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Make a Splash with the Kids this Summer, without Breaking the Bank!

Hot weather + bored kids just don't mix well during the endless summer days. Don’t panic just yet though, we've got you covered . Here is a fail-proof guide to affordable water-based activities to keep the kids active and healthy this summer.

Banish the much-loved phrase ‘I’m bored’ by heading down to your local swimming pool for a refreshing dip at an even more refreshing price!

With boys and girls swimwear available from as little as £2.49 and access to your local swimming pool costing a few quid, swimming is an inexpensive solution to keeping the young ones busy. Not only is swimming a great way to entertain the kids on a budget, it also promotes numerous physical and mental health benefits. With swimming being an effective form of cardiovascular exercise, it offers the benefit of strengthening both the lungs and heart while also helping prevent childhood obesity – It’s a win, win!

Avoid costly theme parks by transforming your garden into your very own miniature water park!

The 2 for 1 entry vouchers always seem appealing, until you get inside the park and the kids want everything they can get their hands on! Instead of succumbing to the allure of the theme parks, why not turn your garden into a hive of water sport activities? At Sportsdirect.com we have a number of swimming pools and accessories that can be tailored to your budget; from water bomb catapults to 10FT inflatable pools. Have yourself a full blown pool party, complete with inflatables or let the battle commence with our affordable range of air pump water guns – just be sure to invite friends for maximum fun! Check out our full range of essentials online.

You don’t need a passport to take a trip to the seaside and spend a day at the beach!

Sea, sand and… fish and chips. Ok, so its hardly a week in the Bahamas but it is a fraction of the price! There’s nothing kids love more than a day at the beach; building sandcastles with a bucket and spade, playing frisbee and having a kick about with their new-found friends. Luckily for you, we have it all! Avoid paying increased prices on the day by purchasing your beach toys in advance from our Kandytoys range, available online with prices starting from the bargain price of £1. Keep costs to a minimum by taking a picnic with you and while we’re on the subject, why not treat yourself to a stylish new beach bag? Purely to protect those sarnis… of course.

You don’t need to spend a fortune to keep the kids entertained this summer. Be creative and think outside of the box.. even though we all know, kids love empty boxes!