The half term holidays find children overjoyed – and parents overwhelmed. It can be tricky to keep kids entertained during the break; particularly with the country still in the grip of the cost of living crisis so, in this article, we’re sharing ideas for free and cheap ways to entertain the kids in Harrow.
Headstone Manor & Museum
If you’re looking for a great day out with the kids this half-term, look no further than the much-loved Headstone Manor & Museum. As well as taking a stroll around the grounds and indulging in a reasonably priced snack in the cafe, the museum holds a number of family-friendly events throughout the year and, this half term, the museum has a special guest – between the 10th and 18th of February, Bill The Duck will be exploring the manor – and inviting young visitors to take part in some fantastic fun-filled activities.
When it comes to school holiday activities, the weather doesn’t always play ball but, don’t worry, there are plenty of ways to entertain the kids without braving the elements. Puttstars in Harrow’s St George’s Centre is to pass a few hours with a couple of games of mini-golf with your mini-me’s. This cool venue includes a diner with child portions for the little ones (and a bar for the big ones) and games start from just £3.50 – making Puttstars budget-friendly as well as family-friendly.
The RAF Museum
Half Term high fliers may want to take off to the RAF Museum on Grahame Park Way in Hendon. The museum is free to visit and features an up close and personal look at some of the RAF’s most famous aircraft. The museum also features some specialist exhibitions which may incur a small charge and details of these can be found on the website.
Harrow Arts Centre
A Harrow favourite, the Harrow Arts Centre always has plenty going on for kids and adults alike and this half term is no different. As well as art exhibitions which are free to visit, half-term events include an “Around The World Folklore” workshop for kids at a cost of £35 per child and, from the 15th to the 17th of February, a performance of The Little Mermaid at £65 for a family ticket.
A great borough – inside and out
As we’ve shown in this article, there’s lots to do with the kids in our borough and, as well as these activities, those who are happy to brave the elements can take advantage of some of Harrow’s fantastic parks including Pinner Park, Canon’s Park and more.