Schools almost out - and The Star has a new competition that could help keep families entertained.
Children aged five to 16 spend around 6.5 hours a day in front of a screen - either watching TV, playing games consoles, on their mobiles or the internet, according to market research.
The Great Escape Game, Sheffield’s biggest live escape room experience, says it’s time to drag the kids away from their online addiction, lock them in a room and throw away the key!
It’s all in the name of fun though - and encouraging parents and children to pool their wits and strengthen their bond.
The Great Escape (http://thegreatescapegame.co.uk) is the number one place to be for fun and games in Sheffield, says Tripadvisor - and 27,000 visitors of all ages since the venue opened a year ago.
Fans of The Great Escape include companies on corporate days, workmates, students and couples.
But during the summer holidays, organisers of the Crystal Maze-style game are urging parents and kids to take advantage of their daytime off-peak rates, at £12 a head for groups of five to seven players.
Escape games encourage logical and lateral thinking, teamwork and communication - all attributes parents want their children to have. Enter the Great Escape domain - a maze-like old building on Sidney Street in the city centre - and choose which of four immersive scenarios is to become your adventure.
The Star has secured enough tickets to treat six groups of seven players to a Great Escape session.
Each prize is worth £84.
To enter answer the question below and send your details to Great Escape competition, Ellen Beardmore, Sheffield Newspapers, York Street, Sheffield, S1 1PU or email@example.com by the closing date of Saturday July 31.
Q. Who says The Great Escape Game is Sheffield’s No1 for fun and games?
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