Great days out with kids, this half-term
Last-minute ideas for things to do over the school holidays, around Britain
If you’re looking for something to do this half-term, I’ve rounded up seven days of ideas which should keep everyone in the family entertained, all week.
Monday: Imagine Children’s Festival, Southbank
There are more than 100 events taking place at Southbank, as part of the excellent Imagine Children’s Festival. There is a packed programme of children’s theatre, comedy, literature, music, dance and more – and many of the events are free.
Tuesday: Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Clumber Park
Grab your favourite friend and head to a Teddy Bear’s Picnic at the magnificent Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire. This beautiful National Trust parkland is hosting special half-term events in its Discovery Centre.
Wednesday: Stay in a Wizard Chamber
Who doesn’t love a magic mini-break? Throughout half-term, Georgian House Hotel in Pimlico, London, is offering stays in its Wizard Chambers along with its Enchanted Afternoon Teas and Potion Making Experience. The Wizard Chambers are hidden in a secret part of the hotel, reached via a portrait-filled passageway bathed in candlelight and they have stained-glass windows, stone arches, cauldrons, velvet-clad four poster beds and wood-burning stoves. From £251 per night.
Thursday: Montgomery Bonbon Museum Mystery Trail
We love a trail in our house and this one looks great. Go undercover and test your detective skills at your local museum, with the national Montgomery Bonbon: Museum Mystery Trail taking place all over the UK, organised by Kids in Museums and Walker Books. Check out your nearest participating museum, here.
Friday: Creative clay at Stonehenge
Travel back in time with the family trail at Stonehenge and their half-term activities. Kids can see how Japanese ‘Flame Pots’ were made and have a go at making their own mini Dogu, clay figurines. Events run through half-term, for details, click here.
Saturday: Festival of Archery at Warwick Castle
It’s one of the most fun castles to visit at any time of the year and this half-term, Warwick Castle is hosting a Festival of Archery, with performances and chances to try your skills with a bow and arrow. You can even stay overnight, if you want to extend the experience.
Sunday: Brick Dinos, Horniman Museum
If you have a dinosaur-loving child, check out this fun exhibit where dinosaurs have been recreated out of LEGO. Models include the Masiakasaurus, a life-sized flying pterosaur, the crocodile-like Sarcosuchus and a Polacanthus, on display for the first time. There are also specimins from the eclectic Horniman, in Forest Hill, as well as activities for kids. For tickets, click here.
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