Six tips to enjoy the mini heatwave without splashing the cash | The Sun

WHETHER you’re dipping your toe into paddling season or plopping straight in, there’s a pool for all.

With the recent mini heatwave, there’s no better way to dive into summer, but make sure you don’t expose the family to too much sun.

Check out these great buys and you won’t need to splash too much cash . . . 

RINGING ENDORSEMENT: Tesco’s Go Play rainbow pool is perfect for tots to wiggle their toes in. It is down from £8 to £6 so gives your purse wriggle room, too.

POOL PLAY TIME: You can give your younger kids a summer to remember with an Alligator Play Centre pool, costing £40 from B&M. It comes complete with a mini slide and nifty sprayer too, so their summer afternoons will be sorted.

STAY IN THE SHADOWS: If you want to protect young skin from the sun, then the Bestway canopy paddling pool, £37 from B&Q, is a cool choice. For little ones, the Bestway frog or ladybird shaded pool is down from £19.99 to £12.99 at

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WATER GOOD DEAL: As kids get bigger they need more space to enjoy a paddle, so upgrade to a more spacious Splash & Play family pool from B&M, down from £25 to £20.

FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY: Make way for Mum and Dad in a Summer Waves 10ft round frame pool from Argos. Down from £225 to £180, there’s plenty of room for adults to stretch their water wings.

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SOME-FINS UP: Jumping through the jaws of a shark-shaped arch sprinkler is a fun way to cool off this summer. And with the Splashmania one, only £20 from Wilko, everyone will want to join in the fun.

  • All prices on page correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.

Deal of the day

THERE are great savings now at sale, which ends tomorrow. This Barbie DreamHouse playset is reduced by 35 per cent, from £309.99 to £199.99.

SAVE: £110

Cheap treat

FOR a super poolside showstopper, this red swimsuit from Pep & Co at Poundland is a ten out of ten for £10.

What’s new?

THREE customers can conquer the cost of cards as the phone and broadband company launches thortful Thursday.

Members of the Three+ rewards app can get a code for a 99p greeting card from Thortful each week, saving £3 per card. They just need to pay postage.

Top swap

EAT in style with the hairpin-leg dining table from Cult Furniture, £155, or get your guests around Dunelm’s Bella table for £99.

SAVE: £56

Leah’s little helper

HALFORDS customers can get ten per cent off any e-gift card worth at least £50 until tomorrow, using the code HALFORDS10 at, which could be handy if you’ve forgotten Father’s Day.

Shop & save

GET up to 50 per cent off in M&S’s toy sale. Great deals include the Nick Jr Ready, Steady Dough rainbow set, down from £27 to £13.50.

SAVE: £13.50

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NEW Tesco customers can claim a £5 voucher for the store when they book in a click and collect order over £25. Use the code from


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