Affordable Kids’ Outfits for Half Term Adventures

February half term is here! Parents, you made it. The kids have had a good few six or seven weeks of school, and it’s now time for a well-deserved break. If you’ve taken time off work to spend time with the kids this week, or maybe you’re off yourself, we have some ideas for out of home activities across the country that you can take the kids too. Let them let off steam and enjoy nature, crafts and time together. And do so looking stylish in Threadbare.

When do the kids break up for half term?

Depending on where you live in the UK, the children break up at different times. Some schools break up on the 10th February, having the following week off, while other schools’ last day before half term is the 17th February. We suggest checking on the website and entering your postcode to find out exactly when the – alternatively, do check with your child’s school.

What to do with with kids in half term?

During February half term, the weather is always pretty changeable. It’s likely there may be a couple of drizzly days, and since the weather is still slightly nippy, it may be a good idea to plan a couple of lazy down days full of home-based activities.

Outfits for every kind of adventure and activity

Playdates at the park

Half term is the perfect excuse to make the most of the day and spend it outdoors. There’s nothing we love more than seeing kids enjoy playing and having fun, so get them outside this half term and off to the local park. Don’t forget to take a ball to kick about, a book for yourself if your kids play nice enough with no need for intervention(!), and most importantly, keep them and yourself wrapped up. There’s plenty of affordable outerwear for kids out there at the moment that will keep them snug.

This Threadbare lightweight hooded jacket has a camouflage print lining, and is raincoat-style for easy wear. They can layer this coat over a hoodie and joggers for playing out at the park. It’s with our rubber Threadboys badge and branded zip pullers for that signature Threadboys style. Perfect for this current in-between-seasons kind of weather.

Refresh her outerwear with our Threadgirls lightweight hooded jacket. A coat that’s perfectly lightweight to wear from season to season, it’s perfect for half term adventures . Cut in a regular fit, this easy-to-throw-on raincoat style coat is the answer to cooler weather and light showers. With elasticated cuffs, a stylish slightly dipped hem and two zip up pockets, she’s set for their adventures. Finished with our tonal Threadgirls badge on the chest and a tonal microfleece lining to keep them snug while they’re playing out and about.

Manchester’ Science and Industry Museum

Image courtesy of DOWTK: Things To Do In February Half-Term | Day Out With The Kids

If you live in the North like us at Threadbare, Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum is a great place to take the kids during the half term holidays. At the moment there’s a Noisy Show where they can discover the science of sound, and create a racket doing so… Grin and bear it. The kids can also craft their very own musical instrument, or noise maker – which is pretty cool if you ask us! Adult tickets are from £5.00 and children (16 and under) go free! For this, the kids can pretty much where anything. Something casual is probably best if you have active kids that will need freedom of movement to run around and enjoy the offerings at the museum, but if you’re planning to make a day of it in Manchester by going out for dinner after, or a spot of shopping, maybe they’ll need something more smart casual.

For the boys, a pair of stretch cotton twill chinos will keep them comfortable yet looking on the smarter side. They can layer a khaki camouflage overshirt over a black hoodie for that stylish, grown-up look that will also keep them warm throughout the day.

For the girls, a cable knit jumper dress paired with tights or leggings will give them plenty of freedom of movement while still looking super stylish (just like Mummy!). This blush pink shade suits all skin tones and is an affordable investment piece for her wardrobe. Paired with this short faux fur gilet, it’s a girly outfit that allos their personality to shine through.

Paper Planets, Birmingham

This February 20th-24th, the Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum is holiday a Paper Planet event, where children can come and make their own paper planet to add to the museum’s mini solar system which is exhibited in the gallery space. This creative activity is great for kids who like to get stuck in, so make sure they’re dressed comfortably and in something fine to get a bit messy! Adult entry is from £15.50 and children (3-15) from £7.50.

Standalone Farm, Letchworth

For anyone living in Southern England, Standalone Farm in Letchworth is great for nature lovers! They’re hosting a nature floral workship where children can learn how to make flower arrangements, mininature gardens or centrepieces using natural materials collection from the garden. They can channel their inner artist while connecting with the beautiful surroundsings. There’s also 125 acres of farmland so they can meet the animals, explore the woodland trail and play on the adventure playground. Their address is Standalone Farm, Wilbury Road, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 4JN. Workshop tickets (including entry) are £16.00 per person.

Eden Project, Cornwall

For those as far south as Cornwall, or maybe you’re there for the half term holidays, the Eden Project is an inspiring place to visit – and kids (5-16) go free in February half term! Kids can make their mark on structures exhibited in the Mediterranean Biome, and they can also take part in a crazy bug trail that’s taking place in the Rainforest Biome. There’s not just these, and more, activities going on but the entire biomes with flowers and plants to discover. For a trip like this, make sure the kids have a coat to keep off any chill, but are in comfy footwear. Co-ord sets of matching hoodies and joggers are great options for simple yet stylish dressing, that’s perfect for the car journey and being on their feet through the day.

Share their looks and all the fun you have with us on Instagram @threadbare.apparel using the hashtag #dressedinthreadbare – we love to see how you style Threadbare.

Written by Anna J Mather

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