Even though I consider myself a big planner and really enjoy to plan stuff ahead, I must say that these half term holidays always get me by surprise, I am still getting around the whole idea of the school's calendar and never really organise something in particular for it.
This time I committed myself to make the best of their holiday week (probably because I was working on a project the 2 weeks before it and was SO excited to spend quality time with my boys). So I went online and did my homework to check for various options to do, and it was so worthy! We did many exciting things, as well as enjoyed their fav local park and also had some much-needed slow mornings at home.
Among everything, the plan we all enjoyed the most was The Wetlands Centre's Puddle Jumping Championships (not really a "competition" itself but a nice area to get dirty and go crazy in the mud!). The muddy zone is open this week (until this Sunday, 24th Feb) and they do twice a day a muddy kitchen which my kids absolutely loved, they spent a good hour cooking and baking delicious stuff with mud! Don't forget to bring spare clothes and their (and yours!) wellies.
Getting to the Wetlands from Wimbledon without a car is not quite easy, instead of taking a few buses I decided to take 1 bus to Putney and walk across the river, the weather was really nice so we enjoyed the 30min walk (that turned into 1 hour!).
The centre is such a nice place to go with kids, if you haven't been please do! There's plenty to walk and see around and they also have a really nice playground to finish off, in case your kids still have some energy left (like mine!). Make a day out of it and check beforehand for the activities they do across the day for kids!