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Half-Term Ideas in and round Kempston

Half-Term Ideas in and round Kempston
Keeping your little ones entertained needs a never-ending stream of ideas! Banana Moon Kempston is surrounded by lots of lovely places to go as a family during the Half-Term, and we’ve also got some creative ideas for you to try at home!

You could spend an afternoon out at Frost’s Garden Centre at Willington, where they have created a ‘pick-you-own’ pumpkin, Hallowe’en themed patch and there are lots of crafty and creative options. There is a small entrance fee, but lots to do! Why not make it even more of an adventure and take a bus ride out there? The centre is at MK44 3QP - Frosts Pumpkin Patch (frostsgardencentres.co.uk)
THEATRE: There’s a Monster in Your Show 
If you head into Bedford, on Saturday 28 – Sunday 29 October 2023, MEI Theatrical will be presenting a Tom Fletcher’s fun and interactive ‘There’s a Monster in your Show’ (Suitable for 2+). You can find out more and how to book at There’s A Monster in Your Show (ticketsolve.com) 

Why not get out and about and have a nature walk with a purpose: leaves for categorising by size, or creating animal collages, or how about some good old fashioned puddle-jumping? Or how about starting that life-long, completely necessary skill of creating a collection!? Did you have a shoebox full of conkers when you were growing up? A shelf full of the most amazing pinecones?  Often it’s easier to leave the house with a clear intention – what could you go out and do? Here’s a great list of local parks from Days Out With the Kids – why not try a different park? 20 Best Parks and Playgrounds In Kempston Near Me | Attractions in Bedfordshire | Day Out With The Kids
What about having a little project about hedgehogs? This is THE time of the year to learn about these wonderful creatures. Do you remember reading Miss Tiggy Winkle by Beatrix Potter? 
Maybe you could make them a hedgehog house in your garden? You could probably do this with things you have lying around. And if you don’t have a garden, perhaps you could pop round to friends and family that do? Here’s a really handy guide to making your own: How To Build A Hedgehog House With Children | Muddy Puddles - Muddy Puddles Kids Waterproofs & Swim
What do hedgehogs eat? Let us know...
Or you could make your own, collecting some twigs for the spines and making your own air-drying clay hedgehogs? All you need is 2 cups of bicarbonate of soda, 1 cup of cornflour plus more for kneading and rolling out, and 1 ½ cups water. Just mix these together and warm gently, stirring constantly (get those gross muscles working!) for a few minutes until it comes together and can be manipulated by little hands. You can also roll this dough out and use cookie cutters which can dry into ornaments that you can paint! Start practising for Christmas… 
Don’t forget to send us photos via the Blossom App if your child is already registered with us at Banana Moon Kempston | Excellence in children's day care (bananamoon-kempston.co.uk)!

@BananaMoon - 8 months ago


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