Cheap things to do with the kids this half term

Half term is nearly here again and that means parents all over the country are suddenly under pressure. It’s easy to forget just how hard it is to entertain kids for a week! Often the temptation is to throw money at the problem. However, if you’re on a budget or you’d rather save for Christmas then what do you do? Luckily, we’ve got some great ideas for a half term with the kids that don’t cost a fortune. Halloween themed activities While Halloween actually falls after half term, that doesn’t mean that preparing for it can’t provide plenty of entertainment. This is the perfect week to get kids to create their own costumes. Helping them to cut up an old sheet, spending a morning making a papier mâché witches hat or an afternoon coming up with party games will take up time in a way that kids will want to get involved in. Look out for local Halloween events too. Libraries, nature spots, museums, galleries and farms all have themed events at this time of year – most of w


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