I know what it's like two weeks into the Summer holidays and you've exhausted all your ideas of how to keep the kids entertained for free and you just want 15 minutes peace!
This is the perfect solution and it works with most ages up to 11, I would say. Everyone loves a hunt, whether it's at Easter or playing pirates. This hunt we have themed around animals and I call it the safari.
Basically, depending on your child's age, hide a load of plastic animals around the garden.
The older the child the harder they are hidden and the more they have to find.
If you are really desperate for peace tell them there is one more than there actually is and they'll looking all afternoon!
This post is an entry for the Britmums confessions of a Summer parent challenge, sponsored by Anchor