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What will you be doing with your only at half-term?

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ellabella4ever Fri 13-Feb-09 20:31:28

Do you have lots of activities planned? Have you arranged playdates or do you just take each day as it comes?

pinkteddy Fri 13-Feb-09 20:37:29

I usually go overboard and have loads of activities planned but dd is really tired and needs a bit of a rest so just have activities booked for Monday and Wednesday atm. Will take the rest as it comes and hope the weather is going to be a bit better!

ellabella4ever Fri 13-Feb-09 20:42:12

Can you tell us what the activities are, pinkteddy, might give us some inspiration? smile

pinkteddy Fri 13-Feb-09 20:47:06

Monday we are going to see 'the tiger that came to tea' at our local theatre. Wednesday we are going to an art and craft session with some friends. It is run by the local council called 'make a train'!

If you are looking for inspiration could try your local library for lists of half term activities or local leisure centre? Our local theatre always has something on in holidays but can be bit pricey if you're on a budget.

HappyMummyOfOne Sat 14-Feb-09 14:34:42

DS has recently had chickenpox followed by a cold so planning a quiet week. Soft play tomorrow and the pictures on friday to see the new Disney film are all the plans we have made - although never taken him to the cinema so hope he doesnt talk all the way through it like he does at home grin

ellabella4ever Sun 15-Feb-09 09:07:38

I take it everyone else is just going to lock their child in a cupboard whilst they watch Jeremy Kyle wink

pinkteddy Sun 15-Feb-09 16:06:59

ellabella there is an AIBU half term thread with some good ideas of things to do on it if you are still looking for inspiration?

UniS Sun 15-Feb-09 17:04:57

Nursery as normal on monday if he is well enough. Errands out and about in car on tuesday- inc tip and garden centre. Wed I'm working so hes with his best friend for the day. Thurs?? maybe planting some stuff from tues... Friday toddler group as normal.
Only our normal tues-thursday stuff isn't happening so its not a big problem.

Takver Sun 15-Feb-09 17:45:09

Cycle to library tomorrow pm unless weather is horrid.
Definitely swimming one afternoon and maybe two depending on how we feel.
Have bought some felt to make flower badges if weather is grim
Sorting out and tidying dd's room (generally throws up a selection of things that haven't risen to the top for a while)
Planning to invite a couple of dd's friends round but haven't made arrangements yet.
I suspect the week will go very fast, they usually do . . .

GrimmaTheNome Sun 15-Feb-09 17:49:09

Taking her skating at least once (local place is doing a 'real ice' rink for half term). DH will take DD out somewhere at least a couple of days. Meet up with some pals one day.

Ought to take her swimming I suppose.

madrose Sun 15-Feb-09 17:52:46

swimming, walks in park, make cakes, might go skating, chilling out, lot of cuddles and whatever we fancy, looking forward to some quality time together.

Takver Sun 15-Feb-09 17:54:20

Also planning on doing some gardening - I've got some baby salads ready to transplant in the tunnel and hoping to get dd planting out and also doing some sowing but again only if not too freezing.

QOD Sun 15-Feb-09 17:55:11

I'm working in the mornings but yeah, we have a plan for most afternoons, we BOTH like extra company!

deanychip Sun 15-Feb-09 17:58:40

having every one elses kids to play all week!

Monday ds is going to my aunites, she has 2 kids and they are off out for the afternoon, im working.

Tues we are going to the cinema with my nephew and his pal.
Wed his pal is coming to play, we will have a party tea.
Thurs Got my niece and we are going to the local play barn.
Fri.....once in a lifetime offer fro mil to take him to Chester zoo for the day.....cant quite believe this to be honest and will die a thousand deaths if it comes off...they NEVER offer to have him for even half an hour so hmm

Weegle Sun 15-Feb-09 17:58:53

Mon: We have his music group as normal (replacement for the snow week), then in the afternoon home...

Tues: Taking him to see a friend with a baby, so will involve a playground trip in a different town and lunch out. Then home in pm as I have a workman coming...

Wed: Thinking soft play in morning, then pm going to a friend's to play...

Thur: Quiet morning at home then a friend coming to play in the afternoon

Fri: Nothing much, just meeting a friend of mine for coffee in the morning but that won't be wildly exciting for DS so maybe we'll do something in the afternoon.

Nothing exciting really, just low key and cheap!

kylesmyloveheart Sun 15-Feb-09 18:02:50

we are driving to southend 'adventure island' funfair tomorrow with 2 of his friends.

working tuesday so hes at the 'fit for sport' scheme at school.

thursday we are going to london eye and london aquarium. also planet hollywood for tea- taking nieces and nephew for their birthday.

and this is meant to be a quiet week as hes knackered and struggling at school. so need to do some work with him - he starts kip on saturday.

