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  • Writer's pictureTracy Tristram

Budget activity ideas for the May half term

activity ideas for the May half term

School holidays will soon be upon us again, so we've been busy thinking of ways to keep boredom at bay and costs low in our guide


Get outdoors for a scavenger hunt


What better way to keep the whole fam entertained than with a scavenger hunt? Create your own depending on your kiddos' ages, and where you intend to do the hunt, or try this lovely, free printable by Buddy & Buggy.


Set up camp in your back garden


activity ideas for the may school holidays
Photography: Millets

Head to Costa Del Backyard this May half term and go camping in your garden! Head over to this fab guide by Millets for the full lowdown on how to ace a night under the stars in your own home.


Break out the craft box

activity ideas for may half term
Photography: Baker Ross

One thing we are not short of at London for Kidz is a craft guide: we have everything from toilet roll craft to cardboard box craft, rainbow craft to plastic bottle craft. And that's just for starters! We'll pop the links to some more at the bottom of this read. Art supplies at the ready, parents!


Set up a home cinema


Snuggle down with a big bowl of popcorn and some tasty snacks, shut the curtains, dim the lights, and whack on a host of family films sure to lift moods and give the whole family a case of the feel goods. Check out our guide to our own favourite movies right here.


Create a home salon


Face masks, home pedicures, hairdressing and a makeover... set up your own home salon with the small humans and let them rummage in your makeup bag (make sure you take the good stuff out first), paint your nails, and do your hair. Return the favour, of course! The only facial we've had recently was from the steam off the iron, so being pampered by the kids sounds like a sweet deal to us.


Bake up a storm in the kitchen

activity ideas for may half term
Photography: Charlotte's Lively Kitchen

Call your mini master chefs to the kitchen and get busy baking up a treat storm. Try these fun recipes to get you started.


Challenge the family to a board game marathon


activity ideas for may half term
Photography: Tracy Tristram

We already know what board games we love best (we wrote a whole guide on our faves), and we're sure every family has its go-to's, so why not pull them all out of the cupboard and challenge the gang to a bit of friendly competition? Tissues at the ready to mop up any 'sore loser' tantrums...


Have fun, everyone!


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