Hooray for half term! Whether you’re enjoying the week with your children or spending time with the grandkids we’ve put together a list of our favourite activities for a guaranteed fun filled week.
Visit a museum
Museums are great places for little ones to explore during half term, with many putting on extra activities to keep your youngsters entertained. We’ll be popping down to the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth to learn more about their ‘Sensational Sea Creatures’ and trying our hand at making some fabulous fish masks.
Jump in muddy puddles
Walks aren’t just for sunny days – if the weather’s looking a little iffy wrap yourselves up in warm waterproofs, don your wellies and fill a flask with scrummy hot chocolate. Head off to your favourite spot, we like a wood on a mizzly day. Jump in the muddiest puddles you can find, spot animal tracks and find a cosy spot to huddle and enjoy your hot chocolate.
Climb to the top of a castle
Castles are full of historic tales and folklore making them a great place to explore with children. Happily there are several castles dotted across Cornwall, so climb all the way to the top and take in those views.
Plan a scavenger hunt
Fun whatever the weather, a scavenger hunt can take place around the house or garden. Dip a piece of paper in some strong tea. Once dry, rip and burn the edges using a candle, then use your imagination to draw your map. Picture clues and cryptic messages are a fun way of getting children young and old to join in the fun.
Write a story
Children’s imaginations are something extraordinary. Why not sit down with them and help them write a story based on their half term. You’ll be surprised by how many princesses let down their hair and knights slayed dragons after your visit to the castle!
We’d love to hear all about your half term week – leave us a comment below or head over to Facebook and Twitter and let us know what you got up to.