Ideas for May Half Term in lockdown

With the lockdown still in full force, May half term is definitely looking a bit different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun with the family.

Den building and making nests in the trees thanks to the Little Trekkers #Trek25 inspiration
Den building and making nests in the trees thanks to the Little Trekkers #Trek25 inspiration

There are still plenty of events to get involved with to keep even the most adventurous little ones entertained.

Here are just a few of my top recommendations for half term with the family!

Gloworm at Home

The makers of the incredible Gloworm Festival are running Gloworm at Home, with a full lineup from some of their top acts, keeping your kids entertained every day through half term!

Lily not only is possible one of Gloworm’s biggest fans, but also went a bit crazy for the live rave from one of the Gloworm DJs recently – so I’m sure we’ll be getting involved with some of these fun sessions this week!

Why not turn it into a full festival by setting up your tent, or making a den in a garden or living room? Get the full festival experience at home!

Find out more about the event lineup here

Click here to find out more about Gloworm Festival – we can’t wait for 2021

Lily's Gloworm inspired festival earlier in lockdown!
Lily’s Gloworm inspired festival earlier in lockdown!

Elderflower Fields at Home

We were really excited to be heading to Elderflower Fields next weekend (tickets gifted, however it is definitely one of my top family festivals!), so we’ve been getting involved in the weekly #ElderflowerFieldsatHome challenges.

This week’s theme has been ‘Get Active’ and previously it was ‘nature on your doorstep’, and if you follow their hashtag online you can find some great inspiration for fun activities each week.

What’s more, on Sunday 24th May is their famous Elderflower big family picnic, held each year at the festival, and their theme is ‘picnic’! If you’ve been looking for an excuse to have a picnic, whether you’re in a garden, your living room or on a balcony, this is definitely your calling card!

Find out more here including details about their weekly challenges and even more fun ideas

Play at Home Fest

Don’t miss out on this weekend’s Play at Home Fest from the lovely people at the Good Play Guide, running from the 23rd to 24th May 2020.

There’s a full lineup across this weekend, including from the likes of Andy and the Odd Socks, Miffy and Glastonbabies, keeping your family entertained through the Bank Holiday.

What’s more, tickets are completely free, and any donations go to charity. There are also a whole host of fun downloads including a virtual goodybag with wristbands, bunting, and more, making it a fantastic experience for everyone.

Find out more and get your tickets here

Little Trekkers #Trek25 challenges

Lily has loved getting involved in the Little Trekkers #Trek25 challenges for National Walking Month and there’s still plenty of activities to get involved with, thanks to their fantastic planner with new ideas every day!

She enjoyed making her own dreamcatcher thanks to Little Trekkers!
She enjoyed making her own dreamcatcher thanks to Little Trekkers!

We’ve enjoyed making dreamcatchers, building dens, making nests, and exploring nature on our walks, thanks to the inspiration from the Little Trekkers #Trek25 challenges. We’ve also loved their nature trail, downloadable from the website.

Check out their timetable below and follow the hashtag on social media to get involved!

Find out more about Trek25 here including all their amazing downloads

GO Outdoors – GO Indoors

If you’re looking for even more inspiration for ways of staying active at home this May Half Term, GO Outdoors has a whole host of downloadable activities for all the family.

From quizzes and colouring sheets to mazes and scavenger hunts, there are some great activities on there, keeping your family entertained at home, whatever the weather!

Find out more here

From virtual festivals to outdoor activity inspiration, there is still plenty of fun to be had in lockdown at home

Forestry England

Just because the forests are closed, it doesn’t mean you can’t explore nature with the family.

Forestry England have put together activities to inspire learning about forests and nature, which you don’t even need a printer for!

There are downloadable Zog and Gruffalo activities, virtual reality forestry experiences, wildlife explorers and more.

Find out more and get inspired here.

Enjoying the Forestry England activities after our nature walk
Enjoying the Forestry England activities after our nature walk

For more inspiration on activities you can do with the family at home, click here for some downloadable ideas or click here for some family adventure ideas at home.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. mummyest2014 says:

    Oh wow that’s all sounded so exciting. Loved seeing all your posts on Instagram x


    1. kderbyshire says:

      Thank you, I really appreciate that 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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