Cheap things to do at home with the kids

Free Time with the Kids is all about cheap things to do with the kids, at home as well as on days out. There are three main sections all relating to stuff to do at home with the kids that won’t break the bank. If you’re looking for support with home education then there’s loads of FREE resources available online (including things that don’t need a printer). You’ll find lots and lots of suggestions for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 here.

Cheap Science experiments to do with the kids

A range of easy science experiments that you can do with the kids at home. Suitable for children of all ages and mostly using things you have at home already! No specialist kit required.

Children’s activities and CRAFT ideas

Quick and easy children’s craft ideas and other activities to do with the kids. This section is all about keeping the kids entertained at home WITHOUT a screen. In fact there’s even a post about screen-free activities to do at home. There are also lots of games and activities that you can do whilst you’re out on a family walk. Have a look at my guide to 17 ways to make local walks more interesting for kids (even if you’ve walked the same route every day for a year now!!). There’s also a guide on how to find your own quiet walks!

Postal and online subscriptions for children – EYFS, KS1 & KS2

Who doesn’t love getting a lovely parcel through the post? It seems that these days there are unlimited options for postal and online subscriptions. Literally anything can be sent to you on a monthly basis. But are they worth it? Here you’ll find reviews of the ones we’ve tried out ourselves.


Thinking of things to keep the kids entertained at home isn’t always easy. If you’ve got multiple kids of different ages then finding something that’s suitable for everyone, and everyone enjoys can be even harder! The activites I’ve suggested suitable for EYFS, KS1 & KS2 children. They are all easy to do, don’t take too much time and don’t require too many resources. Most importantly – they’re fun!!! Don’t forget that you can find all of the reviews of family days out on the website as well!