Its coming up to half term & you’ve run out of ideas of places to go. You’ve either been to them all before or your mind is a total blank. B & myself have trialled lots of new places lately so we want to share them with you. There’s so many places you need to visit this half term, we are hoping you find some that you’ve never visited before.

5 Places You Need To Visit This Half Term

#1 Old Macdonald’s Farm (Brentwood) – We recently visited this place & we cannot wait to head back. It has a great mix of fun & ‘farm life’ without being too heavy either way. You can read our full review of Old Macdonald’s Farm here .
Be sure to get there at early doors so you can fully enjoy your time at the farm. Remember a picnic, to really boost your day there.
Oh & parents, don’t eat before you are forced on the Doggy Dog roller coaster 12 times!
For more information on Old Macdonald’s Farm visit their website:
Old Macdonald's Farm
Old Macdonald's Farm

#2 Clacton-On-Sea – This is one of our favourite places to visit, yet somewhere that gets missed & forgotten about by the majority of this country it seems. I was even warned off going before I booked our weekend there, I am SO glad I ignored people.
We had such a gorgeous time, the arcades were absolutely amazing & the beach actually has proper sand! Its not a shingle beach!!
I have to admit that we went there for the arcades but now that B is older we will go on the rides so he will get to have even more fun there. I genuinely can’t wait to take him again.
I recommend the Premier Inn on the seafront (If you wish to stay overnight), they are extremely polite there & it is exceptionally cheap for its proximity to the arcades & beach.

#3 Paradise Wildlife Park – As myself & B are regulars here it had to be on this list! Paradise Wildlife Park is an amazing place to get up close to those beautiful animals you’ve only dreamt of meeting. Seeing them not quite good enough? Why not book an animal experience! Meet the Meerkats or Feed a lion, the choice is yours.
While your there make sure you let the kids have a ride on the woodland railway & a whizz around the park!
Check out our review of Paradise Wildlife Park here.
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#4 Paulton’s Park – This is somewhere you MUST visit, whether your child is 1 or 18, Paulton’s has something for people of all ages. EVEN adults!
For the younger audience theres Peppa Pig World, with fantastic themed rides you could easily spend all day in just this part of the park *Peppa Pig World is inside Paulton’s Park & included in the price of your ticket* PLEASE NOTE: Children under 1 metre tall are… FREE!!!!!!!!
B is 2 and over 1 metre so please make sure you measure your child before you head over.
For the older ones in your family, theres the rest of Paulton’s Park to discover. We had so much fun in both Peppa Pig World & the rest of the park. B loved the rollercoasters!
You’ve got everything from George Pig’s Dinosaur ride to the super thrilling Velociraptor roller coaster, were is something for you all.
We’ve written a review on Peppa Pig World so pleaseread it here & will soon have a post on top tips for when you visit Paulton’s Park.
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#5 Your Local Splash Park – Yes, thats right. They are opening this half term, or at least our local ones are. These places are a great source of free fun & a fabulous way to cool down, thats if we get this heat wave we’ve been promised. B has loved these places since he was just able to walk, exploring the fountains & dodging the water jets!
Be sure to bring swim nappies (age dependent), swim trunks/swimsuit, towel & a change of clothes just incase they can’t wait to run into the fun!