10 Simple & Frugal Outdoor Activities to Keep Kids Cool in the Sun

Looking for simple activities to keep your kids cool in the backyard on sunny days?
Here are a few of our favourite outdoor activities to beat the heat!

 Dive into an underwater world & make your own Ocean!

Splash, paddle & keep cool as you discover the magical properties of Mud!

Create a Water Play Construction Area in your backyard & have fun pouring, collecting & splashing in the water. 

Enjoy exploring the multi-sensory properties of tea in a cool shady spot.

Explore coloured ice in the sunshine outdoors. How long will the ice stay solid for? 

Run, jump, & dance in a Rainbow!

Help kids stay cool & calm with our natural Soothing Spray. Ideal for helping overheated kiddos, soothing & sunburn. 

Sprinkle cool water over little feet & toes with this upcycled Watering Can

Create some shade by building a simple den with blankets & chairs or a climbing frame. Why not turn it into a reading den for some chilled story time together.

Add bubbles & cloths to a large container of water along with some pots, pans, cups & sieves & explore this play set up in a shady area of your garden. This is perfect for those little hands that are always eager to 'help' with the cleaning, & also for those who are reluctant to wash muddy hands before going indoors!

Have fun staying cool in the sunshine!


  1. Great collection of ideas. And they don't use an excessive amount of water like pools do.

  2. Amazing ideas here, thank you for sharing. We love coloured ice x