f School Holiday Hacks: Keeping Your Boys Happy And Entertained This Hol - FIVE BOYS CLOTHING
New Collection Now Online. Sign Up To Our Newsletter For 10% off.

April 07, 2017

My ethos - shared more than once on here - is to think of bringing up boys as looking after a dog (in the kindest possible way).

Plenty of exercise + plenty of food + and plenty of rest = HAPPY BOY

However, sometimes the stark reality of British Springtime bursts the bubble of long sun dappled woodland walks with welly clad angels recognising the beauty in finding a field full of bluebells.
So my top tips for keeping the boy gang happy, exercised and well fed for long enough to justify the celebratory afternoon film..

1. Stick to a routine

Love it or hate it - it works so EVERYONE knows what their expectations are.
Choose something achievable:
- Pyjama breakfast
- Drawing / playing 30 minutes
- Getting up and out
- Going out! Even if it means cloaked in wet weather gear. We might arrange to meet another gaggle of children - or just do our own stomp/ride/adventure. Usually we take turns in deciding the destination and it's nearly always outside and a short ride in the car away (the downside of urban living).
- Picnic lunch or at least heavy duty snacks
- Home for play/draw
- Tea and film

2. Forage for food

Foraging is a little bit last year but they love it.
Making wild garlic pesto (works for blackberries and jam in the summer holidays) here's a recipe that's worked for us!
Find for wild garlic, take it home, wash it, prepare it AND then eat it.

3. Indoor and Outdoor Activities:  Painting Rocks

All day activity that requires a little outdoors, a little indoors and works for boys and girls of ALL AGES. Choose from Hedgehogs, to strawberries, abstract patterns - to your favourite characters. Get inspiration on our Pinterest Board here.
All you need:
Rocks - finding them is an activity in itself!
Acrylic Paints - available from your local craft shop
Paint Brushes
Rocks can be any shape or size - but sometimes it helps if they can stand upright so that you can paint the front and back in one stage.
PERFECT non-chocolate Easter gifts for Granny or unlike some other crafting activities hide in the garden as a decorative fun idea.
What will you be doing to save everyone's sanity this holiday?

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Blog

Future Wimbledon Champion? Start 'em young says Sports Commentator James Burridge
Future Wimbledon Champion? Start 'em young says Sports Commentator James Burridge

June 24, 2019

Wimbledon BBC Commentator James Burridge gives us his tips for getting your child into tennis this summer. Read them here!

View full article →

4 Ideas To Keep Your Football Crazy Kids On Their Toes This Summer
4 Ideas To Keep Your Football Crazy Kids On Their Toes This Summer

June 18, 2019

Football doesn't really stop for the summer. Find out how to keep your football fans match fit this summer.

View full article →

Things your kids can do to help the environment
Things your kids can do to help the environment

June 05, 2019

View full article →

Size Chart

Boys come in all shapes and sizes. 

We try to indicate in our product descriptions whether items are true to size or if you need to size up. Our Scandi brands go by height rather than age and we give a rough indication of the age alongside the measurement for your own guide. But you know best whether your boy is big or small. If in doubt, drop us an email hello@fiveboysclothing.com 













EU Size (cm)













Any European brands provide a height measurement - and we always attempt to describe the fit. Please find a guide to European sizing below.

The European size is based on the actual height in centimeters, example a size 122 means 122 centimeter, that is for a child in height 122 centimeter.

If you'd like specific measurements we're happy to provide those. Please contact us directly.