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Budget Friendly Half Term Ideas

Budget Friendly Half Term Ideas

May half term is fast approaching so we’ve put together a list of fun activities for all the family that won’t break the bank!

Get Outdoors

There’s nothing like getting out into the great outdoors to create joyful memories at a low cost (plus, tiring the kids out in the fresh air is always a bonus!). Get your comfy shoes on, pack those sandwiches and hit the road for a fun filled day out together. There’s so many great options across the North East, check out this handy list from the National Trust.




Home-made Ice Lollies

As we near into the Summertime why not try your hand at making some delicious Sunshine Lollies? This recipe from BBC Good Food is simple yet effective, and will even see the kids happy to help in the kitchen. With only three ingredients needed, they're worth a try! 

Camping (well, kind of)

Camping is a great way to experience nature, teach new skills and bond as a family. However, it often requires a fair amount of organisation and costs can quickly add up depending on your requirements. Therefore, why not try garden (or indoor) camping? You can re-create the feel of a getaway right from your own home with a tent, sleeping bags and some real camping grub. Less planning means more time for fun anyway! 

Trip to the Coast

We have so many wonderful beaches here in the North East, why not set out to explore? Bamburgh beach is a great choice for families, with plenty of space to run around. For those with four-legged friends, dogs are also welcome on this beach! You may choose to incorporate a history lesson with a walk around Bamburgh Castle before heading home, just remember pre-booking is advised.

Day on the Farm

If your little ones are wild about animals, what better budget half term activity than a visit to Ouseburn Farm? The Newcastle City Centre farm is actually a registered charity and although free to visit, donations are extremely appreciated. Home to both larger and smaller animals, your visit may include helping the staff feed and pet the animals, whilst making some furry friends.