The hurray for half-term or holidays may also bring some scratching heads to make sure there is enough to do. Never fear, Roosterbank have been doing some squirreling, so here are some tips to help with any last minute planning!
Free family fun.
With this unpredictable weather, you might want to have some indoor plans up your sleeve. Mask making, taking on the Roosterbank budget busting challenge or some family cooking will keep everyone occupied. You could even do some baking and get involved in some of our charity challenges. YUM! Netmums have some really good activity ideas for the family and its also worth hopping over to one of our favourite sites, Red Ted Art for crafty ideas.
Get your green fingers going!
The lawn is growing, the flowers are out, the bees are buzzing – get the family into the garden for some composting, weeding, digging and chopping. Get some tips over on the BBC gardening website for kids. It’s a great chance for your kids to get their hands dirty (sorry about the pun), get some jobs done and you could even tie it into some pocket money opportunities. Check out our PMI to see what other parents are paying for extra jobs.
Hit the movies.
It’s not cheap heading to the movies at the moment. Some cinemas are charing upwards of £8 for a ticket. Vue Cinemas are showing childrens films on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the holidays for just £1.75. Odeon Kids offers films in the school holiday for £1 with a parent going free (like the Vue Cinema offer).
There are loads of free events going on in the holidays and its worth checking out Netmums Place to Go page, as well as the Enjoy England, Visit Scotland and Visit Wales sites to find out whats on near you. The National Trust is also always a good source of wholesome ideas, many of which are free, so do check out their what’s on page.
If the garden isn’t adventurous enough for you, think about heading further afield for a picnic or walk. Visit Woods have loads of ideas and places to visit on their site. If you would rather be swinging through the trees than looking at them, Go Ape are offering their Little Tarzan package for £16.00 per trainee ape.