From kids’ outdoor toys, play-proof clothing to boardgames, plushies and more, here is your fail-proof guide to keeping kids entertained for the school holidays.
These school holidays encourage the little ones to step away from the screens with the best in kids’ toys and fashion. Whether you’re travelling out of town or spending the holidays at home, little ones of all ages will go bananas for these play-friendly must-haves.
The most fashionable holiday play-proof clothing
Summertime adventures call for play-proof fits. This season’s kids’ fashion is all about comfort, style, and a little bit of star power. The best clothing for kids of all ages mixes fashion and style with durability and comfort. A kids’ wardrobe should always leave room for running, jumping, cartwheels, and more.
For girls, the holiday break calls for detailing and silhouettes that suit any occasion, from birthday parties to long days at the beach. The David Jones Chloe Dress or the Rock Your Kid Star Bright Flounce Dress are practical, flowy and effortless, and extra cute. For a star-inspired ensemble, look to the Minihaha White Dress for an elegant summer option. Fitting ages three months to two years, this gorgeous tiered tulle dress adorned with gold stars also comes with a matching star headband.
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The best kids’ swimwear and kids’ outdoor toys
It wouldn’t be a summer down under without fun-in-the-sun outdoor activities. Escape the heat, and give your lawn a little love with a Giant Dinosaur Sprinkler from SunnyLife, or a Sprinkle and Splash Tunnel from GO PLAY!.
Tweens will happily leave their phones inside and dive right into the summer fun with summer-ready swimwear in all shades of sunshine from Roxy and Quicksilver. Don’t forget sunscreen and a sun-smart hat to keep them stylish and protected through the summer.
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Kid-friendly board games for the school holidays
Lock away the devices and gather ‘round with the little ones for a good old-fashioned family board game night. Create precious lifelong memories with these classic board games with a fun twist. Rediscover the magic of Monopoly with a special under-the-sea edition featuring SpongeBob Squarepants. For kids who have always wanted to learn how to play with Pokemon cards, introduce them to the world of Pokemon Trainers with the Pokemon Battle Academy Board Game featuring Pikachu, Eevee, and more.
If your child loves reading books, comics, and more, board games featuring their favourite characters will keep them hooked. Teach the little ones how to play everyone’s favourite murder mystery board game, Cluedo. Follow clues through the sinister alleyways of Gotham City to rescue Police Commissioner James Gordon with Batman Cluedo. Or embark on a magical journey through the literary world of Roald Dahl with Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Cluedo, featuring illustrations by Quintin Blake.
The best toys for children of all ages
This summer, let their imagination lead the way with toys of all shapes and sizes. Alimrose’s Big Ballerina Doll or one of the Squishmallows will make the perfect best friend for children who love cute, squishy toys. For boys and girls who love adventure, Mattel’s Monster Truck Car Chompin’ Mega-Wrex Vehicle or the Barbie Dream Camper will keep them entertained all summer long.
For a more creative holiday break, invite the little ones to delve into the world of imagination and make-believe with a summer “crafternoon”. With a few simple arts and crafts kits and their favourite toy, playtime can become a creative and immersive world-building experience to take them all the way through the holidays.
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