family time

family time

It’s half-term once again- it feels like the kids are never at school- and now you have to rack your brains and think how you can keep them entertained, which can prove to be difficult at times.

Here is a list of activities that are sure to see them having fun and keep them busy during the half-term period.

 

Warner Bros Studio- London

The Warner Bros studio is home to the fictional Wizard, Harry Potter. Not only can you explore the wonders of Hogwarts, but for this May half-term, Warner Bros Studio Tour presents ‘Animal Actors Week.’ The kids can have fun at the studio and get the chance to meet the owls that played Hedwig and Pigwidgeon, one of the cats that played the stealthy Mrs Norris, and another that played Hermione’s ginger cat, Crookshanks. This will keep the kids entertained and with the chance to capture every moment and provide a host of memories, the animal actors will happily pose for pictures.

Price List:

Adults- £59

Ages 5-15- £54

Ages 0-4 - £18

Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children), prices include coach transfer- £199

Opening Times:

The first tour starts between 9am - 10am and the last tour between 4pm - 6:30pm; closing time is 3 hours after the last time slot.

Smithy Farm- Preston

If money is tight, then why not take the kids to the Smithy Farm to see all the wonderful animals on display, and it won’t cost you a penny as the event is free! If your children love the wildlife and adore animals, then this will be ideal for them to explore a range of animals from goats to giant rabbits, even miniature ponies! Your children can also feed the free range hens that are located on the farm. If you want to bring your own nibbles then you can enjoy them whilst relaxing in the picnic area. You can allow for your children to carry on the fun in the children’s play area where they can even ride on tractors.

You can venture to the farms shop which sells a range of products including their own free range eggs, homemade jams and chutneys and seasonal vegetables.

Price List:

Free

Opening Times:

From 8am until 7pm daily

Barley Picnic site- Lancashire

If you are looking to escape the noisy streets and busy roads, then why not visit the top ten picnic site in the North West, Barley Picnic Site. It is located in the beautiful village of Barley, just at the foot of the magnificent Pendle Hill. It is a great way to spend time with the family and catch up on everyday life which will allow for a fabulous day of relaxing whilst the kids can experience the country life. If you want a little more adventure, then you can go on a trek through the Pendle Witches Trail or the Pendle Way.

Price List:

Free

Opening Times:

Open all year

The Butler's Treasure Hunt- Liverpool

Get involved in the activities with your children and head down to Liverpool and be a part of the ‘The Butler's Treasure Hunt.’ You and your children will spend the day hunting for belongings which have been misplaced by 'The Hall Butler' whilst preparing for an 'At Home Play,' as well as losing his treasure chest. Once you have found each item you will write them down with the name of the room you have spotted them in. Everyone who participates are submitted into a prize draw. So, if the usual games are becoming a little boring why not take part in this adventure that is cheap and cheerful.

Price List:

Adults- £3.50

Children- £2.70

Opening times:

From Saturday 25th May till Sunday 30th June- 10:30am 5:00pm


by for www.femalefirst.co.uk


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