What to Write in a Teacher's Thank You Card

You’ve made it to the end of the school year! Exams are over, the textbooks are closed, and students rejoice as the summer holidays beckon. And teachers...

Free Summer Activity Sheets

It’s no secret that British summers can be fickle. The sun shines longer, the ice creams melt quicker, but all of a sudden, the rain clouds roll in, and your outdoor plans are done for. After retreating indoors, you start the desperate search for ways to keep your children entertained without resorting to hours of screen time.

Free Bunny Vs Monkey Colouring Sheets

Getting children excited about reading can be a hard task, so why not introduce them to the world of Jamie Smart's popular children’s comic series Bunny Vs Monkey through some fun activity sheets?  Colouring is great for unwinding and keeping kids busy, whilst helping to improve hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, focus, and patience. Sounds like a win-win!

Beyond An Egg Hunt: 8 Fun Easter Games For Kids

While the thrill of searching for hidden chocolate treasures remains a timeless tradition every Easter, injecting some fresh and exciting games into the mix is never a bad idea.

7 Free Printable Easter Activities for Half Term

The Easter break can offer days of fun-filled activities for you and your little ones. So if you're on the lookout for engaging and budget-friendly ways to keep your little ones entertained, look no further!

The Best Mother's Day Gifts Under £5

With Mother's Day just around the corner, it's time to celebrate the amazing women in our lives. But if you’ve not got a lot of cash to splash, finding a budget-friendly gift that still screams, "I love you" can be tough.

10 Simple World Book Day Costume Ideas For Busy Mums

Mums have a million different hats they have to wear every day. They’re a shoulder to cry on, organiser in chief, full-time entertainer and food provider - and that’s on top of looking after their own stuff.

Fun Creative Rainy Day Activities For Kids

As the wind howls and the rain pelts against the windows, the idea of coaxing your little ones outdoors becomes increasingly daunting. However, fear not, as in the face of these dreary and damp days, we have a backup plan: indoor activities.

10 Free Printable Rainy Day Activity Sheets

There’s nothing worse than a rainy day as a parent. Scrambling around looking for ways to transform those gloomy, rainy days into an opportunity for fun and learning.

The Best Romance Books For Valentine's Day

There’s nothing that quite gets you into the mood for Valentine’s Day like a juicy romance novel. The type where the sexual tension builds with each page turn, as you try to find out whether they finally get together.

The 10 Best Valentine's Gifts Under £10

Valentine’s Day is about many things - love, relationships, and small gestures that say, “Hey, I appreciate you.”. What it isn’t about is spending a lot of money on your other half just to say “I love you.”

5 Easy Valentine's Day Origami Ideas

Nothing says “I love you” more than a gift made by hand. Except maybe a Valentine’s Day gift where the person has made a crate that requires a serious amount of patience and the dexterity of a surgeon.

First Day At School: How To Prepare As Parents

The day has arrived; your child is dressed, shoes are polished, and they’re ready to go. No traffic on the roads, bliss, and they have a massive smile on their face as they enter school for the first time.

5 Best Books To Buy This Father’s Day

How do you say thank you to the one who taught you how to play cards or helped you through your first break-up, or even taught you to ride a bike? You probably can’t, but you can at least buy him a decent book that he’d enjoy.

Best Father's Day Games For The Whole Family

Psst! We’ve got a secret for you. What your father would really love this Father’s Day is to spend a little bit of time with the person they love the most in the world - you!

8 Fun Facts For Kids About The Kings Coronation

The coronation is a very special occasion where King Charles III will be crowned as the new reigning monarch, taking over the role of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who sadly passed away in September 2022.

Top 7 Easter Activities For Kids To Do At Home

Spring is in the air, and the Easter holidays are just around the corner! This can be an exciting time to bond with your little ones and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Once Upon A Time: The First Books We Remember Reading

Once upon a time, we all read our first book or even had our first book read to us. For many, that would start with the very hungry caterpillar, graduating to wizards, big-friendly-giants and adventures with between five and seven friends.

7 Homemade Costumes For World Book Day 2023

World Book Day is just around the corner, and for parents that means one thing...

8 Budget Friendly Half-Term Activities Your Kids Will Love

It’s no secret that keeping the kids entertained during the half-term is no easy thing and the pressure of doing fun and exciting activities can sometimes mean that you end up spending some serious £££’s.

The 10 Best Outdoor Games To Play

Whether you're young or just young at heart, there's nothing better to do on a warm summer evening than playing some outdoor games.

Essential Packing List For A Day Trip With A Toddler

If you have small children and babies, you’ll know that sometimes a family day out can be a bit of a challenge. From changing nappies and mopping up picnic spillages, to dealing with meltdowns because the snack box ran dry, one thing is certain - a day trip with your kids requires military organisation and preparation for almost anything

Let's learn to draw

Always wanted to be amazing at drawing but never knew where to start? We've got some amazing drawing tutorials to help you learn to draw and become a pro illustrator in no time!

Make Your Own Festive Wooden Village In 4 Simple Steps

To us, Christmas means craft and any keen crafter will tell you that it’s never start too early to start your Christmas crafting.

Where in The Works can you get our helium balloons?

Wondering where you can get helium balloons blown up near you? Check our list to see if The Works store near you sells helium balloons!

Hilarious Elf On The Shelf Scenes | Grown Ups Only

The Elf on the Shelf phenomenon that is becoming more and more popular in the UK originated in the US as a fun way of keeping kids on their best behaviour in the run up to Christmas.

Kinetic Flow Rings

Set to be one of 2018’s hottest trends, the Flow Rings are 2018’s version of the fidget spinner… and if we really want to do a throwback, I guess we could say it’s a modern day slinky.

Take Our New Harry Potter House Quiz Now!

Have you ever wondered which Hogwarts house you would be in from Harry Potter’s wonderful, magical world? Well it’s time to find out with our Harry Potter house quiz.

Best Disney Princesses Reimagined

We're massive Disney fans here at The Works.So, you can probably guess how excited we are when we see Disney Princesses reimagined