Let the half-term fun begin!

Since the government’s easing of lockdown restrictions since May 17th, hugs and holidays are back – with many UK attractions welcoming visitors back through their doors.

The easing of restrictions opens more opportunities for activities and days out this May half term with your children.

The rule of six- or two-house household restrictions are in place for hospitality and inside the home, but children under five years old do not count towards this limit.

Here are some activities you can do with your children over half term in line with the current restrictions

Remember venues are running at a lower capacity and have booking systems in place, so purchase your tickets and plan your days in advance, so you can make the most of half term fun!

  • Dine in or out! Never mind the weather you can eat inside your favourite cafes and restaurants.
  • Entertainment and attractions, such as London Zoo and Warner bros Harry Potter, Theme parks Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park, Harry Potter world indoor water parks, museums, cinemas, and children’s soft play areas have reopened.
  • Get a change of scenery by booking a short UK trip now that hotels and B&Bs have reopened. Domestic overnight stays are allowed, so it’s a perfect reason to travel to see family.
  • National Trust have opened their historic houses and with acres of countryside to roam around you can now enjoy these estates whatever the weather.
  • If your family are dreaming of a sunshine break, you can finally take a trip abroad to ‘green light’ countries, but make sure you forward plan to get your Covid tests done on time, here are the steps you need to take.

Also, playdates are back on the cards as you can meet inside – still following the rule of six or two household restrictions. Children have missed this type of social interaction outside of the school environment and playing in a home setting with friends is hugely beneficial for children.  

Play provides opportunities to share thoughts, ideas, to listen, and compromise. It allows them to use their imagination, senses, and curiosity. So don’t feel you have to pack out their week with activities as children have missed having friends around to play at home and in the garden.

If you’d rather keep them safe indoors, they can still socialise, learn and play with other children with virtual holiday care.

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