Tips for entertaining the kids March 18, 2020

There’s no denying that these are strange and unsettling times, with many-a-parent pulling their hair out at the mere thought of keeping the kids entertained for indefinite periods of time. So, we’ve pulled a few ideas together to help you out.

While social distancing and self-isolation are sure to prove quite testing, there are lots of activities you can do with the little ones that are not only fun, but develop key skills too!

Entertain the kids


The Works, here at Broad St. Mall is packed with ideas to get you started. From paper crafts to model making kits and even knitting and sewing - there are plenty of craft activities to help develop their dexterity and concentration and inspire creativity.

You’ll find a variety of books to educate and inspire all ages from babies to teenagers. Colouring books help to de-stress and refocus, while cookery books provide an excuse to work together in the kitchen to cook up a storm. Nothing beats a bit of home baking, cookie cutting and cake decorating to while away the hours – with the promise of great rewards at the end!

Discover a great range of jigsaw, board games and strategy games to encourage them to work and play together to realise their goals and construction toys and action figures to let their imaginations go wild.

Wilko’s ‘Blox’ sets are not only cheaper than but they’re compatible with the leading brick building brand and are sure to keep the kids occupied for hours.

From paints and pastels to sticker books, doodle pads and colouring books, there are lots of craft supplies to activate their creative minds, while a great collection of outdoor toys are great for inspiring a little (isolated) outdoor play in the garden.