Some of you will be looking forward to the May Half Term holidays. Others will be dreading them! What to do with little ones for a whole week. How to keep them occupied and not bored or bickering.
How to stop it costing a fortune?! It can be tempting to book holiday clubs, but they can be expensive and some children will not want to be out all day, every day of their holidays. Mine are tired already! And you might actually want to see them too!
So how do you find a balance?
I asked lots of experts! Yes that means mothers! What they are planning this May Half Term and what they can recommend.
Have a read, we have got you covered!
Days Out in England
Kelly from Small House Big Trips has a list of What to do in the West Midlands each day in May!
Katie of Mum of 2 Point 5 has a great article on days out in the South East here…
Check out Terry's post on The Strawberry Fountain there's a brilliant A–Z of days out in the North West of England
Lyndsay-Rose from My Family of Roses has a lovely review of Hever Castle in Kent. Somewhere I really want to go!
Sarah of Mini Me and Luxury is off to the Bushcraft Show!
Ruth from Craft with Cartwright has reviewed the beautiful Eastnor Castle in Worcestershire.
What can you do for FREE
Savvy Emma of The Money Whisperer has 5 great free activities for you.
Sarah of Digital Motherhood has 52! Yes 52 free things to do outdoors.
Jade the Thrifty Yorkshire Mum has written about something we all want, cheap or free activities for toddlers and preschoolers!
A lovely suggestion by Victoria of Healthy Vix is:
"If the weather is good then go outdoors and up a hill! The children love exploring the woods, finding sticks, playing hide and seek, building dens on the climb up. They're always fascinated by the views at the top. We love to take a picnic to enjoy when at the top of a hill, before coming back down! They get to use their imaginations, get some exercise and fresh air and best of all it's free!" www.healthyvix.com
Fran of Back with a Bump has some great ideas for keeping the children active while they’re at home.
Jemma from Thimble and Twig has such a sweet post on making that trip out matter with 24 things to on a woodland walk.
Rainy days or days at home?
Make a teepee! Rebecca has a great tutorial here so you can make your own.
Claire of Our Mummy Life has given us a list of great crafts to try with your little ones.
Helena The Queen of Collage shows you how to make your own ladybugs!
Jenny from The Gingerbread House creates painted rocks with her children and you can learn too.
Catherine of Growing Family knows great ways to bring nature into our children’s lives. Here you can find how to make a noughts and crosses game or a miniature garden! Which do you think your children will love?
Lianne from perfectly named Ankle Biters Adventures suggests:
"Find a forest with a stream and do some stream dipping and paddling - also take a picnic for lunch - hours of fun!" www.anklebitersadventures.co.uk
Sarah from the great resources site Craft Invaders has 10 activities to get your children outside this holiday. Especially if this good weather continues!
Have you got some ideas for the holidays?
What are your plans for May Half Term?
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