Cant believe that half term is next week. Anyone else wondering how to keep the kids entertained?! I am equally excited (a week off from home schooling!!) and petrified about keeping the kids occupied during half term. The eldest (14 next week!) has requested that we don’t go on any walks so I’ve been wracking my brains to try and come up with some ideas….Please comment below and share your ideas (we’re in this together – right?!)

ONLINE CLASSES:

SCIENCE

Little House of Science offers fun, hands on classes for kids 4-12. Next week they are running 7 days of LIVE online holiday classes in Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths. You can choose between morning & afternoon sessions online and all online video classes are age-adjusted for 4-7 and 8-12 year old children (10% siblings & friends discounts available). You can book the whole week or just book the topics your child would love. Find out more here: www.littlehouseofscience.com/holidayworkshops

COOKING

Smart Raspberry Cooking are offering online cookery classes next week but you’ll need to be quick as it looks like quite a few of the sessions are already booked. There are still some spaced on the 2pm Tuesday class which is suitable for 11-15 year olds and the 10am Wednesday class, suitable for 5 Years-11 Years. Find out more here: Smart Raspberry Cooking 

ART

Mini Monets are running live Zoom half term classes (suitable for 6 – 15-year-old students) from 10.30- 12.00 pm daily (catch up videos available upon request). Workshops include: Denim Collage, Decopatch Boxes for Secrets and Pop Art Canvas with Embelishments.  All the materials are supplied, collection is from 11 am – 5 pm from Friday 11th February daily. They are offering a 20% sibling discount. Find out more here: www.minimonetsuk.com/copy-of-workshops

Jay Nolanlatchford Art offer workshops, groups, 1:1 tuition. Not just for half term, but for £5 a month, you’ll get access to new workshops every month and a FREE zoom class.

ESCAPE ROOM

Join friends virtually with @escapeliveuk for a fun online live escape room experience.

OTHER IDEAS INCLUDE:

A MOVIE AFTERNOON with popcorn & sweets – you could treat the kids to sweets from Pip Pop Sweet Shop, a  fab little sweet shop delivery service in Amersham set up by children Grace, Dylan and Ben Dawes. They have a fun selection of pick n mix sweets 🍬Pop over to their instagram page to find out more.

BISCUIT DECORATING – Great Missenden based Teacups & Tandems are offering biscuit postal orders & local drop offs in Prestwood & Great Missenden. Their biscuit decorating kits contain 3 or 4 biscuits, 3 bags of icing, a bag of sprinkles and some instructions if you need them. Perfect for a fun activity at home.

AFTERNOON TEA AT HOME – there are lots of local companies offering afternoon tea including Mad hatter Treat Factory , Tilly & Ted High Tea and Granny Seabrooks Cottage.

GEOCACHING is a great way to get reluctant kids outside and exploring. It’s a treasure hunt game where you enter coordinates into a GPS device (we use an iphone) to find hidden caches. Before heading out, make sure you register for FREE at geocaching.com (this is for the basic service ).  Find out more here.

TREASURE TRAILS – another fun way to explore. Including treasure hunt, spy mission and detective mystery themed adventures all over the UK. There are 20 Trails to choose from in Buckinghamshire. Find out more here.

WALKS – we have loads of walks on Chiltern Chatter – click here for some walk ideas. We love a walk along the South Bucks with a stop at Koko Food Trailer (be prepared for lots of mud!). Also have a look at The Chiltern Society as they share lots of walking routes.