Midterm break on a budget!
Now that the excitement of Halloween is almost over, for most, there is still a few days before the kids go back to school. Keeping the kids entertained can be expensive – particularly if you are on a budget, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve come up with some fun and creative ideas to keep the children entertained (while not making a dent in your wallet), until school rolls around next week.
Visit your Local Park
While it may sound a little simple, heading down to the park for a crisp walk, taking in the autumn coloured leaves is an activity that requires little planning, money or effort! Why not start a competition of who can find the most conkers? Or who can make the biggest leaf pile? As an extra – pack some hot chocolate or soup in a flask, which is sure to be a hit!
As the 5th
November draws closer, why not pop down to your local firework display for a night of free entertainment and fun. To find where your closest firework display is, simply type into your internet search engine ‘firework displays near me’. Guaranteed to be a night of excitement with the kids that doesn’t cost the earth!
Pet Workshop at Pets at Home
Are your children into animals? If yes, then get down to your nearest Pets at Home to enrol your children in one of their kid’s workshops- for free! Pets at Home run this free workshop for kids in all 400+ stores during the school holidays. Let your children interact with Guinea pigs and hamsters, learn about the needs of a pet and how to look after one! Your kids may even leave the workshop with a certificate.
Visit A Farm
Why not take a day trip to a petting farm and let your children make some furry friends! Many farms and petting farms are free in, and simply ask for a small donation at the end of your visit! Simply search ‘free farms near you’ on the internet to find the closest farm and begin planning your day out!
With schools off, so are school dinners; and keeping the kids fed over midterm break can be expensive. However, many restaurants offer deals such as ‘kids eat for free’ or ‘kids eat for £1’ when an adult meal is bought, so eating out can be done for a fraction of the price. Prezzo, Toby Carvery and Harvester all offer kids meals at £1 whilst Frankie & Bennies offer children a free Squishie toy with every kids’ meal purchased.
Cinema tickets can be quite expensive, especially if there are snacks involved. However, if you plan in advance, it doesn’t need to be! Many cinemas, including Odeon, Vue & Cineworld, all offer children specially priced tickets for certain movies, days or times. And of course, you can bring your own treats!