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FEBRUARY half term is almost upon us and, if you're looking for fun and creative ideas to keep your kids occupied, we're here to help.

A week spent together can turn into a fun and educational time for both kids and parents, even when spending most of your time indoors.

6You can use February half term to spend more time with family

February half term starts next week, February 15, for most UK schools.

While we know that sometimes it can feel like Groundhog day in lockdown, there are fun activities you can do with your kids to help you all escape that feeling.

In fact, entertaining activities don't have to break the bank: you just need a little preparation and imagination.

Get some inspiration from our fun and entertaining February half term activities below.

1. Do a bake-off 6With a little help of the right tools, you can easily create a memorable bake-off with your family
  • The Great British Bake Off: Love to Bake, £15.99 from Amazon - buy here
  • Anpro Children's cooking and baking set, £19.99 from Amazon - buy here
  • Live Cooking Class, £6 from Wowcher - buy here

Creating all kinds of desserts can be loads of fun for both parents and kids.

And the best part? All of you will get to enjoy a delicious creation by the end of your experience.

You can order a cookbook from Amazon with next day delivery and, if you want to make it extra special, a kids' baking set with a colourful apron, animal biscuit moulds and even a chef's hat.

2. Play family table games 6Amazon offers a great range of family games with next day delivery
  • Who Knows Me Better?, £13.99 from Amazon - buy here
  • Lamlingo Table Curling Game, £17.99 from Amazon - buy here
  • Gilobaby, £13.99 from Amazon - buy here
  • Virtual Murder Mystery, £10 from Wowcher - buy here

A captivating table game can keep you and your family occupied for hours.

There's also plenty of choices out there so you don't need to dust off your old Monopoly (although such a classic is always a good choice).

Looking for something educational? Gilobaby, the detective memory matching card game, is a good option if you're looking for a game that could boost memory skills.

3. Put together a jigsaw puzzle 63D wooden puzzles are becoming increasingly popular
  • Yunobi Wooden Puzzle Jigsaw, £14.39 - buy here
  • Safecracker 50 Wooden Puzzle, £28.95 from Not On The High Street - buy here
  • Where's Bowie? £12.99 from Oliver Bonas - buy here

If you're looking for a truly occupying experience, we suggest doing a puzzle.

Puzzles don't have to be boring either. Opt for a colourful 3D design like this beautiful wooden wolf jigsaw.

Alternatively, the 'Where's Bowie?' puzzle is also an interactive adventure where you need to spot Bowie after you finish assembling.

4. Do a virtual tour 6You and your family can visit London without leaving your home
  • London Tour in 360, £5 from Fever - buy here

We're all waiting until we're allowed to travel freely, but until then we can enjoy virtual tours in the comfort of our homes.

This London Tour in 360 is a great option if you and your family want to 'visit' the UK capital.

You'll be touring the most famous sights in London, like: Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Millennium Bridge, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and much more.

The London tour experience costs £5 per ticket.

5. Create a hot chocolate outdoor adventure 6You can try to identify different animals and
  • Kingsbridge Belgian Milk Drinking Chocolate Flakes, £6.95 from Amazon - buy here
  • Contingo Luxe Travel Mug, £29.42 from Amazon - buy here

If you're looking for a half term outdoors activity, we suggest organising a fun but educational walk.

You can teach your kids how to spot different animals and recognise trees - and don't forget to reward them with a cup of hot chocolate!

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