Half-term hacks: family fun that’s kind to your wallet

Half-term is upon us and there are plenty of pocket-money friendly activities you can get up to with your family while your children have a well-deserved break from school.

If you’re in need of some half-term inspiration, nimbl has your back! We’ve come up with some budget friendly activity ideas so you don’t have to…

Enjoying the great outdoors

As the days get shorter, and to enjoy as much of the sunlight available, you might want to visit your local park or nature reserve for a refreshing family day out.

Whether you live in the city or somewhere more remote, there are plenty of gorgeous locations you can take your kids for a fun day out. If you’re on the hunt for somewhere new to visit, check out Countryfile Magazine’s list of the best nature reserves across the UK, or take a look at The Wildlife Trustsnature reserve finder for a comprehensive guide of beautiful outdoor spots near you!

Getting creative

Even if the weather is a bit too wet and windy to enjoy being outdoors, there are plenty of fun activities your family can get up to from the comfort of your own home, and on a budget too!

For example, you and your children could get stuck into some half term baking – we love BBC Good Food’s selection of child-friendly half term recipes, from easy biscuits and rice pop doughnuts to hedgehog rolls!

Or, if crafting is more up your child’s street, have a go at some spring-themed arts and crafts. We love parenting blog Child’s Play ABC’s awesome craft ideas, including these beautiful and simple sun catchers, or these fun citrus peel play shapes!

Enjoying a good book

Half-term is the perfect time to catch-up on some recreational reading your kids might not have time to do during term-time. Maybe you could set them a challenge to read a new genre of book or read a chapter of a book per day?

If your children aren’t avid readers and need a little extra encouragement, Books Trust has some fantastic tips on how you can make reading fun – from asking them to draw their favourite characters, to reading chapters out loud, there are tonnes of ways you help your children enjoy getting stuck into a good book!

Fun and educational days out!

If you’d like to go on a family day out where your kids could learn something new, why not visit a museum near you? Children’s tickets are usually low-cost, and they’re set to learn a lot about art or history – if you’re looking for ideas of where to go, take a look at Kids in Museums for a helpful guide of museum events in your area this week.

However you and your family spend your half term, we hope you all have a fun one and manage to make the most of your child’s well-deserved break. We’d love to hear about what you get up to, so if you’d like to share any pictures with us be sure to tag us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

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