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Whatever the weather, half term on a budget can be enjoyed by the whole family

Redditch Editorial 16th Oct, 2017

WITH half term on the horizon, cash-strapped parents in Redditch and Bromsgrove may be looking to affordable ways to keep the kids entertained during the school break.

To help families this half term without breaking the bank, has compiled a list of activities for a family of four to do for under £65 in Worcestershire.

Film buffs can escape the wet and windy days with a trip to the cinema – the LEGO Ninjago Movie (PG) is set to be the must see-movie for half term so let them indulge at Vue cinema Redditch. Average cost for a family of four, two adults and two children is just £29.16.

Get creative and while away a day at Green Frog Pottery in Malvern. Encourage the little ones to flex their creative muscles as they paint their own pottery and once it has been glazed and fired, they can take it home to use. There is a whole host of stencil options for you to choose from as well as some fabulous paint colours.

The average cost for a family of four varies, but pottery prices range from £10.99, with a large selection of items between £12.99 and £18.99.

Full steam ahead to the Severn Valley Railway which will be offering a programme of family entertainment this half term. From crafts and fayres, and a chance to be scared as you take in the views of the Kidderminster and Bridgnorth countryside which are only visible from the railway.

The average cost for a family of four, two adults and two children is £62.

For those kids that want to go wild, take a trip to Kington in Herefordshire, where the Small Breeds Farm and Owl Centre welcomes animal-lovers. This nature retreat gives you and the family a chance to escape daily life and reconnect with their wild side. Kids will enjoy the varieties of owls and be pleased by the cute and cuddly specimens. they might even meet Tilly the tortoise who despite being 26 years is still only three inches long. Make sure you wear your wellies though, this is a farm after all and can get quite muddy. The average cost for a family of four, two adults and two children is just £30.

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