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