I’m not entirely sure where the past month has gone but half term is nearly upon us and here in Nottinghamshire we have two weeks !
Whilst this is lovely sometimes it’s so hard to keep children entertained if the weather is a bit hit and miss.
I’ve put a list of free or cheap activities that can easily be done from home.
Bake bread- our favourites are soft garlic dough balls or a no-knead crock pot bread.
Baking- I like to find new ways to use the apples from our orchard and an apple sauce and cinnamon cake is the current favourite.
Cut out paper bats and ghosts to make a spooky garland.
Make a nature collage from foraged leaves, grasses etc.
Make an autumn wreath from leaves, pine cones and anything else you can find.
Use air dry clay to make pinch pots, animals or whatever takes your fancy.
Go on a woodland walk and try to identify the tree species.
Cut shapes in potatoes to use a stamps and make your own wrapping paper.
Go on Pinterest to find list of free word searches and colouring sheets.
Put together a scavenger hunt.
Plant spring bulbs ready for a colour burst next year.
Tie dye a t shirt- Dylon do somegreat dyes that can be put straight into the washing machine so no mess!
I hope you have fun whatever you do and check out next months blog where I will be highlighting some wonderful Nottinghamshire makers you can support this Christmas in my local gift guide.
Regional Reporter - East Midlands
Hello, I’m Lucy I live with my husband, daughter and various animals on our farm in Nottinghamshire. After being a rural chartered surveyor for twelve years I set up my business; The Pesky Partridge Making bespoke country clothing and accessories. I’m passionate about making high quality garments that fit real people using materials made in the UK. My hobbies include: horse riding, singing, baking, cross stitch and reading.