Half term seems to have rolled around very quickly this year. Possibly due to the fact that the snow and rain has kept the kids out of school more often than in it. So, if you have the luxury of some time off, now might be the time to pick up a last minute bargain holiday to keep the kids amused.
There have already been a few ideas put forward from the other ParentDish mums. Joanne has reviewed Ripley's Believe It Or Not and Debbie has given us some great nature-seeking ideas, but for a cheap and cheerful break away, I'd recommend the Isle of Wight.
The classic British holiday destination is particularly suitable for younger kids, but popular with any families with a love for adventure and the outdoors. It might not have the sunshine and all-inclusive resorts of France or Spain, but it does boast over 60 attractions and 12 award-winning beaches, so whatever the weather or time of year, there's always plenty to do.
Even Rupert Grint, star of Harry Potter, considers the Isle of White to be an essential destination for kids. Looking back on his own childhood, he was quoted as saying "We had a great time as there was so much to do there. We got up to a lot of mischief, exploring the caves and beaches.....you couldn't ask for a better holiday for a kid" about the destination."
There are plenty of places to stay, including some beautiful B&Bs that start at around £30-£35 per person per night.