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to think this country is useless for indoor entertainment that doesn't cost an arm and a leg?

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Howsaboutthat Wed 27-Mar-13 13:35:25

Just looked at my nearest town's tourism website for ideas of what we could do today. It is +1 degree, and snow flakes are falling.

Their top 10 are:
1) Enjoy a harbour cruise (this is in a boat with no cover)
2) Relax on a stunning beach
3) Soak up bustling quayside (it won't be bustling today!)
4) Walk around the old town
5) Explore parks and gardens
6) Dine alfresco (oh how I laughed!)
7) Walk across the harbour bridge
8) Go to the theatre (£££)
9) Go to bingo (don't believe under 18s can do this)
10) Go to the speedway (Wednesday evening only - only 6 other days to fill!)

AIBU to think this is not geared up for British weather?!

whenitrainsitpours Wed 27-Mar-13 15:02:49

I totally agree scratching my head this morning thinking Easter break just around the corner and will have to find something to do with the kids aged 4 and 6 for two weeks. Something that does not cost an arm and a leg. So started making a list. Considering the weather it is all up in the air:
1- Go swimming at my work (get free access to pool)
2-Go to the librairy (they have arts and crafts on Sunday and a few sessions of stay and play on fridays i believe)
3-Go to the park and feed ducks
4-Wacky Warehouse (soft play) does cost £3.50 for an hour each but was told might have a monthly pass available £10 per child for a whole month
5-Cinema (there are movies called Junior movies) for £1.50 each running children movies every morning of the week
6-Trip to the seaside if weather permits. I've taken all the money from their money boxes (pennies) and added up to £5.00 so can use that for arcade pennies game,
7-again depends on weather go for a walk along this footpath/river
8-other parks in area again all weather permitted

So yes, i agree with you most activities are outdoors if free. Also could take them for play dates at their friends' house.

cumfy Wed 27-Mar-13 16:08:49

Bingo grin

Rhubarbgarden Wed 27-Mar-13 16:13:58

Agree. We are going to be going to the aquarium a LOT over Easter.

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Wed 27-Mar-13 16:23:35

I just think that people are a bit too....keen to take part in or attend official "entertainment"

I get befuddled by it all to by frank. At school people are all..."What are you doing over Easter?"

"Oh we're going to X theme park and to the Zoo and to the soft play place..." it goes on and on and on.

We almost NEVER go to places where you have to pay and we don't feel we're missing out.

We go to friends houses or sometimes for a pub meal or to the museum or gallery....we get the train as a treat now and then to a city nearby...one of two...and walk about...look at shops, galleries etc....have lunch in Nando's or somewhere cheap.

Or...gasp...we stay home and do crafts or movies. The kids often just play.

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Wed 27-Mar-13 16:24:33

So....YABU...there are galleries, libraries and museums all over the place and they usually have kids crafty things going on.

Francagoestohollywood Wed 27-Mar-13 16:28:24

Not sure where you live, but imo Britain offers lots of cheap (if not free) activities and museums, libraries etc are more welcoming of children than some european countries

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