Normal events and activities might be cancelled this halfterm but luckily with Valentine’s Day and Pancake Day there’s still plenty of fun to be had!

Win a Free Colouring-In Table Cloth!

Enter here by Sunday 12 February to receive a fun colouring-in table cloth to enjoy during halfterm. Adults enjoy these as well as kids! Three designs to choose from. Kindly donated by Sara from Flamingo Paperie.


Craft Fun for Half Term

Why not make some cute origami hearts for Valentine’s Day? Or have a go at making a bendy twig heart to decorate for your front door or window?

Valentine’s Day Craft Fun online with Wantage Library 1.30am Sat 13 Feb.

Weasley Location Clock Craft online with Wantage Library 1.30am Sat 20 Feb.

Lots more ideas here including homemade bath bombs, glue gun creations and hedgehog bakes! 

Cook up a Storm

Let the kids take over the kitchen (with a bit of supervision!)

Winter Fun Activities

Download FREE activity packs to keep little people busy this winter!

Let’s Get Outside – things to do in your garden, street or park

2 Let’s Get Making – ideas for construction, crafts and design

3 Let’s Get Playing – games you can play and ideas for equipment

4 Let’s Get Chopping – delicious winter recipes for you to try

More Fun For Free

A lot of these places that are actually closed at the moment offer online activities at this time:

West Berkshire Musuem

West Berkshire Libraries – with all sorts of fun and educational events

Vale & Downland Museum – interactive fun for the whole family

Wantage Library – lots of events that are great for the family!

Faringdon Cycle Park – free track that also offers bike lessons for all ages

Savernake Forest – lovely trails to walk and cycle, near Marlborough

Snelsmore Common – outdoor fun yearround exploring this varied heathland

Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham – great adventure playground, lakeside cafe and activity centre, trails & picnic areas

Have Fun Geocaching– turn a walk into an adventure. What treasure will you find?

50 Things to Do Before You’re 11– how many can you cross off the list?

Science Fun at Home – 5 easy experiments to do (that don’t require any specialist equipment!) from Ruth at Mini Professors

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