Half Term Activities to Keep Your Kids Entertained!
The February Half Term is here so let’s take a look at some of the great things to do and discover with the kids…
Shaun the Sheep The Movie
From Aardman, the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run, comes the highly anticipated big screen debut of Shaun the Sheep. When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he baa-rgained for! Shaun’s mischief accidentally causes the Farmer to be taken away from the farm, so it’s up to Shaun and the flock to travel to the Big City to rescue him. Will Shaun find the Farmer in the strange and unfamiliar world of the City before he’s lost forever? Join Shaun and the flock on their hilarious, action-packed adventure in Shaun the Sheep the Movie – in cinemas now.
Make your own hand-painted t-shirts
If you want to get creative this half term then how about having the whole family make their very own hand-painted t-shirts? You just need some plain t-shirts, some fabric paint and bundles of fun ideas! With this activity the kids can get creative, have lots of fun in the process and end up with a new favourite t-shirt to show off to all their friends.
Up and down the country there are plenty of Safari Parks for you and your family to choose from. Visit the West Midland Safari Park, home to over 165 species of exotic animals, many of which are endangered. You could also head to Longleat’s Safari Park with loads of fantastic new animals arriving from all over the globe. Drive through their safari park for an adventure that will take you unbelievably close to creatures you’ve only dreamed about. So mind the zebras crossing, give the rhinos right of way, watch out for the wolves and beware of the meddling monkeys.
Wicked The Musical
Defy gravity with the whole family this half term by heading to London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre to see the award-winning classic musical Wicked that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz. Now the 10th longest running show in the West End and acclaimed as “one of the most popular West End musicals ever” (London Evening Standard), Wicked has been seen by over 6 million theatregoers in London and played over 3,500 performances. Packed with thrilling technical wizardry, dazzling costumes, an ingenious and witty story and show-stopping songs by multi GRAMMY and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz, discover how their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfill their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. For more information, visit the Wicked Facebook page.
Build a den
A great activity that doesn’t cost any money but is extremely fun to do! Even the grownups will enjoy it. All you need is a large and light blanket or sheet and some cushions to create your little hideout in the house and let them pretend they're in a tropical rainforest, a cave up in the mountains or somewhere similar. A large box is also a great idea for a cave - this is likely to entertain them for hours and if you’re feeling particularly brave, let them decorate the box so they can personalize their den!
Have a Treasure Hunt
It may not be time for Easter egg hunts just yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t entertain the whole family with a good old-fashioned treasure hunt. Hide some treats and surprises around the house or the garden and let the kids race to see who can find the most. And if you hide them in extra secretive places they’ll be entertained for hours – you could even leave clues and riddles so they have to figure out where the treasure is buried! You can make things even more exciting by having a countdown clock or get everyone to dress up as pirates and feel like real treasure hunters.