The Christmas holidays may have only just ended, but the February half term is fast approaching. If you’re wondering how on earth you’re going to survive entertaining the kids again this half term, don’t worry – there’s loads of activities and ideas you can use to keep yourself sane.
To help, here you’ll discover some of the best ideas for keeping the kids entertained this half term.
Plan rainy day activities
One thing you can guarantee in the February half term, is that the weather isn’t going to be great. So, while you’ll want to plan some outdoor activities, it’s equally important to start planning some rainy day, indoor activities too.
There’s a lot of things you can do with the kids in the comfort of your own home. Why not try baking, doing crafts together, gardening or even hosting your own little indoor picnic? The best thing about these activities is they’re affordable too. So, if you’re on a budget, planning indoor, at-home activities is a great idea.
Take them on a tree top adventure
If the weather does perk up, taking the kids on a tree top adventure is a great idea. You’ll find many Go Ape centres across the UK and they provide lots of fun for children of all ages. If your child is scared of heights, this might not be the best activity for them, but if they don’t mind it, a trip to Go Ape will not only entertain them, but it will tire them out ready for bed too!
If the weather isn’t great, you could save this idea for later in the year. You could also save on travel by booking season train tickets, allowing you to get to the UK’s top attractions at a fraction of the cost.
Check out local groups and classes
If you don’t want to travel too far, it’s worth checking out local groups and classes. You’ll find local leisure centres often offer discounted child activity sessions throughout half term. You could also check out your local swimming pool and take the kids to swimming classes. These types of classes will also have the same effect as the tree top adventure – your kids will be tired out by the time bedtime arrives.
Indulge in local attractions
During half term, you’ll find local attractions offer plenty of discounts. You could benefit from free or discounted entry, saving you a small fortune. Are you a member of the National Trust, there are so many places to visit for free, in your area and beyond? You’ll also want to look into booking online as there may be further discounts available there too.
Overall, it can be daunting trying to figure out how to entertain the kids during the half term. However, the above are some great options available to you. Why not try at least one of the ideas above this February half term?