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Struggling to keep the kids busy this half term? Dunelm Mill could be your saviour!


There is a whole host of activities available to keep the little ones occupied during half term and Dunelm Mill have sifted through the many options to bring parents throughout the UK, the top 5 activities this autumn.

(PRWEB UK) 24 October 2012

As lovely as it is to have the little ones running around happily enjoying the holidays, it can be quite a challenge to keep them entertained for the full week, especially with the British weather insisting on grisly rain, fog and wind. The trick to a great half term for both parent and child is to keep the kids busy without it costing the earth. This is where Dunelm Mill can offer a helping hand, they have researched many different options available throughout the UK and selected the top 5 kid's activities this autumn.

1.    Get Baking!

Whether it's some delicate fairy cakes or a pile of scrumptious crumbly cookies – children love getting stuck into baking, especially when there's something delicious to eat at the end! If there's little ones involved it's important to ensure that you have some sturdy high quality baking items. Dunelm Mill offers a fabulous collection of bakeware including a wide range of Pyrex products, perfect for mixing up a messy cake heaven with your kids.

2.    Bike Ride

There is nothing quite like getting a blast of fresh air with the kids. Going on a bike ride is a fun, cheap and energetic way to spend an afternoon. Head for a local park or green area and the kids can cycle around as they please in a safe environment. It's important to keep well hydrated during your cycle trip so don't forget to take along a couple of water bottles, these can slip easily into the bike bottle holder normally located under the main frame of the bike.

3.    Get Crafty

When you're young there's nothing quite like getting the paints out and creating a messy but marvellous masterpiece. Painting is a fantastic way for children to express themselves, but be warned it could get a little chaotic! The artwork that they produce can also be displayed somewhere in the home, adding a splash of colour to a dark kitchen or brightening up a hallway. There is an extensive range of arts and crafts products available on today's market so why not invest in some new and different materials to keep the kid's entertained for hours.

4.    Visit a Museum

There are many museums across the country that either offer free entry or discounted rates for children. Museums are no longer uninspiring quiet hovels, unsuitable for children. Nowadays, there are many interactive centres that help to keep the kid's engaged whilst also teaching them new facts – perfect!

5.    Take a Splash!

Swimming is a fantastic pastime for children of all ages, whether they're just learning to swim or racing their way through the swimming badges, they're sure to love going for a dip. There are many different pools throughout the country, with flumes, wave machines or even jacuzzis! With the weather turning cold this autumn it's important to remember a large and fluffy kid's towel or poncho to keep warm once leaving the pool. Kids will love spending the day splashing around with friends and best of all they should be nice and tired for the rest of the day.

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