A Freegle newsletter dropped into my inbox this morning (Freegle is like Freecycle which I don't have in my area) and it got me thinking about the summer holidays as someone was offering kids' stuff, and here's the list:
3 PLASTIC SANDCASTLE POTS (brand new)
2 PLASTIC MINI BAT & BALL SETS (brand new)
VARIOUS SIZED BALLS
GIANT BOOK OF QUESTIONS & ANSWERS - more than 1000 illustrated q&a to things children want to know (history/planet/ biology/animals etc.)
AN AMOUNT OF RED/WHITE & BLUE CREPE STREAMER/BUNTING (still in package)
Now this generous person is obviously having a clear out, but how great all these things would be for the garden, park and beach in the school holidays!
So my point is, get over to your local Freecycle or Freegle group, join up, get rid of some of your stuff and (hopefully) get some really useful stuff for summer - but do it quick- by the time the kids actually finish school there'll be nothing left!