Half term is just around the corner meaning it's time to start planning how to fill the week with fun for your family.
It can easily get expensive quickly, with the costs associated with cinema trips, visits to museum and the like all adding up. And while play dates can be a great way to keep the little ones busy it can be nice to have a few out-of-the-ordinary things sorted to make the most of the holiday.
We've rounded up some of the best options for a fun-filled, low-cost school holiday activity.
Unlock hours of fun with this ASDA Craft Chest. With sequins, pom poms, wiggly eyes, felt and more, this chest is filled with crafting essentials so your children's imaginations can run wild.
We've got you covered when it comes to ideas as well, with great projects ranging from a football table to a bird feeder that will keep your kids occupied even when they've finished crafting.
This is a great option if you think you'll need a distraction at some point during the week for some you-time or to tick off some jobs around the house.
Escape rainy days
If it's cold and grey outside, that doesn't mean you can't explore from the comfort of your own home. Travel to other countries by cooking up up a feast – go to America with these pancakes, Mexico with these Sweet Potato and Bean Quesadillas and the Middle East with this Lemon Saffron Chicken.
Or turn tea time into an event with a child-friendly afternoon tea – you could even invite along a few special guests and host a teddy bears' picnic. These Shortbread Heart Kisses are a great biscuit and with this guide to the perfect scone you can bake up a fun treat that will brighten up even the rainiest of afternoons.
COOK UP A FEAST
If your little one has aspirations of becoming the next big Michelin-starred chef when they grow up, why not enlist them to help with dinner throughout the week.
With our Kids' Kitchen recipes, there are plenty of family-friendly dishes for your children to learn. From Irem's Sesame Salmon to Euan's Chilli con Carne and Imogen's Chicken Curry, there's sure to be a dish that they will love. Who knows, they might start cooking them outside of the school holidays from time to time too!
Wrap up warm and venture into the great outdoors with your children. Whether that's to a local park, forest or farm, there's lots to discover. Make sure your children don't get too muddy with these bright and colourful wellington boots.