*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Clark Rubber.
Summer is finally here in Australia! It's a time to celebrate in so many ways in addition to the arrival of the festive season. Gone are the cold grey skies, short dark days and the biggest bugbear of them all - bored children! Hip Hooray! This precious season is a joyous time to reap the very best of nature, and for kids, this means hours of outdoor fun daily for a whole long summer break.
It's time to pop on a swimsuit, grab a hose and get busy 'keeping cool' creatively, in a whole load of boisterous and lively ways within your own backyard!
Can you remember the joy of your own summer holidays spent in your backyard as a kid? All that water play, ice cream, cloud-watching, the cubby houses, bike riding and scooters... There was almost too much to cram into any particular scorching summer's day. For many of us, some of those memories created in this season are our very best memories we've held onto since childhood. Now as we play parents, it's our turn to help make the memories of our own kids, as terrific as can be.
And it's not too hard to do at all - or expensive.
Pools are a known source of backyard happiness for kids of all ages. If you want guaranteed summer contentment this year, then a pool is a must. You needn't invest your life savings to provide one either. Clark Rubber have a range of portable pools to suit families and kids of all ages and sizes. These are built to please and are so well-received by over-heated, over-excited children.
Take this Splash and Shade Wading Pool for example. It's family sized and holds a whopping 1688 litres of water. It is easy to set up and has a strong, rust-resistant frame for lasting fun. It also comes with a 40 plus UV canopy to provide excellent sun protection while the kids play.
Our kids are not only loving this pool, they're living in it too!
|Splash and Shade Wading Pool RRP $229. You can even attach a hose to the centre of the canopy for a waterfall effect!|
Jumbo Beach Ball RRP $9.95
Kids can expand on the water play fun in their own backyard with a good old-fashioned water fight. Try water pistols, (Nerf guns are great), buckets and sprinklers for hot day fun or fill up regular balloons at the tap for memorable times. All of these options are cheap and easy, as well as thrilling and cooling!
If water balloons are the preferred 'water weapon' of choice for your kids, did you know that you can now buy exciting and modern equivalents called Bunch O Balloons? These special water balloons are designed especially for throwing fun. Kids can fill 35 balloons in just seconds from any garden tap. They're a huge summer hit and easy to find in department and toy stores. Give them a try this summer.
|Three! Two! One! - Water fight!|
Other kid-approved excitements to enjoy in your own backyard can include everything from bug catching, sandpit play, trampolining, pop-up play centres, swing sets, balls, bikes, gardening, outdoor playsets (such as totem tennis), scooters and cars. You name it! Where appropriate, just add water for additional summertime fun. (Don't forget to offer plenty of summer time drinks and fruit to keep kids hydrated within too.)
Why not try out a few super inflatables this summer?
Clark Rubber have an enormous range of family pools and pool play gear that is brightly coloured and well made for a summer-load of excitement.
This amazing Dinoland Play Centre has everything a child could possibly want in a water park while remaining compact enough for the average yard.
This colourful pool measures over three metres in length and above two metres in width and is chocked-full of bright water park play fun! The dinosaur theme is vibrant, creative and eternally exciting. Kids go bonkers in this!
Our own children are elated with this pool's features, which include a built-in slide, exciting waterfall, a dinosaur hoop (for ball tossing) plus balls and rings for catch and throw fun. There's even an inflatable cushion built-in to catch young sliders.
This extraordinary water play park is decorated with flying pterodactyls, palm trees and a giant 'watersaurus' that dispatches the water spray fun. The Dinoland pool attaches easily to a standard garden hose and holds approximately 280 litres of water (plus quite a few kids!) for countless hours of adventure and laughs.
...And it's all built hardy-enough to support kids that have tipped-over on the excitement scale!
Total prize pool: $199.90.
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*Disclosure: Six Little Hearts were gifted the items featured in this post for the purpose of review.
All opinions expressed are our own and genuine. Thank you for the summer fun Clark Rubber!