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Half term activities: The 10 things you can do in half term in ALL tiers


Halloween is a huge part of October half term, with kids getting excited to dress up, play spooky games with their friends, and trick or treat. This year Halloween is pretty much cancelled and it’s going to be difficult to come up with other half term activities to replace the fun.

Whether you’re in Tier 1 or Tier 3, restrictions will make it hard to have fun this half term.

Don’t worry, Express.co.uk has done the hard work for you.

Here are the 10 things you can do in half term in ALL tiers.

Pumpkin picking and carving

Farms offering pumpkin picking can remain open in Tier 3, so you can still have some Halloween fun!

As long as the farm or pumpkin patch is open for business and stick with your household, you’re good to go.

However, if you live in an area in full lockdown such as Wales you will have to source your pumpkins elsewhere.

This doesn’t mean you can’t spend time carving funny faces into pumpkins!

Why not challenge your kids to a competition, with the best pumpkin carving winning a prize?

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Outdoor trail

Exercise is an essential part of staying sane while your movement is restricted.

If your children are sick of walking around the local neighbourhood, why not take them on a new route?

There are plenty of Halloween themed or festive trails you can go on, and National Trust stately homes to visit.

What about visiting the beach, forests, or countryside?

Safari Parks

If there is a drive-thru safari park in your area, why not pay a visit?

Outdoor zoos may also be open, but your best bet is taking a drive through one.

Most kids love getting up close and personal with animals and the zoo’s gorgeous creatures will be as close as they can get.

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Have a zoom party

Your kids may not be able to meet up with their friends for Halloween, which means throwing a party is impossible.

You could always use trusty old Zoom to greet some familiar faces.

Why not have a costume competition and play some games via Zoom for an hour or so?

Baking

Baking can get messy but it’s a great skill to teach children from a young age.

Whether you make their favourite dessert or something scary and Halloween themed, there’s no doubt this activity will take up one day of the half term.

Tie-dye t-shirts

Tie-dye t-shirts are trendy at the moment, and extremely fun to make.

If you have a particularly creative child, let them choose the colours and buy a load of plain t-shirts for them to play around with.

Crafts

Other crafts such as painting, drawing, and making sculptures will do the trick.

Why not have a look online for fun Halloween crafts for your kids?

What about making pom pom pumpkins or pipe cleaner spiders?

You don’t have to break the bank to keep the kids entertained!



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