Children’s games 2021: great games for your kids to keep them occupied during holidays

Worried about bored kids? These games are brilliant for keeping kids entertained during the holidays

Need a way of keeping kids happy and occupied?

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With holidays fast approaching for children across the UK, there’s plenty of time for families to enjoy spending some well-deserved quality time together.

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Unfortunately, this being the UK, we can’t guarantee that the weather will be the best for lots of outdoor activities, but don’t worry.

If the sun is shining, consider taking them out on one of our Recommended bikes, or for a camping trip in one of these excellent sleeping bags.

If the weather isn’t so hot - literally - we’ve rounded up nine of the best children’s games and toys out there to keep your little ones entertained for ours on end (not a screen in site!). Happy playing...

Disney Race Home Toy Story 4 Game

Disney Race Home Toy Story 4 Game

Suitable for kids aged 4+

Play this game featuring all your favourite Toy Story 4 characters; Woody, Buzz Light-year, Bo Peep, and Forky.

Be the first home to win. Land on another character and send them back; so watch out where you land on the way.

This game will provide family friendly fun for all ages from aged 4-years-old plus, for two to four players - so roll the dice and start your race home!

The box contains sixteen toy Story 4 3D figurines, (four of each), along with one themed game board and a dice and 12 speedy coins to help get you home faster.

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VTECH Kids' Camera

VTECH Kids' Camera

Suitable for ages 3+

This camera is available in pink and blue and is an online exclusive product.  

Children can get creative snapping pictures with stamps, frames and fun effects, giving them hours and hours of fun.

The camera can even be flipped so they can take selfies at the press of a button.

It’s very easy to use and it also comes with games, a voice recorder, wacky photo shaker and many more exciting features for endless photography fun.

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Risk Board Game, Strategy Game for Children

Risk Board Game, Strategy Game for Children

Suitable for kids aged 10+

‘Risk’ is the ultimate game of strategic conquest, and you can get it for the lowest ever price at Argos at the moment.

The goal of this game is simple; players aim to conquer their enemies’ territories by building an army, moving their troops in and engaging in battle.

Depending on the roll of the dice, a player will either defeat the enemy or be defeated.

This is an updated version of a classic game which features 300 figurines.

This game is suitable for two or more players, and for those aged 10 plus.

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Frozen 2 MP3 Bluetooth Karaoke Machine

Frozen 2 MP3 Bluetooth Karaoke Machine 892/5259

Suitable for kids aged 4+

This karaoke machine is the ultimate party accessory for your children, and is perfect for rainy day play.

Colourful LED lights illuminate from the perimeter of the machine, creating a magical experience for both the singer and their audience.

The machine features bluetooth connection, LED light show, internal memory to store MP3 files, USB port, auto voice control. microphone volume control and echo effects control. There’s one microphone included.

The ‘Frozen’ theme will, of course, appeal to all Disney fans and this is a great device for anyone who enjoys a good sing song - adults and children alike!

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Personalised Children's Cooking Set

Personalised Children's Cooking Set

Suitable for ages 3+

This personalised cooking set features seven miniature cooking items, all boxed up in a sweet little suitcase that also doubles up as a play cooker.

It’s a great toy for little helpers in the kitchen, and it encourages your children to play and learn more about cooking.

The set includes two pans with lids, one frying pan, one colander, one wooden spoon, one whisk and one spatula.

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Retro Orb Mini Arcade Machine with 240 Games

Retro Orb Mini Arcade Machine with 240 Games

Suitable for kids aged 3+

Enjoy hours of video game nostalgia with the Micro Arcade Machine which is loaded with 240 fun games.

This console is integrated with an enhanced screen rear light to suit both bright and dim lighted environments and is suitable for children aged three and over.

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Disney Villainous Game

Disney Villainous Game

Suitable for kids aged 10+

A fun game with a twist, this fun game is for anyone who actually prefers the Disney villains to the heroes!

In this epic contest of power, take on the role of a Disney Villain and strive to achieve your own devious objective.

This game is suitable for two to six players and children aged 10 and over. The average playing time for this game is 50 minutes.

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Early Learning Centre Table Top Art Toy

Early Learning Centre Tabletop Art Centre

Suitable for kids aged 3+

Please note, it’s an online exclusive product which is only available for home delivery. The double-sided board features a wipe-clean whiteboard on one side and a chalkboard on the reverse.

Lay it flat in the base, or stand up for a traditional easel look. Kit also contains sheets of paper and board clips to create more permanent artworks.

Complete with chalks, crayons and whiteboard pens too so there’s everything your child needs to get creative time and time again.

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'Passionate People' Children's Art And Craft Box

'Passionate People' Children's Art And Craft Box

Suitable for kids aged 3+

This is a magical educational art box for children inspired by real artists. It also provides lots of fun and allows your child to be creative while they learn.

The box contains clear instructions on seven art projects, appropriate for children aged three plus, with tips to tailor each project for under 4s. The kit also includes quality art materials including a set of paint sticks, a metallic marker, sticky glitter paper, a template and water-colour paper.

There’s hours of fun to be had with this craft box, and it can also be personalised for an extra special touch too.

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