28 May 2013
It's half-term - and as Bishop's Move is a family-owned company, we understand the challenges of entertaining children over this week off school. The 5th and 6th generation of Bishop's currently work in various department across the removals company, and each have children of varying ages.
With this in mind we've put together this list of 10 ideas for family fun this May half-term:
5 Fun Free Ideas...
1. Visit the Science Museum, London - this museum has fantastic children's galleries for all ages (from under 5's to 16). These have all been designed to give children a hands-on experience of science and entertain them as the same time. Entry to the museum is free, but there are charges for the cinema, simulators and some exhibitions.
2. Go to the Winter Garden, Sheffield - this idea is perfect for a rainy day as you can run around the world's biggest collection of greenhouses. There are around 2,500 plants growing in a specially-controlled microclimate, amazingly, all watered by hand.
3. Visit Windsor Great Park - It's the Queen's favourite weekend retreat, and there are lots of walks and great picnic spots across it's 4,800 acres. Enjoy the 5 kilometre tree-lined Long Walk leading from the largest inhabited castle in the world or just sit quietly and try to spot some of the resident deer.
4. Discover Britain's top 10 Beaches - none of us live any more than 80 miles from the sea and a visit to the coast is always a great day out. Making sandcastles or paddling in rock pools can entertain children for hours.
5. Experience free art at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park - perfect for a bit of adult cultural, as well as plenty of space for the younger ones to run around.
5 Other Fun Ideas...
1. Go to the Eden Project, Cornwall - if you are already in Cornwall or visiting for the half-term break, then a visit to the this impressive eco project has an aerial walkway for the more daring, and some great bug activities for children to take part in over half-term. Plus it's inside if the the weather it is being a little "iffy". Get 15% off tickets when you buy online in advance.
2. Visit a Zoo - From penguins to pandas or tamarin monkeys to tigers - Britain has a variety of impressive zoos including Longleat Safari Park, London Zoo and Edinburgh Zoo. You can save money if you book online.
3. Go to an Aquarium - Come face-to-face with seahorses, sharks and stingrays at the various Sea Life centres around the UK. They can be found in Birmingham, Blackpool, Brighton, Great Yarmouth, Gweek, Glasgow, Hunstanton, London, Manchester, Oban, Scarborough and Weymouth. The Deep, in Hull, has the only Submarium containing the UK's only pair of green sawfish in it's collection of 6,500 fish. Get a 10% discount of The Deep when you book online.
4. Get adventurous in the Forest with GoApe - Burn off some of your kids energy with safe, tree-top adventures or explore the forest on a Segway. All designed to entertain your tiny tarzans or crazy monkeys.
5. Take a Stadium Tour - if your children are mad on football, rugby or cricket, you might be surprised at how easy it is to book a tour at their favourite club's stadium - some even do children's parties. Take a look at Chelsea FC, Twickenham RFC or Google your sport club of choice for more.
And if you are taking advantage of some time off over the half-term period to move house - then check out our Moving with Kids guide for the best ways on making the move easier for you children.
Have a happy & fun family half-term.