Half term fun for half the price

It can be a struggle to keep the little ones entertained during the half term break and even more so when you’re on a budget. Luckily, there are lots of things to do and places to go that cost next to nothing and will keep the kids occupied. Check out some of our suggestions, which are sure to keep the boredom at bay!

Why not pay a visit to The Gruffalo Trail in Cannock Chase. This can take as much or as little time as possible. There is an app to download for free or leaflets on site where you follow clues on a trail and collect evidence along the way. It’s a great way to get kids outdoors in beautiful scenery too! Click here to visit the website.

Oak Tree Farm in Aldridge offers a fun and educational day out for kids. Set in 18 acres of unspoilt land, guests are able to visit the animals and enjoy the park all day with no entry fee. A feeding bucket costs an extra £2.50 but it’s worth it to keep the kids (and animals!) happy. Check out their website

Get back to nature and drop into Sandwell Valley Farm. This is a brilliant place to take children. With parks, lakes, gardens and a farm, there’s plenty to see and do. Click here for more information.

If a rainy day threatens to put a dampener on your plans, why not consider Walsall Leather Museum? It’s a great place to take the kids this half term, with lots of Halloween activities, it is a perfect indoor location for rainy days. This year they are hosting creepy crawly events and haunted house experiences. Click here to find out more.

Host a spooky sleepover! Suggest a night of frightful fun for your children. Why not invite friends or family and give them a hand making pitta pizzas and put on a DVD. You could even decorate the living room as a spooky cave or haunted princess palace for added effect!

If you have some money saving tips, we’d love to hear from you! Please email communicationsteam@whgrp.co.uk and we’ll be sure to share them

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