Half-term holiday is approaching for most children across the country, and while parents will be relieved they don’t have to dash out of the door for the school run every morning, they might also be dreading the thought of keeping their little ones entertained all day. Here are our tips on how to survive the mid-term break.
Splash in puddles
Rainy, cold weather can be pretty miserable, but if this half-term stays soggy, why not embrace it? Children love jumping in puddles, collecting fallen leaves and counting conkers, making this a great time to get back to nature and feeling raindrops on your face.
As Alfred Wainwright said: “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” So make sure you and the kids have a good water-resistant jacket, like this Adee ice-cream coat, some wellies, hats and gloves when you venture outside.
Halloween is just around the corner, which means there are lots of exciting ghoulish activities going on. Zoos, National Trust parks, farms and museums have all been decorated with spider webs, pumpkins, witches’ brooms and devils’ horns, making it an even more exciting time to enjoy a family trip.
Days Out With The Kid has put together the best Halloween events taking place across the UK, so all you need to do is get a spooky costume and rock up.
Go to your library
Fuel their imagination by taking the kids to your local library this half-term. They are sure to be mesmerised by the hundreds of books on display, while some libraries have exciting events going on over the school break, from story times to Halloween craft activities.