizza - though it’s so much fun and can be healthier to make your own!

Prep/cooking time: 30 mins
Cost per serving: 54p

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Lunch recipe idea

Quick chicken couscous

Couscous is so quick and simple to prepare, and it goes well with lots of different ingredients too.

Prep/cooking time: 20 mins
Cost per serving: 69p

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Lunch recipe idea

New potato and tuna salad

New potatoes taste so good with tuna in a lemon juice, garlic and parsley dressing, served just warm to bring out their best.

Prep/cooking time: 35 mins
Cost per serving: £1.21

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Dinner recipe idea

Cottage pie

This cottage pie is made with lean mince and extra vegetables to give it a healthy overhaul.

Prep/cooking time: 45 mins
Cost per serving: £1.05

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Dinner recipe idea

Cauliflower cheese

This recipe is another healthy version of a family favourite. You can make it even healthier by using some of the cauliflower cooking water to lighten the cheese sauce.

Prep/cooking time: 30 mins
Cost per serving: 58p

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Dinner recipe idea

Ten-minute chicken noodle supper

Are you stuck for an idea for a speedy, healthy meal? Then try this easy recipe for an almost instant meal-in-a-bowl.

Prep/cooking time: 10 mins
Cost per serving: £1.93

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Dinner recipe idea

Simple sweet 'n' sour chicken

Stir-fried strips of chicken taste fabulous in this quick and easy dish.

Prep/cooking time: 45 mins
Cost per serving: £1.30

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Dinner recipe idea

Mushroom risotto

Risotto is much easier to make than you might think. All you need is the correct rice and a bit of patience!

Prep/cooking time: 45 mins
Cost per serving: 53p

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