Coronavirus Kent: Hundreds of free activities for children in the Easter holidays with Make Time 2 Play campaign

An app, which can generate activities for families to enjoy at home is set to come to the rescue of parents stuck indoors this Easter.

The British Toy and Hobby Association has launched the Make Time 2 Play campaign, and with it an interactive download that will be able to suggest things to do based on the ages and number of children stuck at home as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

The organisation says at a time where social distancing is prevalent, schools are closed and children are spending more time at home desperate for things to keep them amused it can be increasingly difficult for families to continuously come up with activities.

In an attempt to help families incorporate more play in the coming weeks into children's routines Make Time 2 Play is launching an app and social media pages to guide exhausted parents who are feeling the pressure.

More than 450 play ideas are being made instantly available via the new Make Time 2 Play app which is available to download for both iOS and Android devices.

Parents can filter the app by the age of child or chidren, how many will be joining in, the play setting and the time duration they would ideally like the activity to last.

From arts and crafts to physical challenges and imaginative play, organisers say there should be something for everyone. There is even a guide to traditional playground games like 'It' and 'Stuck in the mud' to youngsters burn off some energy.

Since schools closed children are spending all their time at home
Since schools closed children are spending all their time at home

Meanwhile the campaign's social media pages, including its Facebook page, will be updated daily with free play ideas and activity suggestions and will allow families and carers to also share their own play tips and suggestions with others.

All activities suggested are limited to just home and garden settings to account for the strict restrictions on families' movements as a result of the government's social distancing and self-isolation guidelines.

To learn more, to download the app, or to find online help with games and activities to enjoy visit www.maketime2play.co.uk

For more suggestions of things to do with the children during the Easter break visit www.mykentfamily.co.uk

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