Half term activities

February 18, 2021

With a few more days of lockdown half-term remaining, we thought we’d share a few ideas that might provide a bit of inspiration to keep the children entertained until school starts.

Little Discoveries with Save the Children

Save the Children have partnered with Discovery to create a new video series, including cooking with Tom Kerridge! The charity also has some fantastic ideas for creative arts and crafts so it’s well worth exploring. Click here.

How old is this oak?

Voted by Guardian readers as one of the favourite contributions by the general public. If you have a park of ancient woodland nearby, such as the commons at Hartley Wintney, why not spend some time working out how old these trees are with this handy guide from the Woodland Trust. Click here.

Writing Wizardry competition

This writing contest is free to enter. Whether it’s a poem or story, if it’s fewer than 500 words you can enter before 26th February 2021, to be in with a chance of winning £150 worth of books and inclusion in the Writing Wizard anthology. Click here.

Woodland scavenger hunt

The woodland trust has some fantastic printable scavenger hunts available online, with 14 different sheets to make that next walk a little bit different. Click here.

Sounds of nature bingo

You don’t even need to leave your garden for this one! The National Trust has created a downloadable scorecard to tick off all the sounds of nature you hear. Click here

Go on a treasure hunt

Geocaching is a treasure hunt for the new generation. Simply download an app onto a phone with GPS. A geocache is a small waterproof treasure box hidden outdoors, there are thousands all across the UK! Click here.

Make a supersized snack

If you’ve worked through “traditional" recipes, this website can help you to recreate a giant creme egg, party ring, custard creme and more. Click here.

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