As the half-term beckons and parents everywhere will be desperately searching for activities to occupy the kids – especially if the weather is off! Here are some ideas to get you started.
Sign up to Groupon and select your nearest city to receive a regular email packed with local deals and offers for days out and other family attractions. There can be good discounts on offer, especially in the run-up to the school holidays and it costs nothing to join. Remember that offers change every day, so you need to be fast to bag them!
Go to Groupon
Apps and iTunes
Download the latest audiobooks, games and music for those long journeys when you go online with Apple. This will make car trips far easier and help to keep kids occupied if the rain kicks in and stops outside play for a time.
Go to Itunes
Head to the Theme Park
Kids of all ages love a good theme park, so visit Alton Towers for a day of thrills, spills and adventure! You’ll find rides, games and activities for all the family with great facilities that include cafes, restaurants and shops as well as outdoor playgrounds. Book tickets in advance for the best prices at Alton Towers.
See a Family Show
From Disney on Ice through to a touring West End production, you’ll find a superb range of tickets to the biggest shows on sale at The Ticket Factory. You can buy your tickets and reserve seats online at The Ticket Factory.
Head to the Cinema
Cineworld will have the latest family releases on offer in time for the holidays, and it’s a great opportunity to get all the family together to watch a big screen and enjoy some snacks and treats as part of the day out. See the latest fixtures on the website here >
Don’t forget to check out what’s going on locally in your area as there will be plenty of free and low-cost activities at the local park, leisure centre, library and other family centres. These can often be a surprisingly good source of family activities right on your doorstep!
Which activities will you be trying with your family at the next school holiday? Remember to blend a mix of activity and quiet time so that the kids recuperate and recharge rather than living off adrenaline all week!