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[ 26 Jan 2018 | No Comment ]

Southbank Centre’s annual multi-arts Imagine Children’s Festival returns for its seventeenth year from 7 – 18 February 2018, with twelve days of jam-packed fun over half-term week for children and their families. With storytelling at its heart, this year’s programme includes a specially curated Royal Festival Hall event celebrating the world’s leaders and pioneers who have changed the world, to inspire the next generation of young changemakers.
The twelve day festival includes inspiring and playful events and activities from Super Hero parties, magical immersive adventures and snail friendships to dancing scientists …

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[ 5 Feb 2017 | No Comment ]

The UK’s original pleasure park, Dreamland Margate, will be welcoming GEEK in 2017. A three-day festival of play and gaming, GEEK will entertain the whole family during the Half Term from the 17th to 19th of February.
For five years GEEK has been bringing people together to meet, make, and play. The event focuses on multiplayer interactive games and encourages visitors to participate in all genres of gaming; including board games, computer games, retro and next generation, card games and real world games.
GEEK will be situated throughout the Dreamland site, including …

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[ 24 Jan 2017 | No Comment ]

The Southbank’s 2017 Imagine Children’s Festival 2017 embraces Nordic culture
Featuring Aurora Orchestra, Candoco Dance Company, Lauren Child, Horatio Clare, Julian Clary, Joseph Coelho, Christian O’Connell, Nandana Dev Sen, Pernilla Lindroos, Chris Riddell, David Roberts, Francesca Simon, Michael De Souza, Birgitta Sif and many more
Find out more and book: www.southbankcentre.co.uk/imagine
Southbank Centre’s Imagine Children’s Festival returns from 9 – 19 February 2017, taking over the Royal Festival Hall during half term with a packed programme of events including dance, music, theatre and installations, alongside readings and workshops with some of the top …

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[ 25 Oct 2016 | No Comment ]
Food on Friday: Healthy Eating Tips for Half Term

If you’re like me, everything goes awry in the kitchen at half term. No-one wants breakfast until midway through the morning, which means lunch is late too. My kids are old enough to sometimes want to make their own lunch, and other days will happily wait, hungry, until someone else makes it. And any time of the day they will rummage for treats and biscuits. So here are some tips that have works for us that give the whole family a chance of some healthy eating, even though it is …

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[ 26 May 2015 | No Comment ]
Thrifty ideas to entertain the kids this half term

I’m bored Mum! The cry goes up and you flinch at the onslaught. Every toy is on the floor, yet none of them are interesting. It’s raining again and no-one wants to go for a walk, so what do you do? Here are some thrifty and low cost ideas to help you survive half term. Some of them do require a little planning in advance, but it is worth it to save on costly trips out just because you can’t bear the moaning!
1. Plan an exciting trip out. Exciting doesn’t …

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[ 14 Oct 2011 | No Comment ]

Looking for somewhere to take the kids this half term? Try Drayton Manor Theme Park. It is a fun family friendly day out, and has enough to keep you busy over two days if you want.
Drayton Manor has a big pull for little ones as it is the home of Thomas Land. My boys, aged 5 and 2, were over the moon to have so many chances to ride on Thomas and Friends. We started the day with a train trip, and went all the way up to the end …

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[ 2 Oct 2011 | No Comment ]
Half Term Fun: How To Get Facepainting Part 2

Last week told of our experience we had with these great Snazaroo sticks. This week we have more ideas on different faces you can create and talk about the Snazaroo app:
How to create a fantastic floral face
Step A
Using a GOLD face painting stick, dab on 3 dots across the forehead and 1 dot in the centre of each cheek. Then with a WHITE face painting stick, draw petals around the centre dot on the forehead.
Step B
Using a TURQUOISE face painting stick, draw petals around the left hand dot on …

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[ 25 Sep 2011 | No Comment ]

We’ve been trying out Face Painting Sticks and the new Snazaroo iPhone App: Find out how we’ve got on.
DD loves face painting, and the boys are usually willing victims to be drawn on. She’s been having fun with the new Face Painting Sticks with some great results. Snazaroo Face Painting Sticks are shaped like crayons, with similar pluses and minuses. They are great for having fun and quick to use, but for fine detail the more traditional brushes are better. However, with a 5 year old and 2 year …

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[ 15 May 2011 | No Comment ]
Half Term Getaway: Butlins

Over 4 days, we’ve just taken part in a Falconry display, played beach cricket, learnt to fence, had football coaching, met farm animals, learnt to street dance, gone swimming, dug sandcastles on the beach, played mini golf and beach volleyball. Exhausted? Yes! But everyone is full of smiles and new experiences as we’ve just got back from Butlin’s in Bognor.

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[ 25 Oct 2010 | No Comment ]
Parents Set To Miss Out On Half Term Holiday Cash Savings

Parents are missing out on thousands of pounds of savings for after school and holiday childcare, according to a leading childcare vouchers provider.