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3 things to do at half-term

With half-term just around the corner, I’d like to share with you three things to do with your children. As it’s looking likely to be a bit cold and wet this coming week, I’ve given you suggestions for indoor ‘days out’. Hopefully, the forecast will be wrong and we’ll be able to get outside for a while but you know, best to be prepared!

3 family day out ideas for a rainy day - Kids Days Out Reviews

  • Visit the National Railway Museum. This half-term, the NRM has all the usual railway-themed activities, and also a Punch and Judy show. The museum is a short walk from York train station, and is FREE to enter. Donations gratefully accepted, and small charges apply for some of the attractions. Fantastic for a rainy February day.

Learn more about February half-term activities at the National Railway Museum

Read about our last trip to the NRM


  • Visit the Natural History Museum. Another indoor treat for a dull day, the Natural History Museum has something for everyone. If you have a little dinosaur fan, or one who enjoys learning about bodily functions, the NHM in London is great. Totally free and can be combined with a visit to the Science Museum next door.

Learn more about the Natural History Museum

Read about our trip to the Natural History Museum, London


  • Visit the Seven Stories Centre in Newcastle. If your little ones are into children’s books, then a visit to the Seven Stories Centre is awesome. Seven floors of storytelling and story-related craft activities will keep your little ones entertained for the whole afternoon. There is an admission charge. Check out their website for more information.

Learn more about the Seven Stories Centre

Read about our trip to the Seven Stories Centre

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For more half-term ideas, check out these blogs…..

Helen gives you three unusual days out with kids at half term if you’re in and around London, plus a bonus craft activity for a pyjama day!

Penny has three easy creative projects to do at home which could also fire their imaginations for bigger activity, because we love it when one thing leads to another.

Alice has some simple but successful tips for keeping kids entertained on the beach even in this cold February weather.

Marianne has three fun suggestions to do with the kids over half term in Kent.

Becky has 3 thrifty and simple ideas for half term happiness

Kirsty can help families in Hertfordshire, who need inspiration to help keep boredom at bay!

Cass shares her favourite three ways to have fun at half term without spending a penny!

Michelle introduces you to three fun seaside towns in East Sussex

Joy explains 3 ways that throwing a party can help with half-term entertainment.

Emma has three ways to enjoy half term on a budget

Sarah showcases five different ways you can entertain the little ones in Norwich this half term

A visit to a National Trust property is always fun in half-term, here Michelle shares with you three of her favourites.

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