The hardest thing for so many during lockdown? Keeping the kids busy! Parent’s did not have an easy ride over the last year, between home-schooling and disruption to their kids education and routine, it wasn’t easy. That’s why with the Bank Holiday just around the corner, we’re going to try and make thing’s a little easier with some ideas on no fuss fun for the kids!
Did somebody say, stay-cation?
With hotel’s officially welcoming us back through their revolving doors from May 17th, we are now allowed to stay away from home for the night in hotels or self contained accommodation like air BNB’s. Think about a quick trip down to Lake District, or a day trip down to one of UK’s many coastal towns!
With so many indoor restrictions of late, many businesses have adapted to fun outside! And even though the traditional cinema is always a good option with the kids, lots of parent’s would actually prefer an outdoor cinema with less restrictions on movement and noise! Think about drive-through cinema’s, or follow the link to find an outdoor cinema that suits you!
Return of the Museum
There is nothing that the kids’s love more than a day out at the museum, and as far as entertainment goes it doesn’t get much more exciting and educational than…
Wonderlab @ Science Museum
Best for: ages eight+
Time to get back to getting up close to all that mind-blowing scientific gadgetry as the Science Museum reopens its doors just in time for the May bank -holiday. The exhibition to book is Wonderlab in the Equinor Gallery. It has seven interactive zones, from the friction slides in Forces to the glowing orbits in Space. There is also the opportunity to get a real and dramatic sense of what happens when lightning strikes in Electricity, and then you can make your way to Matter – because what child doesn’t love a chemistry bar and a few superficial poofs of smoke?
Fantastic Beasts: The wonder of nature @ Natural History Museum.
Best for: ages four+
If you’ve seen Fantastic Beasts the film, then you’ll be familiar with the world according to JK Rowling, and the wizard character Newt Scamander. This perfectly beastly exhibition draws parallels between the fantastical creatures looked after by Scamander and actual animals and endangered species, educating us on the vital work of conservationists. There are props and costumes from the film, along with many animal sights and skeletons, both real and mythical for a full day of fun for kids and adults alike.
*Please check with gov.uk / individual attraction websites for official information and guidelines on Covid restrictions.