Updated 9/2 - February Half Term  / Easter School Holidays - Looking for Cheap / Free Days Out / Activities?  Hope these help

Updated 9/2 - February Half Term / Easter School Holidays - Looking for Cheap / Free Days Out / Activities? Hope these help

Mod & Ed 58
Mod & Ed
Found 29th Jan
As usual with School Holidays fast approaching I've been on the hunt for cheap / free days out / activities that will keep my little darlings occupied enough that I'm not rocking in a corner drinking cheap sherry trifle by day 3 & without forcing me to re-mortgage the house!

I've put together a few offers / ideas / deals & freebies for the half term & Easter hols, hope they help & feel free to add any you know of!

Groups to keep an EYE on



I'll start off with my Free Places to Visit / Things to Do in London Thread- as it still very relevant & I keep it updated.

OTHER Places to Visit / Things to Do in LONDON

Celebrate Chinese New Year 2018 in London on 18 February during the free annual event across London Chinatown and the West End - Lots of Free Events & Chinese New Year parade and one-day festival in Trafalgar Square

London Transport Museum - Kids go Free - Adult Ticket £17.50; Concessions £15 BUT Tickets allow unlimited entry for 12 months!

Family Thames Sightseeing Cruise Three Day Rover Pass Special Offer £22 for 2 Adults & up to 3 Children + Kids under 5 go Free

Family Ticket to London Motor Museum £30 - 2 Adults & up to 3 Children - kids under 3 go Free - visit the Batcave & see 2 Batmobiles

2 for 1 entry to over 150 London attractions when you travel by train - tip - doesn't have to be a long journey

Discover Children's Story Centre & Story Garden - Admission Charges £6.50pp / £24 Family of 4 - Concessions/Newham residents: £5.50pp / Family of 4 £18

National Army Museum- Free Entry to Museum - Play Base an unusual Soft Play Experience inside the Museum costs £4.50 per child. Whether your child wants to take on the assault course, climb aboard a truck or prepare scoff in the cookhouse - our new Play Base lets every child shine

Merlin Entertainment Annual Pass January sale - credit @Andrew91- Merlin Annual Pass is the only ticket you need to unlock 12 months of FUN at 32 of the UK’s top attractions inc Legoland Windsor Resort, The London Eye, Shreks Adventure at DreamWorks, Madame Tussaud’s

Open Top 'Hop On, Hop Off' London Bus Tour - Child now £6.50 / Adult now £14.50 at Wowcher

Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio Tour


Shrek's Adventure- discounted combo tickets available


Join us at the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort between 9th - 17th February for our Junior Builder Week: Minifigures Edition 2018! - prices from £38pp


Community Updates
Go to the Astronomy Centre which is next to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park This is free to enter. Your children can handle a 4.5 billion year old very big meteorite. They can play astronomy 'games' interactively. Some are so interesting mums and dads might like to try too! There is a small exhibition of the winning shots (some taken by young people) of galaxies and other astronomy related subjects.
There is a cafe where the prices aren't very high. Open 10-5pm.
The Royal Observatory (next door) is NOT free to enter
View the Cutty Sark from outside nearby.
Also the National Maritime Museum is free to enter with some special sections for children where the staff are dressed up as sailors and children can dress as pirates

Edited by: "jasee" 4th Feb
Excellent post thanks. Heat added
Excellent thred and great it's kept updated. Booked for the weekend of 17-19th feb...didn't know about the Chinese new year events so great bonus for our trip! Thanks op. X
You had time to do all this with little angels?? Hats off to you! thanks, definitely will come in handy
Nightmare, get more PSCOs out and about with tazers and uzis to keep them in line.
Blimey this is the most amazing out of effort!
@wishihadadonkey The amount of time and effort this must have taken !! Awesome job OP, Thanks for taking the time to help fight the usual school holiday rip off.
Heat for acknowledging how underpaid teachers are!

(Partner is an overworked, underpaid teacher!)
Isle of Wight Children’s Festival:

Get ready for a magical few days

The Isle of Wight Children’s Festival promises a truly unique experience for young people on the isle of Wight over the Easter holidays. It’s going to be a magical few days...

Edited by: "seb" 9th Feb
Has anyone been to shreks adventure with toddlers? Any good?
Go stargazing live. Maybe better for older children. Free on the 16th and 17th of February. In some place near you see:


See and try real telescopes!
This feee event is usually sponsored by the BBC, but this year they didn't help so Astronomy Societies and some Observatories throughout the UK are doing it themselves.
Lots of events happening round free! just click the link to see in your area



The Milky Way (where we live!)
Badgers Hill Farm & Cidery.
This is a friendly place near Chilham in Kent. They make cider here. But it is an ideal free place to visit for their animal farm. This is open every day (and I mean including Saturday and Sunday). Your children can touch sheep or chickens (carefully!) There are some more usual animals. Reas, lamas. It is quite big to walk around. It should keep them occupied for hours! It is very informal. There is a small childrens play area. There is a cafe which is also open every day 10-5pm. It seems a bit run down, but it's really excellent. If your children have never seen real animals close up then I can thoroughly recommend it. Food in the cafe is not expensive. I had an enormous piece of real homemade coffee cake!
If you have time! visit Chilham, a very pretty village at the top of a nearby hill. See Chilham castle (from the outside free) There is a quality souvenir shop (not the usual junk) A nice cream tea cafe (but not open every day)



Edited by: "jasee" 10th Feb
This should gain the most heat ever produced! Awesome post.
Thanks for the effort, my daughter doesnt break up until the 16th.
Out of interest, for those who have half term this week - what date do you break up for Easter?
galareho8 h, 15 m ago

Thanks for the effort, my daughter doesnt break up until the 16th. Out …Thanks for the effort, my daughter doesnt break up until the 16th. Out of interest, for those who have half term this week - what date do you break up for Easter?

Does she break up often?
Unreal effort and attempts to help others. Fab
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