Half term has rolled around again in a blink of the eye. And with it the prospect of bored kids. It needn’t be that way of course, there’s so much to do to keep them occupied and it needn’t cost the earth. Here’s a few of our favourite ways to kill some time over half term and at the weekends:
Going skateboarding or scooting
The little dude got a scooter for Christmas and loves scooting to school in the mornings, or along the seafront at weekends. So during half term we’re planning to dress the part and join his cousins for a scoot along the seafront. His auntie, who is way cooler (and braver) than I am, may even join them on her skateboard. It’s a great way to spend and hour or two, burn off some energy and all the family can join in too. The perfect half term activity.
Something we tried when we lived in Malta, and definitely something we want to look at doing now we’re back in the UK is geocaching. Geocaching is the perfect excuse to get outside and go on a treasure hunt (although you don’t actually get to keep the ‘treasure’ at the end, so you may want to explain this to the kids before you head out). These little boxes filled with various things can be found all over the world. All you need to do is find your nearest one and head out to find it, solving any clues along the way.
Kids love building dens. Whether that’s in the woods, in the back garden, or even under the kitchen table. The 6 year old loves nothing more than roping us all in to help him build a den, before reading us stories and serving up a tea party, complete with teddy bears and cups and saucers. We’ve even made s’mores over a candle in the past to complete the whole camping experience.
Other favourites of ours include visiting country parks, a walk in the woods, building sandcastles at the beach and exploring castles. What’s yours?