News — Hooray for the holidays


School’s out for summer! Now’s the time for fun and frolics with friends and family, so get ready to embrace the summer like it’s 2019.

Our stores here at The Friary Guildford have a wide range of products to suit all, from happy campers to water babies and mini explorers – you are certainly not short of choice in keeping the kids entertained.

Read on to see our top picks of fashion and lifestyle products to inspire your summer holiday shop and help create lifelong memories with your little ones this summer.

Outdoor Lifestyle Living

Do you have a mini-me that loves being at one with nature? If so, camping is always a good idea. Sleeping under the stars, cooking over a real fire and watching the sunrise and set is what summer holiday dreams are all about.

Whether you’re venturing to the great outdoors or staying put in your back garden, be prepared and pack the necessities depending on location. This blue lightweight travel hammock from Oliver Bonas is a fun alternative to the traditional tent – perfect for those long, hot summer evenings.

Help them build a fire with this tall iron fire pit from Urban Outfitters. It is the perfect size for the garden and will keep the evening chill at bay.

Roasting marshmallows are a childhood memory full of joy. Indulge in this traditional camping experience with Holland & Barrett’s Dandies vegan vanilla marshmallows, pop them on a skewer and watch them turn golden brown.

You can’t eat alfresco without some cutlery – Typo has your back with this handy travel cutlery set. The set contains a spoon, knife and fork, which all fold away into a compact travel case – perfect for your summertime adventures.

Make a Splash in Style

If you are lucky enough to make a trip to the beach, then remember to pack the essentials for your water babies.

Get them kitted out and ready to hit the waves. These boys swim shorts from Mango will make your little man feel like he is in paradise with the cool tie-dye print.

For the sea princess that loves to play, we recommend this gorgeous bikini set from Accessorize. The beautiful laser-cut shell trim and bold colours will make her easy to spot whilst she’s cartwheeling across the sand all day long!

Flip flops are the ideal beach footwear. We love these popular white Havaianas flip flops from River Island for slipping on and off when in and out of the water.

When playing outside, protect their delicate skin with Holland & Barrett’s sunscreen. Its SPF 30 protection and mineral formula make this sunscreen water-resistant and moisturising, giving you peace of mind knowing they are protected all day long, even after a water fight!

Go and Explore

All discoverers need to look the part while out on their escapades. For safari-inspired fashion, look no further – khaki is your friend, along with botanical prints.

Boys can feel like a true explorer in this stylish khaki colour block shirt from River Island; team it with this seasons on-trend bucket hat, also from River Island, and they are good to go.

Mango has a beautiful girls collection for summer fun this year, from dresses, shorts and more. Our favourite is this tropical print jumpsuit. The lightweight fabric makes it an adventure seekers outfit of dreams.

If you have toddlers in your tribe, treat them to their very first pair of Hunters wellies from Schuh, so come rain or shine they can continue to enjoy the outdoors without the worry of soggy feet.

Playful Accessories and Fun

Now they are kitted out, pick up some playful accessories to keep them occupied throughout the day.

Let them capture their summer experiences and create lasting memories. This Fujifilm instant camera from Urban Outfitters not only looks good in its sky blue colour but will create excitement by instantly producing their snapshots before their eyes.

Let’s go fly a kite and up to the highest heights! Pick up this kite from Zara Home and teach your kiddies how to fly. Not only will they have a blast, but this old pastime will evoke nostalgia for all adults.

With all this fun, make sure your little ones are keeping hydrated! Smiggle’s stainless steel water bottle will keep their drinks cool for longer. There are so many designs to choose from; we particularly love this fun dinosaur print.

Pop their camera and other exploring essentials in this handy outdoor dry bag from Primark, perfect for lightweight travelling. It is fully waterproof, plus with its bright yellow exterior, you will be able to spot them when out and about.

However you spend your summer holidays, we hope you have a great time with your family. Want more inspiration for the kids this summer? Check out our Pinterest board here.

Prices are correct at the time of publishing.

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