Toddler and Under 5’s Zone

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.

You can read all of my reviews of free and cheap places to visit across the four counties by clicking here. Many of these are perfect for toddler and under 5’s to explore.

Activities for toddlers | Free Time with the Kids
activities for toddlers
Activities for Toddlers and Under 5's | Free Time with the Kids

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

Toddler activities | Free Time with the Kids
Toddler activity ideas | Free Time with the Kids
craft activities for toddlers | Free Time with the Kids
Toddler activity ideas | Free Time with the Kids
water beads activities for toddlers and under 5's | Things to do with the kids
Toddler craft ideas | Free Time with the Kids
water beads activities for toddlers and under 5's | Things to do with the kids
Toddler and pre-school activity ideas | Free Time with the Kids


Toddler craft activity ideas | EYFS activities | Free Time with the Kids

If you’re looking for ways to keep toddlers entertained, without spending a fortune, there are plenty of ideas.