Activities for Kids During the Half Term

Robin

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Yes, it’s that time of year again – a whole week of freedom for kids to enjoy. The half term runs from Monday 24 October to Friday 28 October 2011.

Although the TV channels are fighting ferociously for the attention of the young viewers offering all sorts of shows during the half term, the warm whether, I hope, will keep the kids outdoors.

Watching the wildlife

Autumn-watch is probably the most beautiful activity for this half term. There are so many lovely places to go, be it national parks or simply forests.

Most tourist places are actually much more enjoyable during Autumn because they are less crowded. As for the best places to take in the Autumn atmosphere and appreciate the colours, one may suggest the New Forest, Purbecks and Brownsea Island (funny I should say that – I live in Dorset) and of course The Lake District.

Going to a Museum

There are plenty of museums and exhibitions around where you live. Most of them are offering special activities and events for the half term.

If you happen to be near Newcastle, visit the Seven Stories museum devoted exclusively to the art of children’s books. It’s a truly remarkable gallery that is preparing to celebrate their 5-year anniversary. If you’re keen on books, this is a great half term activity. You might want to give them a call on 0845 271 0777.

Enjoying a Good Book

Those long autumn evenings are perfect for making oneself comfy under a blanket and enjoying a good book. Fantasy and imagination can bring you to a truly magical place.

What are your best ideas on activities for kids during the half term?

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