Finding things to do with the kids at the weekend is one of my biggest challenges at the moment. As a family, we love nothing more than being outside in the fresh air at weekends but sometimes it just isn’t possible, and even when it is we will always have some form of downtime at home.
My Friday evenings usually involve sitting with a glass of wine while scouring Pinterest for fun kids activity ideas. A far cry from my Friday night’s pre-children! So when I was offered the chance to try out the Wintertime Weekend box I was keen to learn more.
Weekend Box was founded back in 2013. A dedicated uncle was looking for gift ideas for his niece and nephew (who were turning 5) He wanted to find them something that was educational, engaging and fun as well as something that would help them learn about the world through play. Right there, in his living room, Weekend Box was born!
Since then, Weekend Box has grown to be a passionate team devoted to making activity boxes for parents who love spending time with their children over the weekend. Each Weekend Box is themed and contains four activities: something to make, something to bake, something green/to up-cycle and something to explore. You'll also get everything you need in the box (except things you'll definitely have in the house, like scissors)
We received our weekend box and decided to put it straight to the test. The box came addressed to Marley (aged 4) which of course, he LOVED. He was so excited to have a special delivery just for him. As I said above the box comes with four activities. Each activity includes instructions that are easy to follow and entirely doable. I wish I were a creative mum, but unfortunately, I’m not. Art and crafts are not my strong point! I was delighted that I was able to sit down with Marley and create everything in the box with him. The finished products looked pretty good when I compared them with the instructions. Hurrah!
The pack comes with four stickers that you stick onto the relevant activity page when they have completed the activity. This is such a simple touch but one he absolutely loved. It was lovely to see him take ownership of his projects by sticking the sticker to the page when he was done.
Each activity comes with everything you need (except for essentials like scissors) I was astonished at just how much can be made out of a pack that fits through your letterbox. All four activities are also really different which helps keep your child engaged. We didn’t do all four at once. We spread them out over a rainy weekend and we kept one aside for half term. It was perfect for keeping Marley busy and happy while we were stuck inside.
I absolutely love the concept of Weekend box. From a parents point of view, it is clearly evident that a great deal of time and effort has been put into understanding not just what our kids want, but what helps parents too. Everything has been thought through which means that you can quietly sit down and enjoy creating projects with your child without any stress!
We will most certainly continue to order the Weekend Box for Marley. It’s a winner in our house! Weekend Box has kindly provided all Guilty Mummy readers with a unique code that will allow you to get your first box for free. Just visit their website here and enter the following code at checkout - SCBR1924
**Weekend Box kindly gifted me this item in return for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own**