Looking for ideas to keep the kids entertained this half-term? Keep boredom at bay and try some of these fun activities…
If the weather doesn’t play ball, there’s no better rainy-day activity than crafting. Kids love to get messy and creative, so head to Smiggle, The Works, WHSmith or Wilko and stock up on the basics and some special extras and then see what they can create. Raid the recycling bin and gather some natural resources to decorate for extra fun!
Pop into the M&S Café for a delicious lunch for the whole family.
Keep tiny tums happy with the kids’ meal deal – which includes a main (such as a Taste Buds ham or cheese sandwich), a drink, snack and piece of fruit for only £3.95.
Why not plan a fun day of dress-ups, nail and face painting? Claire’s has everything you’ll need to treat them to hours of excitement, like this Disney Princess File and Nail Varnish set, £8.50.
Get them to dress up as their favourite movie character, then snuggle up on the sofa and watch the film, with popcorn, of course.
Fright night treats
Celebrate Halloween and treat them to the limited-edition Spooky Festival Colin the Caterpillar cake jar (M&S, £4). With layers of chocolate sponge, chocolate sauce, milk and white chocolate chips, colourful vanilla buttercream and spooky mini Colin faces, it’s bound to be a hit!
Grab a pumpkin while you’re in-store and help them carve a spooky design!
The Body Shop
Get ahead with your Christmas shopping and let the kids pick out a few favourites from the fabulous new festive ranges at The Body Shop. From the fruity Kindness & Pears range to the floral Joy & Jasmine collection, there’s sure to be lots of treats to tempt them.
The Body Shop is donating money from every sale to charity, too.
The Toy Library
Don’t forget to check out the brilliant range of toys available to borrow at Lewisham Toy Library. Pick out a few different toys for half-term – it’s a great opportunity to experiment with things that they may not otherwise use.
Take a look at the opening hours and book a slot to visit here.