Friday, 27 May 2011

Out, About and Things to Do - May Half Term

We have done a little searching for you and have pulled together some events and offers for this half term!

Out & About

Woods and Wildlife Family Trail at Chirk Castle, Chirk, near Wrexham.

Explore Chirk Castle's historic parkland with this trail for all the family. Take a tracker pack with you and discover ancient trees and rare bugs.

Date: 28th May – 5th June 2011
Time: 9am - 5.00pm
Admission: Normal admission prices apply
(Full castle: adult £9, child 4.50, family £22.50. Garden and tower only: adult £6.48, child £3.24, family £16.20)

Dipping in the Dell Plas Newydd Hill Street, Llangollen

Children who are wild about insects will love this chance to explore as families are taken on a minibeast safari to discover what lives on the land and in the river. Wellies recommended.

Date: 4th June 2011
Time: 11am – 12:30pm
Admission: Free of charge for all ages

For more information on both of these events  visit or call 01824 708281 

Join in Queen Victoria’s 81st Birthday Celebrations at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge, Shropshire will be celebrating the 81st birthday of their much-loved Queen Victoria with great style, pomp and pageantry over the Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend, 28th – 30th May.  Each day will be a fitting tribute to the gracious lady with an extravaganza of colour, music and street entertainment

Date: 28th - 30th May 
Time: 10 am to 5pm. 
Admission: Blists Hill is one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, a Passport to all ten valid for twelve months and multiple return visits, costs £22.50 per adult, £18.25 for the 60 plus, £14.75 for students and children and £61.50 for a family of two adults and three children aged up to 18 years in full time education; under 5s free. Individual museum entry tickets are also available.

Discover the Power of Water at Enginuity, Telford, Shropshire

Discover the amazing power of water and how its energy can be harnessed at the Enginuity interactive design and technology centre, near Ironbridge during the spring half-term week.  Running from Saturday, 28th May to Sunday 5th June, Wicked Water will help unravel the mystery of how water can power machinery with demonstrations and hands-on activities for all the family.

Make your own dragon boats from simple craft materials and race them on Enginuity’s pool of doom (small extra charge to cover materials), and then watch a monster water rocket demonstration.

Date: 28th May - 5th June
Time: 11am to 5pm
Admission: Enginuity is one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums. A Passport to all ten museums valid for twelve months and multiple return visits costs £22.50 for adults, £18.25 for the sixty plus and £14.75 for children (up to 18 years in full time education) £61.50 for families. For those on a shorter time scale, individual admission is available into any of the sites.

Spring Special at Willows Farm Village  St Albans, Herts

Sheep Shearing and Dog Agility Shows every day plus a full days programme of Farm Village fun!

Date: 28th May - 5th June 
Time: 10 am to 5.30 pm. 
Admission:  Adults £12.50, Children £13.50, under 2's free 

Young Readers Big Book Bash, Aston Hall, Birmingham 

An exciting lineup of top children's authors, poets and storytellers plus fun activities, entertainment and magic.

Events take place in marquees in the grounds and in some of the rooms inside the hall. There will be books on sale courtesy of Waterstones, plus mehndi and face painting which will carry a small charge. Young Readers is pleased each year to welcome The Federation of Children's Book Groups who provide information about their forthcoming activities and initiatives plus their ever popular quiz

Date: 29th and 30th May 
Time: All day 
Admission: Most events are free 

Visit the site for full details. 

Things to Do 

Halos N Horns Little Book of Holiday Fun

It’s packed with ideas and activities to keep little ones entertained come rain or shine – lots of old childhood favourites and fresh ideas, and nearly all of them are free.

To download a copy for free, or request a hard copy go to: 

The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain – Family Days Out.

To coincide with the May half term holidays, venues up and down the UK, including many accessible attractions featured in the new Family Days Out reviews, are hosting family-themed events. The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth has a special ‘Ocean Giants’ show where they’ll be measuring an array of sea creatures such as basking sharks and whale sharks. The Life Science Centre in Newcastle upon Tyne will be exploring the world of invention and innovation with their ‘Wallace and Gromit present a world of cracking ideas’ display which allow visitors to experience hands-on activities, fun and games all in the home of the much-loved characters.

These and many more inspirational days out ideas are featured in The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain – Family Days Out. Available to view for FREE at, the new Family Days Out reviews include more than 75 great venues and attractions. 

Let's Play Dough - Free E Book

Nurture Store have a recipe for play dough plus a free e book. Ideal for those rainy days. 

My London Sticker Collection

My London Sticker Collection; aimed solely at Londoners the collection is only available within the capital. Filled with facts and images detailing the rich history and geography of the city the collection is an ideal way for both children and adults to rediscover the historic capital of England

The book also offers ‘money off vouchers’ and exclusive deals and discounts for a variety of family activities including two West End shows, The London Dungeon and The Houses of Parliament. 

RRP £1

My London Sticker Collection can be purchased from :
  • WH Smith
  • WH Smith travel
  • Co-op
  • Martin McColls newsagents
  • Other selected independent news retailers


A discount of 10% off all orders during the half term holiday for Bambino Beads .

Order online and type in the code "HALFTERM" to receive the discount on all Bambino Beads jewellery and key-rings.

 Valid from 28th May to 5th June 

Get 10% off at My Funny Bunny the online boutique for yummy mummy's and rocking kids.
Enter the code HALF TERM at the checkout. 
Valid until 5th June

To celebrate their partnership with Ladybird plus the fact that half-term is just around the corner, The Land of Me thought a special treat was called for! For the next week we’re offering a whopping £10 off The Land of Me, so instead of the normal price of £29.95 you can snap it up for only £19.95!

Simply click here and use the discount code happyhalfterm at checkout.

Offers for Mum's at Savers -  

Simple Eye Roll On - ONLY £2.99 A saving of £2 on the RRP of £4.99

L'OrĂ©al Paris Sublime Bronze Express Pro Tanning Spray - ONLY £9.99. A saving of £5.50 on the RRP of £15.49

Buy one HOTmilk bra and get the second half price! Choose from a gorgeous selection of lingerie including the feminine floral print ‘Quiet Storm’ set or sexy and sultry red lace, ‘Wild Composure’ set.

1 comment:

  1. Fab round up Carol - thanks for including our ebook. Hope you have a great half term!


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