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Children's Entertainment: Safe and Engaging Options for All Ages

January 24, 2024

Finding things to keep your children entertained at home can be a struggle, especially when they are young and restless. We have been looking into some exciting and engaging activities to keep their minds active and playtime fun!

Safe & Engaging Children’s Entertainment

Whether it is a playdate, a party or an afternoon at home, play is vital for a child's development. Not only is it good for their wellbeing and happiness, but play also helps children learn vital skills such as problem solving, working together and helps them to interact with the environment around them. It comes as no surprise that children learn best in a safe and engaging environment, where they can be themselves, take the time they need and make mistakes. The problem of trying to keep a child’s attention or evade boredom disappears because when children play their mind is actively engaged. Keep your little ones entertained, no matter their age, with our list of fun children’s activities that can be done at home!

11 Children’s Entertainment Ideas for All Ages

Here are some of our suggestions for the best children’s entertainment at home.

Ages 3-5:

Party games

Starting with some classics, we have musical statues and musical bumps! These children’s games are easy to play at home and can involve everyone. Play the music and have a boogie, then either freeze or sit down when the music stops. They can also be extended by adding extra challenges between rounds, e.g. there could be an extra prize for the best dancer, best wiggler, best robot etc.

Superheroes

Are there any superhero fans in the house? How amazed would your child be at the thought of getting to join their superhero superstars on their next adventure? HOMETAINMENT offers your very own at-home superhero training party. Train up with expertly devised fun and games and learn how to fight off those bad guys so when their heroes call, they will be ready!

Mini Festival

Soak up that summer sun and set up a mini festival in your back garden (or inside if it’s a bit rainy)! Get the tunes playing and maybe even a spot of karaoke for those future professionals among you. Get all the glitz and glam of a real festival by getting your face painted, and don’t forget that all-important glitter to add even more sparkle to your day. Our Face Painting and Festival Glitter Experience is always a firm favourite.

Ages 6-8:

Tea Parties

Who doesn’t love a tea party? Cups and saucers and pinky fingers sticking out to show just how sophisticated you are. Of course, it doesn’t have to be PG tips in the teapot, why not pour your child’s favourite squash or some warm hot chocolate in? Top it off with some finger sandwiches, fairy cakes and maybe even a chocolate fondue and you’ve got yourself a party. You could even join Alice down the rabbit hole and go all out with a brilliant Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea!

At Home Spa

If you would like your child to be entertained with something a bit more relaxing at home, you could create your very own spa. Safe in the knowledge all is well, pop on a face mask or enjoy a manicure! Painting each other’s nails is a great way to keep the kids engaged while enjoying a fun activity at home!

Ages 7-10:

Dance Classes

These can be children-led for some family time together (good luck with the plié grownups!), or you could call in the professionals for something a bit more modern. We recommend Sharky and George, one of the best children’s entertainment providers in London, with their at-home tik tok challenge.

Film Themed Parties

If your child has a favourite film, why not host a film-themed get-together? Bring in an expert character performer or make it the day of dreams with your children wildly entertained at the scrumptious Willy Wonka’s Edible Experience. A chocolate lover’s dream, this is a fabulous example of learning through play as your children invent and decorate their own confectionary!

Get Creative!

If you are looking for something entertaining and educational then how about trying some crazy science and experimenting with things you find in the house? Did you know that you may have the ingredients to make your very own slime right there in your cupboards? You can have fun and learn something, yes that’s right, by bringing the fun side of science into your home.

Ages 11-13:

Pizza Party

Another idea for children’s entertainment at home is organising a party around their favourite food. A mega pizza party always goes down well, for the little and big kids. With an expert coming to you, the children will love seeing the pizzas being made in the home and the adults will love the stress-free, no-clean-up side even more!

Make Your Own Accessories

Arts and crafts are a great form of children’s entertainment at home. Guaranteeing hours of entertainment, sit back and relax as they design and make their own earrings, bracelets and necklaces. You could use string, beads, feathers or anything you like to add a little something to your personalised accessories. If you’re looking for something a little extra, HOMETAINMENT’s Top & Tail Headpiece Workshop provides everything you could possibly need to make the ultimate headpiece.

An Epic Party

One of the best ways to entertain your children at home is to bring in the experts. This Epic Children’s Party will have your kids wide-eyed and, eventually, worn out. Providing everything from ‘musical mats’ to ‘Sharky’s footsteps’ they will experience a day they’ll never forget and can be customised for any age.

Children’s Entertainment with HOMETAINMENT

The benefits of hosting children’s entertainment at home are numerous. Not only is it a safe, comfortable and familiar place that will bring out their most playful side, but there are plenty of props available if needed! At HOMETAINMENT, we take away the stress of the day with our at-HOME experiences delivered by the experts. From children’s entertainers to party planners, all you have to do is open your door and let the fun begin!

About the Author: 

Hometainment Team

HOMETAINMENT, a company specializing in curating hospitality and entertainment experiences, delivers them directly to your place of choice , be it your Home your office , your shop , etc…. It stands as the premier platform for home and office entertainment, alleviating the stress associated with hosting. Boasting an extensive array of offerings, from private chefs, bartenders, and musicians to masterclasses, well-being activities, and children's entertainment, HOMETAINMENT continually expands its repertoire with new experiences and experts each week. The seasoned HOMEtainers manage every aspect of your event, regardless of its scale, ensuring a seamless and memorable experience.

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