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24-08-2010, 05:17 PM
Hi there im running out of things to do, has anyone got any ideas of free or not very expencive days out:idea: im in the west midlands area.

24-08-2010, 05:21 PM

We had a great free day out today, i live in surrey near an airport for small planes and helicoptors. There is a cafe which you can sit in and a viewing area.

We sat and watched planes and helicoptors go off all morning and all it cost me was the price of a coffee :) Not sure if you have something similar nearby.

24-08-2010, 05:27 PM
Have you tried your local library or museum? Ours often put on activity sessions that are either free or very cheap.

We've also made good use of the children's centre & SureStart (though they don't always encourge cms to go).

Or how about getting together with other cms & organising a teddy bears picnic. You could each organise a game for the children to play.

Have you looked on your local Netmums places to go section? They might have some suggestions.

24-08-2010, 05:32 PM
Is cotswold country park near you at all, thats a lovely day out, or do you have a canal near you where the kids can watch barges ect? how about doing a mini sports day or something. will have a think of some more x

25-08-2010, 08:32 AM
These aren't all day activities but get you out for a while. We did them both last week and all the children enjoyed it.

Blackberry picking. You could also turn that into a baking activity after with older children.

Trip to the pet shop. We have a pets at home locally and the children really enjoyed looking at all the animals.