It’s the first day of the February half term and if you’re anything like us you’ll be scratching your head, wondering where the time’s gone. It feels like only yesterday we were sending the kids off to school for their first class of 2016 and now they’re home for a whole week of family fun. If this school holiday has snuck up on you, then make sure to keep reading as we suggest four fantastic days out for the kids this half term.
Go on a family walk
With thousands of walking routes across the UK, it’s easy to get kids out of the house this half term. Explore the British coast and collect drift wood and shells for home art projects, or trek across the country and come face to face with nature. We have a fantastic selection of walks available on the blog, to find one that’s right for you and your family simply search our Walk of the Month category. Alternatively, we’ve listed three child friendly walks for you to try out below:
Explore a historic house or castle
The UK is covered with castles and historic houses which are not only exciting to explore but can teach children a great deal about Britain’s history. Historic houses and castle are a perfect day out no matter what the weather; you can spend rainy mornings discovering the property’s history and sunny afternoons admiring the gardens and grounds. For an extra special day out, you’ll find a selection of half term events happening at the following properties:
Take a trip to your local zoo
The UK has a number of fantastic zoos to discover this half term. With plenty of ground to cover, as well as an extraordinary array of animals, a trip to the zoo is not only fantastic exercise but very educational too. If you’ve decided to visit your local zoo this half term them we highly suggest attending one of the zoo’s animal talks, as they will really help you learn more about the zoo and the conservation work they do.
You can find your closest zoo by visiting www.zoos-uk.com
Visit an indoor play centre
Do your kids have a lot of energy? If so, an indoor play centre could provide the perfect release. The UK’s indoor play centres have been specially designed to allow children to run around, explore their surroundings and meet new friends in a safe environment. These play centres also offer parents a moment or two to relax with comfortable seating and handy cafés selling a much needed coffee booster.
Visit www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk to find your closest indoor play centre