These brilliant summer activity books are sure to bring some sunshine to kids' free time, whatever the weather! Featuring lots of fun activities, including puzzles, games and colouring, see below for the best children's activity books for summer.
Elizabeth Dowsett | 5+
Fill your children's summer with Disney magic with this Disney Ideas Book. There are over 100 exciting projects to try, from home crafts to party games to puzzles. You can make an Aladdin shoebox theatre, grow your own Frozen trolls with grass for hair, create some Winnie the Pooh-themed party hats and even build your own Wall-E robot!
This ocean-themed read will teach your little ones all about the creatures that live under the sea as Otto the Octopus searches for his friend Hula. Follow the clues, complete the activities and see how much they will learn when they explore this fascinating read this summer.
If you've got a kids' party planned this summer then this Disney Classics Mega Masks book will be great fun for all. There are eight press-out masks which include characters like Simba, Peter Pan, Baloo and the Cheshire Cat and four of them can be coloured in.
If you've got any long flights or car journeys coming up this summer, you need this Brain Boosters Collection to entertain your kids along the way. Not only will these books keep children busy, they will also help them improve their brain power. From memory games to solving sums, there are plenty of opportunities to learn and develop new skills.
Roald Dahl | 7+
Get your kids embracing the outdoors with this book inspired by Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach. From building a bug hotel to making their own ant farm, there are plenty of fun activities to enjoy out in the garden or on a woodland walk. Plus, there are facts about creepy-crawlies that any kid who loves bugs or the Roald Dahl classic will find interesting.
Susannah Hoffman | 7+
Yoga can combine fun and mindfulness and is a great activity to do with your children this summer. Yoga For Kids features 50 poses and activities for children to try with full easy-to-follow instructions and photographs to make learning yoga as simple as possible. Children can also learn the benefits of yoga as they practise their poses.
Mike Dilger | 7+
The RSPB's garden guide will be sure to get your kids outdoors and exploring the wild in the sunshine. There are facts and photographs that will really encourage children to engage with the wildlife around them. With tips on how to spot a range of creepy-crawlies, birds, mammals and plants, this is the book you'll want to take along on a summer stroll with your kids.
Roald Dahl | 8+
The long summer holidays give children a great opportunity to learn a new skill or work on topics they're learning at school ahead of the autumn term. This set of three Creative Writing with Roald Dahl books focus on a different aspect of writing a story; settings, characters and speech and use one of Roald Dahl's classic children's stories to help kids build on their creative writing skills and to make creating new stories as fun as possible.
This vibrant, interactive book allows children to compare themselves with their closest friends and discover why they get on so well! Full of activities that will show them lots about themselves - such as who will first arrive in Hollywood, who's the most outrageous and if they could be roommates - this is a wonderful book for friends to share and complete together. The book includes questions to get kids thinking, talking, debating and rating. Best of all, it can be zipped up so everything inside remains a secret.
For older children that enjoy the relaxing quality of a colouring book but want a slightly different challenge, the Colour by Stickers books are a brilliant alternative. In a paint-by-numbers style, children can place the stickers in the right order to create some beautiful geometric designs. What makes this book extra special is that it's filled with magical mythical creatures!