Fridays are usually a cause for celebration, but parents across England and Wales are seriously dreading the next one. In case you didn't know, Friday the 18th of July is the day on which summer term ends in the majority of UK schools, and while teachers will no doubt be preparing to breathe a massive sigh of relief, parents will be preparing for six weeks of unmitigated hard work. After all, the kids will need to be entertained while they wait for school to start again!

Fortunately, the Gadget Inspector team are here to help you through the summer. Here are 8 awesome activities that you and the kids can try over the next few weeks - it'll be September in no time!


1. RC helicopter races!

RC helicopter

RC toys were made for summertime. Playing with one of our cool remote control helicopters will get them outdoors for some fresh air, and since many of our choppers operate on a tri-band frequency, up to 3 of them can be flown at once!


2. Take a hike!

Mountain view

They may take some convincing, but once they're out in the big wide world, the kids are sure to have a blast! Do a bit of internet research and you're sure to find some truly breathtaking scenery near you.


3. Fun with ice!

Ice Lolly Men

Ice is an endless source of summer fun - children can make their own ice lollies, or cool off with some awesome shark-shaped ice cubes!


4. Rainy day puzzles!


This is Britain, after all - we can't expect every day to be dry and sunny! When the rain starts a-pourin', keep their young minds occupied with one of our awesome puzzle games.


5. Stomp rocket!

And when it is warm and they can go outside, stomp rockets are the ultimate excuse to do so! Stomp on the launchpad and see how high your rocket can fly (don't forget your spare rockets!)


6. Bring back the dinosaurs!


If the kids are feeling sort of crafty, why not let them make their own dinosaur? Our dinosaur construction kits contain two dinosaurs apiece.


7. Space rail!

Space rail

The Space Rail is a new generation of toy - we're not even going to try describing it! You'll just have to see for yourself.


8. Chillax in the garden!

Lounge in the garden

And, if all else fails, the kids can always just go out into the garden and chill out for a bit. We recommend the Chill Out Wedge for super-comfortable outdoor relaxation!

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