Arts and crafts. Hobbycraft is doing free mask-making workshops, suitable for over-fives, on Saturday. You just need to book online first. Find your nearest one at hobbycraft.co.uk/store-events. Museum amusement. There are more fantastic free workshops for kids at loads of museums. The Design Museum in London, for example, is doing a free, drop-in Martian Garden workshop from 1pm each day of the half-term. Ready, set, go. Do your little ones have bags of energy to burn off? Parkrun could be just the ticket. The 5k fun-runs are held weekly nationwide and are free to join, including for mums and dads. If 5k seems too far, there are special 2k junior runs for youngsters aged four to 14. See parkrun.org.uk. Creature comforts. If your kids go crazy for anything cute and furry, try a trip to Pets At Home. Stores are holding free workshops each day of the half-term about creature care and featuring woodland wildlife. The half-hour slots are perfect for animal lovers big or small, but you need … [Read more...] about Our top ways to entertain the kids for free this half-term
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