We are used to rain preventing us from venturing out, this year it’s the blustering wind. Hopefully you've made the most of it and enjoyed every moment either with your own children, friends or relatives.
Craft activities are popular with most children, creating a miniature indoor garden out of craft materials, inventing slime, making and decorating paper aeroplanes or collages, and painting pebbles. Baking is also a good rainy-day activity. Play cafes or hold a cake sale when the baking is complete. Other indoor activities could include hide and seek, a treasure hunt, an indoor picnic or camping, a puppet or magic show, a tea party for friends or teddies. When everyone’s exhausted, make popcorn, dim the lights and watch a favourite movie.
If you decide to go out and about, take care in this bonkers weather! The National Trust runs children’s half term activities at many locations. Remember, it’s usually cheaper to book tickets online. Museums and art galleries often have free events on in the holidays or perhaps pop into your local library to get some books to snuggle down with.
For a cheap day out it’s hard to beat walking or a bicycle ride, if the weather is fine. Check out our website on the ‘things to do’ tab for maps in our area. Going for a walk isn’t usually top of children’s lists of fun activities, but with advance planning you can discover plenty of walks with places of interest on route. Closer to home, there’s plenty to do in the garden. Even if you don’t have a garden or it’s wet outside, you’ll find ideas for indoor planting and activities. Growing some cress or a selection of herbs is a brilliant start for the budding little green fingers.
If all else fails, your children could tidy their rooms. Get past the moans and groans and they’ll have fun emptying cupboards and discovering forgotten toys. Just don’t expect their bedrooms to be tidy at the end of it.
We’ve had a mixture of guests onsite this week. Three of our cabins have metal detectors staying and they are venturing out to look for hidden treasures on our fields. Our games room onsite is being well used as families compete at a game of pool, air hockey and ping pong! Parents are in their hot tubs reading a good book followed by a glass of wine and then off to relax in their sauna. One of the families have even asked for a larger saucepan to cook a monster spaghetti bolognese!
Everyone staying onsite is here for a week of fun but to also relax and recharge before the new week begins.
We wish you all a Happy February!