- Why Barracudas?
With Barracudas Activity Day Camps not open, what will you do this February half term?
Here are a few recommendations from us:
How about trying out Npower’s No Power Hour and take part in activities that don’t involve electricity (well maybe we will let you off if it involves the heating, especially this time of year!)
Npower launched Climate Cops No Power Hour in an effort to make kids more environmentally aware and keep them entertained for an hour every day http://www.npower.com/climatecops/
The aim is that during this hour they don't use any electricity at all. Climate Cops reported that, over half term, kids spend more than four hours than they usually would watching the TV.
On their website Npower have a mission chart print out to give the kids to encourage them even more, so why not have a go and see how many hours your children can do.
If that doesn’t take your fancy, what about a trip to a museum?
A number of top attractions have recently been longlisted for the Guardian Family Friendly Museum Award, a prize judged by families.
The newspaper said that parents searching for fun holiday activities can try London's Geffrye Museum. Being based just minutes from the City of London it is easily reached by public transport. With free entry to all 11 rooms and the gardens there is plenty to do with no cost at all.
Another museum to try new activities at is Surrey's Haslemere Educational Museum, a natural history museum that contains more than 240,000 specimens from across the world.
See here for Visit Britain’s great list of the top free museums in Britain: http://www.visitbritain.com/en/Things-to-do/Culture/Free-museums.html
And finally, why not try walking; it can be great fun and it’s great exercise for the whole family.
A favourite of mine is Geocaching, which is a great way to spend a long walk.
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Simply download the app on your mobile phone or tablet and start navigating to a specific set of GPS coordinates given on the app and then attempt to find the geocache (which is normally a waterproof container) hidden at that location. You never know what you’re going to find!
So there you have it, plenty of things to keep you and the family busy over the half term.