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Keeping the kids busy during half term

February half term is not the best half term.  A bit like October half term the weather is dull, cold, wet and really not conducive to days outside as there’s nothing worse than getting cold and damp and then the kids coming down with colds for the rest of the week and wingeing like mad.  Your sanity needs to remain intact and thinking of things to do with the kids in half term stretches not only the brain cells but also the bank balance.

For me the dilemma this year has been whether to book any time off.  I work full time and the holiday entitlement I do get is precious.  Having weighed up the chance of decent weather -v- a fairly decent activities schedule at the school holiday club I opted to keep my holiday and use it later in the year.  So for three days next week Addy will head off to holiday camp and get to hang out with her school friends run her legs off and engage her creative side in some pretty cool activities.

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Royal Half Term Fun at Legoland Discovery Centre

half term fun - uk mummy bloggerTo celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation on 2 June the Queen of Miniland, complete with REAL crown jewels, will be making a special guest appearance at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester.

The tiny 10 cm high LEGO® model of Her Majesty The Queen will appear on the attraction’s recreation of the famous Corrie cobbles where she will meet her public in celebration of the historic date. Queen Elizabet’s jewels will be topped off with a real diamond encrusted crown, specially commissioned by award winning jewellery designer, Dinny Hall.  The tiny 1.5cm tall crown is made from silver, coated with precious rhodium and festooned with thousands of pounds worth of brilliant cut diamonds fit for a Queen.

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Why Yorkshire is the place to be this half-term

Half-term is fast approaching but don’t panic, it’s not too late to plan a trip that will keep the kids occupied and be fun for the whole family. Simply head to Yorkshire to make some great family memories and with everything from walks and bike rides on the North Yorkshire Moors to an adrenaline rush at Flamingo Land Theme Park, you’re guaranteed to not get bored here.

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May Half-term holidays are the perfect opportunity to get your kids off the sofa and into the great outdoors and there’s no better way to discover the beauty of nature than by visiting the North Yorkshire Moors.

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We Survived Half Term

Well, what a week.  I don’t think Roo and I have had time to breathe this week with so much on for half-term.  I feel like we both deserve a big sticker that says ‘We Survived Half Term’ similar to those ones you get at the doctors or dentist.  I must admit I approached half-term with somewhat of a mixed reaction.  I was looking forward to spending time with Roo but this means that my blogging time is seriously reduced so I end up working late at night and subsequently don’t sleep well, plus the weather didn’t look great and so outdoor time was going to be limited.

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Half Term Activities Adventure Ideas

Let’s face it half term fills kids with excitement and many parents with dread. Luckily for me Roo is still at nursery so it means more time for blogging, erm I mean serious housework. All joking aside with money getting tighter than ever it is great to find half term activities that aren’t going to break the bank but that will keep little monkeys and big monkeys entertained.

Thankfully the clever people over at The Woodland Trust have come up with a range of half term activities with a real adventure theme that are bound to keep miniature explorers busy and out from under your feet!

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