Our hopes of a summer heatwave in N.Ireland (or at the very least a few continuous days without rain) are rapidly fading, but with less than a week now until the kids go back to school we thought we should just brave the poor weather and get outside for some final summer fun.

The one thing that always succeeds in creating a bit of quick and easy fun in our garden is the very simple pleasure of blowing bubbles.   As ever, the competitive streak is never far away, and the kids love to compete to see who can blow the largest bubble. Even the dog enjoys the fun as he mindlessly chases the bubbles around the garden.

Want to avoid the endless trips back to the kitchen to make bubble refills?  We’ve found an ingenious use for our fabulous drinks Great British Summer Drinks Dispenser.  Simply fill with your bubble making solution and leave it outside for endless refills for the kids. With 25% off until the 28th of August there is no excuse!

Need a few ideas to make the most of the last few days off?  Check out our Pinterest page for loads more fantastic ideas to keep the kids occupied right up until Back to School Day.

Whatever you manage to get up to, we do hope the kids enjoy the last few days of the summer holidays and here at Maggy Kay,we will keep hoping for a few more rays of sunshine.