Boredom busting ideas for the kids this weekend

Edinburgh Zoo Penguins

Spring is finally on the way! Which means that warmer weather is coming, sunny days, snowdrops and bluebells, baby lambs, piglets and daffodils galore. But Spring also means wet weather, and that usually happens when the kids are desperate for some fresh air and you need them to burn off a little energy! There are plenty of days out that you can enjoy with the kids: heading to the zoo (if you live within driving distance of Edinburgh Zoo then I’d really recommend going there, should funds allow.  You can see how lush the penguins are in the photo I took above!) , the local aquarium, theme parks and soft play, but they’re not exactly cheap…sometimes they require a small fortune to get through the door – check out Golden Eagle Coin for the latest information on investments and investment pieces – so with that in mind, how can you keep the kids entertained without breaking the bank?

Don’t worry – here are some boredom busting ideas that will keep the kids out of your hair for a while or you could even enjoy together.


Kids love getting their hands all messy – and they love creating things too! So, why not combine the two and create something in the kitchen? Basic fairy buns or a nice cream cake wouldn’t take much to put together. You probably have the ingredients already in the cupboards. From measuring to mixing, pouring to tasting, there are lots of different elements of baking that kids of all ages can help you with.

Or if you don’t like the idea of a huge clean up operation afterwards, you could always decorate biscuits or buy some fairy buns and decorate them instead.


It’s been a long winter, and the garden has probably been a little neglected! Now that spring is on the way, getting out into the garden is more likely. So, get the kids to work! Raking up the leaves, picking up all those twigs and branches, finding all their old garden toys! It’s hard work but it’ll keep them busy. You could even get them to plant some Spring flowers to enjoy!


Sometimes, the quietest of activities are usually the most fun. And what could be better than getting lost in a new adventure. Whether your child is an independent reader, or they still need a little bit of help, reading together for an hour or so and enjoying each other’s company is a lovely way to bond and pass the time. You’ll probably end up doing it more often!


You don’t have to spend a fortune to get the kids some fresh air. How about a trip to the local park? Or pack a picnic, some good walking boots and waterproof jackets and head out for a walk in the nearest national park for the day? It’ll certainly burn some energy!


Who says you need to go to the cinema for a movie experience?  You can set up a movie on the TV, lower the lights, get lots of pillows, bean bags, throws and cushions and watch a movie or two with the kids.  Don’t forget all the treats and popcorn too!  We regularly do this with my boyfriends son; it’s great to watch a film all together.  Last week, it was The Hobbit!

How do you beat boredom with your kids?


  1. March 1, 2019 / 8:54 am

    We have a craft trolley for when our nieces and nephews come over – it has everything, paint, glitter, sequins, glue, pens, card, the lot. They spend hours just being creative and we always get to keep something they have made too so the bonus is we have something for the inside of our cupboard doors!

  2. March 1, 2019 / 10:25 am

    I haven’t been to Zoo in ages, I really must plan a visit in as I love seeing all the animals. Sounds like your family did too. Did they have a favourite?

  3. March 1, 2019 / 12:43 pm

    These are some great ideas. We always used to have move nights or do some baking when my son was younger.

  4. March 1, 2019 / 8:48 pm

    Movie night and reading are two things I love, although I do really want to bake more x

  5. ChelseaMamma
    March 2, 2019 / 7:41 am

    We try and get outside for a walk or a bike ride, or if the weather is rubbish we will set up some board games

  6. March 3, 2019 / 8:29 pm

    These are awesome ideas! I think reading would really be a big help especially when your kid is just starting to read.

  7. March 4, 2019 / 11:23 am

    We love exploring the outside on weekends when the weather is nice as we get out on the bikes. Movie day is always a good idea but my little one never sits still long enough

  8. March 5, 2019 / 6:46 pm

    We’ve been doing quite a lot of baking with the little man but yet to do other activities.

  9. March 8, 2019 / 10:15 pm

    OMG I love to bake! Plus, you’re such a good chef so if we baked together (or if you baked) it would be amazing! x

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