Half term fun and frolics

World Book Day (March 2) is fast approaching and I have some exciting plans lined up for the week. However, amidst all the excitement, it appears I have forgotten to get organised for half term!

So, if like me you’ve been too busy focusing on work or other things to plan how you are going to be spending your time this week with the kids, then here are a few things to consider.

Ironbridge and it’s many museums always makes for a great day out, with or without the children, but during the holidays they like to ramp the activities up a gear and this week is no exception. There will be a host of exciting workshops to keep the kids entertained from kite making at Blists Hill to rocket making at Enginuity. Find out more here.

For us, a trip to a National Trust property is always a winner in the holidays. The boys love running about outside and if the weather is good enough a picnic always goes down a treat too. In fact, we’ve been known to sit in the pouring rain eating sandwiches before so the weather doesn’t even really have to come into it. At Attingham Park in Shrewsbury this week there will be extra fun with bird box building activities and geocaching. Find out more here.

Youngsters can also enjoy being dino detectives for the day or getting involved with making exploding potions with a great line-up of activities as part of the Darwin Festival 2017. Organised by Shropshire Wildlife Trust there is something for almost every age. Take a look here for more details.

Park Hall Farm in Oswestry is also giving youngsters the chance to get closer to nature this half term. With lambs being born every day the venue is hosting special lamb feeding sessions throughout the holidays. Here are the details.

There is also a host of free activities to participate in across Shropshire by making your own fun – a walk up the Wrekin perhaps, a cycle along the old railway line from Newport to Gnosall, a trip to RAF Cosford or an afternoon play at the award winning Telford Town Park.

Whatever you choose to do, hope you have a fabulous week!

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