It's always the way isn't it. You count down the days to the summer holidays, fling open your door, and what happens? Monsoon season hits, scuppering any plans you had for sunbathing - but giving you the perfect excuse to spend a little more time indoors.
If you have any little ones who might find themselves bouncing off the walls over the summer holidays, you may be interested in Paramount Games Rental's Children's Games Pass. Kind of like an online version of Blockbusters (or perhaps more appropriately now, something like Netflix or Playstation Now, only with physical games), the chaps and chapettes over at Paramount Games Rental have devised a simple system for staving off the summer boredom. For just £15, you'll be able to rent up to four of the family friendly titles from their back catalogue for the duration of the summer (45 days from the date of purchase), meaning your little tykes will always have something to keep them busy.
With over 200 games to choose from, there's certainly plenty of choice, with a quick perusal of the list turning up bonafide classics like the entire back catalogue of LEGO games (including the excellent LEGO Star Wars 3, and less good LEGO Dimensions), family friendly multiplayer platformer Little Bit Planet 3, strategy masterpiece Fire Emblem, and huge, time consuming role playing games like Xenoblade Chronicles. One of our top picks would have to be Super Smash Bros - long a regular fixture in our household, there's something so moreish about duking it out with your family as your favourite Nintendo characters.
If you're looking for a cost effective way of keeping the kids busy, the Children's Game Pass may be well worth a try. For more information, check out their official site here.