Entertaining the kids during half term

I can’t believe we are nearly half way through February already – eek!  Have you got some plans for entertaining the kids during half term?

We’ve got a busy week planned spending a few days with family friends in different parts of the country.  But we also plan on making use of our English Heritage membership and will be visiting Kenilworth Castle with friends for the day.

Entertaining the kids during half term
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We like visiting museums as they are often free to enter and have a range of activities for children.  We visited the Oxford University Museum of Natural History last year during a school holiday, which was brilliant, with lots of dinosaur activities and all free.

Entertaining the kids during half term

This year we’re off to the Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock with some NCT buddies. We’ll be carrying on the dinosaur theme when we get to meet their life-size Megalosaurus. Again – all free.

If you’re looking for inspiration then Attractiontix asked a number of us bloggers for their top tips for entertaining the kids during half term.  You’ll find some great ideas there, including mine – how about going on a nature trail …….

http://over40andamumtoone.com/2015/02/12/entertaining-kids-half-term/

…… or maybe visit your nearest Forestry Commission site and go in search of the Gruffalo’s child.  Monkey and I have been on the Stickman Trail ……

Entertaining the kids during half term

and Gruffalo trail at Wendover Woods before and enjoyed both.  There are sites all over the country, parking is cheap and they are great places for kids to explore, we love going on bug hunts while we are there!

Entertaining the kids during half term

We’ll probably have some time at home too, we have some Easter Crafts to finish off.

Entertaining the kids during half term

How will you be entertaining the kids this half term?

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About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

2 thoughts on “Entertaining the kids during half term

  1. I just wish Hubby and I didn’t have to work through half term. I have three days with the kids and Hubby has two, none as a family sadly x

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