11 half term activities under £10

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Friday marks the start of February half term, so we’ve got our heads together and found 11 things to entertain your little ones, for less than £10!

1. Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Join the team at Elsecar Discovery Centre to create your own vehicle using recycled materials.
The session begins at 11am on Saturday 18th February and is just £2.50 per person.
Book your place at the Barnsley Museums shop.

2. Winter Nature Trail
Go down to Worsbrough Mill on Wednesday 22nd February to join in their winter nature trail.
Starting at 1pm, the team will guide you along a nature trail gathering objects as you go to finally make a gorgeous piece of art!
Tickets are £4.50 and can be bought at the Barnsley Museums shop.
*Worsbrough Mill has a pay and display car park charged at £1 per hour.

3. Life-Size Paperdoll Workshop
On Wednesday 22nd and Saturday 25th February, drop into The Civic Barnsley to design your own life-size paper doll clothes!
Inspired by Mel Elliot’s David Bowie paper doll book, you’ll get to design your clothes then model them on the runway.
It’s free to attend, and runs 10am – 11am then 1pm – 2pm on both days.
*The closest car park is Regent Street and operates standard council rates.

4. A Sock Pig Workshop
Join LMB Crafts at the BBIC on Thursday morning to make your very own sock pig!
The workshop is suitable for people aged 8+ but adults are welcome to have a go too. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a sewing pro or a total beginner, anyone can join in.
Places are £10, and you’ll need to contact Leanne to book at lmbcrafts@outlook.com or call on 07734364392.

5. Wentworth Castle Gardens
These gorgeous gardens will be closing later in 2017, so this could be your last chance to see them! There are 40 acres of gardens to explore, and a ‘Crazy creatures from outer space’ garden trail to take part in too. The park is open all week, 10am – 4pm.
Tickets are £6.95 Adult, £3.50 Children (3-16), Under 3’s are free and family tickets are also available at £18.00.

6. Bake
Baking is an amazing rainy-day activity, and you get to eat your results at the end!
If you’re not quite up to Mary Berry standard, we suggest starting with an easy all-in-one method sponge cake.
You simply measure out your ingredients, pop them all in a bowl and mix them together before putting them in the oven. Easy peasy! You can also use this method to make buns, just separate into a bun tin rather than a cake tin.
Get a box of icing to decorate, or if you’re feeling really adventurous some sweets and sparkles to pop on top.
A cake to serve 8 people will cost around £5.80, without decorations.

7. Go for a walk
One of the most wonderful things about living in Barnsley is that we’re surrounded by gorgeous countryside.
Our favourite place to explore is Cannon Hall park and Gardens. There are 70 acres of parkland along with the beautiful Georgian country house. Take a picnic and a Frisbee and enjoy the scenery.
The Museum and gardens are totally free, Cannon Hall Farm is separate and has a charge of £8.95 per person.
*All day car-parking is £3.

8. 10 Pin Bowling
Everyone loves bowling, and there are some great deals around Barnsley this half term.
The Metrodome Bowling has 8 lanes and is located just inside the Metrodome building.
It’s just £4.95 for adults, £3.95 for children, but make sure you look at their ‘offers’ page to grab some discount vouchers! They do get busy during half term, so make sure you book to secure your lane.

9. Draw & Colour
Turn off the TV, put your phones away and spend some time colouring with your children.
You can use plain paper and pens to make up your own pictures, or grab a colouring book to give you a starting point. Use your imagination to think up worlds and stories for the things you’re creating!
We love the books at Colour Me Fun and they start at just £3.

10. Play a Board Game
We absolutely love board games. They’re a great way to teach your children new skills and have fun at the same time.
Our favourites are Frustration, The Pirate race game and Cluedo.
You’ll grab some great deals on sites like eBay too.
*We highly recommend staying away from Monopoly – but if you must play then set some stern ground rules first!

11. Go to the Cinema
Parkway Cinema Barnsley is just £6.00 for Adults and £5.00 for kids.
This half term they’re showing The Lego Batman Movie, and Sing!
See their full showtimes here.
*The closest car park is Regent Street and operates council rates.