Looking for some fun half term activities?

- Wed 24 May 2023

Half term is soon to be upon us, which means most families will be wracking their brains for entertaining things to do with their little ones. As day trips out to attractions and theme parks don’t come cheap, and the added expense of eating out can soon mount up to an expensive day out, we have put together a list of fun and affordable activities to keep boredom at bay and your bank balance intact.

  • 1 – Get a National Trust membership! Getting a National Trust membership is a cost-effective way to get free entry to hundreds of fascinating places up and down the country all year round. The membership also includes perks like free parking, a National Trust Handbook full of ideas to help you plan a visit and a free pair of binoculars.
  • 2- Head to a museum – Choose a day out that is a bit more educational but no less fun than a pricey theme park. Britain has a wealth of fascinating and world – renowned museums and art galleries across the country and many of them offer free entry making a cheap day trip a no brainer for anyone on a budget.
  • 3- Buy a cinema ticket for under £5! Major cinema chains like Vue and Odeon offer cheaper morning and daytime tickets for children’s screenings. Vue Cinemas runs a £2.49 ‘mini mornings scheme’ which is great value for money – especially if you have more than one child. Cineworld and Odeon also offer discounted tickets for kids screenings on weekends and during school holidays throughout the year.
  • 4 – Head to the beach! In the South West we are so lucky to have breath-taking coastlines right on our door-step and it also makes a fun and very affordable trip out. Take packed lunches with you and a few outdoor games for the beach, which will help keep costs down.
  • 5- Explore the Moors! Whether you take a trip around the moors or just visit some of the publicly accessible countryside, from Exmoor, Dartmoor to Bodmin Moor plus many more, we have some amazing spots that allow the kids to run around freely, play games, and enjoy being outside. Many of these will feature animals running free, which can be a bonus as long as they are treated with respect, after all it is their home.

We hope the above ideas have inspired you to get creative this May Bank Holiday, if you do try any of the above activities, please do tag us in your posts on social media – we would love to see!