Halloween and October can be a toxic month parents – not only have you got to make time to keep your little monsters entertained over the half term, but you have to prepare for one of the biggest holidays of the year.
In order to help you avoid the stress and planning, we’ve put together a few ideas for your October half term…
- Keep them away from the telly
As much as they love to watch telly and play video games, leaving your kids to a week in front of the sofa is a week wasted. If it’s raining you could try scouring the internet for some ideas and things to do at home. From pumpkin carving, to biscuit decorating even messing around with play dough – there’s plenty to do to keep them happy for hours.
- Visit a museum
There are plenty of museums in London that offer tonnes to discover and do, you’ll be able to find all kinds of fantastic activities and workshops designed to engage young minds. You never know, the grown-ups might learn something new to. Try places like the Horniman anthropological museum – this has to be one of the most child friendly venues in all of London.
- Halloween at the Zoo
Some zoos like the one in Regent’s Park often run Halloween activities. At this particular zoo they give your kids the opportunity to meet some of the animals like rats, bats, spiders and owls and you can even go and get your activity passport stamped too!
- Get outdoors and explore
Get some fresh air – why not get the whole family on a bike ride. If you don’t all have bikes already, there’s bound to be some family friendly trails for you to explore. Failing that there’s bound to be plenty of wildlife parks and gardens for you and your kids to go out and explore. Don’t forget to taking them trick or treating on the 31st too!
We hope you’ve found our ideas useful – good luck to all you parents! Keep in mind that this holiday always fly’s by, so be sure to make the most of it.