Posts Tagged ‘Entertainment’

Amber Mark Shares 'Heatwave' Video

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Amber Mark shares the video for her new single 'Heatwave'. (more…)

Rhye Releases Video For 'Summer Days (Roosevelt Remix)'

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Today sees Rhye release the Roosevelt Remix of 'Summer Days' with a gorgeous accompanying visual which you can watch below. (more…)

OUR LAST TANGO: UK September Release

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

OUR LAST TANGO executive produced by Wim Wenders will be released in the UK from 22nd September (more…)

National Rollercoaster Day 2017

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Timeline celebrates the 200th anniversary of the rollercoaster. The antidote for adrenaline junkies everywhere – the rollercoaster – turns 200 this year. (Video below.) (more…)

Kelela Shares new Video for 'LMK'

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Following the announcement of her highly-anticipated debut album, Kelela is back to share a new video for the lead single from the project. (more…)

Fireworks, Fastnet and Festival: Plymouth is the place to be!

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Britain’s Ocean City is playing host to some fabulous events this month – from world class firework displays and international sailing challenges to global jazz and blues sensations. (more…)

Parents Spend £688 Keeping Each Child Entertained Over the Summer

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Parents spend £688 per child keeping them entertained over the six weeks of summer – top free activities revealed

  • Two thirds of parents (68%) struggle to keep their kids entertained during the six week holidays
  • £202m due to be spent collectively by mums and dads across the UK this summer
  • 85% of kids wish they could spend more time outside this summer holidays, preferring bike rides to playing computer games indoors

It’s that time of year again, the school gates shut and the playground is empty for 6 whole weeks, with children free to do as they please – it’s hardly surprising that many parents struggle to find activities for their children over 42 long days.

A new study of 1,000 parents by Sun-Pat Peanut Butter has in fact revealed that two thirds of parents (68%) struggle to keep their kids entertained during the six week holidays.

In an attempt to keep their little ones amused parents will now spend an average of £688 per child over the summer holidays (£16.38 a day) this means £202m is due to be spent collectively by mums and dads across the UK in this period.

The research also surveyed 1,000 6-11 year olds as well as parents, revealing that contrary to popular belief, kids actually wish for more outdoorsy activities this summer with 85% wishing they spent more time outdoors during the summer holidays. However, only 7% said they would choose to stay indoors to play computer games, compared to 51% that would choose to go for a bike ride, or 38% opting to play in the park.

The Top 10 Activities to keep your kiddies active over the holidays include:

  1. Play Cricket in the park
  2. Britain has lots of outdoor pools, many of which are free, so find your nearest one online and head for amorning swim
  3. Head to a local forest or meadow to pick some wild flowers
  4. Create a set of bug bingo cards featuring garden bugs like Ladybirds, Ants and Woodlice
  5. Use paper and crayons to rub impressions of different tree bark
  6. Host a treasure hunt in the garden, or around the house on a rainy day
  7. Plant a summer garden of peas, spinach and carrots
  8. On a hot day there’s nothing like a sprinkler to help you cool off – adjust the height of the water and have a high jump competition in the garden
  9. Create a rock zoo! Collect unusual shaped rocks and use watercolour paints to turn them into a variety of different animals
  10. Tie large blankets between trees and create a hammock

Swimming Pool (PD)

Kirsty Gallacher said:

Some of my fondest memories of childhood are playing outside and I want my kids to experience the same. However I also know how hard it is to constantly think of different, cost effective ways to entertain them when they are out of school over summer.

"Mum of two boys and part of a sporting dynasty, Kirsty Gallacher, has teamed up with the experts to come up with the Fuelling Families guide – 42 fun and low cost outside activities for this summer and help parents keep kids entertained outside – one for every day of the summer holidays."

Kirsty added: “I love Sun-Pat’s Fueling Families guide. It’s packed full of different, free activities for kids to do outdoors which takes the pressure off coming up with new ideas. I have it stuck on my fridge”.

This summer Sun-Pat is giving away hundreds of free sports kits containing a football, cricket set and skipping rope. Parents can enter online to win a kit, with 10 kits up for grabs for every single day of the summer holidays. The Fueling Families Guide is also available to download on the Sun-Pat website.

For your chance to enter the competition, head to the website to find out how: You can enter via Facebook and the website to participate, and also download the Sun-Pat Fuelling Families Guide.

Jessie Ware Shares New Single 'Midnight'

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Jessie Ware has shared her new single 'Midnight', which was premiered Friday night on Radio 1 (more…)

Pete Tong and Raye Collaborate for a World First – and There’s More to Come

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017



Hare Squead Releases Brand New Video for 'Flowers'

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Irish cross-genre hip hop trio 'Hare Squead' today release their brand new video for latest single 'Flowers', the second track to be taken from highly-anticipated (more…)

Dave releases 'Tequila'

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Today sees London's most talked about new artist, Dave, release brand new track 'Tequila'. (more…)

Highly Suspect Announces UK Tour

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Grammy nominated US rockers, Highly Suspect, today announce details of their first live plans for 2018. (more…)

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