Although for most of us, the joys of the school holidays are a distant memory, there are still some who count down the days until they can take a few well-earned days over half term with their children. Equally there are many who look upon the week of youthful freedom with a mild sense of dread… how do you possibly think of enough activities to entertain siblings with wildly different ideas of ‘entertainment’ without going bust, going mad or knocking their heads together?!
Here at Mulberry Cottages we can understand the trepidation that sometimes accompanies this ‘holiday’ and have scoured high and low to find the most interesting and unique activities for families over the half term break.
- The beautiful Leeds Castle are housing a Birds and Beasts Roadshow every day in half term to get close to a wealth of creepy crawlies, go wild with snakes, birds and other insects too! There are three shows a day and face painting as well as exploring the maze, gardens, aviary, castle, and ‘Knights Realm’ play area, all included in the £18.50 price for adults and £11 for children.
Stay close to Leeds Castle with the family this half term and discover all that this wonderful part of Kent has to offer. Mulberry Cottages is pleased to offer Ladybird Lodge, a charming 4 star holiday cottage, complete with a play area (for the young) and a gym (for the young at heart!). Ladybird Lodge is half an hour’s drive from Leeds Castle, sleeps 4+2 and costs £530 for half term week.
- Wildwood in Herne Bay is holding animal talks and craft sessions every day during Half Term where local artists and illustrators are on hand to keep the youngsters entertained. Choose from mask making for the under 7’s on Tuesday to Viking Myths and Legends on Friday and many more beyond! All activities cost an attractive £2 and with park entrance only £32.50 for a family of four to see wolves, deer, wild boar, badgers and other native animals, it is sure to be a great day out for all the family. http://www.wildwoodtrust.org/index.html
There are plenty of Mulberry Cottages to stay in and lots of things to do in this part of the South East, why not stay a while? The Beach House is located just along the coast in the charming seaside town of Birchington. It is comfortably decorated in a nautical theme and sleeps eight, perfect for a large family, and is available during half term week for £660.
- Step back in time with your little historians at the Canterbury Tales interactive adventure in the heart of the historic city. During half term week, Canterbury Tales are offering a range of children’s medieval costumes in the search for their next Knight and Lady of Canterbury. Take the tour around the medieval township, meet up with other pilgrims and listen to all the stories of chivalry, greed and good old fashioned toilet humour that Chaucer does so well (you never know, they might even learn something!) http://www.canterbury.co.uk/Canterbury-Become-the-next-Knight-and-Lady-of-the-Canterbury/details/?dms=13&feature=1001&GroupId=1&venue=3030214&easi=true&f=Half+Term
Mulberry Cottages have some lovely properties situated close to Canterbury for all the family, why not try Bacchus Barn, located just outside Canterbury in beautiful country surroundings, with luxurious surroundings and plenty of space to spread out! Bacchus Barn sleeps 4+2 and is available for half term week at a price of £660.
So, with all these things to do in Kent during half term, why not take a couple of days and spend some time having fun with your children; maybe if it’s enjoyable enough, you might even look forward to the next one!