Fun things to keep the kids happy this half term.
Half-term doesn’t have to stressful for you or boring for the kids. We’ve found some super fun (and even free) things to do that will keep everyone happy.
Slime making at Hobby Craft
Kids love slime. We don’t know why either, but they do. So instead of buying some, why not let them make their own? Hobbycraft is hosting a slime making workshop where they’ll be able to make slime of any colour and texture and the best part? – It’s free. All you need to do is book your place online here and make sure an adult is present for anyone under the age of 16.
Catch a movie (for £2.50 or less)
Going to the movies can be an expensive day out, especially when you factor in drinks and snacks on top of already pricey tickets. However, there are plenty of cinemas that offer kids screenings from as little as £1. Most allow adults and older kids to join in the fun for the same cost so long as there is one under 12 in attendance.
Here are some of the participating cinemas:
- Empire Cinema
Visit a local farm
You don’t have to live out in the middle of nowhere to enjoy the countryside and everything it has to offer. Visiting your local farm is a fab day out for the whole family. Many are free entry or only a small donation, and it’s a great way to get your little ones to learn about these animals as well as having lots of fun in the process.
Join the audience of your favourite TV show
Rather than watching your favourite programme from your sofa, why not be part of the audience instead? Book tickets for the fam to your favourite show for free through websites such as Applause Store, SRO Audiences and Lost in TV.
Be careful not to get paid tickets through eBay or other ticket sites as these are likely to be scams.
All you need is a mobile app and a pen to get involved with the world’s largest treasure hunt. Get all the family involved and have fun exploring your local area while trying to locate ‘geocaches’ (plastic tubs which usually have a list of names from previous finds and little trinkets to swap) at specific locations. Check out the official rules here and happy hunting.
Grow your own herbs
Kids love getting their hands dirty so why not make some indoor planters to grow your own herbs in your kitchen? Get the kids to decorate the pots by painting them then plant the seeds and teach them how to look after them once they sprout. This is a great way of teaching young children about looking after living things (especially helpful if they’re desperate for a pet) as well as being the perfect way to educate them about healthy food, as they can use what they’ve grown in their meals.
Built a fort
A childhood favourite amongst nearly every generation is an indoor fort made from blankets, chairs and whatever else can be found around the house. Gather some supplies and clear a space then let the kids get creative. After it’s built, take in a laptop or tablet along with snacks and watch a movie together inside the fort they’ve created.
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