Half-term activities to keep the kids amused

Half-term activities to keep the kids amused

Half-term activities to keep the kids amused – It’s been tough to keep children amused over the past year and although things appear to be heading in the right direction, there are still a number of lockdown restrictions in place.

We’ve all had to become a bit more creative to find ways to keep kids occupied, but continually thinking outside the box can become tricky after a while.

To help out, here are a few fresh ideas that could help you make the most of the half-term break. 

Have a staycation

Holidays in England will be permitted from April 12, provided you stay in self-contained accommodation.

If you’re desperate to get away and see family or friends, consider renting a motorhome. It provides flexibility in terms of how far you can travel and how long for, giving you a better chance of seeing more people in a shorter space of time. Just remember to follow the government guidelines and only meet up outdoors.

Be sure to consider your finances and set a budget before going through with hiring a motorhome.

Transform your garden

There can be little doubt that most people have a greater appreciation of their outside space than they did prior to the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

According to a survey commissioned by STIHL, Britons spent £16 billion on their gardens over the past year but one-third are still unhappy with the way theirs looks.

Adding in a play area for the kids could be a good idea if you’re planning some work in your garden, encouraging them to spend time outside as the weather takes a turn for the better.

You could even try to get them engaged with gardening. Learning about how to care for plants and crops is not something they’re likely to come across in school.

Promote cycling or skateboarding

Research conducted by Sport England shows just over 100,000 children and young people were less active from mid-May to mid-July in 2020 than they were in the same period during the previous year.

Kids love having something new to play with and you could make it easier for them to get active by promoting sports like cycling or skateboarding. There will be an initial outlay to make sure they have the appropriate equipment, but there should not be many costs to follow that. 

Pushing an individual sport will enable them to keep socially distant but still exercise with friends or other members of the household in the process.

Poppy Watt

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