May half term is already upon us. If you’re still struggling for ways in which to keep the kids entertained then you have come to the right place. We have included a roundup of our favourite activities for all the family to enjoy, from London to Buckinghamshire and your own back garden.
For Lego fans
The Horniman Museum’s Brick Wonders exhibition is made up of around half a million bricks and 50 lego models. The displays cover everything from Egyptian pyramids to the International Space Station.
As part the exhibition there are interactive play areas and a mini-cinema showing LEGO animation shorts for kids and adult alike to enjoy.
For little book worms
The Roald Dahl Museum is a wonderful family attraction in the heart of Roald Dahl country. Kids can get hands-on in one of the three galleries with activities designed to keep 6-12 year olds entertained.
Find out about Roald Dahl's school pranks, peek into the Writing Hut, and discover how Roald Dahl's real-life adventures inspired his stories. The Museum puts imagination centre-stage to help you and your family create your own stories.
For the explorers
The Eden Project is an educational charity and aims to connect us with the natural world, exploring how we can work towards a better and more sustainable future, something close to Newbie’s heart.
The project in Cornwall is housed in a big crater. Massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve are all waiting to be discovered by yourself and your family.
The kid’s version of Luna Cinema’s popular pop-up cinema doesn’t disappoint. This year's events take place in locations from Dulwich to Bath. Not only does it get the whole family out of the house, films including Dumbo, Mary Poppins and Moana will ensure the entire family is entertained.
Things to do at home
With the weather in the UK set to be mixed this half term, we have pulled together a list of fun and creative activities that can be played outside or indoors. Whether playing in your garden or living room or exploring your local park and nature reserves, there is something to get everyone’s adventurous imagination running wild!
Build a scarecrow
Build a family of scarecrows with your little ones using old clothes, straw, sticks and string. Big or small it will provide hours of entertainment and keep the naughty crows away!
Camping at home
Old bedsheets or table clothes hung over a low tree or clothes horse make for the beginnings of the perfect tent or den. Pack a picnic and some binoculars and spend your afternoon watching the world go by.
We’re going on a treasure hunt!
Sweet treats, small toys or clues can be hidden and buried around the garden or home providing a day of entertainment. Hang them of branches, stick them to fences or hide them under plant pots for your little ones to find.
A Mini Allotment
Teach your kids the wonders of growing flowers and vegetables by giving them their own mini allotment in the garden. Plant ready grown flowers or seeds for young ones to nurture. If you don’t have a garden windowsill plant pots or indoors plants work just as well and need just as much love, care and attention.
Using old pipes, trays and smooth planks of wood creating your own mini golf circuit in the garden, over the park or in the living room!