Half Term Free Fun Ideas
Half term is nearly here for most schools, and this year of course, we also have the Queens Platinum Jubilee too 😊
If you are looking for things to keep the kids entertained or spend time as a family without it costing a small fortune, we have put some ideas together here.
(As ever, check yourself if / when places are open as there have been some changes in this post-covid world.)
Why not take a stroll in one of the lovely parks we have in Lancashire?
If you didn’t get to Avenham Park for the egg-rolling event recently, this is a lovely park to meander around, or walk along the river.
Worden Park in Leyland holds a Green Flag Award for its park with over 60 hectares of meadows and field to explore.
Happy Mount Park in Morecambe has a fun splash park, that is well worth the £1 each entry fee. https://www.lancaster.gov.uk/parks-and-open-spaces/splash-park
For lots of fresh air and exercise, why not plan a cycle ride and try one of these?
Guild Wheel, Preston
Mary Townley Loop, East Lancashire
Oakenclough and Harrisend Fell
Have a go at Geocaching!
There are free versions of this so check out what the Geocaching Association of Great Britain have to say
Pack up a bucket and spade, suncream (hopefully!) and a picnic and head to one of a number of beaches in Lancashire.
Try St Annes, Lytham, Blackpool, Southport, Heysham or Morcambe to name a few.
Check out more here: https://www.thebeachguide.co.uk/north-west-england/lancashire/top-10-beaches
One thing my kids loved to do when they were little (especially if it was raining) was to use lots of blankets and build a den in the dining room! They would hide under there with their own special ‘treasures’ (colouring book and crayons and some snacks!) and it would keep them entertained for a little while at least!
You could go one step further and pitch a tent in the garden if you have one. That way, even if it is raining, they can still keep dry and have fun 😊
If it’s lovely and sunny (fingers crossed), get out the water guns, sprays or even old washing up liquid bottles and have a good old fashioned water fight!
If you have a group of friends who are all still trying to work from home over half term, why not take it in turns to have all the kids one day each? (Sometimes works better with 2 adults looking after the kids at a time depending on the number of them!)
Plan an activity at each house. Maybe baking at one house, painting / drawing / craft at another? You could even have a Jubilee theme going all week? Jubilee Cupcakes?
Decorate your own bunting?
I know its Liverpool and not technically Lancashire, but my children always loved a visit to the World Museum In Liverpool. Admission is free to the museum but special exhibitions do have a fee. I never felt the need to pay extra to see anything as there is so much to do, but if you are a Doctor Who fan, starting 27 May 2022 there is an exhibition called Doctor Who: Worlds Of Wonder.
Whatever you decide to do this half-term, stay safe and enjoy 😊