TrulyMadBadandDeeply Sun 15-Feb-09 18:30:01

All plans are conditional on the weather, but likely to include: day out by train, outing with grandparents, some gardening (possibly only my gardening while DD skulks inside with a DVD hmm), playdate with cousins.

If there are any gaps, we may go to the local museum or art gallery - both are likely to be bursting with school-age children!

teafortwo Sun 15-Feb-09 19:13:29

Milk's older cousin is here for a week and then we are going to stay with her family for the week after!

Her cousin has been here for two days and it is so so lovely!

(We get two weeks half term where we live - sigh and grin!!!)

Our side (the city part) has/is going to be - a show, a restaurant or probably much more, some sight seeing, an art gallery, swimming and hopefully we will fit in an exhibition.

Her Mum's side (the countryside part) will be - lots of gardening, outdoor cooking, lots of free play in their big garden with dogs and brothers, dog walking, reading lots of stories and watching some cozy films by a roaring fire.

Ellabella - what are your plans?

twinsetandpearls Sun 15-Feb-09 19:20:07

I have an only child

One or possibly 2 days she is coming into work with me while I finish getting my new classroom ready. She will be doing some glass painting for my windows.

She is having a day at the leisure centre with a friend.

We have a baking day planned, as we are going point to point the following day and will need a picnic.

We are lucky enough to have some farmland and a woodland walk at the back of the house, we have spotted a heron at the back so we going to see if we can catch it on film. DD also loves to just run about on the fields, so I ca use that time to get my work done. Also will use our views to imrove our watercolour painting.

One day we are having a day out, was going to be Longleat but it is too expensive. So will have a look.

I also have some work to do on the garden which she will love to help with.

She will also have friends to play.

daisy99divine Mon 16-Feb-09 12:33:09

Feeling grrr cos I have a really busy week at work so not much half term time for me!

DaisyBoy just getting concept of half term cos it's his first nursery break grin
so far have planned 2 play dates tbc one with a "teeny weeny baby" always a hit!

two things at local museums

there was some exotic african singing going on but we were too late to sign up sad
maybe a swim in Friday
grin

Racingsnake Mon 16-Feb-09 20:59:44

Had plans for every day: Monkey World with friends on Monday, music group as usual on Tuesday then playing in the park, family day out to Salisbury on Wed, friends round for lunch on Thursday, log walk with ither friends on Friday, Mum's day at a digital editing course on Saturday.

Monday didn't happen as friends double booked, Tuesday not looking likely as DD just spectacularly sick, ditto Wed.

See what happens, I suppose! hmm

Kingston Maurward Animal Park has tiny piglets!

Softplay etc will be packed with (shudder) children during half term.

Racingsnake Tue 17-Feb-09 10:05:33

Revised plan for half term:

Sit on sofa with dd, occasionally changing towels and mopping brow.

Watch day-time TV and MN.

Watch brain shrivel.

DontCallMeBaby Tue 17-Feb-09 13:37:59

Oh boo, RS, bad luck.

Today's plan of having lunch at a friend's house (friend has 4yo and 2yo, doesn't drive so we always go there, but take at least half lunch) has fallen through as friend's 4yo not well. So DD and I have done the grocery shopping that didn't get done at the weekend cos we stayed overnight with my DB and SIL. DD is not keen on grocery shopping, so had to bribe her (the 'nice supermarket', aka Waitrose, and a dodgy-looking green cupcake).

This afternoon - get dinner in slow cooker, and either make a cheesecake or go for coffee with friends.

Tomorrow - attempt to teach her to ride bike without stabilisers (her 'challenge' from school); hospital appointment (me).

Thursday - DH off work, but we haven't figured out what we're doing yet!

Friday - going to work, bah, DD spending day with grandparents.

Yesterday I'd planned to take her shopping for new school trousers and tights, and go out for lunch, we did that then went straight to impromptu tea and play with her nursery best friend. Good job, with today falling through. She hasn't expressed any great desire to see any friends, I'm not concerned though, I know she has friends, I think she's just glad to have a week off from some of them!

MaureenMLove Tue 17-Feb-09 14:15:33

Smug mother of one here! My only is 13 and I haven't seen much of her so far! grin She's been off with her friends and popping in now and then, when she's hungry. I, on the other hand, being a school worker, have sat on my backside, doing me things! grin

MadBadandDangerousToKnow Tue 17-Feb-09 22:28:22

We also did some Brownie errands today, preparing for the next couple of months.

<<salutes at Maureenmlove, dances round toadstool and hopes this isn't a case of mistaken identity blush>>

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