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Summerdays2014 Mon 21-Oct-19 09:13:36


It is half term here - Nottinghamshire, and I was looking at places to take my 3 year old to (Thomas land, cbbies land, think tank in Birmingham are all possibilities)
Is it half term where you are? Thinking about how busy it will be! Thanks!

gemma19846 Mon 21-Oct-19 19:15:53

Manchester off this week

stoplickingthetelly Mon 21-Oct-19 17:43:00

West Lancs here and I’m on half-term, but Liverpool schools aren’t off until next week.

Summerdays2014 Mon 21-Oct-19 17:24:51

Thanks for the info and for your ideas everyone! Many of the things suggested we’ve done previously and loved, but some other great ideas for days out which I will be googling!

MaryTJ we will be doing (and do) lots of free things like parks, bikes etc but fancied something else for one day of the two weeks I am off school (part time teacher) and my son is off nursery.

I think I’m leaning towards the think tank which looks brilliant!

Grannybags Mon 21-Oct-19 17:24:40

It is half term here (Suffolk where we are on holiday) and at home (Lancashire)

MillieMoodle Mon 21-Oct-19 17:22:58

Northants here, half term is next week.

ExitLightEnterNight Mon 21-Oct-19 17:19:40

Next week is half term in Wakefield, Doncaster and Leeds. I'm not looking forward to it though.

SallyCinnamon3009 Mon 21-Oct-19 16:59:46

We went to Thomas Land a couple of Saturdays ago and it was quiet hardly had to queue for anything. Definitely take advantage of either Clubcard points or booking online (I did a combination of the two). The Thomas bit is great but we just felt £39 for an adult was a bit steep as outside of Thomas land there isn't really much for adults. 1 big rollercoaster, a medium one, big log flume and a few other rides. The zoo was good though especially the dinosaur part.

TheBrilloPad Mon 21-Oct-19 16:59:24

Google "legoland crowd calendar" etc for the place you want to go to. For legoland, it's predicted to be much busier next week than it is this week, which implies more (local?) schools are on half term next week.

sadmum13 Mon 21-Oct-19 16:57:19

I'm from Worcestershire and No its not holidays will Friday

Stravapalava Mon 21-Oct-19 16:55:58

Leicestershire was last week. Maybe try the Space Centre / Abbey Pumping Station / Jump Giants in Wymeswold? Also Bradgate Park etc won't be crowded.

TravellingSpoon Mon 21-Oct-19 16:30:40

I am nottinghamshire here too. Have one at school and one off which is a nightmare.

Dd was trying everything in her power to stay at home today. She could have won an oscar!

NanooCov Mon 21-Oct-19 16:29:04

We live in Bromley borough and are on half term hols in Derbyshire currently. We went to Heights of Abraham today and it was great - busy. If not massively so. Thinking of Thomas Land later in the week (maybe tomorrow) but wondering if my 2 year old will be frustrated at not being able to go on many rides? My almost 5 year old should be fine.

Comefromaway Mon 21-Oct-19 15:27:19

Its Scarefest at Alton Towers

confusedofengland Mon 21-Oct-19 14:54:25

We break up on Friday.

I think Cbeebies land & Alton Towers will be busy as they put on special events for half term. Not sure about Thomas land though.

SoyDora Mon 21-Oct-19 14:33:45

Had ours last week (north west Leicestershire), back now. We did Thomas land last week and it was really quiet. 5 and 4 year olds had a great day.

MaryTJ Mon 21-Oct-19 14:32:19

Isle of Wight - most schools have just begun a 2 week break but some only have 1 (next week). I have two young children and at this age we do walks, beaches, parks, bike rides etc, whatever the weather - save your money! Seriously, does a 3 year old really appreciate a theme park?? Don't they always end up over tired and crying?? Can't think of anything worse myself!!

Blobby10 Mon 21-Oct-19 13:21:55

Leicestershire had half term last week (was a blissful experience on the roads coming into work and going home each day!!!!) so maybe Twycross Zoo a possibility? Or Twinlakes at Melton?

OhYum Mon 21-Oct-19 12:08:18

Next week for DD, we're in Staffordshire.

listsandbudgets Mon 21-Oct-19 11:25:47

Think Tank will probably be fine as Birmingham don't finish until Friday

Whattodoabout Mon 21-Oct-19 11:21:49

Nope, mine break up Thursday (North Yorkshire). I’m thrilled because I checked when other schools in the area break up and it’s Friday so the local pumpkin patch should be fairly empty on Friday! It’s usually absolutely manic.

DappledThings Mon 21-Oct-19 11:15:26

Yes in Kent

bellylaughs Mon 21-Oct-19 10:32:20

My DC are at schools in Surrey and London boroughs (we live in the border) and have different half terms 😩London borough this week, Surrey next week. First time this has ever happened in 10 years for us!

MirandaWest Mon 21-Oct-19 10:30:02

York - break up on Friday

wendz86 Mon 21-Oct-19 10:29:47

Not in hertfordshire.

Tensixtysix Mon 21-Oct-19 10:28:32

Gloucestershire, not off until end of this week.

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