Top 5 low cost things to do with the kids this half term

Half term is almost upon us, so it’s time to prepare some kid-friendly activities. But panic not – read our top 5 great value pastimes to keep your offspring entertained this half term.

1. Go Extreme

If you have a particularly energetic child who likes to bounce and jump around, then a visit to a Better Extreme park may just be the place to keep their minds and bodies busy. For as little as £3.95, these trampolining, skating and climbing centres are situated all across the UK and offer a fun and unique way to keep active for all ages- Visit the Better Extreme website for more details on their centres and how to book.

London Finsbury Park is 0.6 miles from the Better Extreme Islington centre

Welwyn Garden City is 1 mile from the Better Extreme Gosling centre

2. Have a kick about at a kids football camp

Definitely one for the young football whizzes in the house, from £10 a day, your child can learn new footie skills, make new friends and have enormous fun in the process. With dozens of camps dotted throughout the UK, there’s opportunity for everyone to get involved. Visit the Power League website for more details on how to book.

3. Visit a city farm

Farmyard fun isn’t just for the countryside – from Liverpool to London there is a great city farm to visit. Merseyside award winning Acorn Farm has all the farm favourites waiting for you and admission starts from £2. London’s Mudchute Farm is free and is the largest in London spanning 32 acres with plenty of animals to meet. Both of the farms have many exciting activities throughout half term, including pumpkin carving competitions.

Liverpool Stonedale Park is 4.8 miles away from Acorn Farm

London Docklands is 1.7 miles away from Mudchute Farm

4. Step behind the small screen

Does your little one have a favourite TV show? Are you a family of telly addicts? If so, you can step behind the scenes and see your favourite show being filmed in front of your very eyes, for free! Visit a real television studio and see an array of stars in the flesh with shows for all ages, including CBBC’s Sam and Mark’s Big Friday Wind Up, The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent. Check out the Applause Store website for more info.

Manchester Salford Quays is 1.2 miles away from Manchester’s mediaCityUK- popular TV filming location

5. Visit a museum

What’s better than visiting a museum to keep your entourage entertained all day while learning something too? Museums across the country are hosting special half term activities for families and children, and Horniman museum is even holding its own Halloween Fair amongst their other seasonal activities. Join in the free spooktacular fun and even meet some creepy crawlies too.

London Crystal Palace is 3.2 miles away from Horniman museum