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February half term - so what are you all doing then?

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lisalisa Tue 10-Feb-09 12:53:53

Facing the usual challenge to keep the dcs amused during feb half term compounded by fact that they range in age from 3 to 12 yrears and that i work and have non driving nanny!!

Considering train to museums, parks ( if no rain!), sports, swimming etc.

What are you doing ?

Please come and inspire

lisalisa Tue 10-Feb-09 13:33:44

bumping to keep in active convos

LucyJones Tue 10-Feb-09 13:35:22

every school holiday we either have to visit my family or dh's (we alternate) because we live nowhere near them
I would love to jus stay at home and chill out
it is a pita

compo Tue 10-Feb-09 13:37:14

Saturday - party
Sunday chill out
Monday - see a friend
Tuesday - hopefully go and see Bolt
Wednesday - desperate hunt for school shoes and haircut depending on whether I can be arsed
Thurs and Fri I am at work so dh will take over, probably go shopping, maybe swimming, maybe to see Bolt if we didn't already go, continue the desperate hunt ofr shoes and a haircut grin

countesscaloriecounter Tue 10-Feb-09 13:37:23

DH and older kids off to Gibraltar for 5 days, so its just me and my 1 year old. Bliss! smile

compo Tue 10-Feb-09 13:38:26

oh and a trip to the library will be in there somewhre
dh is apparently considering the London acquarium for a day trip on train

Everhopeful Tue 10-Feb-09 13:40:59

My girl's signed up for a ballroom dancing class (free!) Monday and Tuesday, so that gives me some time to myself then. Not I grudge being with her, but it's nice to use my leave on things I would book leave for if I didn't have to cover school hols IYSWIM. Rest of week, pack her and DH off to Grandma's!

lisalisa Wed 11-Feb-09 09:15:44

Lovely - you are all doing a nice selectino of things - london aquarium, gibralatar ( wow!).

Thanks for reminding me about haricuts - that's somehting that needs to be done!!!

ChopsTheDuck Wed 11-Feb-09 09:18:46

prob a trip to a farm at some point, will see if there are any other activities going on locally.

Anything other than stay in the house with them!

Surfermum Wed 11-Feb-09 09:20:14

Buying school shoes and lunch out, taking Grandma and Grandad.
Meeting with friends, prob soft play or farm park
Going to get her big (half) sister and a picnic or something in our campervan on the way back.

Surfermum Wed 11-Feb-09 09:20:55

Acutally I had no idea until I posted that lot, looks like I have a plan now!

Flamesparrow Wed 11-Feb-09 09:23:12

<bounces up and down trying to squeeze self in to a spare bit of Surfer's plans>

Surfermum Wed 11-Feb-09 09:26:02

Lol, I was going to add try to see Flame and the chicks!

LauriefairycakeeatsCupid Wed 11-Feb-09 09:30:54

going to the Natural History Museum, go and see "Bolt", lots of dog walking.

hippipotamiHasLostThreePounds Wed 11-Feb-09 09:31:20

Ds (age 9) is having a friend for a sleepover Monday night. Still trying to think of where to take them on Tuesday.
Other than that we are hoping to spend a lot of time in the local woods walking the dog and building dens, we will go swimming one day, we have the dentist booked (argh), we need to get haircuts organised and they probably both need new school shoes so will do that aswell.
And the rest of the time will be spent just relaxing, I am sooooo looking forward to it smile

hippipotamiHasLostThreePounds Wed 11-Feb-09 09:31:55

What is Bolt??

LauriefairycakeeatsCupid Wed 11-Feb-09 09:32:57

A film with a cartoon dog that doesn't know he's a cartoon = Bolt

hippipotamiHasLostThreePounds Wed 11-Feb-09 09:44:33

Oh, that sounds quite good...
<googles her local cinema>

hippipotamiHasLostThreePounds Wed 11-Feb-09 09:49:56

FANTASTIC!! Just watched the trailer online, it looks fab.
Do you think it will appeal to a 10yo, a 9.5yo and a 6yo?
If so that is my sleepover activity - a trip to the cinema complete with popcorn grin
What do you think??

eekamoose Wed 11-Feb-09 09:55:24

Hippo - my 8 year old DD and another girl went to see Bolt on Saturday and then a sleepover at her friends house.

DD was well chuffed smile

5 y/o DS hasn't seen Bolt yet so DH said he'd take him in half term and DD chipped in magnanimously that she "wouldn't mind" seeing it again grin.

Rachmumoftwo Wed 11-Feb-09 10:07:08

For some reason I have agreed to the girls inviting all the girls in their classes (and one or two boys) to come and watch HSM3 on Monday and have lunch. That will be about 20 children but I rarely have their friends to tea in term time as I work. I figure this is equivalent to a terms worth of tea invitiations!

hippipotamiHasLostThreePounds Wed 11-Feb-09 10:09:19

Thanks Eekamoose - that is the perfect thing to do then smile
(I was fretting over finding something to do that was suitable for two Y5 boys but also appealed to 6 year old dd)
We will go and see Bolt!
Brilliant <gets all excited now>

saggyhairyarse Wed 11-Feb-09 21:09:23

I've ended up with a fairly busy week:

Monday: Park with friends, DS best friend back for tea.
Tuesday: Dentist
Wednesday: Going to an eco-house and meeting a friend after (maybe softplay/maybe park)
Thursday: Friends to play/lunch, eye hospital in the afternoon
Friday: TBA

newpup Thu 12-Feb-09 16:59:47

Hippo we took DDs to see Bolt before Christmas while in the U.S.A. They are 9 & 7 and loved it!! I quite enjoyed it actually!!grin

beanieb Thu 12-Feb-09 17:01:07

I'll mostly be getting to and from work in 15 minutes because of the reduction in traffic grin

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