Kids and summer holidays: your rainy day game plan

Build a den

There's nothing like making a secret house under the dining table or duvet, to rival the fanciest of toys. Children love constructing their own private space. Just grab sheets and a clothes horse. Be resourceful and raid the recycling for creative play. Instead of making an expensive journey to the craft shop, use shoeboxes and cartons to create mini theatres and animal habitats with coloured wrappers and card.