Days Out Ideas Time Killers

7 things you must do this May half term

Written by Elexa Rose

Put on a pretty dress,
and get out your flower press!
Or see some sights,
whilst flying your kites!

All too often we hear the same thing when the kids are out of school… “I’m bored!” Well, we’ve pulled together 7 awesome activities to do for every day of the week this May half-term. So, before they say they’re bored again, make sure they’ve checked off everything on our MUST do activities for the half-term!

1. Explore a Beautiful Garden

Public gardens are at their best at the moment so we strongly recommend seizing the opportunity before it gets too hot. Go for a stroll in some of the stunning gardens around the country to see some beautiful sights. For more inspiration check out our blog on, Incredible Gardens to Explore this Summer!

2. Press a Flower

Now that Spring is in full bloom, almogst Summer!!, it’s the perfect time to find your favourite flower and press it. Once you’ve chosen your flower, press it between the pages of a heavy book with tissue paper on either side so you don’t stain the pages. Stack a couple more heavy books on top of it for the first day or so and once fully pressed frame it for the wall or as a gift.

3. Make a Delicious No-Bake Cake


One of our all-time favourite recipes is our No Bake Malteser Cake, which takes about half an hour to make and then an hour to sit in the fridge before serving. It’s quick, easy and the kids will love playing chef! Take a look the recipe and how to bake here.

4. Build a Den

© National-Trust-Images-John-Millar

© National Trust Images – John Millar

All you need is a nearby woodland and your imagination for this one. Den building is a great way to get the kids out of the house, encourage practical problem solving and hands-on learning. Plus, it’s so much fun! Check out the National Trust’s den building guide for inspiration here.

5. Make a Time Capsule

Until they invent a time machine a time capsule is the closest thing that we have for a trip into the past. Making one is a great way to kill boredom as you send the kids off to find all the memories they want. Spend a couple of hours creating a beautiful time capsule and then hide it! We’ve written a complete guide to creating the perfect time capsule, check it out here, which is a must for this half term – but don’t forget to send us your pictures before you bury it!

6. Fly a Kite


Wherever you can find a large open space you’ve got the perfect opportunity to fly a kite. Like riding a bike, it’s one of those things that every kid has got to experience, so when the sun is out and wind is strong (not too strong) find a wide open area and get flying! Take a look at our blog for more information here.

7. Try Out Adulthood

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Great for any weather, KidZania in London is a great boredom buster. Kids can try out loads of different jobs and work to earn money just like real adulthood. Plus, when you book through us you can save up to 40% off ticket, book here!

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