Summer holiday kids actvities – Baking

I’m not quite sure what happened to our summer sun, it seems to have been replaced by chilly, damp days… it’s supposed to be the summer holidays!

With the option of going out and getting cold and wet versus staying in and making delicious treats you can seen which one appeals most. As a child I would do lots of baking with my Mam and in turn my Granny when I stayed at her house during the summer. Having fond memories of measuring, whisking and licking spoons I am keen to pass these memories onto Roo and Tigger.

Whilst I have many different baking bits and bobs (Mr Boo would say too many) I wanted to start the children off with their own selection of baking accessories, so we headed off into town last week to grab some essentials. We popped into Poundland for something else on my to-do list and stumbled across the Jane Asher’s baking range. With cake tins & bakeware, baking accessories and preparation equipment all for just £1.00 each we managed to bag ourselves some baking essentials for just £9.00!

Summer holiday kids actvities - Baking

Armed with our baking haul it was time to head home ans decide what to make first. Like my parents I have a selection of recipe books, including the one from when I started home economics at high school, however Roo picked up the Jane Asher’s Beautiful Baking book within our baking haul from Poundland so we opted to try a recipe or two from in there.

I have to say that I’m loving this recipe book, with simple straightforward recipes that really get the kids involved in baking as well as hints and tips on how to do processes and different icings etc. – well worth the £1.00 price tag!

Do you bake with your children?

What are you favourite recipes?
(please share any links you have)

Disclosure: I am a Poundland Ambassador for which I have been challenged to showcase some summer holiday kids activities – I have received Poundland gift vouchers in order to carry out this challenge.



  1. August 27, 2014 / 12:51 pm

    What a bargain, and a great way to entertain the kids on a wet day

  2. Becky
    August 27, 2014 / 8:42 pm

    I have just started to bake with my 18 month old and we both really enjoy it. I didn’t think to try poundland for baking supplies, I will have to take a look.

  3. August 27, 2014 / 11:09 pm

    I will defiantly look out for that cook book 🙂

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