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Half Term Activities May 2017

Friday, 26 May 2017  |  Admin

It’s that time yet again and if you are not tempted to chance the weather (and the roads) and make for the seaside this coming half-term week then we have put together a few ideas of where to look for some great and sometimes free activities. 

We are lucky enough to be based in the beautiful county of Somerset and can recommend the wonderful, child-friendly Hestercombe House which is running their Half-Term Trail from this Saturday 27 May to Sunday 4 June.  A great chance to explore the wild meadow with its flowers and bugs to spot and celebrate the 20th birthday of the opening of the gardens!

http://www.hestercombe.com/event/half-term-trail-happy-birthday-hestercombe/

The Museum of Somerset in Taunton is holding lots of events, some of which are free,  including a Detective Trail, Toddler Explorers,  Amazing Archaeology, a FREE Family Fun day – Saturday 27 May – Ice Age, great if your child likes woolly mammoths, and another on World Hydrography Day – Thursday 1 June. 

At the Brick and Tile Museum in Bridgwater on Tuesday 30 May you can learn how to make and decorate your own tile which you can then leave for it to be fired and collected at the end of June.  Ideal for age 3 upwards, cost £3.

https://museumofsomerset.org.uk

And don’t forget the wonderful website Net Mums which has lots of other ideas to explore.

https://www.netmums.com/somerset/whats-on

In the London area Time Out has a comprehensive list of activities including the wonderful V & A Museum of Childhood which has an incredible collection of children toys and is free to visit.

https://www.timeout.com/london/kids/half-term-in-london

Elsewhere don’t forget Earth Worm Watch https://www.earthwormwatch.org/ which you can get your kids involved in no matter where you live and The Great British Dog Walk has an event planned at Stowe on Sunday 4 June https://www.hearingdogs.org.uk/support/events/gbdw-stowe/

If you are stuck at home for the day waiting for a parcel or it’s too wet to go outside, we have found a really great article which has some wonderful tips to get your child involved in helping out in the kitchen.  Fear not (I can hear you screaming NO already) but read the article and you will be inspired and ready to believe that anything is possible.

http://www.dailymontessori.com/montessori-at-home/allowing-young-children-to-help-in-the-kitchen/

Whatever you decide to do with your children relax and have fun and we hope this wonderful weather keeps up.