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Things to do in May half term for under a tenner!

It feels like the Easter Holidays were only just yesterday, yet here we are talking about May half term as it springs upon us. As the warmer weather approaches, it’s always handy to know what’s on and what there is to do with the kids especially if it’s not breaking the bank!

Blackpool

Take a stroll down centre pier on Blackpool beach and why not grab yourself an ice cream while you’re at it? Some of the rides there range from prices between £2.20 to £4.50 or if you don’t fancy that, you could use your pennies in the arcade!

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Cornwall

There’s no better way to spend a sunny day than taking a walk round Cornwall’s Wildlife Trust, try and find as many of their wildlife creatures as you can, there’s over 57 nature reserves around Cornwall so there’s a variety to choose from. A few events are being held over half term including a snake patrol and a bat detecting workshop! A link to their website here.

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Devon

Spend your day rock pooling with the kids down at Wembury Beach, their rocky shore and slate reefs give you the best opportunity to search for their marine plants and animals. All you will need is a fishing net and a bucket, maybe take a picnic too?

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Dorset

After your trip to the beach, park or wherever the weather has taken you, why not pop down to Truly Scrumptious? Poole’s traditional sweet shop includes retro sweets from our childhood, homemade fudge and even ice cream! What could be better? Located in the heart of town in Poole.

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Essex

Staying at The Orchards Holiday Park? Why not take a trip the Clacton-On-Sea which is only a 19 minute drive and make a day of it? Go to their beach, a dip in the sea, take a walk on the pier and maybe even try out their adventure golf!

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Kent

Looking to do something for free? Take the kids to Castle Point Transport Museum just across the Thames near Southend, it includes rare buses, coaches, military and emergency vehicles! Indoor and outdoor, so it’s something you can do in any weather situation!

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Lincolnshire

Cleethorpe’s Discovery Centre would be the perfect place to spend the day with the family on a sunny day!  Enjoy their stunning views of the lake while feeding the ducks, grab a bite to eat in their cafe or even build a sandcastle in their sand pits. There is also an adventure playground for the children, while you have a nice cuppa!

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Norfolk

Take a trip to Captain Willie’s Activity Centre for only £3.50 a person, what a bargain! It includes play areas, ball pits, rope swings and slides! Even an area for the parents to watch their children while enjoying a beverage.

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Northumberland

If you fancy doing something touristy, take a trip to the Longstone Lighthouse Visitor Centre, prices ranging between £1.00-£2.00 or for a family ticket it’s only £4! You can climb to the top of the tower to look at the amazing views!

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North Wales

Let’s say the weather isn’t too great and you’re wanting to do an indoor activity, Let’s Paint Pottery would be the perfect idea to spend some time with the family and to get creative! It’s only a 7 minute drive from our Presthaven Holiday Park and there is no admission price but they charge a little amount for each item you make/decorate!

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Scotland

Hunt for clues and explore for treasure as you spend your family day at The Edinburgh Treasure Trail! Only pricing at £6.99 per trail (not an individual price, includes the whole family), what could be better?!

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Somerset

Apex Leisure and Wildlife Park is a great opportunity to spend the day with the family! It includes fishing, a skate park, walking routes and a large adventure playground area for the children. It is also free, which is great news!

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South Wales

Take a day trip out to Tenby (just under 5 miles from Lydstep), to go on an adventure treasure trail! £6.99 per trail, for you to follow the clues and enjoy the sites!

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Sussex

There’s no better way to spend your day than some relaxation time at Hastings Beach! The low tide, pebbled beach is a perfect destination for families with a mixture of cafes, restaurants and attractions for all ages!

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The Lakes

The Lake District is known for it’s breathtaking mountains, lakes and hillsides so why not spend a day taking a hike up one of their mountains? One of their two most popular landmarks is Scafell Pike and it’s the highest mountain in England! Would you be able to hike up it?

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Yorkshire

If you’re looking for a day out in Yorkshire, why don’t you take a trip to Scarborough for a day to the beach, but also have a ride on the Scarborough North Bay Railway showing the beautiful views of Scarborough’s North Bay!  The prices vary depending if you’re an adult or child. Adult: £3.50 Child: £2.70.

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What sort of activities do you like to do in the half term? Which one out of these would you like to do the most? Let us know in the comments below!

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