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Get outside this half term

It is our half term next week and we are big fans of the great outdoors and very lucky to have some wonderful diverse countryside on our doorstep.  We are less than a minute from a fab woodland area  5 minutes from the beach and 15 minutes from the North Yorkshire moors.

One of the things that stop people getting outdoors is that they are not appropriately dressed.  We have been trying out some splats and have to say they are the perfect footwear for our damp autumn and are easy for the boys to put on themselves, warmer than wellies and are great for Mini, who can not get into wellies with his wide feet and large instep.  So make sure you are all wrapped up warm and that you can keep dry.  The boys also have waterproof overtrousers, so that rain doesn’t stop play!

I often find that this half term is one of the most exhilarating to be out in.  We need to make the most of the daylight before the darker days and nights creep in.  So here are some hints, tips and ideas for making the most of this half term.

  • The woodland trust have a great spooky activities for over Halloween, including making a twig skeleton or looking for witches faces in the cark in the trees.
  • Collect leaves for autumn crafts
  • Go puddle jumping.  Yes even the adults!
  • Find local places you haven’t been and pack a flask of hot chocolate and visit.  We went to the Angel of the North and had a great time.
  • Visit your local RSBP Centre and talk about the birds migration habits
  • Go climb a tree
  • Visit the seaside.  There is nothing more wonderful than a brisk walk on the beach collecting shells than fish and chips.

Family Budgeting has some great tips for half-term on a budget. If you cant leave home this half term, perhaps due to illness or other issues then Going on an Adventure has some ace ideas for half term activities at home.

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