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5 books to keep the kids entertained this Summer

30th April 2018

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Every parent and carer understands the challenges of keeping kids entertained, whether during half term, long journeys or the seemingly never-ending summer holidays! Throw in some wet weather and keeping the kids from going stir crazy can seem like an impossible task. But books can come to the rescue! These activity books  with games, puzzles, things to draw and scrapbooks to fill in are an absolute life-saver, we've used many at home ourselves and I would highly recommend them. All of these books are available to win and review for us, just click through and enter your details before 29th May (login required).

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Backyard Explorer

The best adventures start at home! You don’t need to trek to the South Pole or hack your way through a rainforest to explore our wonderful world. Your own backyard is just waiting to be discovered.

Scribble, jot and draw in this brilliant fill-in journal. Backyard Explorer is filled with fun things to make, do and find, to discover the exciting world beyond kids’ front door! They can go cloudspotting, make a skyline collage, design your dream house, complete a scavenger hunt, make your very own time-and-place capsule and lots more… Kids will see their surroundings in a wonderful new way.

There’s space to write, draw, collage, colour and complete – turning the finished book into a wonderful scrapbook to treasure forever. With fun illustrations, a super bright neon cover and a handy, backpack sized format, it’s a must-have item for any young explorer.

Suitable for children ages 7-10

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Backyard Explorer Inside Pages
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My Holiday Scrapbook

Help kids bring their holidays back home! This colourful and fun scrapbook provides a place for children to collect and store mementoes from their travels. There's plenty of space to stick in tickets, photos and other souvenirs collected from any trip. Includes a page of stickers and a pouch to keep memories safe.

My Holiday Scrapbook has lots of room for kids to get creative on their own, as well as providing ideas and suggestions to help younger children get started. And with lots of stickers to add, it's easy to personalise each journal and make it stand out.

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My Holiday Drawing Book

Pencils and colouring pens at the ready! In this fun and interactive book, kids can learn to sketch, illustrate and colour in. With sections on how to draw people and understanding perspective, plus step-by-step instructions and imaginative prompts and ideas, it'll inspire any child to get creative on their next trip. 

My Holiday Drawing Book makes a great companion on any getaway. Designed to be carried and used almost anywhere, it'll keep kids entertained whether they're waiting at the airport, having a picnic in the park or playing on the beach.

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Brain Teasers

Who's the smarty pants in your family? Packed with number and logic puzzles, riddles, dingbats, codes and much more, this fun and challenging travel-themed activity book is perfect for car journeys, vacations and rainy days-and provides a great test for both kids and adults.

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Marco's Maze Mission

Get ready for an a-maze-ing mission around the world! Brilliant but absent-minded photographer Geronimo Keats is back from the trip of a lifetime. The only problem is, his possessions... aren’t! Time for young explorer Marco to swing into action and find his missing belongings – but he’ll need your help!

Explore the world in this brilliant book of mazes brought to you by Lonely Planet Kids, an imprint of Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel guide publisher. In Marco’s Maze Mission tackle fiendish mazes and discover incredible facts on every page as you travel through Norway and New Zealand, Belize and beyond.

Packed with fun illustrations and a gorgeous two-colour palette, Marco’s Maze Mission will provide hours of brain-boggling fun.

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Marco's Maze Mission Inside Pages
Marco's Maze Mission Inside Pages

This blog post is sponsored by Lonely Planet Kids

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