October half term is fast approaching, which means the all-important responsibility of entertaining your children. The summer months are often more manageable as they often involve trips and spending time outdoors. During October, however, the weather is colder and being outside is not as appealing. So, what can you do?
To help, here are our top 5 things to get up to this October.
1. Cartoons and Movies
On rainy, cloudy, or cold days, you need great indoor activities to occupy your kids. Movies and cartoons are a great way to pass the time on a rainy day. The trick is to make it meaningful, rather than a fail-safe to cure boredom. With films, why not do a family movie day or marathon? This way, it becomes time spent together. For cartoons, show your kids educational free kid’s cartoons that will teach them important life lessons while making them laugh.
2. Visit a museum
Museums are amazing places that will inspire and excite your children. As you go through the interactive exhibits and explore the various displays, your children will about important topics like science, art, history, nature, culture, and so much more. The best part is that most museums are free for children and they’re indoors – which means you can enjoy them no matter the weather.
3. Visit a local attraction
Are you guilty of not exploring your local area enough? Well, this October half term is the perfect time to visit some of the attractions near you. Do some research to check opening times – and see whether your children will enjoy it – and get exploring!
4. Go to the theatre
During half term, theatres come to life with specials and shows that cater to children! A trip to the theatre is a truly unique experience that your children will love. The nature of theatre means that it can be enjoyed no matter the weather, and it can be a great way to spend an afternoon or evening.
5. Visit a park
Parks are beautiful in summer and spring, but they take on an entirely different appeal in October. Colored leaves pile on the ground, morning frosts on the grass – there is so much to love. Getting outside for some fresh air and exploring nature is important throughout the year, even in October. Simply ensure that your children have enough layers and get exploring! Even bringing a ball or finding some play equipment will be enough to entertain your children and keep them warm for hours.
When it comes to planning activities for this October half term, the items on this list are definitely worth considering!