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What to do on a 'Stay at home half-term'

A lot of friends may have escaped for half-term. But for those of us who decided to stay at home - what can we do? It might not be easy to convince the kids but after a long lockdown - even sleepovers can feel like a holiday!


  1. An Art Competition - Raid your cupboards and draw a still life interpretation of home.

  2. A Photography Session - the plus side to having a smartphone or tablet is that kids can take pics anywhere! There are loads of photographers out there offering courses on taking photos with mobile phones too.

  3. A No-Talent Show - This is a throwback from our Feb Half Term ideas. Okay, not every child has the voice of an angel. But that doesn't mean they don't get to sing. A no-talent show can get everyone giggling. Your kids could try lip syncing their favourite song or creating a dance. Painting a picture or hula hooping. You could, ahem, get involved too. Here are a few more ideas.

  4. Try a Forest, Park or Heritage site - It's very exciting to leave the house - even if it's to go to your local historical site. So many beautiful locations have been closed off due to lockdown, what can you get your tweens to visit? The zoo or a manor house perhaps? We sometimes forget that even preteens like to get out and explore. Forestry, National Trust sites and English Heritage sites have a huge range of free activities available during half-term.

Visit museums in person again! - Perhaps you can justify the cost of train journeys, lunch out and a tiny gift from the gift shop too! All museums are offering online booking now so the best bit is no large half-term queue!


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