KIDS NEWS THIS JUNE

Family activities at Kensington Palace, cover-ups for summer holidays and toys to keep your children entertained, we round-up the best of June’s child-friendly offerings 

1 Bundle Bean Solar is perfect for keeping your child sun-safe on holidays and at the beach. Made of a breathable, moisture-wicking super soft mesh fabric, the 5-in-1 versatile blanket provides UPF 50+ sun protection, blocking 99% UV, which means there is no need for chemical sun-creams – keeping both parents and babies happy. The clever design fits the buggy, car seat, bike seat or carrier/sling, ensuring a snug and universal fit for all ages, and it comes with a detachable soft layer that doubles up as a snugly beach towel. £24.99

2 After having pride of place on the mantelpiece, special messages and greeting cards often get stowed away never to be seen again, so kudos to the makers behind Memorywall for solving this problem with its ingenious new product, ‘Create’. The collage gift kit helps you to make a piece of personal art using your treasured memories in one of three pretty designs: a butterfly, boat or champagne bottle in bucket – perfect for birthdays and weddings. The white box frame measures 52cm x 52cm x 4.5cm and the glossy white box comes with instructions and tools to get you started. £95 per gift box.

3 Entertain inquisitive young minds with a visit to the Georgian Family Day at Kensington Palace on 15 June, part of its series of events dedicated to Georgian history. Cooking for the King will feature food preparation, activities, drama and storytelling and is suitable for the whole family, although it is best suited to families with children aged between 7 and 11 years. £15 per child for a workshop ticket with accompanying adult, discounts available. 

4 Shake, rattle and roll! We love this Mickey Monkey rattle (pictured below) from Mainly Baby, which is sure to put a smile on your little monkey’s face. Also available in navy stripe. £18.50, from bouquetbouquet.co.uk