Half Term Is Here! Stay Prepared
Yep...it's that time already!
We are all tackling the first half-term of the year. Were you prepared this time round? No? Then let us help you nail it for next time!
Start planning NOW!
Parents: the task that lies before you is to find ways to keep your little tykes entertained for the entire half-term week. Not just for their sake, but for your sanity's sake so that you don't have to deal with them constantly telling you: "I'm boorrrrrreeeedddd!"
Start making plans now and who knows, you might enjoy the break as much as your little ones! Here are some ways you can get ahead...
Purchase indoor supplies
The British climate is unpredictable at the best of times; and while we're all for embracing the great outdoors come rain or shine, you should still have some indoor activities lined up. Make sure the arts and crafts box is full, buy ingredients to bake a cake, or treat your little one to a new board game (make it one that you'll enjoy playing, too!).
...But make sure you get out
Don't let cabin fever make you cranky! If you spend a day indoors, try to get out for at least a few hours the next. Fresh air does the world of good and combined with some good ol' exercise, it will help to tire out your little ones meaning a peaceful evening for you!
If your kid loves nothing more than to roam the great outdoors, why not treat them to a trip to Go Ape Tree Top Junior? They'll spend an hour monkeying around in the treetops, taking on a whole host of obstacles. See their confidence grow as they swing from tree to tree, and listen to them yell "Wahooo!" as they descend the final zip wire.
Organise some playdates
Team up with the parents of your little one's friends and get a few playdates in the diary. Taking it turns to host with the other mums and dads means you'll get a couple of days to yourself!
Find free activities
Occupying your kid through half-term needn't cost an arm and a leg. There are tonnes of fun, free activities you can all get involved in, from bike rides to museum trips, to treasure hunts in the forest! Your local area might put on special events for the half-term break, too so do some research to see what's on.
Plan a special treat
Plan an extra special treat for your little one you could make it a surprise, or you could ask them what they'd like to do. If they know what and when their treat is, at least they'll have something to look forward to. It'll also help to make sure they're super well-behaved (technically bribery, but effective nonetheless).
If your kid loves nothing more than to roam the great outdoors, why not treat them to a trip to Go Ape? They'll spend an hour monkeying around in the treetops, taking on a whole host of obstacles. See their confidence grow as they swing from tree to tree, and listen to them yell "Wahooo!" as they descend the final zip wire.
There is only 13 weeks until May half term so why wait until it's too late and risk disappointment? A Tree Top Junior is aimed at mini Tarzans aged 6-12. If your little monkey is older, then they'll be able to take on one of our Tree Top Adventure courses. Rather than watching them have all the fun, you should join in too!