Make your garden a fun place for kids and guests with these amazing deals

WITH the weather perking up, it is time for those of us blessed with a garden to turn it into a playtime paradise.

But making your outdoor space a fun place for kids and guests can be costly as well as time-consuming.

To save you effort and money, here are my best buys for the garden, plus how long it takes to set them up.

GET INTO THE SWING OF IT: Swing sets can be pricey but they are can be fun all year round, so are a good investment. Smyths Toys has a free-standing swing and seesaw set for £59.99, down from £69.99. If you have a suitable tree, you can pick up a playground-style saucer rope swing by Outsunny, on offer at for just £32.99, down from £65.99.

SAVE: up to £33


POOL YOUR SAVINGS: Take your paddling pool game up a level with the 10ft Summer Waves Quick Set Ring Pool which fills to half body height. You simply inflate the top ring, then the pool rises as it fills — a super-fast set-up.

It costs £49.99 at John Lewis but just £34.99 at And Aldi is selling the very similar Intex 10ft pool online for £29.99.

SAVE: up to £20


GO FOR GOALS: Pick up the Dunlop eight-piece, pop-up footie goals set from Home Bargains. It includes goals, ground pegs, football and pump for just £9.99. The Opti Ball set from Argos is similar but comes in at £20 — double the price.


SLIDE RULES: The slip ’n’ slide is a classic for summer. I shopped around and found the 16ft two-in-one Water Slide with Vertical Sprinkler for just £12.99, down from £39.99, with Wowcher.

SAVE: £27

SET-UP TIME: Approx five mins

  • PRICES correct at time of press. Deals and offers subject to availability.

Deal of the day

LISTEN up. Head to to get the Galaxy Buds+ in-ear wireless Bluetooth headphones, RRP £139, for just £65.

SAVE: £74

Cheap treat

CHEESY does it at Iceland, which has added to its TGI Fridays range with new mac and cheese bites for £2.

What’s new?

LIDL today launches its Hortus gin festival with the World Botanicals collection.

The line-up includes Japanese Cherry Blossom, American Orange and Mediterranean Citrus, each £17.99 a bottle.

Lidl is also selling ten-packs of fancy pre-mixed G&Ts at £9.99.

Top swap

KEEP your budget on track with a ride-on tractor for little ones. The John Deere version for kids aged one and up is £62.99 at Robert Dyas. But head to TK Maxx for this Ecoiffier toy which is just £24.99.

SAVE: £38

Giselle’s little helper

FRANKIE & Benny’s has a limited National BBQ Week offer for restaurant-goers.

The chain is offering FREE ribs, worth £13.80, to the first 20 parties that drop by its restaurants today, July 15.

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