Things to do and places to go this Half Term

With half term upon us, here is our pick of things to do and places to go…

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Things to do


For me baking with kids is a whole load of mind over matter.  Agh the mess, the stress … BAH HUMBUG.  We all love it when we get to it, so here are a few recipes to kick you into action

Hedgehog rolls from BBC Good Food –  how can you resist…

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Valentine’s treats from Cooking them Healthy*.

Why not get the kids involved this Valentines Day …if we’re being honest, there’s not going to be much time for romance 😉

*Cooking them Healthy is a great resource of healthy family recipes, created and compiled by Georgie (chef) and Jo (nutritional therapist).

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Baking mixes from SweetPea Pantry.

A delightful new discovery for us and the answer to hassle free baking with the kids.  Cake mixes, free from all the nasties and super easy to rustle up.  Available from Ocado and Sainsbury’s or online.

photo credit: Sweetpea Pantry


My son is a craft nut so we always have to have a fully stacked craft cupboard, plenty of ideas (and a handful of patience).  Crafting supplies are easier to source than you think and it’s always worth stocking up whenever you get the chance – Wilko and Ikea are our go to resources.

Loo roll craft

Anyone with kids always has empty loo rolls! Take some inspiration from MollyMooCrafts and put them to good use

photo credit: MollyMoo Crafts

Rainbow Crafts 

hard to resist when the weather is gloomy.  Easypeasyandfun has a glorious selection of easy rainbow crafts.

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Salt dough valentines gifts

– our kids love salt dough.  Messy and creative but not too messy.  There are so many great ideas but here is one of our favourites from Pintsizedtreasures.

Basic recipe for salt dough: 1 cup salt + 1 cup flour + 1/2 cup water

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Toucan boxes

if you need a helping hand, we LOVE these craft boxes from Toucan Boxes.  All the kit you need, with instructions.  Posted through the letterbox on a monthly basis.  Result.

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Places to go

V&AWinnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic

What: An exhibition of all things Winnie-the-Pooh including a number of interactive workshops

WhereVictoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road , London, SW7 2RL

When: On now until Sunday, 8 April 2018; Daily: 10.00 – 17.30 & Fridays: 10.00 – 21.30

Tickets: £8.00

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National Army MuseumNavigation challenge

What: Using a variety of craft materials and navigation skills, join to create a map and a compass to navigate it with. Design mountains, rivers and seas. Imagine new species of weird and wonderful creatures and draw them a new home.

WhereNational Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HT

When: 10 February 2018 – 18 February 2018

Tickets: free

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 SouthBank: Imagine Children’s Festival

What: Including the best children’s theatre, activities to get stuck into and events by inspirational authors, there’s loads to do for ages 0 – 12. Be tickled by Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes, wriggle along to dance-theatre Tidy Up and join radio personalities and debut authors, Greg James and Chris Smith, for an action-packed Kid Normal event.

Where: Southbank

When: 7 February 2018 – 18 February 2018

Tickets: various

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