Half Term On A Budget

We are 3 days into the half term and I am loving the girls being off. Even though they drive me insane sometimes , I absoulately miss them like crazy when they are at school .



Last week I vowed to get ahead of the game and plan all my work from home stuff for this week so we could have a week of fun fun fun!.

Half term can be pretty expensive, especially if you have more than one kiddie like myself- having three can definately break the bank balance so I planned a few days out and some indoor activities that would not only save the pennies but also be super fun for everyone.

Soft play - I don’t think you can go wrong with soft play. I think most children love it , most adults hate it but hey ho you can’t win them all :) - I do find some soft plays to be quite expensive so I do try and shop around online to find the Latest deals and special offers, I love a good bargain hunt.


The girls love baking so we have been getting our bake on and made some delicious banana and chocolate chip loaf - it was delicious and even baby Nila loved it. Although I didn’t enjoy the mess she made, definitely a mucky pup! :)

Crafts are a big hit in this house and the girls can spend hours at the table making little projects. We went into our local town yesterday as they had a craft event which was free!. It was a space event and the girls made rockets and astronaut masks. We were there for a good few hours and picked up a cheap and cheerful meal deal from boots that was under £10 for us all.

Movie night - although I am a sucker for falling asleep. So I made myself a big cup of coffee , got the popcorn out and we binged on goosebumps series from my childhood. The girls love goosebumps and I didn’t fall asleep! Win win :)

How are you finding half term? Or have you already had yours? Was it and expensive week or did you manage to save a few pennies like us .


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18 comments

  1. Some great tips! I like to make it as cheap as possible too because I find you cant save as much through the summer holidays because it’s too long x

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  2. What a fantastic post! It shows just how much fun you can have regardless of money!

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  3. Half term can be super expensive we try to plan in a couple of things but then keep the rest low key - so as you say crafts and baking and if it's not too cold plenty of adventures out in nature too.

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  4. The cost can quickly mount up and good idea to plan ahead and know what you're doing each day. We always have a couple of home days with baking x

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  5. Soft play is always a hit in our house! My two love baking as well and there is always a rush to the mixer to see who gets to go first!

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  6. Yes, ours was a week ago. We didn't really do much either but managed a few days out on the beach since it's near where we live and I agree, half-term can be expensive. Then again, there are always fun stuff to do without having to spend much :)

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  7. Lovely post and photos :) We are always looking for offers. You can get some great deals.I remember taking my children to soft play, they use to have so much fun at them.

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  8. Looks like a fun half term, it can get so expensive though can't it. We spent time baking too. and a trip to our local forest to run around was a big win here.

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  9. I think crafting pretty much saved my life during our half term last week! Especially as the weather was so rubbish we couldn't get out much! x

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  10. soft play and baking are big hits here too, I am trying to save for our upcoming wedding so we are cutting back on expensive days out. We visit the beach, park and kids weekend cheap cinema club too x

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  11. We had half term last week however these are great tips and I'll definitely be using them when next half term comes around.

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  12. Some great ideas here. I find a good run around in the woods/on the beach has the same effect as soft play (and is less germy)!

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  13. I had no idea it was half term already but I liked your idea of having a movie night which is great when you are on a budget!

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  14. Great ideas for a budget friendly half term. We splurged a bit by going to the safari park but we also didn’t eat out like we usually do so we saved money there.

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  15. We had a pretty chilled out half term and in fact the only thing we went out to do (other than parks) was soft play which was rammed! You are right though, these places seem to really be creeping up in price and once you have two or more kids, it can be quite an expensive trip! Love all your ideas - I need to be more prepared for the next holidays!

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  16. I love these simple but cost effective ideas you've shared, my nephew had there half term the week before yours and they entertained him with swimming or outdoor play when possible

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  17. We had ours the week before you and have to admit I wasn't ready for them to go back to school

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  18. These are some great tips to keep costs down as things can become so expensive in half term. We always try and go for a walk up the mountains and forests near us as it's free as well as parks, crafts and movie night like you said. Unfortunately the soft plays near us are expensive - one is £7.50 per child so £15 and you can't take your own food so we discount that

    Laura x

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