7 things to do with your toddler this summer
Summer is finally here – don’t miss out on a single second. The housework can go on hold, and the washing can too. Plan something fun with the kids every day, to make the best of this time. They’re only young once. Kids don’t care how much days out cost, it’s about the time you spend with them. Here are seven inexpensive fun things to do, that the kids will love.
Go out for ice cream
This sweet treat is an event in itself – the anticipation and trying to figure out what flavours to get is just as exciting as a parent as it is as a child!
Cycle in the park
Or in your nearby cycle paths, forests, wherever! It’s good to get out and get active, and a lot of us rediscovered a love of cycling over lockdown, after dusting the cobwebs of our bicycles!
Picnic in the park
It’s purely the novelty of it, but kids love a good picnic. So pack up the sandwiches and juice boxes and find somewhere fun locally that you can thrown yourselves down and enjoy an afternoon of playing and having fun. You can get everything you need for a toddler’s picnic at Dunnes Stores baby event running until 9th August, including:
- Ella’s Kitchen Smoothie Multipack 4x90g Range at just €4 each
- BEAR Pure Fruit Yoyos / Bites / Giant  Yoyos Multipacks 5pks, were €3 now just €2.50 each
- Chloe’s Puffs 20g / Chloe’s Sticks 60g at just 69c – €1.99 each
- Kiddylicious Wafers Range €3.29 each
- Organix Multi Packs Snacks 4x15g / Cereal Bars 180g / Raisins 168g €2.75 – €3.65 EACH
Find local beauty spots
Always heard about that secluded little cove a few miles off but never went to visit it? Or maybe that gorgeous mountain walk in the next county over? Now is the time to do these things!
Make some art
Get crafty! Whether you’re painting, making collages or even just drawing on the pavement with chalk, it’s important to let your creative side out.
Make your own pizza
This is a fun on with a tasty end result! The pure novelty of making their own pizzas and choosing the topping makes a whole evening an event, rather than just dinner. And to make life even easier, pick up a pre made base, and let the kids get creative with toppings!
Make a bird feeder
Learn about what birds are visiting your garden, what they eat and what their seasonal patterns are! This is a great way to introduce kids to nature and the importance of birds in the garden.
Don’t wait for good weather or the perfect day, just go and do it. The kids will love spending time with you.
Don’t forget to check out the brilliant baby and toddler offers at the Dunnes Stores– check out the full details here, offers run from 13th July - 9th August.




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