It may seem as if the kids only just went back to school, but believe it or not, half term is here already! For most, half term falls 26th – 30th October – giving you a whole week of activities to plan for your family. Don’t feel ready? Don’t panic! Littlewoods have lots of fun – and budget-friendly – ideas for you and your kids to make the most the school break.
Entertaining activities: No matter where you live, chances are there are loads of kid-orientated, low-cost events specially planned for the week. Many of the major cinema chains host screenings of selected family-friendly films, for a fraction of the usual cost. Check with your local Vue, Odeon or Cineworld for listings and special offers. Many museums throughout the UK have scheduled special events for the kids too, many of them free, offering everything from arts and crafts activities to building robots.
Get sporty: Weather permitting, getting outside in the fresh autumn air is a great way to spend the day as a family. There are too many options to list here, but just for example, the FA offer free holiday football coaching sessions at skills centres across England, or try out a bit of tennis. Of course, the National Trust is a wonderful resource for family activities, including cycling trails and walking tours. (Don’t forget that Littlewoods offer everything from kids’ clothes for autumn to all sorts of outdoors sporting equipment, so if there’s anything you need for a sporty adventure, we’ve got you covered!)
Prepare for Halloween: You’ve got a whole week to plan costumes, design creative makeup, and decorate the house for the spookiest night of the year! Half term is the perfect time for the family to participate in a bit of pumpkin carving or biscuit decorating too – what’s nice is these are shared activities that allow for a bit of creativity and get everyone in the Halloween spirit! Need more ideas? Our complete range of spooky items can be found in the Littlewoods Halloween shop by clicking here.
Rainy day toys: Stuck indoors? We have all sorts of toys and games that will definitely help entertain your kids this half term. And with Christmas just around the corner, we’re pleased to offer many for under £20, meaning they won’t take a bite out of your Christmas present budget. Some of our favourites, like the Minions Walkie Talkies, Minecraft figures and the Monopoly Junior board game are selling fast, so act soon before stocks run out.
However you choose to spend the week, all of us at Littlewoods wish you and your family a happy half term!