Blink and you miss it. Suddenly that squiddly little bundle of joy is a Terrible Toddler and entertaining them and preparing activities steps up a gear! You can easily buy tons of toys and gadgets for them. But you really don’t need to spend lots of money to keep young children entertained. This section is dedicated to cheap and great value ways to keep toddlers and under 5’s entertained.
In the Toddler and Under 5’s Zone you’ll find lots of cheap activities that are easy (and quick!) to set up. Simple toddler craft activities. No more spending three hours prepping something that only gets played with for 5 minutes! There are lots of toddler sessions and playgroups across Bucks, Beds, Oxon and Herts to explore. Looking for specific classes? Check out the Toddler, baby and pre-school classes directory.
Occasionally I might do reviews of products or subscription boxes that are suitable for toddlers or under 5’s. You’ll find links to those below as well.
If your kids love soft play then make sure you check out the soft play reviews by clicking here. There are loads of reviews of playground around Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire if you click here. I regularly share events for this age group on the Facebook page too. Click here to like the page and get the latest updates.
General activity guides
These activities aren’t exclusively for under 5’s. However, I’ve done all of these with Smallest Child as well and the older boys. She was able to get involved in almost all of them. Those she couldn’t do herself she was happy enough watching. Apparently she loves “doing ‘periments!”
Toddler friendly craft ideas
If you’re looking for ways to keep toddlers entertained, without spending a fortune, there are plenty of ideas.