Ideas for things to do with the kids this Half Term

Having two boys to keep entertained when the schools are off, I’m always on the look out for fun (and relatively cheap) things to do.

As I’ve been on the lookout for myself I thought I’d write a quick post just letting you know a few of the things that I’ve found.

Smyths Toys

For fans of Moshi Monsters this one is a real must if possible.

The Moshi Monsters Tour Bus will be travelling next week to Smyths Toystores in Bristol and Cardiff (Yipee! I’ll be there!!!)

The Moshi Tour  Bus will be at

  • Smyths Toys Cribbs Causeway Bristol from 11-14th February
  • Smyths Toys Leckwith Cardiff from 16th – 19th February

There promises to be tons of fun inside for your little Moshlings like card swapping, Moshi arts and crafts, Clay buddies, Visit the Moshi shop on the top decks, and then exit by using the bus slide! and if that’s not enough, the chance to grab an exclusive ‘Busling’ Topps Trading card.

Full details of dates and times can be found on the Moshi Monsters Website Blog.

National Media Museum Bradford

For some more Moshi Monsters fun be sure to visit the National Media Museum in Bradford.

They are running a whole week of Moshi Monsters related free activities for all the family.

There will be amongst other things:

Moshi Monster Clay Buddy Animation workshops

Moshi Monsters Green Screen – Where you’ll be able to have your photo taken next to your Moshi heroes and take it home as a memento of your day

A Moshi Monsters Treasure Hunt

There is even rumoured to be a super secret Mosh-tastic surprise!

Full details dates and times can be found on the National Media Museum website.

The Entertainer

To celebrate the release of Star Wars Episode 1 in 3D, The Entertainer Toy Shop’s are running a whole week of free Star Wars related activities.

As you can see there will be fancy dress days, Lightsaber demo’s and my personal pick the Darth Maul hunt.

Best part, it’s all free. Ok so you might get roped into getting some new toys while your there but they ahem some great Half Term special offers running which should help.

Like 50% off this Star Wars Attack on Hoth Vehicle.


Cbeebies star Mister Maker is also on tour this Half Term. The Maker Mobile will be making stops at Hobbycraft stores in:

Staines, Orpington, Cheltenham, Aylesbury, Swansea, Leeds, Cambridge, Crewe and Staples Corner.

Check out the store finder on the Hobbycraft Website for full details of dates and times.

This last one isn’t free, but we can’t have everything can we. Sometimes a day out at a Theme Park is just what the doctor ordered, and next week fans of Cbeebies Raa Raa the noisy lion should make their way down to Chessington World of Adventures for their African Adventures week.

Young Adventurers will get the chance to immerse themselves into african culture, with face mask decorating, jewellery making, African inspired singing, dancing, and drumming, plus the chance to meet lots of african animals in Chessington’s zoo.

Raa-Raa the noisy lion will be making appearances for meet and greets around the park, and if your staying at the resort hotel he will even join you for breakfast.

Hope you enjoyed my round-up of a few toy related things to do, to help keep you and the kids entertained this Half Term.








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