Ironing the school uniforms and work clothes yesterday it had finally dawned on me that the half term was very nearly over, but we had a fun week on the cheap and had 3 good days out all for under £60.
I love half terms or any school holiday for that matter, as I’m off work as well as having the girls at home. Normally this time of year we just stay in, the girls watch endless amounts of films, while I use the time to catch up on housework, doing all the shit jobs that I don’t normally have time to do after work. But none of this work starts until we have a mammoth lay in, until about half nine. Please don’t come at me with your pitchforks, I have been blessed with two very good sleepers from a young age, don’t ask me how. Anyway none of that happened this week,we got up early and done what was need to be done cleaning wise, the girls are now at a age where they can do little thing for me like make their beds and washing up or helping to load the washing machine, and we met up with our friends from school.
We first went to a place called Black park, its woods with a massive lake in the middle, and a park and cafe. I had some kind man offer me a parking ticket as its all-day parking so would have had to pay £2.50 for that. We decided to take the dogs with us, although mine decided to be sick in the car on the way so out went the car mat (not whilst I was driving through). She also decided to break her lead, by pulling too hard. Luckily it was at the end of our walk.
(Dog 2 – Me 0)
Then next we went to a place called Jump In, it is an indoor trampoline park with individual trampolines and foam pit, an amazing idea to keep the kids entertained and burn off energy but these places never seem to have enough parking so I went and parked up the road even though the girls moaned at me. As it takes a while to book seven kids in, our times were changed several times as it was so busy, in the end, the kids had to have a 2-hour wait to be able to jump. I lost count how many time I heard “I’m bored” or “is it time yet?” But when they did have their hour they did thoroughly enjoy it. This was £14.50 for both girls as we had a buy one get one free voucher, I did also have to pay for socks in with this price but you do get to keep them so it is a one-off price for them.
Here is a low done on what we spent on our three days out, we only paid for drinks as we had food at home before we came out
Black park FREE
Jump In £14.50
Odds farm £23.00
On Friday we did arts and crafts at home including finally finishing upcycling Amelia’s jewelry box which will be featured in our next blog post.
We would love to hear what fun you got up to over the holidays, drop us a comment below to tell us.
Emma and the girls x