We’re mid-way through the summer term and that means one thing – a sunny half term break with nothing to do! This is one of my favourite holidays of the school year, because it’s warm enough to get outside and enjoy last days of Spring, yet it’s not the over-priced days of the summer holidays when you’re likely to burn to a crisp if you venture out into the midday sun. I’ve shared a few ideas for fun days out on my blog this year so here’s my round-up of things to do during the half term holiday.1. Go to the coast and enjoy some cheesy fun at the great British seaside. Eat ice-cream while sitting in a deck chair, feed 2ps into arcade machines and enjoy fish ‘n’ chips on the pier. Read my review of Southwold Pier and check out my ideas for a day out with the kids at Blackpool too.2. Stay indoors on rainy days at a museum. Check out photos of my recent visit to the National Railway Museum in York and my tips for surviving a visit to the museum during the school holidays! If you’re planning to visit a museum during the holidays I’d recommend checking the website before setting off as they often plan special workshops for children during the school holidays and it can be a free way to get your kids interested in the exhibition. I visited the new ‘Shaping The Body’ exhibit at York Castle Museum and blogged about it at Easter. It’s a really fun exhibition (I loved the Victorian Street!) and they even having a dressing-up area for children.
It’s half-term this week and we’ve been enjoying a few days off, sorting out all the things that you never usually get round to during a normal working week. But it’s not all been hard work; My husband and I decided to have a relaxing day out earlier this week and visit a local attraction with the rest of the family. We headed to the Suffolk Punch Trust for a long, leisurely walk around the fields and through the woods to enjoy the calming effects of nature. I wanted to share my photos with you today and perhaps inspire you to get out and about yourself this autumn for a chilled-out ramble. Having never been to the Suffolk Punch Trust farm before, I didn’t know what to expect; would it be a bustling visitor attraction packed full of children during half-term? Or would it be literally just a field? Well, I’m pleased to report that it was somewhere in-between. It was pleasingly quiet and certainly a relaxed environment, with a warm visitor centre and museum, a café serving reasonably-priced hot food and drinks, and plenty of animals to see. With good weather on our side, we wrapped up warm and headed out onto the farm. The map showed the route around three walks, and we plumped for the medium walk for our first ramble around the farm. We spotted cute pigs and tried to spy bulls in the field before heading up to the paddocks. The farm is so well spaced out that we didn’t really see any other families walking around the routes, so it was very calm to able along enjoying a bit of quiet time in the great outdoors.