With yet another school holiday around the corner, I can’t quite believe that May is almost over and we are almost half way through 2017.
The May half term is always a favourite of mine as the weather is better than at Easter and it gives you a real taste for the summer holidays which will be here before we know it. With three kids at different ages, it can be a challenge to find activities to suit all ages but I thought I’d share a few ideas to help you keep busy during half term:
We have recently joined the National Trust so weather permitting, we will probably go and visit a couple of local sites we’ve not been to yet, including Wightwick Manor which I used to drive past every day when at college but have never been! We have got the girls bikes for their birthday in June so I am looking forward to them being able to get out and about at the NT sites on them. It’s nice to know there loads of space for them to learn without the fear of them hurting themselves or going near a road. Living in Shropshire, we are spoilt for gorgeous locations for days out so we are very lucky indeed!
If like us, you have a thrill seeker in the family you could look at a track day experience I know Charlie would absolutely love to when he’s older. There are so many different places to choose from including Thruxton circuit which is 2.36 miles long. I reckon my husband too would absolutely love to have a go and probably my youngest lady too as she is a right little daredevil!
I highly recommend Blackpool for a day trip. We went to Blackpool over Easter and it really is good old fashioned British seaside fun. From the arcades on the golden mile, to the Pleasure Beach to the famous Blackpool Tower itself there is something for everyone. We had such a lovely two days there and really wasn’t to take the kids back to see the illuminations later in the year. We braved the beach despite it being cloudy so I can imagine it’s gorgeous if the sun shines as it’s forecast too.
If you are wanting fun on a budget. you can’t beat a trip to the local park with a picnic. My kids love nothing more than spending a few hours running riot outside on a park. A few swings, a slide and a roundabout and we are good to go. Taking a picnic is always a great way to make it feel even more fun as it’s a novelty to eat outside on the picnic blanket; so long as the wasps stay away!
I am so looking forward to a week off. What are your plans?
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