Whether you're looking to keep your toddler occupied on a rainy afternoon, or your children need entertaining during the school holidays, we have lots of ideas to keep kids happy - and you sane. You'll also find loads of arts & crafts inspo, ideas for places to go with kids, and tips for throwing the ultimate kids' parties.
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Need ideas for free activities for kids? We have plenty of inspiration for fun things that won't cost you a penny. Get hundreds of great indoor and outdoor activity ideas, plus find the best places to take the kids in the UK. Looking for simple, fun and effective activities for kids and things to make? Our arts and crafts for kids page is packed with easy craft ideas. You'll also find free colouring pages to print out for the kids, plus fun dressing up ideas. There always seems to be so much to do when arranging your child's birthday. Take a look at our helpful birthday party ideas and checklists, from party food to games and themes – all the way to the party bags at the end!

Children learn their best through play. It enables them to discover the world around them and to be creative, all while having a lot of fun. Take a look at these ideas of how you can help nurture their playfulness so that they can learn new things without even realising it. See our Playtime and discovery section for more ideas.

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