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Stick & Bottle
Sweetie Treasure Chase
Apple Bobbing and Sweet Dunking
Balloons Within Balloons
Autumn Hide and Seek
Conker Bowling
Tom Thumb Garden
Baby BBQ
Poppy People
Mini-Cooked Breakfast
French Cricket
Fizzy Drink Splutter
One-Metre Safari
Bubble Gum Competition
Whittle a Toasting Fork
Cream Chase and Shoot
Let Rip with the Hose
Flying Bubbles
Giant Bubbles
XXXtra Strong Bubble Mix
Geyser Gush

Let Rip with the Hose

This is not very drought-friendly, but it's great fun on a sunny day if you're in an area where you can use a hose.

The children get into their swimsuits, and jump over the jet with a grown-up swirling it round. Or they can play water fireworks - shooting the jets as high as they can – or just run in and out of the sprinklers. But the bit they really enjoy, if you'll let them, is soaking you (and if you're fully clothed that counts as nirvana).

Hosed water is really cold on even the hottest day, so have big fluffy towels at the ready.