Diagon was a no-go, and that was clear from the scrunched face Alfie pulled at the suggestion. He and the girls didn't even get to go to get their own school supplies this year, it was that bad. His dad was having to take a day of from the Ministry (a morning at least) and go and get the things they needed.
He brightened at the second suggestion though, sitting up. "We could definitely go for ice cream. I bet I can find a few quid to take us."