Frazzle haired parents and overexcited youngsters can only mean one thing; the weekend has arrived.

Got that Friday feeling... of fear? Two days without a regimented timetable?! Relax, our definitive guide has everything you need to 'up' the fun, and without breaking the bank. You can thank us later.

Set the scene, Friday afternoon arrives, the kids are back from a tiring day at school, yet energy levels are at an all-time high (how do they do it?). Time to initiate PHASE 1: The tire out. Think fun games, think classic toys, think all things 'excitable'.

We've no time for paint-splattered fingertips or musical instruments for children (pasta shakers? You'll live to regret it). Give an overexcited hell to our Dinosaur Construction Kit. Packed with handy tips, entertaining games and all the equipment you need for shape building – it's one for the kids, but we're sure you'll get in on the action:

Dinosaur construction kit

Dinosaur construction kit - £10.10

Not their cup of tea? Try Disney's Sofia the First 3-in-1 Activity Pack:

First activity pack

Disney Sofia the First Activity Pack - £8.79

Or LEGO Star Wars Ewok Attack:

LEGO Star Wars Exok Attack

LEGO Star Wars Ewok Attack - £34.99

PHASE 2: Head somewhere cosy. Nothing says time to settle like a comfy den. A novelty duvet set is the perfect set up, then let the imagination run wild. Build your den with comfy cushions and soft throws - see where this is going? We're yawning already.

Bedding collection

OnBuy's bedding collection – from £14.95

Crack out the stationery for a little 'down time', from glitter gel pens to adorable animal notebooks, a period of story-writing and late night sketches awaits in your little ones cozy home office...

Stationery collection

OnBuy's stationery collection – from £2.49

Feeling smug right? We've got this. Last up, PHASE 3: get snoozy. Cozy PJs and slippers on, head back to the den for film watching. If our calculations are correct, eyes should close ten minutes in. The best part? Our selection of movie classics are grown-up friendly too (don't worry, we won't tell anyone).

Blu ray

OnBuy's Blu Ray collection – from £2.99

Got any other go-to ideas? Get in touch with your suggestions!