We are so excited to have teamed up with our friends at Outdoor Toys to offer one lucky winner a Rebo Modular Wooden Climbing Frame Adventure Playset - Swing and Climb Haldon worth £1,000. The winner will also receive a £150 Sophie Allport voucher.
Perfect for getting the children out in the garden and keeping them entertained all summer long with their friends. This fun climbing frame consists of a main tower featuring a superb fenced in raised platform that provides that tree house feel.
The magnificent 10ft slide will keep the kids busy for hours, whilst the swing arm with climbing wall makes a wonderful addition for family fun. Designed and made exclusively by Rebo this climbing frame is constructed from pressure treated timber that is strong, sturdy and built to last.
To celebrate this prize, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite things to do with the kids this summer!
- Play in the garden – When the sun is shining why not head out to the garden and enjoy some of the great outdoors? With a climbing frame set like this, the kids can play for hours, enjoying the swing, slide and climbing wall. Set out a lovely picnic for lunch and make some wonderful family memories, you could even enjoy a spot of gardening or read a book whilst they play.
- Go for a bike ride - The Sophie Allport team are based near Rutland water, a beautiful reservoir close to Oakham, and one of our favourite things to do on a warm summer’s day is hop on our bikes for a cycle around the shore. If you find yourself with a sunny day, why not pop the kids' bikes on the car (or hire some if you're short on wheels) and choose a destination to explore? The UK is filled with forests, fields and lakes to discover, and cycling is great exercise for all the family. Who knows, perhaps it could be a great opportunity to teach younger family members how to ride a bike too?!
- Explore a National Trust property - If your family are a little less outdoorsy and like soaking up a bit of history instead, why not head to your nearest National Trust property? There are hundreds all over the country, and entrance fees are quite reasonable for families. As well the historic houses themselves, many properties also have gardens, farms, shops and play areas, and even offer opportunities for the kids to dress up in period clothing and learn about what life was like many years ago. We often visit Belton House over the summer (a local property for the Sophie Allport team), making the most of the adventure playground before buying an ice cream from the on-site café!
- Head to the beach - Sophie Allport's favourite sandy spot is nestled in the Norfolk coastline, and she and her boys heartily recommend a family barbeque beside the sea! Pack your swim gear, cool bags, bring a disposable barbeque (after checking out the rules, of course) and let the kids and dogs run in and out of the waves all day before collapsing in a heap for beachside burgers. With a day of fresh, sea air and warm sunshine, you’re guaranteed not to hear a peep from the back seat!
- Do some baking - A rainy day over the summer is almost guaranteed, so why not hide from the deluge outside by whipping up a batch of muffins in the kitchen? Kids love getting messy and baking is a great way of teaching them essential culinary skills for later in life, such as weighing, measuring, cutting, sifting, and folding. The Sophie Allport team have lots of experience baking with little helpers, and recommend making something that doesn't require too much skill or finesse...jam tarts, fairy cakes and gingerbread men are easy to make and are forgiving if the ingredients are added a little haphazardly!
- Build a fort - Let's face it…when the kids are off school, the house is going to look less than perfect! Rather than stressing about the mess, embrace it by building the most impressive fort your kids have ever laid eyes upon. Help them drag the furniture into position and let them loose in the laundry cupboard to help themselves to sheets, towels and blankets. Turn armchair caves into pirate coves, pillow walls into medieval fortresses and pretend the carpet is a pool of acid lava to be avoided at all costs... it makes a great distraction from the PlayStation, and you can even serve a picnic in the fort and use the space for afternoon naps later on.
To be in with chance on winning this lovely prize, simply enter here.
Let us know in the comments below your favourite things to do over summer!