School's out! Let the fun begin! Our shops are full of fantastic games, toys and gadgets to make sure this summer is the best ever…
1. Sand-play is a perfect outdoor pastime for all ages and this sand baking set offers plenty of scope for imaginative fun, whether in a sandpit or on the beach.
Sand baking set, £9.99, TK Maxx
2. There's nothing as satisfying as the whack of bat on ball when you get a good rally going, and this set promises hours of holiday fun.
Boom bat set, £4, Wilko
3. Who doesn't love bubbles?! With this little machine you can have all the bubbles you could wish for, without getting the slightest bit out of breath!
Ladybird bubble machine, £15, M&S
4. Make the most of windy summer days (and squeeze in a Mary Poppins singalong while you're at it!) with a cool and colourful kite.
Skyray kite, £14.99, Argos
5. We cannot think of a more fun way to keep cool on hot days than this cheerful whale sprinkler toy!
Blue whale sprinkler, £12.99, TK Maxx
6. Is there anything that could improve the iconic summer game of croquet? Why, making the hoops into hand-standing monkeys, of course!
Monkey croquet, £6, Flying Tiger
7. It's a den, a shade from the sun and a jumping off point for all kinds of imaginative play – what's not to love about this teepee?!
Traditional childrens teepee tent, £25, The Works