Today marked the first day of the October half term for us, as the Norfolk schools have two inset days meaning Roo and Tigger are treated to a couple of extra days off school.
With Tigger just out of hospital, today has been a day of recuperation and catching up everything that was dropped suddenly. With most of the housework caught up on I am now making plans for what we can get up to over half term.
A day with family
I was meant to be at work tomorrow but managed to get some emergency annual leave due to Tigger being ill and the children were due to be spending the day with their Auntie and cousins. Slight change of plan in that only Roo will go and have fun whilst Tigger stays with me. I don’t think he is 100% yet and my nephew is the same as Tigger and get ill quite quickly.
This is the part where I have to confess to never actually seeing all of Frozen, I seen the start, a few scenes from the middle but that is about it. I do however, know the words to the songs (Roo has the soundtrack playing often!). So I thought what better way than to start the half term holidays than with a trip to the cinema for a Frozen sing-a-long special – just £3.00 each or free in our case as we used our Sun+ Perks Odeon cinema codes
Walk in the woods
Hopefully if the weather is nice we will pop over to the Gruffalo Trail and enjoy a walk in the woods. I need to make sure I am dressed appropriately this time, walking trousers and boots will be required – jeans and sandals are no good for clambering through the woods, over logs and playing on the play park.
A mother and daughter day is needed to reconnect after being back at school and everything else that has been happening. So I’m planning on taking Roo to London for the day. With an early train booked I hope to make the most of the day with maybe a trip to the London Eye, visiting Hamleys, cake and maybe a bit of sight seeing too.
More treat than trick
Not being a family who goes out Trick or Treating we still wanted to mark Halloween in some way, last year we held a party but this year we have decided to head off to one Drayton Manor’s More Treat than Trick days. With arts, crafts and pumpkin carving alongside their usual rides and of course Thomas Land, I’m sure the kids will have an amazing time.
Finishing off our half term and celebrating Roo and Tigger’s birthdays a few days early we will be enjoying late night rides and the Drayton Manor firework spectacular. Having attended last year and loved it we have decided this would the best way to finish the holiday (go out with a bang if you will).
What do you have planned for the October half term?
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