The Savvy Parent's Guide To Half Term

The Savvy Parent's Guide To Half Term

So the kids are off, they’re full of energy, and they’re expecting their much anticipated half term to be filled with all manner of cool stuff to brag about when they get back to school. No problem, right? You’ll just whisk them away to some tropical island that’s always hot, is made of sweets, and is populated by all 802 Pokémon – easy.

For those of us who don’t live in a fantasy world, coming up with ideas for half term that’re both fun and within our budget is slightly more difficult. While you’ll always have old faithful’s like a trip to the cinema or a wander around town, you can’t exactly fill an entire week with them - and even if you could, you want your kids to have a bit more fun than that anyway, don't you?

Well luckily for you, Poundstretcher has just what you need to keep your kids entertained this week!

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Arts and Crafts

Let’s be real – while we’re all praying it won’t, it’s probably going to rain/ be cold/ be windy for the entire half term. But don’t worry ‘cause with our great range of arts and crafts kits, we’ve definitely got something to keep the kids occupied if you end up being stuck indoors this week.

Why not see this as a chance to get the creative juices flowing and even learn a brand new skill? With the help of our incredibly fun craft kits, you can hold your child’s attention, and (if you’re lucky) get them into a brand new hobby!

Give each other a stylish make over with the help of our Super Loomz Deluxe kit! Packed full of bands, beads, charms, and clips, along with a helpful loom board, this is the perfect kit for any budding fashionista!

But if glam isn’t your kids jam and they’re more into traditional crafts, you could always introduce them to the wonderful world of knitting! Our super cool knit kit comes with 4 colourful yarns, a hoop needle, and some handy instructions on how to knit their very own hat! But don’t worry if they fall in love with the craft so fast that they run out of wool, as we also stock loads of yarn –meaning they’re free to try out loads more patterns and colours!

And if you’ve got a budding scientist in your sights, you can blow their mind with this amazing solar robot kit! Educational and exciting, this cool character can be transformed into 14 equally exhilarating robot modes, including a crawling crab and a flashy speedster! Plus, with the added bonus of it taking on both land and water, we’re pretty sure you’ll be just as excited about it as your child!

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And if your kid’s more arts than crafts, you can always pick up one of our great Disney themed art sets, and sit back and watch as they nurture their natural artistic talent!

Outdoor Activities

If by some miracle it’s actually warm enough to venture outside this half term, then you’re going to want to take a look at our great range of sporting equipment!

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Combine the thrill of friendly competitive fun, with the kick of staying fit and active! With loads of great sporting sets to choose from including our cracking cricket kit, the glorious golf set, and our terrific tennis gear – you’ll have to start thinking of ways to get them back inside!

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Camping

If you’ve got itchy feet and are dying to get away, but you’ve just not got the funds to go abroad, then why not dig the tent out and take the family camping! With our extensive range of camping gear including our very useful picnic mat and travel rug, tent ground sheet, plastic cups and the all-important disposable BBQ set – you could give the kids the exciting trip away you’ve all been craving!

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So if you’re stuck for ideas for on how to make this half term a humdinger, then get yourself down to your local Poundstretcher and pick up some supplies today!